How to Build and Manage your Personal Brand in 7 Easy Steps

In a recent post I discussed why your personal brand matters, and how, as freelancers, it is our responsibility to understand the importance of personal brand and leverage it to grow your business. The good news is that establishing a personal brand doesn’t have to require a huge amount of time or effort. Every time […]

Social Media: Three Tips for Business Success

Social media is all around us. In the UK, there were over 38 million active social media users in 2016 – 63% of the entire population. Facebook is the leader of the social media pack, but many other social networks have become household names: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Snapchat, Google+ and Pinterest are just a […]

Your Personal Brand Matters More Than You Think

Personal brand management is just another thing we have to do in this day and age. It’s particularly important for influencers (or aspiring influencers), business leaders and entrepreneurs. However, don’t think that you can forget about it if you are employed, or a student, or working part-time. Unlike a few years ago, these days everyone […]

Why all Marketers Should Aim for a T-Shape

A young, fresh-out-of-college marketer who was just starting out approached me the other day. She was smart, she was ambitious, and she was hungry for some advice. What should she focus on moving forward? My answer: drill down on the marketing aspects that interest her, but stay T-shaped. There has been much talk in digital […]

Marketing When There’s No Marketing Department

It’s a very common scenario, shared by start-ups, entrepreneurs and freelancers. You need to market your business because you know that’s what’s going to bring in new sales and the revenue you need for your organisation to thrive. But – and this is a big but – there’s no marketing department or marketing person to do […]

30+ Free Tools and Resources To Help You Become More Productive

One of the most frequent complaints I hear from freelancers is that they struggle to do everything they are expected to do to run their business. As a result, marketing always ends up at the bottom of the list, and they rarely get to it. The good news is that there are some fantastic free […]

Marketing for Freelancers: How to Come up with a Killer USP

Freelancing is on the rise. In today’s insecure job market, being your own boss has never been more appealing. In the States, one in three workers is freelancing, and where the U.S. leads, the world follows. To them, I say: come up with a killer unique selling proposition (USP). If you are thinking about becoming a […]

Why Personas Are Here to Stay

Many companies are using 2D persona cut-outs these days, an approach that has limited success. But you can really get some amazing results from your buyer personas if you take the time and effort to dig a bit deeper than everyone else when creating them. What is so amazing about personas? The wonderful thing about the […]