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FreshBooks Review: Best Invoicing & Accounting Software for VA’s And Freelancers

online accounting software freshbooks for virtual assistants and freelancers by belinda owen

In a new mini-series of blogs, I’m going to delve into some popular online accounting software tools.

If, like me, you’ve spent countless hours researching the internet, you’ll know there are quite a few to choose from. It can be a little overwhelming and all you achieve is 37 tabs open in your browser.

To save you the pain of going through that again, I’m going to give you the highlights of each one.Continue Reading →

5 FREE Ways To Promote Your Online Business

free ways to promote your online business with digitalmarketing by belinda owen

Starting a new business adventure or growing your existing business is hard work. There is so much you need to do and most of the time it costs money, time or both. I know from experience, as a work at home Mum, time and money are two things I do not have a lot of. So I had to think outside the box and come up with ways to promote and grow my business on little to no budget.Continue Reading →

What I Did That Made My Reach Fall Through The Floor!

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Now, I’ll admit I’m not one to blog too much about marketing. It’s not my forte so I tend to give the advice that I know and then leave it to the experts. But I wanted to share (aka vent) a tip I learnt this week from both external sources and my own experience. In fact, I heard this from 3 different sources, all in the space of 3 days! These 3 ladies, who are marketing gurus, were all sharing the same advice that I had funnily enough just done the week before.Continue Reading →

When Do I Need Website T&C’s, Privacy Policies and Website Disclaimers?

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Terms and conditions and privacy policies are the parts of a website that often get forgotten about. It’s not pretty and certainly doesn’t make for very exciting reading. But having a privacy policy, website disclaimer and terms and conditions on your website is something you might need to add to your to-do list if you haven’t already got them.Continue Reading →

I’m on Facebook and Etsy, Do I Really Need a Website?

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You’ve started your own business with a Facebook page, Instagram page or Etsy store and you’ve got a steady flow of sales and customers coming in. Everything is going well and then you ask yourself “do I really need a website?

The most common fears of having your own website is management costs, maintenance and then of course the build itself.Continue Reading →

Website Hosting For Beginners – Who To Choose?

website hosting providers for beginners simplified choosing a website hosting provider by Belinda Owen

High fives, you’ve decided to take the leap and build yourself a WordPress website. I’m not going to hit you with roses and lollipops, it’s going to be a learning curve. But once you master it you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

The first thing you need to do before you start is find yourself a hosting provider. In today’s blog I am going to show what to look for in a hosting provider and how to choose the best plan for you. Don’t worry, no tech speak here. This blog is all for the beginners because we all started here at one point.Continue Reading →