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My tried and tested advice on how to generate more leads and more clients online.

How to get more engagement with your freebies

How to get more engagement with your freebies

How to get more engagement with your freebies Freebies, opt-in incentives, content upgrades, we create them so that people are more likely to join our mailing lists. Bottom line, you offer something of value for free in exchange for their contact details. But are you...

Is your website generating leads or repelling them?

Is your website generating leads or repelling them?

Is your website generating leads or repelling them? The 3 pillars of an effective website. When you have a small business or you're a company of one, you're probably doing a lot of the work yourself. When it comes to your website it's very easy to get caught up and...

The most important aspect of choosing your domain name

The most important aspect of choosing your domain name

The most important aspect of choosing your domain name When you're stuck on what domain name to chose your entire website project gets put on hold. You can't launch your website without a domain name. If you have a domain name and you're not happy with it you can lose...

GDPR for small business. What you need to do before May 2018.

GDPR for small business. What you need to do before May 2018.

GDPR for small business General Data Protection Regulation changes What you need to know before May 2018 If you have a mailing list or website that collects even simple personal data you need to know about GDPR. But don't worry, it's not as scary as it sounds. I've...

Case study: Artist website created with Claire Creative

Case study: Artist website created with Claire Creative

Artist website created with Claire Creative Case study: EIBHILIN CROSSAN Eibhilin Crosson creates beautiful contemporary artworks inspired by nature. But her site wasn't showing off her work properly. When we first met, Eibhilin explained that the site had been...

Getting started with WordPress (video guide)

Getting started with WordPress (video guide)

Getting started with WordPress A friendly video guide to help you set it up If you've decided to create your own site, you'll have a lot of questions. What platform to choose, how to use it, how to make the site rank well in Google and a million others. In this...

Keep your project moving with an activity trap escape plan

Keep your project moving with an activity trap escape plan

When we work alone especially when taking on a promotion or website project, it can be easy to get caught up in the details or stuck on technical issues. Here are a few things to look out for to be sure you keep moving in the right direction, not scurrying ’round in circles.

Planning time off when you have your own business

Planning time off when you have your own business

Planning time off when you have your own business 5 tips for stress-free time off  Summer holidays are rapidly approaching! Are you planning for your time off? The idea of going on holidays when you're working so hard building your business can actually feel more...

3 Mistakes you’re making with your Facebook ads

3 Mistakes you’re making with your Facebook ads

3 Mistakes you're making with your Facebook ads Guest post from Colm Baker of Whabang.ie In the social media world, it’s easy to become downbeat and disheartened because we are constantly bombarded with the highlights of people’s lives. Typically, it’s only the best...

This simple mistake could be costing you new customers

This simple mistake could be costing you new customers

So you’ve got the website, you’re doing all the social sharing. Maybe you’re running ads. But the enquiries aren’t coming. What’s going on? There is one obvious mistake that I come across ALL.THE.TIME! It’s so obvious in fact, that it’s easily overlooked but it may be costing you customers!

Hiring a Virtual Assistant and Working Remotely

Hiring a Virtual Assistant and Working Remotely

Hiring a virtual assistant and working remotely Guest post from Claire Ann Digital Hiring a virtual assistant can save you a lot of time. You can delegate tricky or time-consuming tasks and admin allowing you to focus on the bigger picture. But how does it work? I've...

Getting started with video

Getting started with video

There’s no doubt that video is the medium to use to get yourself out there. Whether you’re promoting a brand, product or personal service, video is where it’s at! Just look at your Facebook feed, there’s so much video being shared. In fact, all the social platforms now have some option to do a live feed or video sharing.

Starting a business is like having a baby

Starting a business is like having a baby

Yes, I am that idiot who tried to do both at the same time! Claire Creative was (officially) born a few months before my first baby. ‘Start your own business’ they said. ‘You’ll have more free time’ they said.

Is this bad habit stunting your business growth?

Is this bad habit stunting your business growth?

Is ‘As soon as’ syndrome holding you back? What is ‘as soon as’ syndrome? It’s a bad habit. It’s a form of procrastination. And it can cause your project to stall before it gathers any momentum.