So there I am, sitting quietly at the bar with my mate Tony, a fresh pint of Guinness sitting in front of me, anticipation for my first swallow building. The boozer is pretty much empty apart from a French couple and a scattering of Monday night locals. A nice few quiet pints and some light conversation is just what I’m after, but the peace and quiet is about to be broken.
Articles archives centered on the business side of art and creativity. Business is the opposite end of the creative stick, and so when we pick up one end we pick up both. Unlike what some may suggest, creativity and business are not mutually exclusive. They are in fact coexistent in any endeavour, and when we embrace both we can achieve success.
So I mentioned On Page SEO above, so let’s talk about that. I don’t expect to rank for this article in Google because there’s far too much competition from well established sites that specialise in SEO. But I’ll do the basic on page SEO because it’s good practice and I’ve conditioned myself to do it.
It’s my view that the more small scale producers and manufacturers of things who are operating in the locality, then the stronger our society and economy. Diversity is good. It allows people choice and helps communities grow and become self-sustaining. But alas that not how we do things.
I love psychology and marketing, so I’m making this content for you – Freelancers and small business owners. See how you can achieve a measured advantage by getting inside your own mind and the minds of your buyers. You’ll see how you can get your stuff out there under the noses of people who matter by understanding the technology and how your buyer’s mind works.
Most mornings I don’t know what to write about. This morning is one of those. I have a few ideas in my head jostling for position so the plan here is to just write and see where my mind and hands take me. Generally, I like to have the bones of a plan to work to, but sometimes it’s best to have a broad idea and just go with the flow.
I’ve worked in the construction industry for most of my adult life, since I was 15 actually. And for a long time, it put money in my pocket. I’m grateful for that. I’m also grateful for what working in this business has taught me, and it has taught me plenty. But it’s a toxic game to operate in and everyone I speak to in the construction industry agrees with me.
Hard selling is difficult to take, isn’t it? Businesses incapable of reading what it is you need trying to sell you shit you don’t want. Insurance salesmen do it, banks do it, supermarkets do it, for Christ’s sake even veterinarians do it! Well, all selling is not made equal, you don’t have to do it like this.