Self Employed

Technology productivity

Are we more productive with technology?

Thanks to the genius invention of the internet, we are becoming a nation of workers who would rather email than pick up a phone to make a call or write a letter. On average us British workers send and receive a staggering 10,000 emails every year but has it made us any more productive? One

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making time for your children

How to become a childminder

Are you thinking about how to become a childminder? Childminding can be an incredibly rewarding and flexible way to balance caring for a family and earning an income. Although its not all plain sailing (there will be days when you see more bodily fluids than you thought it possible for little bodies to produce), taking

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annoying things non parents say

Beating the morning rush

Is beating the morning rush just a pipe dream? Ever blown up the microwave trying to ‘emergency-dry’ a school shirt (surely there was another clean one in the drawer)? Or realised halfway to school that you haven’t brushed your child’s hair, let alone tied it back? And if you get all that right, how about

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life as a freelance editor

Life as a Freelance Editor

Before my daughter was born I would insist that I would definitely go back to the office as an online editor on a full-time basis. Wow, how things change once you see that special little face staring up at you. Becoming a parent definitely puts life into perspective. Some people relish the thought of going back

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Idiots guide to twitter

Using twitter to promote your business

Using twitter to promote your business can give you the kick-start  you need. If you have a Facebook account, but you don’t have a clue how Twitter works, you’re missing out on a sensational, and very quick way to promote your business to millions of people simultaneously. Think of Facebook like going into the same room,

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