Learning from The Travel Community

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be sent on a bloggers press trip to Valencia in Spain on behalf of vtravelled.com. It was an absolutely incredible experience which I will remember for a long time to come. Before departing I had expected to be amazed…

A Big Sweeping Update

I haven't written here much recently and I think it's about time for an update. I have a lot of different things to mention so I toyed with the idea of doing individual posts for each, but in the end I thought it would be most productive to just do…

Working The Graveyard Shift

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a post about my average working day. I thought that today it might be interesting to have a recap on what my hours are like now and how productive I'm being. Has anything changed? Let's find out. Working till 4:00am Not that…

Sometimes, Stuff Sucks

This post has been a long time coming, I think it's important that I document both for myself and for anyone reading my blog that starting a web design business isn't all bunny rabbits and dollar signs. Just like anything else in life, there are highs, and there are lows…

Fables & Fortune Hunters

I've spoken several times on this blog about The 4 Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferris (Amazon links: UK, US). A book which I didn't expect to enjoy nearly as much as I did. There was one particular passage that really struck home with me towards the end of the…

The Problem With Selling Web Design

There's an inherent problem with the way in which running a web design business works, and I really need to do something about it for my own business. The short version is that we treat prospective clients too nicely during the pitch and sale process, which lines us up for…