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Why it’s sometimes good to be a control freak – website domain and hosting issues

Who has control over your website? I’ve come across this scenario many times with clients: You have a website for your business and you haven’t made many changes over the past few months/years. Now you’re ready to make some updates and upgrades, so you contact your “web person” and wait for their response. And wait. And wait. And wait some more. And then you realise that you’ve got a problem. So you try to log in to the backend of your website and realise, “hey, I don’t know how to make any changes myself”. So then you and I chat …

Why You Should Stop Using Google Image Results

We all know that images are a great way to catch people’s eye. And it can be tempting to do a Google search to find the perfect image to match your words. After all, it’s quick, easy, and the pictures that you see in the Google results look so amazingly wonderful that you just can’t wait to slap them on your own Facebook page / Twitter update / blog post!! But hold on a second. The reason the pictures that show up in Google images look so gosh darn brilliant is that a lot of them are copyrighted. Applications and websites such as tineye.com (a …

Why is it important to Google yourself?

Everyone has a personal brand, which in my opinion is actually just a catchy buzzword for “reputation”. It’s displayed in the clothes you wear, the way you answer the phone, interact with friends and family, order your meal at a restaurant, and whether you shake someone’s hand or give them a kiss on each cheek. But your personal brand is also on display online, whether you’re aware of it or not. Which leads me to the question, Last year? Never? Then think of this as your friendly reminder to head over to Google and have a quick peek at the results. Start by typing in your …

A bio written in the first person

I’ve been slowly making my way through Danielle LaPorte’s “The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms“. It’s a really thought-provoking book that begs to be read more than once, and it will definitely help kick your butt into action if you happen to need that sort of impetus, which a lot of us do. But there was one short nugget of advice, tucked away in the lower left-hand section of a page, that kept sticking with me. It read: The idea kept eating away at me. It went against much of what I had learned …