How Technology Has Changed Our Lives

AD | I talk a lot about working from home, self employment and making money online on my blog. I’m incredibly thankful that I’m in a position where I can make money from my laptop or my phone and even from the comfort of my own bed. It hasn’t been without years of grafting, hard […]

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Money Saving Tips: Saving Money as a Blogger in 2019

Vertical Pinnable photo with "Saving Money as a Blogger" for a title, with a pink background, a pink watch and pink notebooks

AD | Blogging sometimes doesn’t come cheap. Expenses, products, equipment and hosting can soon add up then one day you find yourself staring at your bank account like a codfish (“close your mouth please Michael, we are not a codfish”) wondering where it all went. We’re always looking for money saving tips for around our […]

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Getting Money Savvy in 2019

AD | Money makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round. Money makes the world go round, it makes the world go round. A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound. 10 points to whoever knows where that’s from. But anyway, enough singing. Today I’m talking about money *halt […]

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Staying Safe When Working From Home

AD | I’ve written a lot of posts around the theme of self-employment, blogging as a job and working from home lately. It’s a big part of my life (well, it IS my life, I rarely do anything else tbh) and something I’m always learning about and will continue to learn about for as long […]

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My Ideal Home Office

[AD] I’ve been self employed and working from home for a number of years now, first with my book touring business which I closed down last August and now entirely with my blog. I absolutely love my job and (almost) everything about it. If I don’t feel well, I can work in my pajamas. Every […]

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Blogging Goals for 2019 [ft. Yankee Candle]

#GIFTED I guess before I start, I’d better say… Happy New Year! I really enjoyed those 7 weeks of 2018 and truly cannot believe that we’re here, once more, saying hello to a brand new year. It’s funny, you’d think nobody understood how time worked with how shocked and appalled we all are at how […]

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The importance of your work space when you’re self employed *

I’ve been a self-employed blogger for a good 2 or so years now and before that, I was a self employed online business owner, which I sadly closed down in August this year. So it’s safe to say that I’ve had a lot of time, practice and experience of working by myself and for myself […]

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How to think like a property investor *

Property investment is one of the most lucrative careers out there and when you make a success out of it, the rewards can be astounding. To make the best investments, you need to learn how to think like a property investor and cultivate your approach. There are certain traits, characteristics and ways of thinking that […]

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Working from home essentials ft. Foyles

Working from home can be great sometimes. You don’t have to deal with rush hour or commute in the middle of Summer. There are always snacks available and every day is bring your dog to work day. But it also requires an awful lot of self-discipline, motivation and will-power. When there are distractions so readily […]

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The importance of web presence for small businesses

Being a small business in a world of small businesses is a tough gig. Everyone is promoting themselves every single day so small businesses (including bloggers!) need to ensure they stand out from everyone else as well as making themselves look professional and approachable. Jeeez, it’s a lot of plates to spin – I know, […]

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Tips for people who want to go self-employed

Having your own business, being your own boss and going self-employed can be a super exciting prospect. Now, more than ever, individuals are taking the leap into self-employment and utilizing the tools we have available in order to create and maintain successful businesses. There seems to be a wave of bloggers, creatives, artists, YouTuber’s and […]

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My job history

Ah, work. Everyone’s favourite topic (not). I personally think we can learn and grow a lot from the jobs we do in our lives. Some teach us a lot about ourselves. Others teach us a lot about what we want to do (or don’t want to do). Some just drive us to our wits end […]

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How to stay productive when working from home

I’ve been self-employed and working from home for a good 3 years now. I started my own online book touring business up from scratch, gained a client base and continue to grow and grow and get evermore busy. I also make a small income from my blog, which also requires more working from home, on my […]

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The benefits of a holiday on your work related productivity *

I work from home and I’m self-employed so it is very, very difficult for me to switch off from work mode sometimes. On occasion, I find myself thinking non-stop about stuff I need to do all day long even after I’ve been doing all the things for 8 hours straight and need to give myself a time […]

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Q&A: Self-employment & owning a business *

I’m an online business owner and naturally because of that, I’m self-employed as well. And I’m always open to talk about that area of my life; because it is such a huge and important part of it. Today, I’m teaming up with FSB to do a little Q&A to answer your questions about self-employment and […]

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My blogging & business essentials

Working from home, having my own business and running a blog you can imagine that without certain items, I’d be pretty lost. Try blogging without a phone or a laptop or taking blog photos without a camera. You get my gist. I rely on my “stuff” to do what I have to do every day and […]

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The Reality of Being an Online Business Owner

I wanted to talk about this very specific little part of my life. Well, I say little but to me, it’s not. To me, it’s a big thing that I’m extremely proud of but to most people, they don’t see the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff. As you may, or may not, know – I run […]

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