Notebook

A place that I write to about the things that I love and are interested in.

change your domain name

Changing your domain name is scary!

There are many reason why you might need to change the domain name for your business or blog. Maybe you are re-branding, or maybe your blog is taking a new direction? Whatever the reason, changing domain names can be scary.

This week I wrote a guest blog post for Brisbane Freelance Copywriter, Dr Lara Cain Gray. Lara’s blog called Charming Language is full of book reviews, writer chats and randoms rants. She knows well the stress of migrating blogs to a new domain name. We were please to help her migrate her blog over this year with great results.

If you need affordable copy created for your project, be sure to check her website out.

Why-copywriting-matters

I often get asked why copywriting matters to a new clients site. The simple answer is, your website copy attracts the search engines that drive traffic to your site. It’s the vehicle that converts a prospect into a customer. If your copy is not relevant, the customer will leave the site.

Good content is a necessity if you want to be found in search results.

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tips from a graphic designer on how to build your brand

A designers tips on how to build your brand

How to build your brand. Branding is more than just your company’s logo. It’s your image and the story that your image tells to your customers. With the rise of social media, a brands image has never been more important. Company’s now post material to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and many more platforms. But how do you ensure that what you are sending out there represents your brand and attracts your customers? Read more…

Stock Images, the good, the bad, the ugly

At some stage in a project you may need stock images. It’s very easy to purchase them now-days off various stock websites, and later I will list some great ones.

When it comes to stock images, there are a few thing you need to take into account. Read more…

how-to-become-a-freelance-graphic-designer

This is a question I get all the time from young students about to finish university. They are wondering what it takes to become a freelance graphic designer. Anyone can be a graphic designer, but it takes some extra skills to be a freelance graphic designer. Read more…

rio-logo-design

I think being asked to design the logo for the Olympics would be just as exciting as being picked on an Olympic team. The designers create everything from the logo to the tickets, the mascots, medals…the list goes on. Generally the Olympic collateral is outsourced to various local graphic design companies to ensure it is all ready in time.

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RonnfeldtTile

I love logo design and branding, it is really one of the fun parts of our job. When it comes to branding your business, I am a one stop shop, I can do your logo design, stationery, website, brochures and exhibition stands. From start to finish I can manage it all.

All freelance designers have different creative processes, below is how I do it. Read more…

Graphic-Design-Freelance-Rates

I often get asked about my graphic designer hourly rate here in Australia. While some freelance designers charge by the hour, I like to give my clients a fixed price for their projects. For some services I do have a fixed price (eg one page websites). But generally as each project is so different, I find it’s better to quote on a job by job basis.

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domains-names-registration

At some time or other in your business, you may or may not decide to change your hosting provider. When you transfer a domain, you are telling ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) that you want an alternative registrar to manage your domain. Read more…

Single page websites

When you are starting your online presence for your business you need more than an under construction page. A single page website might be the answer.

Single page websites can be a good solution for anyone not ready to roll out an entire site. And when we say this we mean, you need to have an online presence but you don’t have the content to fill a whole site. This single page could be an overview of your business, with some contact details. Giving you a legitimate presence on the web while you are working on building your business and building your content.  Read more…