Blogging Isn’t Enough: We Have To Create “Intimate” Content


When I started blogging in the summer of 2005, I wrote a few rubbish posts and gave up. And then, one year later, I looked at my visitor stats and saw that people were reading my rubbish posts, I was astounded. Not being completely stupid, I continued. I soon had hundreds of visitors a day and was receiving multiple requests for work. However, the situation is … [Read more...]

Grow Your Personal Brand On These 4 Platforms

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Never count on anything. Online platforms come and go. The only thing that's constant in your life is you. That's why growing your personal brand and increasing your following is central to online success.  Google, Facebook, Twitter et al can move the goalposts at the drop of a hat. In the worst case scenario you'll be left with a website and an email list. Why am I … [Read more...]

Using Social Media to Find a Job with Illustrator David Cousens

Using Social Media to Find a Job with Illustrator David Cousens One of the very many benefits of interviewing various creative business people for the Design and Marketing podcast is that it takes me away from my small world. During the last few years on this website I have mostly written about what works for me. When I was starting out online in 2006-2008 I basically wrote any old rubbish blog post and I … [Read more...]

How To Start A Podcast With WordPress, Blubrry PowerPress and Libsyn


For the last few months now the blogosphere has been hot with the word "podcast". As podcasting is not as ubiquitous as video, small businesses can utilize this medium more effectively as there is less competition. If you want to start a podcast you could do no worse that to go to the podcasting expert, Pat Flynn at … [Read more...]

DMP 005: Running a Design Business with Wes McDowell

Running a Design Business with Wes McDowell

My guest for the fifth episode of the Design and Marketing podcast is the wonderfully witty Wes McDowell. (Duration: c. 45 minutes.) Wes runs a design shop in Los Angeles, California, and is known for having one of the best design podcasts on iTunes, The Deeply Graphic DesignCast. But only a few years ago Wes was freelancing in Seattle. How did he get here from there? … [Read more...]

DMP 002: Interview with Andy Sowards

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The second show of my Design and Marketing Podcast has an interview with Andy Sowards, a web designer and blogger from Virginia, USA. If you haven't checked out Andy's blog you really need to – it's going to be one of the top web design blogs out there. The great thing about Andy's story is that he was working in Subway after having left college only a few years ago. Fast … [Read more...]

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