Freelance, marketing & small business advice

Hello! I’m a friendly digital 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.

Social Media Freelance Rates

Social Media Freelance Rates: How much should social media consultants charge in 2018?

How much should freelance social media managers be charging? What should their freelance rates be? Find out in our free rates guide.

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Hello Bonsai Accounting Software

Hello Bonsai Review 2019 – Freelance Invoice and Contract Software

Our review of Hello Bonsai, freelance invoice and contract software that makes annoying and confusing contract for freelance work easier to create, understand, and sign.

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Quickbooks Accounting Software

Quickbooks Review 2019 – Online Accounting Software for Small Business and Freelancers

30-day free trial From $15/month Sign up at quickbooks.com What is Quickbooks? Quickbooks has been around for a long time, first as a desktop version and now as online accounting software. Quickbooks have heavily invested in their AI and automation features to help you quickly tag and categorise your invoices and expenses so you can see what …

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Freshbooks Accounting Software

Freshbooks Review 2019 – Online Accounting Software for Small Business and Freelancers

30-day free trial From $15/month Sign up at freshbooks.com What is Freshbooks? FreshBooks is one of the most established freelancing accounting software in the market today, having been founding back in January 2003, by the owner of a design agency who was frustrated that when it came to billing clients, Word and Excel were difficult to use …

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Voice Search Is Changing Social Media

Voice Search For Social Media – Challenge And Changes  

Voice search is growing at a pace that no one expected. Digital marketing is already gearing up to embrace the change brought in by the growth of voice search, but what about social media? People are already showing a change in search behavior when using voice enables services, soon they will move onto social. We …

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Avoid These Law Firm Marketing Mistakes

Avoid These Law Firm Marketing Mistakes

Abraham Lincoln said: “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Abe was right. If he had not gone to the theater, he eventually might have said the same thing about lawyers who handle their own marketing. Lawyers are legal advisers. They know tort, statutes, rules, regulations and proper courtroom procedure. They can …

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How to hire a freelance SEO consultant

How to hire a freelance SEO consultant: the SEO consultant selection guide

Search Engine Optimization refers to any activity that is intended to improve a website’s ranking in search results. Websites that rank higher in search results are perceived to be more credible, and websites that rank on the second page are often perceived to be less reliable. This perceived level of reliability often translates into traffic. Websites …

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Hello Bonsai Accounting Software

Hello Bonsai Review 2019 – Freelance Invoice and Contract Software

Our review of Hello Bonsai, freelance invoice and contract software that makes annoying and confusing contract for freelance work easier to create, understand, and sign.

Read more
Quickbooks Accounting Software

Quickbooks Review 2019 – Online Accounting Software for Small Business and Freelancers

30-day free trial From $15/month Sign up at quickbooks.com What is Quickbooks? Quickbooks has been around for a long time, first as a desktop version and now as online accounting software. Quickbooks have heavily invested in their AI and automation features to help you quickly tag and categorise your invoices and expenses so you can see what …

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Freshbooks Accounting Software

Freshbooks Review 2019 – Online Accounting Software for Small Business and Freelancers

30-day free trial From $15/month Sign up at freshbooks.com What is Freshbooks? FreshBooks is one of the most established freelancing accounting software in the market today, having been founding back in January 2003, by the owner of a design agency who was frustrated that when it came to billing clients, Word and Excel were difficult to use …

Read more
Voice Search Is Changing Social Media

Voice Search For Social Media – Challenge And Changes  

Voice search is growing at a pace that no one expected. Digital marketing is already gearing up to embrace the change brought in by the growth of voice search, but what about social media? People are already showing a change in search behavior when using voice enables services, soon they will move onto social. We …

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Do freelancers need insurance?

Do freelancers need insurance?

Do freelancers need insurance? They sure do! And here’s the guide to exactly what freelance insurance you need and where to get it from.

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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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Macau City Guide
in Travel

Macau City Guide: The Vegas of the Orient

This is a guest post from. Alex Sidebottom. Alex is a keen travel writer and explorer of Asian cultures. He has lived in Macau for the last 12 months and is fast becoming a go-to online expert on life in the ‘Vegas of the East’. Alex is looking to broaden his horizons with a stay …

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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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How can I be less lonely as a freelancer?

How can I be less lonely as a freelancer?

Loneliness is a real issue for freelancers everywhere. Here are a few ideas for how to be less lonely as a freelancer.

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Do freelancers need insurance?

Do freelancers need insurance?

Do freelancers need insurance? They sure do! And here’s the guide to exactly what freelance insurance you need and where to get it from.

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time management hacks for freelancers

How can I not get overwhelmed as a freelancer?

Here are six time management hacks for freelancer writers to help you know how to manage your time and juggle multiple projects at once.

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