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

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.

3 tieresd cake stand

Packaging Your Services Part 2: Three-tier Pricing Strategy

This week, I tell you one of the best ways to price your packaged services to get the most out of them and boost the amount customers are willing to pay: Three, as they say, is the magic number, and tier-pricing is no different. Offering customers three tiers of pricing works incredibly well.

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.

Line of american style post boxes

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…

laptop showing google search

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...

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.

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.

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.

Packaging Your Services Part 1: How Packaging Services Can Earn You More Money

Tips on how to increase your income significantly through productisation – turning services and everyday things into priced, packaged products that can be sold as a unit

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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…

Website help and advice

analytics paper report

How to connect Analytics to your WordPress Website

This video shows you step by step how to connect Google Analytics to a WordPress Website.

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…

laptop showing google search

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...
woman having a massage

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.

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.

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.

Wordpress symbol floating in the sea

A basic tour of WordPress

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

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…

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.

Personal Stories

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.

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)…

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