So, You Want To Be A Blogger?

Collaborative Contributed Post  Have you ever read a blog and thought ‘I could do that?’. Talking about your interests and passions may come naturally to you. If that is the case, why not start a blog?  Picking A Blog Site   There are a few choices of platforms that you can use to set up your blog. Blogger is one popular choice, while WordPress offers lots of great ways of...

Making the Decision to Go Back to Work

•Collaborative post featuring gifted clothing• I started working when I was fifteen, in a conservative club as a waitress, followed soon after by jobs in retail and I have a degree in Events Management, which led to jobs as a wedding & events coordinator after graduation. I have always enjoyed working and making my own money, but after having the three children, it became increasingly difficult to juggle the logistics...

Discovering a Lovely Local Gem – Forum Jewellers Broadstone

Features gifted item  Recently I was invited down to Forum Jewellers in Broadstone, Poole, to visit their store and pose with their #FrameofFame, which is part of a recurring promotion on their Instagram account, with the chance of winning a £100 gift card. I had heard of Forum Jewellers before, but hadn’t realised where they were based. Broadstone is a short drive from the centre of Poole and the Quay,...

Do you need to start saving for retirement?

This a paid guest post. For a lot of people, saving for retirement might not seem like a big priority. Today’s young people are already struggling to buy their first home, so having extra financial goals to save for might seem an impossible task. Even though retirement might seem lightyears away, it is important to start saving as soon as you can. The earlier you save, the quicker you will...

Work From Home Workwear Style

Sponsored  Working from home, you might think my wardrobe consists only of jeans and t-shirts. After all, one of the perks of being self-employed and working from my laptop means I am not constricted by a uniform or rules when it comes to dressing for the day. However, I do like to dress for business as I feel it gets me in the right frame of mind. Staying in your...

Increasing Productivity with the Effici Planner

Working from home around a two year old, I sometimes struggle to motivate myself and actually get work done on time. I have so many creative ideas and it can be difficult to put them into action. I had been searching for awhile for something to help me be more organised when the lovely people behind Effici got in touch and offered to send across their productivity planner for me...

Fighting My Fears – Speaking in Public

Last Monday, I did something I was terrified to do. I put on my very own talk about monetising your blog and I spoke in public to a room full of people. On the day I was really nervous and my anxiety was through the roof, but I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, drew upon all the skills I have learnt in my CBT sessions, and I did...

Dissecting the Perfect Email

A deeper look at creating winning email marketing content that won’t let you down. The Headline The headline is the first, and probably the most important section of any email. It is absolutely essential because it is the primary thing that readers will see. A headline has the power to make or break your campaign. You should always aim to create compact and appealing headlines, ideally between 5 to 15...