Peeknote #1

It’s the first week of January, so it’s time for a fresh start. I’ve always enjoyed people who regularly write weeknotes, where they post their notes on a weekly basis. Take a look at Web of Weeknotes, Berg, Joe Roberson, Alice Bartlett for examples and helpful tips to get started. I’m not sure I’m disciplined … Read more

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 … Read more

Understanding Customer Relationship Management Awards

Service delivery and marketing has shifted to the internet and mobile services. The introduction of these digital technologies has made delivery of services easy and fast. Customers are very important in any business, maintaining a good relationship ensures growth and success of an organization. In appreciation of excellent work from companies, there are awards offered to the … Read more

My Privacy Plan

(Photo via Sean MacEntee) I’ve decided to come up with a privacy plan for myself. After hearing about the NSA’s surveillance scandals and now the details about Edward Snowden, the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations, I’ve been kicked into action. These events has got me (and several million other people) spooked by who is … Read more

Online Privacy Issues Need to be Easier to Understand

Online privacy issues are currently difficult to understand. Amid media headlines about NSA, Prism and Snowden, terms such as encryption, Tor and HTTPS are used extensively with the average person expected to keep up  with what they mean and understand how the issues affect them. For people who aren’t technically adept, the message about why online … Read more

Find freelance work quickly as a new freelance consultant

Last week, I posted a shout out for National Freelancers Day, inviting anyone to get in touch with any questions they had about the business of freelancing. The idea came from the emails I sometimes get from readers who are looking for advice on how to go freelance or improve their current freelancing business. Like … Read more

Freelance Guides, Tips and Tricks

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Freedom is the new wealth: 68% of freelancers say life has improved since going independent

Freelancers and independent workers: hold on to these recently published statistics. The workforce revolution is well underway, with more and more people (and companies!) turning to freelance work, often selling two or more skills to stay on top. AND CO conducted a study on the future of work and the empowerment of the new generation of … Read more

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. 1. Download GPG Suite The first step is to download and run GPG Suite. When that is done, it’s time to setup … Read more

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 … Read more