My Top 10 Reads of 2016…

Here’s the thing: you can’t be a word nerd without being a total book worm. Both labels I wear with absolute pride. Since childhood, I’ve read voraciously, three to five books a week. Once, in Year 10 English, I was reading ‘on the sly’, a novel on my lap ‘out of sight of the teacher’ …Read more

Blogging Like a Freelance Boss- When You Are the Boss…

Blogging is an incredibly effective online marketing tool, and one which I believe almost every business could use and have fantastic results. Here’s why: 1- Blogging keeps the Google gods happy. All that delicious fresh content drives traffic back to your website. 2- Blogging feeds your social media content calendar. Scratching your head for content? …Read more

Death by Scheduling

It’s no secret that I live and die by my schedule. If something isn’t in my schedule then it simply doesn’t get done. There’s a huge amount of flexibility in self-employment and/or working from home which I’ve talked about here and here. However, with flexibility and freedom comes enormous distraction and procrastination possibilities. Ever heard …Read more

Motivation Hacks

Let me tell you something for nothing- working for myself is the bomb. I set my own hours, deadlines, income goals and Key Performance Indicators. I experience flexibility and freedom in work that I’ve never experienced as an employee. However, working for myself only works when I do, and between the washing needing to be …Read more

The Balancing Act

If you take a peek at my My Lovely Clients page, you’ll see fairly quickly that I don’t do niche. I work on many different projects for different clients at once- and I love it! The ability to have flexibility and variety in my work is one of the key reasons I am an employer …Read more

Five Essentials for the Day to Day of Running a Business

Each business day morning, I salute the sun on a rock overlooking a tropical bay, before having an organic granola sprinkled vegan smoothie. I then take my MacBook poolside, or beachside, bang out a few social media posts and then drink cocktails until the sun collapses into the sea, leaving the sky a virtual kaleidoscope …Read more

Say hello to the best boss ever…

That would be me! This is going to be one of those long, potentially rambling posts, so make yourself something heavily caffeinated (or juice up some leafy greens if you’re so inclined), slip into something comfortable (I recommend lulu, my uniform) and settle in for my story from employee to employer of self. My About …Read more

Well, hello 2016

Happy New Year! For those of you who had a gorgeous, relaxing time away from work I hope you’re feeling refreshed, energised and ready to grab 2016 and give it a big hug- or a punch in the face, if that’s more your thing. The new year is awash with ideas, visions and projects. Personally, …Read more