“I’m rubbish with tech” – time to turn it around

“I’m rubbish with tech”. These are words I hear all the time.

And fair enough. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. And you certainly didn’t start an online business because the thought of all the tech you’d need really excited you (unless you’re like me).

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tech & systems

Louise Maidment hula hooping

Thoughts: Do we need to love what we do?

‘Love what you do’ is a cliche we’ve all heard. But is it true? Does it really matter whether we love what we do in our businesses?

Whilst I don’t think your business has to be the absolute favourite thing in your life, I do think you need to really enjoy doing it. If not, what’s the point?

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life in business

How to add a Signature Hound email signature to Dubsado

After a few attempts at faffing around making a professional email signature, I came across Signature Hound. It’s totally free and the signature options are great. Not only have I installed it as my Gmail signature, I’ve added it as my email signature in Dubsado and in this post I’ll show you how.

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tech & systems

Time for a change in your business? When you know, you know

How do you know when it’s time to change things up in your business? Whether it’s a full on pivot or a slight shift, don’t fight those feelings when they start to appear. You might be able to squash them for a couple more months but they’ll be back!

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life in business

What I learned when Instagram disabled my account

On 13 October 2020, I discovered that my Instagram account had been disabled without warning. That means it was removed from Instagram without a trace. A search for my account or handle revealed nothing.

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email marketing

The Life-Changing Magic of Profit First & How I’ve Set It Up In My Business

If you’ve heard of Profit First before you may have heard people rave about it and how brilliant it is. But what is it actually all about and how does it work? In this post I’ll explain what Profit First is and how I’ve set it up for my business.

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tech & systems

Can you really design your own website and do a decent job?

Now I’m not going to tell you not to hire a designer for your website if that’s what you’re thinking or planning. I started this business designing websites in Squarespace so I’m all for you going down that route if that’s where you’re headed. But hiring a designer isn’t for everyone.

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squarespace

Build your email list with a landing page (even if you don’t have a website)

If you’re starting out with a new business you have to have everything in place before you can start collecting email subscribers right? Wrong! In this post I’ll show you how to get a landing page designed and built so people can sign up and you can start growing your list even if you haven’t got a website yet.

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email marketing

Squarespace 7.0 tip: How to stop hyphens breaking up your text on mobile!

I’m going to show you a very handy little bit of CSS to add to your Squarespace website to ensure that your text isn’t split up by hyphens on mobile view. The thought of having to add some code to your Squarespace site may make you feel a little panicky but fear not!

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squarespace

12 ways to use the announcement bar on Squarespace

The announcement bar on Squarespace is so useful, with a whole host of ways that you can use it on your website. If you’re wondering what I mean, it’s a bar that can be added to your site above the header and contains whatever text and/or links that you choose to add. You can also customise the announcement bar and in this post I’ll show you how.

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