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How To Make Your Christmas Gift Guides Stand Out

How To Make Your Christmas Gift Guides Stand Out

For those of you who don’t know, a ‘gift guide’ is basically a guide or list designed to help your customers choose great products from your business. You may well have seen them produced by companies such as John Lewis, Amazon or small independent gift shops. You may be thinking, why should I bother creating a ...
How A Mind-Shift Can Seriously Change Your Business

How A Mind-Shift Can Seriously Change Your Business

When the drearier months roll in we can all fall into a slight rut when it comes to ourselves and to our businesses. But sometimes all you need is a bit of a mind-shift to alter your perspective and to boost your inspiration. Here are three reasons how a change in mind-set can seriously boost your ...
Focus On: Becky Kerr!

Focus On: Becky Kerr!

If you love classic, sophisticated, down-right beautiful weddings, then you’re going to love Becky Kerr. Soon after graduating from Manchester University with a degree in photography Becky worked for numerous magazines in London as a photo editor and graphic designer. After starting a young family she decided that it was time to get behind the camera ...
Being the heart and inspiration for your business

Being the heart and inspiration for your business

Being the heart and inspiration for your business, whether it’s a one-man band, a small company of three or medium-sized business with four regional stores is critical to making the business a success. There are one or two people who provide the drive and passion for making it all work and the reason it started ...
5 Things To Do Now To Boost Holiday Business

5 Things To Do Now To Boost Holiday Business

Christmas is one of the biggest and most important dates in the retail calendar for almost every business. Last year the average person in Britain spent around £868 on their Christmas celebrations. That figure doesn’t sound like something you would want to miss out on. So here are five things you can do RIGHT NOW to boost your ...
How To Get Stuff Done When You Feel Totally Unmotivated

How To Get Stuff Done When You Feel Totally Unmotivated

Many of you in business can probably relate to this. When you first started your business you were probably pleasantly surprised that getting clients and finding work – the things that stab fear into the heart of most entrepreneurs – weren’t that difficult. Instead, the admin side of running your own company became the bane ...
Preparing Your Small Business For The Holidays

Preparing Your Small Business For The Holidays

You may think that Christmas songs, holiday offers and Yuletide preparations are premature but for the small business you can never start too soon. So let’s go over a few ways your business can start getting ready for the holiday season. Related posts: Seasonal and event driven promotions 5 Things To Do Now To Boost ...
October Round Up!

October Round Up!

It’s been a great couple of weeks on the blog this October. I hope you found this month’s posts inspiring and feel encouraged to get cracking on certain aspects of your business! If you missed any part of last month then here is a monthly round up of all the best bits from October. Enjoy! ...
The WordPress 101 Series!

The WordPress 101 Series!

We have recently completed our WordPress 101 series. For those of you who have been following along I hope it has cleared some things up and got you started on the road to blogging success. However don’t worry if you missed it, we’ve been very lovely people and included a list of links so that ...
18 Spooky Facts About Halloween!

18 Spooky Facts About Halloween!

As it’s Halloween this weekend we thought we would share some seasonal facts and fiction. Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world and is still one of the biggest celebrations in many countries around the world. But where did it all start? What are some superstitions? And how do others celebrate the day ...
9 WordPress Tips And Tricks To Make Your Life Easier!

9 WordPress Tips And Tricks To Make Your Life Easier!

WordPress is a great content management system and a wonderful format for blogging. It’s attractive and user friendly. However, if you use WordPress on a regular basis it’s important that you know some tricks of the trade so that the interface and editor are as easy to use as possible. Here are 9 WordPress tips ...
Seasonal and event driven promotions

Seasonal and event driven promotions

Seasonal and event driven promotions can help give your business a boost at key times, perhaps filling quite periods. Christmas and Easter are ones which immediately spring to mind, as they can be used to drive customers your way. And not only these annual calendar favourites; the same methods can be used for less universal ...
WordPress 101: Top Security Tips For Your Blog

WordPress 101: Top Security Tips For Your Blog

For the majority of us security is a priority – protecting our homes, families, businesses – but have you ever stopped and thought about how you’re protecting your blog? Probably not. So here’s a few simple tips and tricks to keeping your blog site safe from potential hackers. Related posts: WordPress 101: The Backstage Basics ...
WordPress 101: How To Use Yoast SEO Properly

WordPress 101: How To Use Yoast SEO Properly

Following on from our previous WordPress 101 blog posts we’re going to focus on the Yoast SEO plugin. Now if you’re not familiar with Yoast SEO then here’s a little overview. It’s a really popular SEO tool that works really well within WordPress blogs. I’m going to do a bit of a walk through on ...
Why Should You Belong To An Association?

Why Should You Belong To An Association?

One of the best parts of being in any industry is socialising and partnering with other fantastic people in your industry. At theimagefile we’re partnered with multiple photographic associations who we truly believe aim to support, benefit and grow photographers. We collated information from some of our partner associations so that we can give you a ...
WordPress 101: How To Write A Great Blog Post

WordPress 101: How To Write A Great Blog Post

Now that we’ve set up our WordPress blog, sorted out the backstage basics and added categories and tags, we’re going to take a look at how to write a great blog post and what you should do every time you post (before and after). Related posts: 12 Business Mistakes To Avoid WordPress 101: Top Security Tips ...
WordPress 101: Categories And Tags

WordPress 101: Categories And Tags

Now that you’ve set up your WordPress blog and set up the basics behind-the-scenes the next thing you need to do is write your content. As they say content is king and pretty much the only reason people are going to visit your blog, so the more you can get out there, the better. However ...
WordPress 101: The Backstage Basics

WordPress 101: The Backstage Basics

Now that we’ve gone through why you need a blog and how to set up/import your own, we’re going to concentrate on some behind-the-scenes basics. In this tutorial we will assume that you are not planning on editing the CSS of your site and are just going to choose a pre-made theme and start blogging. ...
Featured Website: Rachel Molina Photography

Featured Website: Rachel Molina Photography

Rachel Molina contacted our website design team because she wanted to integrate her wedding portfolio into her landscape and portrait site. She specifically wanted a very simple design with a left-hand navigation bar and a slideshow of images without thumbnails. We’re really excited to show you this build as we think it is a really ...
WordPress 101: How To Set Up Your Blog

WordPress 101: How To Set Up Your Blog

Following on from our previous blog post, 5 Reasons You Need To Start A Blog Right Now, we are going to focus on two things; how to set up a WordPress blog within theimagefile system and how to import your blog if you’ve already got started. Related posts: WordPress for everyone on theimagefile! Advanced Contact ...
Focus On: Trudi Scrumptious!

Focus On: Trudi Scrumptious!

If you love adorable babies and stunning portraiture you are going to fall head over heels for Trudi Butler, founder of Trudi Scrumptious Photography. Her images are beautifully soft and gentle and her styling is second to none – just have a look at her gorgeous Edinburgh based studio! We hope you enjoy… Related posts: ...