An interview with me in Freelance Advisor

Here’s the text of an interview with me on the Freelance Advisor website, which gives some more background on me and my business: What made you start your own business? Redundancy was the spur! Previously I’d never thought self employment was for me, but it seemed to be the right time to move into freelance working – with all the technology at my disposal and lots of local networking events to go to so that I could still meet people. I was also likely to face ageism in the very slow job market. What did you do before you started your … Continue reading

A good summer for a social media marketer

I have now been in business for nearly 18 months and I’m very pleased with my progress so far! I specialise in social media marketing for small businesses, mainly in the food, gardening, events, hospitality and green sectors. My way of working is to find out what makes the client and their product or service tick, then to research their market and set up Twitter and Facebook pages for them. It’s all about creating engagement with suppliers, customers, and other interested parties. Last year I gained my first client, Tuppenny Barn Organics, whose proprietor I knew through being a customer at Chichester farmers market and … Continue reading