Freelance Life & The Pitfalls To Avoid

I was asked by QuickBooks to share my insights into the freelance life for National Freelancers’ Day on 8th June. Life as a freelancer can be great but it can also be tough. There will be times when you feel like you’re all alone and that you’re doomed to fail. There will also be times when everything falls into place and you feel like you have the perfect work/life balance. To help you feel more like the latter I’ve put together a list of some common freelancing pitfalls that you should avoid.

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7 Brands Killing It With Augmented Reality

If you talk to people in the know, namely tech geeks (or enthusiasts as they prefer to be called), about the next piece of tech that will dominate our lives, many of them are betting on augmented reality. Integrating digital information with our real-world surroundings, augmented Reality or AR is a step beyond virtual reality and it is already being used in the biggest game of the moment – Pokémon Go. But what other websites use the tech and what do they use it for?

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A Guide To Setting Up Schema Mark-Up For SEO

Schema is one of the most powerful forms of optimisation currently in use but one of the least utilised by most webmasters. The reason behind this is that the majority of website owners don’t even know it exists, and the few who do have no idea how to implement it.

If your brain’s starting to smoke at the thought of schema mark-up don’t worry, the good news is that it’s actually a very simple concept to grasp once you get the jist of what it is and why it’s useful.
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Where To Learn Web Design Online

Are you interested in learning web design but don’t have the first clue where to start? If so then you’re not alone, there is lots of information and tutorials out there but for many people that’s just the problem, there is too much choice! With that in mind I am going to talk about 3 of my favourite online resources where you can learn about web design in one place without the stress of chopping and changing between books and tutorials. [Read more…]

How To Be A Good SEO Client

If you are hiring an SEO professional to run your SEO campaign then you might think that all you need to do is pay on time and give them access to your website and whatever other logins they need. In fact, that is the very minimum required of you. To reap the benefits of an SEO campaign you should of course hire someone who knows what they’re doing but you must also be a good client, the 2 go hand-in-hand. [Read more…]