WordNerd is 6 Today! Lessons From the Last Year

Crikey Bill. WordNerd is six years old today. How did that happen!? I called HMRC to say I was becoming self-employed on 2 August 2011 and a HUUUGE amount has happened since then. Here’s some of what I’ve learnt in the last 12 months: 1. Stick to what you’re good at and be prepared to…

It’s Not Me, It’s You! When to Break Up With a Client

Just like personal relationships, some professional relationships work out. And some don’t. Professional ones tend to involve fewer romantic dinners, gifts and love notes than the intimate kind (usually) but – just like them – if it all seems too difficult, it’s not working. Sometimes you have to accept things won’t change and walk away…

WordCamp Nederland I: My First International Speaking Gig!

At some point during the summer, I’m not exactly sure when, I applied to be a speaker at WordCamp Nederland 2016. Matt Mullenweg (best known for developing WordPress in 2003 with fellow founder Mike Little) organised the first ever WordCamp 10 years ago in San Francisco. These days there are nearly 16 million WordPress websites and about 80…

How I Got Onto Page One of Google

I know it sounds a bit like one of those titles I was talking about in my last blog but this is a look at how I got onto page one of Google by doing a few straightforward things. This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive guide to SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), for that you…

You Don’t Make it Rain By Carrying an Umbrella

Two years, 9 months, 1 week, 5 days and 21 hours after I set up WordNerd it went BOOM!! It was the moment when the challenge to make sure there was money left at the end of the month became the challenge to manage multiple deadlines and stay on top of everything – while still…

Read This Book: Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath

Over the years, I’ve been a huge fan of fiction but I’ve only really read non-fiction during my degrees. Yet, since working for myself, I’ve got into business and pop psychology books. Nearly everything I’ve read has been helpful in some way so I thought I’d write-up a few reviews and spread them over a number of…