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.

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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How to write better emails, letters and reports

How to write better emails, letters and reports

If you want to write better emails, letters or reports and want them to have an impact on the people who read them, you need to be able to communicate clearly through writing.

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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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Hire graphic designer
in Freelance

5 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired as Designer

Follow these productive tips designed to increase your chances of getting hired as a graphic designer.

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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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Crafting a Digital Marketing Agency Business Plan
in Small Business

Crafting a Digital Marketing Agency Business Plan

This is a guest post from David Lawrence, an experienced writer and content manager who has contributed to various publications in Digital Marketing. With a love and passion for web technologies, he has researched and written many publications about marketing and SEO for the last 4 years. Any business worth its salt must have a …

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How to create a profitable ecommerce business
in Small Business

How to create a profitable ecommerce business

If you are planning to become one of the entrepreneurs that has their own profitable ecommerce business, here is a short guide that should help you.

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Tips for Acing your Interview and Getting an Executive Position
in Small Business

Tips for acing your interviews and getting an executive position

Here are 5 key strategies for helping you in acing your interviews and getting an executive position.

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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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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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Macau City Guide
in Travel

Macau City Guide: The Vegas of the Orient

The fascinating city of Macau was not only one of the original western colonies in Asia, it was also the last to be relinquished at the turn of the millennium. Formerly a Portuguese colony, Macau still boasts a sizeable Portuguese presence in the city, with the street signs all displayed in Portuguese as well as …

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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.

Read more
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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