Sam Hollis Web Design

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Sam Hollis Web Design

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Sam Hollis Web Design

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Welcome to our ever-expanding collection of resources. These are designed to help you with your business online. There are a few personal stories thrown in along the way. Have a browse, there will be something for you. 

Business Resources

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Growing your business with networking

I have built a business, almost entirely, using networking. I continue to network, although less than I used to. I now have a large business network, built up from going to networking meetings. These are people I’ve met, chatted with over coffee and I know…

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A tour of Moosend

Get a guided tour of the Moosend interface. See how to setup mailing lists newsletters and automatic emails, all for free

Thinking Outside Your Website

As a web designer, I know exactly how it feels to get a website on the internet…

Then come the questions: What do I do now? Where is the bonanza of customers knocking on my virtual door? I’ve got this great site, so why isn’t it generating great business?

Although a good site is a big step on the way to getting torrents of business online, it is still the first step.

Internetworking: Making the Most of Networking Online

Networking is great for small businesses. I built my company around it with the help of hundreds of handshakes and thousands of cups of coffee. It’s good news then that networking can go on, even if the handshakes can’t. Thanks to online video conferencing technology, social media and some clever organisers, there are many ways to make similar connections on the net.

Why should I be interested in lead magnets?

Why should I be interested in lead magnets?

The short answer is you should be interested because a good lead magnet generates lots of leads, which make you money. They are a heck of a lot better at doing this than normal home pages or ‘contact me’ links for a few reasons

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Connecting your Website to Google Search Console

Sam Hollis Web DesignRisk free, Pay as you Go websitesSam Hollis Web DesignRisk free, Pay as you Go websitesSam Hollis Web DesignRisk free, Pay as you Go websites Sam Hollis is a Web Designer, Dad, Serial networker and Smallholder. 'I'm alway happy to chat and advice...
Writing a WordPress Blog

Adding a new blog to your website

Sam takes you through a step by step guide to adding blogs to your WordPress Website.

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Collecting emails from your website

Why would you want to collect email addresses from people visiting your website? Well, you can contact them. That’s pretty useful. Being able to send something into a lead’s inbox is much more powerful, personal and direct than posting on social media…

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Living the laptop lifestyle

We have all heard about the laptop lifestyle. Traveling and working. But how does it work in practice and could it work for you? I’ll start by explaining where I am currently living and whether I can really be said to be living the laptop lifestyle. I’m currently living in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, in Africa.

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Making use of your mailing list

Any emails in your distribution list are usually hard-won and worth making the most of. But what is the best way to make the most of these precious resources?

Website help and advice

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Connecting your Website to Google Search Console

Sam Hollis Web DesignRisk free, Pay as you Go websitesSam Hollis Web DesignRisk free, Pay as you Go websitesSam Hollis Web DesignRisk free, Pay as you Go websites Sam Hollis is a Web Designer, Dad, Serial networker and Smallholder. 'I'm alway happy to chat and advice...
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Photos for your website, blog and social media

Websites, social media and blogs need images or videos for engagement and looks. A webpage of plain text or a plain text Facebook post isn’t going to get much attention…

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A basic tour of WordPress

This video shows you around the basic functions within the WordPress dashbo

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Basic Image editing

This video shows you how you can do basic image editing using free software…

Thinking Outside Your Website

As a web designer, I know exactly how it feels to get a website on the internet…

Then come the questions: What do I do now? Where is the bonanza of customers knocking on my virtual door? I’ve got this great site, so why isn’t it generating great business?

Although a good site is a big step on the way to getting torrents of business online, it is still the first step.

Give your website a five minute check

Websites are often built in a flurry of activity and excitement and then very often ignored and forgotten. Even those that are updated with new blogs and content can gradually fall behind…

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The advantages of online booking

Are you a therapist, or another professional who makes money from appointments? How do people book those appointments? For regulars, it’s often easy. At the end of the appointment get out the diary and book in the next one.
What about the new client? Or the client who just comes periodically. How do they get an appointment? Usually, this is by phone, text, Whatsapp, Facebook message, or another messaging system trying to get hold of you.

Blogging to Promote Your Website

You can build a good, solid flow of regular visitors to your website with the help of a well written blog. This makes them a useful tool, no matter what you’re trying to do online. Here’s how to do it.

How to Get My Website Found on Google

I get many, many questions about how my clients can get SEO on their site, how they can use SEO to bring more visitors in and such. So, it seems like a good idea to put the answers out there for you guys.

Looking After Your WordPress Website

Many customers come to me with their WordPress websites out of date, insecure and malfunctioning, which is of course not ideal. So, I’m giving you a few tips on how to maintain your WordPress website to keep it secure and functioning.

Personal Stories

The long day

The raft flipped. One, two, three, four, five… six…seven, eight. Everyone quickly popped out of the water and were hanging onto the sides. This part of the river wasn’t so hard. I wasn’t sure how it had flipped…

Why am I not lambing this year?

Why should I be lambing? Because I have six sheep, chewing happily in the field at home, which I look over as I write. I have 2 lambs and 4 ewes (mature females)…

laptop by the pool

Living the laptop lifestyle

We have all heard about the laptop lifestyle. Traveling and working. But how does it work in practice and could it work for you? I’ll start by explaining where I am currently living and whether I can really be said to be living the laptop lifestyle. I’m currently living in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, in Africa.

Maputo from across the bay

The Big Move

At the end of a normal day, my wife asked ‘would you like to move to Mozambique?’. My first reaction was to find a map.

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