*works just as well for your job if you’re not self-employed! Before the end of last year, I was lucky enough to co-host the Christmas special edition of #ContentClubUK over … Continue Reading A really simple way to reflect on your small business*
After the runaway success (for ‘runaway’ read ‘moderate’) of 101 things about 2017 a couple of years ago, I’ve decided to shake up the format. Yes ladies and gents, here … Continue Reading 2019 (ish). A YEAR IN LISTS
Strong lyrics. Long forgotten memories of questionable fashion choices… these few words are pretty memorable to me. But I reckon this is ALSO brilliant advice for any small business. It … Continue Reading STOP. COLLABORATE AND LISTEN.
Based on a post originally published in 2017 – updated, repackaged and with added sparkle for Christmas 2019. It’s that time of year again, the shops are full of sparkly … Continue Reading Christmas copy: dodging the clichés and ducking the puns
Listening. It sounds so obvious, and I’m definitely not here to patronise. We all know it’s important, and I’m sure lots of us have been on courses in the past … Continue Reading Why listening might just be the most important skill for any freelancer
Well, here’s a teeny tiny copywriting resource for you… This is a selfish post. It started life as a way for me to keep track of all my favourite resources. … Continue Reading Copywriting: From A-Z
A few weeks ago I remembered to join in with the #FreelanceHeroes Twitter chat on a Wednesday evening. That was a pretty amazing achievement for me. Somewhere along the way, … Continue Reading Repeat after me: “My own business is at least as important as my clients’ businesses”
Writer, designer, social media or video whizz, we all get paid for our content. So when it was my turn to host everyone’s favourite Twitter chat*, #ContentClubUK (Tuesdays, 11am, open … Continue Reading What’s it worth? The mysterious world of freelance pricing…
Those of you who follow my blog will know I tend to write about copywriting or about freelancing, and that my posts are often on the short-and-sweet side, rather than … Continue Reading Balance… And Flex
The one time it DOES matter what other people think: business testimonials and wise ways to use them.
Reputation, or what people think of you, matters in the world of business. What people say about you is one important part of reputation, and it’s especially important if, like … Continue Reading The one time it DOES matter what other people think: business testimonials and wise ways to use them.
Waaaaaay back in time (well, in March last year) I published a short post called ‘Ten Things Every Freelancer Knows’. It went down a storm. A few weeks later, in … Continue Reading Ten Things Every Freelancer (Still) Knows…
I’ve talked elsewhere about new year business planning and how overcomplicated it can get. If you read that post you’ll know that I’m not into complex, overly-involved business plans. For … Continue Reading Setting business goals – an alternative approach
Don’t you just love this time of year? Christmas is over but the fridge is still full of leftover turkey, Easter eggs are already in the shops, and everyone from … Continue Reading New Year – New You! (As if.)
Oh my goodness, it’s almost Christmas. How did that happen? It’s been a busy few weeks. Now you know me, I’m not normally one to use my blog for a … Continue Reading Meet THIS MEG, and other fun stuff
And so, the end is near… That’s right, folks. This is the final interview in my Meet the Megs series. I can’t believe we’re here already. If you’ve missed any … Continue Reading Meet the Megs – Meg Bell
Look! It’s another Meg! I’ve been getting lots of utterly brilliant feedback on this series of Meet the Megs interviews. It’s nice to know that you’re enjoying them because I’ve … Continue Reading Meet the Megs – Meg Harrop