Self-Employment

  • 3 Things I’ve Learnt 3 Years Into Self-Employment

    … wanted to pass on 3 more things I’ve discovered now that I have a longer-term view of freelancing life, and I also thought that it might be interesting to revisit the initial 3 things I blogged about – to see if they’re just as true/more true/less true – now that a whole bunch of time has passed… 3 Things I’ve Learnt 3 Years On Alrighty then… Let’s…

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  • My Top 5 Takeaways from ReWork

    … Recently I started listening to audiobooks during my commute (a great tip if you don’t have much chance reading/listening to books in your spare time), and I was recently recommended ReWork by Scott Sherwood (@scottsherwood) of TestLodge. I’ve never agreed so hard with a book in all my life. I wasn’t joking when I tweeted that I was “screaming…

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  • The Importance of ICE 50 – A Member’s Perspective

    … Disclaimer: In addition to being a Welsh ICE member, they’re also a client of mine – albeit they came on-board after I joined them. So I was a member – who benefitted from the funding – first and foremost. Earlier this week, Welsh ICE (my co-working space) announced ICE 50, which you can apply to here. In short, they’re giving away 50(!) fully…

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  • Time-saving Hack: Listen To Audiobooks During Your Commute

    … Just a quick post detailing a time-saving hack that I discovered recently thanks to George Savva (@GeorgeSavva1), my effectiveness coach, who deserves full credit. For years I’ve wanted to read a few business books but I’ve found that I’ve never had the time to do so – sure enough I’d buy them, but then they’d simply sit and gather dust on my…

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  • 20 Ways That Freelancers Can Drum Up Sales During Quieter Times

    … to contribute – not just to fire off self-promotional tweets. I’ve gotten an enquiry from simply contributing to #BlogHour (someone saw me tweeting about SEO and got in touch via email about some work), so it definitely works. Get yourself out and about 11) Go co-working Welsh ICE in Caerphilly I’m a massive advocate of co-working, as a full-time member…

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  • MOM is 2!

    … MOM is 2! Just a quick post to say that my SEO consulting business – morganonlinemarketing.co.uk (or “MOM” for short) – is celebrating its second anniversary today, as I officially started my journey into self-employment on Tuesday 7th May 2013. There’s a lot of people to thank, especially the community up at Welsh ICE for their on-going…

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  • E-cards With a Difference… A Very MOM-y Christmas 2014

    … Last year marked my first Christmas as a self-employed freelancer with my own clients… which meant that I approached the whole idea of sending out Christmas cards in very much of an “oh F*@K!” manner: I hastily bought a box of cards, wrote in them in my hilariously horrendous handwriting using a dark green biro (to match my business’ branding…

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  • The Business Of Web Design Conference 2014 – An SEO’s Perspective

    … Yesterday I attended The Business Of Web Design 2014 (#tboWD), which was held on my doorstep in Cardiff. Although I am not a web designer, I could see from the conference’s talk topics that a lot of it would relate heavily to SEO freelancing – and I was right. The question “how much does a website cost?” is so similar to the question “how much…

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  • Why I Named My Freelance SEO Business “Morgan Online Marketing”

    … to say: to the person who told me that “[I] wouldn’t last a day in self-employment,” not only did I prove you wrong, but I’ve done so 365 times over. How do you like that? Thanks for driving and inspiring me. Anyway, now that that’s off my chest… Back to the name. I’ve had a range of feedback, from people telling me it’s strong and respectable…

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