Things to Consider When Registering as Self Employed

•Sponsored post• I first registered as self-employed when I was in my early twenties and struggling to find a job in the wedding industry which would work around my two young children. I had no idea what I was doing, no business plan and no real idea of how I would succeed. Long story short, my business never got off the ground and I ended up closing it and going...

The Importance of Caring for Your Staff During Covid-19

I found myself compelled to write this post because I have seen how so many businesses have gone about things the wrong way when it comes to the current coronavirus pandemic. There are the businesses who panicked, jumped the gun and fired their staff before the government announced plans to help. There are those who acted selfishly, even when their own fortunes could have made such a difference to the...

How to Make Your Business Look More Professional

Contributed Collaborative post One of the best things about living in the modern world is that it’s never been easier to start your own business. Indeed, with just a few hours, you can be up and running! But of course, while it’s true that starting a business couldn’t be easier, that doesn’t mean that finding success will be easy. Far from it. One area that many new business owners fall...

Earn Money From Your Blog with Blogging Networks

Sponsored post  A few years ago I took the plunge and registered as self-employed, effectively taking my blog full time. Although I have since returned to work part time alongside writing, the income I make through blogging is still really important to me and my family, especially at this time when everything is so uncertain. Making money from blogging is not something which comes instantly, but it is possible with...

Why I Gave up Blogging Full Time

I quite often see blog posts floating around social media promising to answer the question of how you can take your blog full time, and I wrote a post like this myself a couple of years ago, nine months into monetising my blog. However, as much as it was nice to be in charge of my own income, and to be able to pick and choose my hours of work...

Achieving Your Organisational Goal of 2020

•collaborative post• So, it’s January, you made that New Year’s resolution and now you are already panicking about how you are going to keep it up past the first month. You aren’t alone – January 12th has been fondly named ‘Quitters Day’ as it is the day you are statistically most likely to fail on your goals, after less than two weeks. If one of your resolutions was to be...

3 Ways to Think outside of the Box for Your Business

•Sponsored post• Since registering as self-employed a few years ago, I have learnt a lot. Running a business, even if it is freelance writing and blogging, means that you need to create your brand and work hard to create success for it in everything you do. Thinking outside of the box for your business will keep your ideas fresh and ensure you are ahead of the game in your industry....

Why I’m Not a Fan of Black Friday in the UK

Let me start by saying, I understand the origin of Black Friday, and I have nothing against how it started out, in America. What I have an issue with is how it has become something massive over here in England, where it is neither relevant or necessary for not only one day of sales, but now an entire fortnight of promised ‘savings’. These are some of the reasons why I...

Taking Your Business to the Next Level

•Sponsored post• If you have your own business, it can feel daunting to consider making changes, but doing so can actually really boost your sales, so it may be a worthwhile move. My brother and sister in law run their own home-based Soy Wax Candle business and, although it is doing well, I have discussed with them the importance of building on their success. These are some of the ways...

8 Ways to Stay Safe at University

•Sponsored Collaborative Post• Going to university is an exciting time in many young people’s lives. It often involves moving to another town, maybe even another country, that might be completely new to you. The best way to prepare for the lifestyle changes of being on campus is to make sure that you always stay safe. Here are some of the things you can do to stay safe at university wherever...