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...
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 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...
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 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 your arse off building your business can actually feel...
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...
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 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...
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.
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 ‘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.
Why bother with an annual review? If you wrap up your year with a review, you’ll have the drive to get you moving forward in the right direction from your first day back.
Do you find that there’s a great emphasis these days on being “busy”? Especially as a freelancer or small business. But being busy and being productive aren’t necessarily the same thing!
With so many ready-to-use platforms available you can get online in a matter of hours. But what really makes a successful website? Here are my top 10 essentials for your website. Let’s get stuck in.
Do you want your Facebook page to lead fans to your website or mailing list? Here are a few quick tips (that will take you less than an hour) to take control of your Facebook presence.
Who has the time to tweet, post and pin several times a day while building their business? NOBODY, that’s who! And yet people do it and do it well. Here’s how to get started!
An elevator pitch is a 30 to 60 second summary of what you do. It’s like a verbal business card and you can use it on your website and social profiles as well as in person. Here’s how.
Here we’ll have a peek at some great free sites where you can modify images to suit your site, your style and crop them to fit perfectly in social posts.
Making your own website and tearing your hair out? There are so many things to think about. Don’t get overwhelmed. Write a website strategy. Here’s how. (+ Free Worksheets).
A good image on your site can grab attention, encourage sharing, communicate concepts…. so you wanna’ get it right.So where to start? (+ Free downloads).