Starting your own business

Niall Deakin
05 Feb 21
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Want to know what it takes to start your own business? Here are some of my personal experiences in doing that.

Accounting, Bank Accounts, Book Keeping, Business, Business Startup, Companies House, FreeAgent, freelance, GOV.UK, HMRC, Limited Company, Partnership, Self Assessment, Self Employed, Sole Trader, Tax Return, Taxes, UK

Lockdown 2021

Niall Deakin
22 Jan 21
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I’m writing this a few weeks into 2021, and as a UK business, the global pandemic has been “something else”. Now, back in March 2020, I had a fairly decent stream of work coming in. However when we first went into Lockdown, the work dried up.A good number of my clients were in hospitality, and […]

Achievements, Covid, COVID-19, Goals, Growth, Lockdown, Pandemic, Small Business

Don’t buy from [Online Theme/Plugin Marketplace]

Niall Deakin
08 Nov 20
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In case anyone reading this doesn’t know, I’ve been working with WordPress since the very early days. I’ve seen a lot change, what to do and what not, and I will honestly say that WordPress is not the complete solution. It is heavily limited in so many ways, and very vulnerable in others. It’s not […]

Developers, Envato, Marketplace, plugins, Scam, snake-oil, Themeforest, themes, WordPress

Take some time out

Niall Deakin
02 Oct 20
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Giving yourself a break is important. It helps you refocus and re-energise. Here’s my musings, mainly about my pets.

Being productive in these uncertain times

Niall Deakin
17 Apr 20
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In these uncertain times (ooh, the drama), it’s good to be productive. Here are some of my thoughts and what I’ve been doing lately.

Games Design, Launch, Lockdown, New Project, New Site, Productivity, Web Design, Web Development

The difference between MB/s and Mbps

Niall Deakin
10 Jan 20
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I’ve been having loads of issues with my internet of late. After an OS update, I suddenly was unable to stream; I was dropping all the frames. The only thing that had changed was an update in my OS.Weird, right? Using the updating and down-dating the drivers did nothing, but I was moving away from […]

Bandwidth, Buffering, Download, ISP, Lag, MB/s, Mbps, Upload

Why Testing is Important

Niall Deakin
15 Nov 19
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It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a “developer” for, you always need to test things. I say this coming off the back of spending this entire morning (yes, the same day as I am writing and publishing this article) going through this very site and fixing things with the theme. I had recently been […]

Browsers, Curious Cat, Developer Error, Responsiveness, Testing, Updates, Web Development

Prices explained

Niall Deakin
27 Mar 19
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Trying to decide what to charge is always a difficult concept to grasp, especially when starting out. In this article I hope to explain the process freelancers and companies use to decide what to charge, as well as the reasons why potential clients are wary.

charges, freelance, invoices, pricing, rates

Are backups worth it?

Niall Deakin
20 Mar 19
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TL;DR, yes.
It should be common sense why you should have a backup, but it needn’t be an expensive thing; a bit of whit and time, and you’ll be sorted.

backups, database, repos, snapshots, SQL

About Clients

Niall Deakin
21 Sep 17
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Intro In a previous post, I said I’ll talk about “Toxic Clients”. ┬áThis is that article, except I’m going to tweak it to something more positive. I’ll be writing about all the different types of clients I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with, from the delightful to those who make me want to tear my […]