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Why Blogging is Crucial to Your Website

October 3rd, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Business Development, SEO, Web Development.
Where do you stand when it comes to blogging? If you fall into one of the categories below then this post is for you: You have a website but you don’t have a blog. You have a website with a blog feature enabled, but it never gets updated. You blog now and again but don’t [...]...

Tips on Overcoming Writer’s Block and Getting Ideas for Blog Posts

September 18th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Business Development, Miscellaneous, SEO.
I try to write a blog post as regularly as possible, or at least as and when time allows. Posting at regular intervals and keeping the content fresh is great for Search Engine Optimisation, but also ensures your visitors keep coming back to see what’s new. As well as the obvious bene...

9 Ways To Improve Your Home Office

September 13th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Business Development.
I recently published a blog post with some tips on how to focus when working at home. With this, I think it’s also important for you to make sure your working environment is right to improve focus and increase productivity, so here are a few tips on how to improve your home office sp...

Coding Standards Explained, and How You Will Benefit From Using Them

September 10th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Business Development, Web Development.
Over the past few years the importance of having a strong set of coding standards has really stood out for me. Especially since becoming freelance, I tend to find myself dabbling into a lot more work done by other developers where most of the time it’s clear no set of coding rules ar...

Lessons I’ve Learnt During My First Six Months Freelancing

September 7th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Business Development.
In a recent post I wrote containing tips to prevent distraction, I mentioned that I’d be writing a lot more about my experiences whilst freelancing. I remember when I first became self-employed, reading blogs by people that had already been freelancing for a number of years offered s...

Easily Distracted?! Six Ways To Focus on Focusing

September 5th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Business Development.
I’ve been freelancing for over 6 months now and, boy, has it been one hell of a rollercoaster. Some things are as I imagined they would be, but there are some things that no amount of books or blogs can prepare you for. I hope to post more about my freelancing experiences over the fo...