General thoughts

What I wish I’d done when I set up my Commercial WordPress Theme Business

If you’ve had a look around my blog I’m sure you know about my WordPress Theme Business. What you probably didn’t know (unless you know me personally) is that I handed over the Theme Business to another developer at the beginning of the 2017.

Over a year on and I’ve realised that I haven’t shared my experience of having a digital product based business. Now feels like the right time.

I was lost but now I’ve found myself… or something like that

It’s spring and it is time for some spring cleaning! I lost my way a little bit with my blog, I started posting regular content (you know keeping it consistent like all the gurus advise) but it turns out, it’s hard to post regular content when you’re focusing on just one thing… WordPress. It all gets a bit… well… WordPressy.

Brand bashing

In the last few weeks I have seen two examples of what I term “brand bashing”. This is where a brand, be it well-known or lesser-known intentially singles out a strong competitor or market leader and attacks certain aspects of their business. This isn’t a clever way of doing business, it’s not a positive way of promoting your business and I really can’t see the benefits for even doing it.

Tips for Getting a Job with a Web Design Company

Even as an owner of a little web design company I still get a healthy amount of speculative career enquiries. The problem with almost all of them is that they have little knowledge of what my company does, where we are or even what our names are. In short, these people are doing it all wrong. If I were looking for a job, this is what I’d do…

Keeping it Professional

I’ve worked as part of a team, I’ve worked with freelancers, contractors and I’ve managed a design and development studio. I’ve seen a lot of great things and a lot of mistakes that people (myself included) make over and over again.

Today I want to talk about being professional at work, with a few basic ideas to start you off being professional and keep you there.