Definition of strategy: Resources to results

Definition of strategy: Resources to results

What is "strategy"? It's a word that causes confusion because it is used in so many different industries. As far as digital marketing and business strategy are concerned: Strategy is how you make the best use of your current resources to achieve a specific goal. Using...

Can you get your content written by bots?

Can you get your content written by bots?

Can you use AI to write blog posts?(AI: Artificial intelligence) After a fascinating talk with Meadhbh Hand yesterday, I went full-geek and experimented with "Simplified" - an artificial intelligence app for creating text and visual content. I'd been mulling over a...

Market and sell your services online

Market and sell your services online

Get them nodding, not nodding off! Are you selling your services online? Or... Are you helping people to achieve transformations? When you sell services online, the temptation is to talk all about that service as a way to convince your ideal client to buy. You talk...

Taking time off as a solopreneur

Taking time off as a solopreneur

I just booked flights to head home to Ireland in July - YAY! I'm really looking forward to seeing friends and family and finally getting to celebrate my 40th (one year late). In the context of working solo, how do you take time off? For me, it's about keeping a...

Creating a consistently profitable business

Creating a consistently profitable business

Are you sure you want to read this? Are you ready for an annoying, inconvenient answer? OK then, if you're sure.... The secret is to use the right strategy. I warned you it'd be annoying, but let me break it down. https://youtu.be/afbICCgbkYg What is the "right"...

Do you need confidence to show up online?

Do you need confidence to show up online?

What if we treated our confidence the same as we treated our house keys? When you work alone it's all too easy to have moments when you misplace your confidence. When you have low lead flow.When promising leads don't convert to become clients.When you miss targets and...

Finding the courage to show up online

Finding the courage to show up online

Superman is soooooo boring Apparently* Superman is one of the least exciting superheroes. He's just too indestructible.He's too strong.He's too super.Too perfect. There's no real suspense about him saving the day... which makes for a boring story. We sure do love...

What buttery asparagus has to do with consistent income

What buttery asparagus has to do with consistent income

It was spring, past midnight, in the 20th arrondissement in Paris. I was crouched over my laptop in our little kitchen, clicking away on a client's website. In the next room, my little boy was making the adorable noises of an infant asleep.  I had a...

Work less, earn more? Is that a joke?

Work less, earn more? Is that a joke?

We're talented, passionate, and hard-working. That should be enough right? So why do we get stuck in cycles of feast and famine? Stressed out by too much work... then...  Stressed out by not enough work. Life is too short for these stress cycles, don't you think?...

I’m retiring. And so should you.

I’m retiring. And so should you.

I’ve been called all sorts of things over 10 years as "Claire Creative" — a graphic designer, online marketer, website consultant, WordPress whizz, digital strategist — Basically, I know my way around a website and I know what it takes to set up an...

10 tips for better online presentations

10 tips for better online presentations

I ran a workshop last week and mid-session I realised how rusty I'd gotten. I used to do live stuff all the time. I stopped during the first lockdown because the kids were home and I feared a reenactment of that dude from the BBC. I remember now that practicing your...

Owning up to financial illiteracy & taking  baby steps

Owning up to financial illiteracy & taking baby steps

How's your financial literacy? To be honest, mine is a bit crap. I love love love my work and the freedom it gives me and the challenges and the growth and I get to pay myself what I need with enough left over to grow the business. But I'm always gut-wrenchingly...

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