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.

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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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time management hacks for freelancers
in Freelance

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

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

Find a competitive edge and you’ll give yourself an advantage. Thinking outside of the box could get you a lot further than going down tried and tested routes.

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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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Why SMEs Need HR Services
in Small Business

Why SMEs Need HR Services

How does your small business handle its Human Resources? The answer is you likely have one or two employees who take care of the company’s HR services and undertaking other tasks too.

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business brochures
in Small Business

4 Things You Need to Know About Creating Business Brochures

A brochure is a great way to tell people more about what your company does and how your products or services can benefit them. Here’s why.

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paper-based communication in a digital world
in Small Business

The importance of paper-based communication in a digital world

Being a digital marketing consultant, it can often be quite easy to forget that the world was once dominated by paper-based communication – and in many places, it still is. As our global society moves increasingly to digital-first formats, the art of writing letters, sending postcards or simply sending a thank you note is becoming …

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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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