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

Deciding Whether or Not to Niche

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 and serial networker. 'I'm alway happy to chat and advice is always...

How to get a grant for your website or online advertising campaign in Humberside.

If you’re thinking of creating your first website, upgrading a site, or launching an online marketing campaign, you could get one of two grants from the government to fund part of the process. We can make it easy to fund and get a site this way.

How Much Does a Website Cost?

How much does a website cost on average in the UK?

Although there’s no easy answer to this big question, here I go through the most important considerations to give you the simplest, most useful answer possible.

What to Measure on Your Website

A wise man once said, “Measurement is fabulous. Unless you’re busy measuring what’s easy to measure, as opposed to what’s important.” So what is important?

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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…

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.

Website help 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…

Why is no-one visiting my website?

You’ve spent the money, or time, on a great new website for your business only to find no-one is visiting it. I get lots of people asking me the question ‘How can I get visitors to my website?’
My first response is always…

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How to Increase Website Conversions Through Live Chat

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 and serial networker. 'I'm alway happy to chat and advice is always...
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A basic introduction to building a page using the Divi visual builder

Here I give you a basic introduction to the Divi builder. This is a powerful visual builder that allows you to build stunning web pages.

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Adding a Blog to a WordPress Divi Website

This blog explains how to add a blog to a WordPress website if it is built using the Divi theme.

How Much Does a Website Cost?

How much does a website cost on average in the UK?

Although there’s no easy answer to this big question, here I go through the most important considerations to give you the simplest, most useful answer possible.

Website Content. Help, hints and tips

Many people choose to create their own website content. Once that decision has been made many people are then unsure where to start. Those that do make a start are unsure about the level of details that’s required and what to write about…

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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A basic tour of WordPress

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

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

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.

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)…

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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.

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…

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