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 To Successfully Run Your WordPress Freelance Business

How To Successfully Run Your WordPress Freelance Business

Using Best Practices To Enhance WordPress Operations First, let’s take a brief look at WordPress. If you’ve already got a business using this tool, you understand. If you don’t, then know WordPress is basically an open-source (that means “free”) website making tool. Essentially, this is a powerful blogging solution. In terms of content management and …

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Best Invoice Generator for Freelancers
in Freelance

The Best Invoice Generator for Freelancers

Just like any job, working as a freelancer has its ups and downs. While it’s exciting to be your own boss, control your own schedule, and have a better work-life balance, it can also be immensely overwhelming and exhausting. One stressful aspect of the freelance lifestyle is making sure your invoices are getting paid for …

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How to Make Your Website More Appealing
in Freelance

How to Make Your Website More Appealing

It is a fact that websites with boring photos or too much text attract less traffic than those with exciting photos. This is because the human brain is immediately drawn to visuals. A person is more likely to connect to content that is visual as this leaves a lasting impression on them. Actually, statistics show …

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Key Areas To Focus On In Your SEO Strategy
in Freelance

Key Areas To Focus On In Your SEO Strategy

When SEO strategy is done properly, you can enjoy organic traffic without spending a fortune. For an effective SEO strategy, here are the key areas to focus on.

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What is product experience?
in Marketing

The Importance of the Digital Product Experience When It Comes to Marketing

Product experience refers to a customer’s thoughts and behaviors when engaging with a product. It encompasses their entire user journey, based on their flow of clicks, time spent, and feature usage.

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in Marketing

How to Improve The Productivity of Your Marketing and Sales Team

It is natural that you want to put in more effort when you don’t get the expected results. However, such may not be the solution as results can still be underwhelming. Quality should always be preferred to quantity. Therefore, using the same approach and expecting different results don’t make sense. You are doing too many …

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Ecommerce Marketing - 7 Tips to Humanize Your Marketing Strategy
in Marketing

E-commerce Marketing: 7 Tips to Humanize Your Marketing Strategy

If you have been in e-commerce for quite a while, you may have come across the idea of “humanizing your brand.” When we say that you should humanize your brand, it simply means making your business relatable and engaging. This is possible if you focus more on building relationships with your market, rather than shoving …

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The Email Marketing Guide for Small Businesses

Email marketing is a cost-effective way for small and medium-sized businesses (SME’s) to find new business and build relationships with existing customers. This guide will show you how to build an email list, how to get up and running with your small business email marketing software, how to design emails for optimum engagement and the …

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Customer Service Brands Whose Efforts You Might Want to Replicate
in Small Business

3 Customer Service Brands Whose Efforts You Might Want to Replicate

Satisfying customers might seem like an obvious objective of any business; however, the reality doesn’t always align. In e-commerce, a clear lens into how customer-focused a brand is can often be found how they take care of their customers. Does the company do the bare minimum or go the extra mile when servicing customers? Let’s …

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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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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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