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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.

3 Realities of Freelancing and Self-Employment

Running your own freelance business can be one of the most exhilarating and thrilling experiences of your life. However, it’s important to remember that being self-employed is also equal parts exhausting and scary.

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Understanding Video Formats And What They Do
in Freelance

Understanding Video Formats And What They Do

How much do you know about video formats? Are you aware of what they are, and more importantly what they do? Don’t worry if you’re unsure how to answer these questions, as the fact of the matter is most people have a passing understanding of video formats – at best. In fact people often tend …

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Artificial Intelligence- Should Freelance Writers be Worried About It?
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Artificial Intelligence: Should Freelance Writers be Worried About It?

The tech industry has been quite active as of late. And while there is are uncounted tech releases that deserve your attention, the one type of tech that has the technology-inclined drooling over their shirts is artificial intelligence. And no, I’m not just talking about AI-powered smartphone cameras that seem to be sprouting like mushrooms …

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Freelancing — Your Best Way Towards Work Freedom
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Freelancing — Your Best Way Towards Work Freedom

Sir Walter Scott was credited for coining the word freelance, referring to a “free lance” worn by mercenary warriors which indicated that their lances weren’t tied to allegiance to any lord’s service. However, the term “freelance” has gradually evolved in its usage throughout time. At present, it means “someone who works independently; someone who is …

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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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Philanthropy and ECommerce
in Small Business

Philanthropy and Ecommerce

From those to whom much is given, much is expected. Philanthropic giving is an outstanding way of expressing your appreciation to the customer base providing the support your business needs to thrive and grow. What’s more, according to the Journal of Consumer Research demonstrating social consciousness gives your customers the impression your products are of …

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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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Top ecommerce trends in 2018

Top ecommerce trends in 2018

Ecommerce continues to expand in 2018 as more retailers and small business owners join the movement. Today, 11% of smartphone owners admit they shop online weekly, and this number is expected to grow. Although there are many benefits associated with the expansion of ecommerce, it is becoming more difficult for shop owners to stand out. …

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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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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
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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
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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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