So, you’ve worked long and hard on a new blog post. You’ve gone outside of your comfort zone, bared your soul, written like a person possessed as you’ve poured your passion into every word. You’ve silenced or at least ignored those pesky gremlins inside your head that tell you that you can’t write or that you don’t have anything to […]

The evolution of guest blogging

I’ve been watching the debate about guest blogging with interest for a while now, not because I tend to feature or write a lot of guest blogs but because it’s an issue that’s going to affect a lot of my clients in one way or another. Also, I do think that high quality posts from expert contributors have merit in […]

As Christmas hurtles towards us in a flurry of wrapping paper, panic buying and sparkly decorations, I imagine you feel as though you’re juggling even more balls than usual. I know I do. The lovely Lis McGuire of Giraffe CVs, who wrote a recent guest blog for me, asked a great question on my Facebook page this week: “When you […]

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. […]

This week, I’m delighted to introduce a guest blog by the multi-talented designer, virtual assistant and business coach, Chichi Eruchalu of Kanso Creative. In this blog, Chichi looks at five key areas you should focus on when designing your blog to make it more appealing to visitors. I hope you enjoy it. Emma x   While I believe that having good content […]

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 […]

Your website is one of your most powerful marketing tools. It gives you the opportunity to communicate your brand, products and services in a clear tone of voice to your ideal customers. You can use it to raise your profile, build your reputation and engage with customers. However, get it wrong and your website could be losing you business. Here […]

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 […]

Is having a business blog on your ‘to do’ list? Perhaps you’re worried about where to start or still on the fence about whether a blog would be right for your business? You can read more about why I think it pays to blog here. It can be nerve-wracking to start blogging for the first time. Will anyone want to […]