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7 Free stock image sites for your blog, plus one bonus tip!

I find immense pleasure from writing and I want people to read what I’ve written, but I recognise some of the material is dry – but it’s still important. So to make dry content digestible, I always include an attractive photograph. When using images, make sure have permission – it’s someone’s property and it’s not [...]

2017-03-01T14:27:56+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|5 Comments

How outsourcing can save the world : 5 sites for finding virtual experts

If you’re open to the concept of a virtual outsourcing, and want to find an expert or sell your own expertise here are five online marketplaces you can turn to: Elance: Reportedly you can access over 2 million skilled freelancers and find freelance jobs from around the world. It’s free to join, post jobs, and [...]

2017-03-01T14:27:57+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Content writing about cloud inventory solutions: TradeGecko

I'm a regular guest on the TradeGecko blog producing intelligent, contemporary articles on inventory, that assist accountants and bookkeepers adopt easy strategies for increasing their income while supporting the inventory function of their client. In addition to writing these articles, I promote them via social media platforms, and drop links into relevant forum conversations. Useable [...]

2017-03-01T14:27:59+00:00 May 20th, 2015|0 Comments

VIDEO: 2 hours of Xero Payroll Training free

I've uploaded two hours of Xero Payroll training videos. They are easy to follow yet comprehensive and brimming with information. Topics covered in Setting up Xero Payroll: Australian Users video include: Setting up the Payroll Setting up Employees Setting up PayTemplates Defining Reports Layouts Tracking in Payroll Topics covered in Running a Xero Payroll / Pay Run: Australian [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:00+00:00 May 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Here is how I prefer images are uploaded to my website.

Instructions suitable for a VA. Note: The title on the icon – should be the same as the name of the blog post. Access the administrator part of the wordpress website. On the left menu bar click on the word Posts and then on the pop out menu click on all posts.You should now see [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:01+00:00 May 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Even a klutz can create elegant images using Canva

I needed some images created to go with my blog articles. Here’s an example of what I created using Canva – a free graphic design tool website: I like this style of image because: I own the copyright on it – so have no heart pumping concerns about using it. It’s crisp and clear yet [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:02+00:00 May 9th, 2015|2 Comments

Lessons learnt from the film BoyChoir

I was lucky enough to attend a preview screening of Boy Choir at Palace Centro. Before the movie started we visited Tinderbox for dinner and enjoyed an amazing cauliflower salad and artichoke pizza to die for. We will definitely be back. #Tinderbox before #PalaceCentro #ChoirBoys A photo posted by Heather Smith (@heathersmithau) on Apr 21, [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:03+00:00 April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

What to say when someone comments on your amazing hair transformation

My daughter's just had the most amazing hair-cut - you can read about it below. Being a very prepared teenager she's lined up what she's going to say when someone comments on her new short haircut – here are some suggested responses: • I am currently mastering the hair flick • It got stuck in one [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:04+00:00 April 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Offer up the office ping pong tables to the competitive jigsaw players and unleash the introverts!

Do you like jigsaw puzzles? I wrote about our family tradition for doing puzzles at Christmas times in Xero for Dummies. The competitive jigsaw players will stay up all night at our family functions to complete a jigsaw. Its serious stuff! We only ever do jigsaws designed by Ray Cresswell, you can google them, or try  ozgemtoys. [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:06+00:00 April 19th, 2015|0 Comments