Running your own business is a rollercoaster ride, especially in the early years when every day seems to bring new challenges. When you’re working hard to establish your name and reputation, there can be days when you feel overwhelmed and other days when business seems achingly slow. If you feel as though you’re waiting for the phone to ring or […]

So, last week included Halloween but in our house, it was a two-week half-term of horrors thanks to a nasty stomach bug that made its presence known, night and day. The challenges of being a work at home parent well and truly came to the fore, including finding time to blog, do my newsletter and keep up with social media. […]

Do you sometimes take a ‘spray and pray’ approach to your marketing, aiming at no-one in particular and hoping that if you throw enough balls one of them will hit a coconut? How do you know what you’re doing is working if you don’t measure its success? It’s worth taking some time out once a week to have a quick […]

This week, I’m delighted to introduce a guest blog by the very talented Lis McGuire of Giraffe CVs. I hope you enjoy it. x As a writer myself, I never really considered hiring the services of a copywriter, until I met Emma Heasman, that is.  My thought process had always been that it would be a Downton Abbey-style extravagance to […]

When you’re busy running a business, it can be hard to find time to blog, despite your best intentions. Even though we’re repeatedly told that content is king, and fresh content is the most majestic of kings, I bet there are a thousand and one other things that can zap your time every day and push writing powerful blog articles […]

On my Facebook page last week, I asked what small business owners struggle with when it comes to copywriting, and ‘how to write a guest blog’ was one of the topics that came up. Why write a guest blog? Guest blogs have a number of benefits for you as the guest blog writer, as well as the host of the […]

A lot is made of how important it is for your website to be ranked at number one for your chosen search terms or keywords but let’s be honest, getting your website to the Google top spot is a competitive area with everyone trying to rank well. In reality, the top rankings (the ones in the pale box at the […]

Copywriting that sells is copywriting that connects with readers on a level beyond facts and features. It focuses on benefits and appeals on an emotional level. It’s aspirational, inspirational, packed full of promise and written in a language that the reader inherently recognises and understands. What do I mean by this? Let’s take my own business as an example. One […]

To use your website and social media platforms effectively, you need to be visible – to your customers and to the search engines. Why fresh content matters You might have heard about Google Panda and Google Penguin – these were algorithm updates to Google, in 2011 and 2012 respectively, that meant websites could no longer get away with cheating their […]

There are good writing days and bad writing days; days when the creative juices are flowing like bacchanalian wine and days when you would be excused for thinking that your creativity had emigrated to sunnier climes. So, what can you do to get over writer’s block when it strikes? Here are my top seven sure-fire ways to get the copy […]