How To Work From Abroad Without Your Boss Finding Out

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"At least sardines have space for tomato sauce between them!" The shocked lady said as we squeezed on a London commuter train. At least sardines swim around freely before they're packed into tins, I thought. Ten years ago, I disliked having to go to work (understatement of the … [Read more...]

How To Leave Your Job And Work For Yourself Online


I wasted years of my life working for other people and doing things I didn't want to do. I couldn't even remember what I did from one day to the next. Weeks and months few by. It was all so meaningless. When I look back now, nearly a decade after cubicle life, I ask myself … [Read more...]

From Freelancer to Entrepreneur

From Freelancer to Entrepreneur

From Wage Slave to Freelancer to Business Owner to Entrepreneur – simple, right? Speaking as someone who's feels like all of the above on any given day, I would say, no, it's not that simple. I became freelance because I didn't like working for companies. I set up … [Read more...]

I’m So Lucky!


I’m a very lucky man. I didn't alway think this. I used to fill my head with thoughts of how unlucky I was. “If only I was better looking. If only I’d been more popular at school. If only I’d been born with more innate talent.” That's embarrassing. Here's why I'm lucky: … [Read more...]

Growing and Selling Websites with Jon Phillips

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The next guest in my series of interviews for the Design and Marketing Podcast (please subscribe and/or leave a review) is Jon Phillips. These interviews are mainly of designers who run their own businesses. While Jon may not spend all his time … [Read more...]

Designers, how to avoid client disasters!


There is a game in this industry: the trade off between graphic designer and client. I have heard this expression in large design agencies many times: "this would be a great job if it wasn't for clients!" I disagree, I think it's a great job period. If you don't like your … [Read more...]

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