Freelance guides, marketing tricks & digital tips

Hello! I’m a friendly marketing consultant from the UK, living in London. You’ll usually find me talking about freelancing, marketing, running a small business, tech for goodtravel and general London life.

I run Montfort. We’re a digital marketing agency for social good. My book Freelance in 30 Days is available in paperback and ebook from Gumroad.

time management hacks for freelancers

6 Time Management Hacks: How Not to Get Overwhelmed as a Freelance Writer

You are lying on an exotic beach, drinking a fruity cocktail from a coconut shell, and enjoying the cool breeze. You open a laptop and start writing. It’s impossible not to feel inspired in such a location. Or, you are in a hip café in Prague, working on a project with the astronomical clock tower …

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in Freelance

Why Freelance? Flexibility, Freedom and Additional Income

Why freelance? Freelancing is one of the best methods to earn extra cash, so it’s almost certainly going to convince you to try it.

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We all Need a Competitive Edge
in Freelance

We all Need a Competitive Edge – Here’s How to Get It

This is a guest post written by Louisa Dean, a freelance writer from Dorset, UK. She loves the freedom that comes with being her own boss, as well as the much coveted work/life balance.   Identifying what makes you stand out from the competition like a daunting prospect, but in the climate of today’s economy, having …

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in Freelance

Freedom is the new wealth: 68% of freelancers say life has improved since going independent

Freedom is the new wealth, with 68% of freelancers saying they are happier now than they were before going independent.

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freelance career web design

How to clear the Twitter Card cache to show the right image

Have you ever tried to share a news story from your site to Twitter and realised there is no picture being pulled through to the Twitter Card? Twitter might have added the wrong image or you might have forgot to add an image and added after publication. Or perhaps the headline has changed and the …

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FutureGov
in Freelance, Marketing

Visual CV or infographic as a Job Application

I used a visual CV to show how I was right for the job I was applying for. Find out how I made the infographic and how you can make your own.

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Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem
in Freelance, Marketing

Find New Freelance Opportunities with the Internet Marketing Infographic

  This is a guest post from Brad Shorr,  Director of Content Strategy at Straight North, a B2B SEO, web design and PPC company. Half the challenge of cultivating freelance work is getting potential clients to open up their eyes to the opportunities — and the necessities — for Internet marketing. When potential or existing clients …

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How to create and use a PGP key wth GPG Suite and Mailvelope
in Tech For Good

How to create and use a PGP key with GPG Suite and Mailvelope

Setting up and using a PGP key is not straightforward, but tools like GPG Suite and Mailvelope make it easier. Here’s how to create and use a PGP key with GPG Suite and Mailvelope.

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Top tech firms: are their employees happy?

Top tech firms: are their employees happy? #infographic

Tech firms are often thought of as inherently cool places to work, not least thanks to their (often rather overblown!) reputations for constructing airy, gadget-filled employee spaces that more closely resemble giant hangout zones than traditional cubicle-based office floors.

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freelance career web design

How to clear the Twitter Card cache to show the right image

Have you ever tried to share a news story from your site to Twitter and realised there is no picture being pulled through to the Twitter Card? Twitter might have added the wrong image or you might have forgot to add an image and added after publication. Or perhaps the headline has changed and the …

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Havana, Cuba in one week
in Travel

Havana, Cuba in one week: budget travellers’ guide

Havana, Cuba’s capital city, was amazing, We spent the whole week in Havana in the end, with a few day trips here and there. We went in March 2015, just before the first direct flights from the US started flying to Cuba. Cuba is very tourist friendly, but there is also plenty to do to …

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The Tenei Carrier Japanese Geishas
in Travel

The Tenei Carrier: Japanese Elegance and London Living

This article originally appeared in The Carrier, a monthly newspaper founded in 2012 as a way to send news to the people in our lives.  I love living London with all it’s hustle and bustle. It can feel like the centre of the world and that all the world’s important moments are happening, just minutes away, in …

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Japan on a budget
in Travel

Japan on a Budget for 2 Weeks

Japan was always a must-visit country in my travels. And my two weeks there was everything I’d dreamt of and more. But many people are put off from travelling to Japan because of the expense. Yes, it is expensive, but there are ways to visit Japan on a budget and still see a lot of …

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