Maintaining online relationships

If you have a web presence going on with your business, you will soon discover that different clients have unique expectations of communication. There are times when projects get stressful and sometimes ppl get heated in the moment. Here are a few scenarios below and how to negotiate this wonderful minefield! The Hound dog: These ppl email you at the…

Self Publishing a book – 10 easy tips

If someone told me 10 years ago that I would be releasing my own book, I would have laughed in their face. Well 30,000 words later, a bit older, a little bit wiser – it has actually happened! I have since met some people who have also written a book and have said they would like to do the same.…

My NZ flag design

Rationale: So there has been a lot of public debate (esp online) about this. Those who know me understand I’m a passionate supporter of anything kiwi & I love my country. Am I happy the govt is spending $26 Million on this referendum? NO! There are cheaper ways to handle this I believe, plus plenty of other things we could…

3 Hot tips to improve your site security

After my own servers getting hacked at the beginning of this year I have tightened up on security, done a LOT of reading about the topic and want to share some useful tips. 1. PASSWORDS!! Read this link to find out the most used passwords and how the hackers use this to mess up your day. If your password appears…

How to master SEO ratings

Here is a handy article published by Blue Host. You’ve heard it here (and here and here) before: Search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial to popping up in Google’s holy grail of search results. If you’re still unsure how to tackle SEO (and bring many more eyeballs to your site), start here: 1. Use Targeted Keyword Phrases. To land near…

How to get the best quality videos hosted online

Ive recently been working on a funding application for a major singing group in Australia. We wanted the application and support material to “stand out” from the rest, so instead of sending a budget looking reverbnation link etc, we created an outstanding showreel which featured the individual singers on stage at a large theatre. It was filmed in HD but…

Email + domains. Whats the relationship? Handy tip!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of deleting 33,000 emails from my Gmail account. It was interesting to reflect on messages like hundreds of MySpace friend requests, past travel bookings and the occasional message from ex girlfriends. I was amazed by the memories and how fast everything changes on the web. I remember thinking My Space was going to be…

Are you Blunt or Sharp? Creating with an edge

I was thinking today about the creatives that get heard and noticed usually have a fairly high level of intensity. The role of an artist has always been to help people to think differently. To challenge the norm, shake the tree. Some artists have lost their lives or been jailed because of it. Eg John Lennon.. Whenever you challenge an…

NEW look website for 2015. Clean is the new cool.

2015 is a great excuse to revamp your website. Ive chosen a clean look for my websites with a free theme called “Matheson”. I have chosen a customised google font which makes it look fresh and modern. Ideally white backgrounds are the easiest to read. Ever wondered why ebooks only have white pages? Makes sense doesn’t it! Give people a…