So you’re in the market for a new creative team or marketing comms supplier. Have you considered being up-front about your budget? Last week I participated in a panel discussion and the thorny question of whether or not to disclose your budget to a vendor came up. In the experience of most of the people […]
A quick post today to remind you that what you do is more than “just” or “only”. If you’re not sure what I mean, here’s an example. “Hi Suzanne, and what do you do?” “I just do a bit of marketing, web and design work.” Or… “So Peter, what sort of work do you do?” […]
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been helping a business owner extricate herself from her relationship with her web company. She had her website built a year ago, at a very reasonable price indeed, only to be invoiced for a hosting bill of £499+VAT for this year. She gave me a ring, and […]
If you’ve been following along over the last few weeks, you’ll have hopefully assessed your client base, identified any difficult clients and possibly tried to troubleshoot those clients to get your working relationship back on track. But what do you do if your troubleshooting isn’t working? Or what if you aren’t interested in troubleshooting and […]
Difficult clients. Most businesses, regardless of shape or size, have at least one difficult client from time to time In some respects, it can even be healthy to enjoy the challenge of dealing with a difficult client, knowing that once you have completed their project they will be happy as a pig in mud and […]
With the new year just around the corner (can you believe it), I feel that change is in the air. From a business perspective, change covers a broad area, from inspiration to ideas, and systems to sales. I thought I’d tackle the difficult topic of difficult clients (repetition intended!), a topic that has come up […]
Yes, an odd title for today’s post but there is a good reason for it. Over the last week or two, I’ve had a number of different people contact me for help sorting out their website images after receiving a lawyer’s letter from Getty Images, the owner of iStockphoto. I thought that as so many […]
Finding stock images that you can use on your website legally can be a challenge, especially if your budget for sourcing stock images is a big, fat zero.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways to access high-quality stock photos for free. Here are 13 stock image websites that I’ve come across that I use, love and recommend.
I’ve worked for so many businesses over the years that have accounts for digital products or services that they simply don’t know how to access. I ask for their hosting or domain or social media login details to provide a spot of support, and not only do many business owners have no idea what their account […]