Monday, 20 December 2010

Busy Busy

On a mission at the moment to get a project off the ground the snow has not helped but in South Wales roads have remained clear. Did a major job on the drive with a mass of grit so should be able to get into work with ease.

Blog wise been quiet as have a major project on the go prior to Christmas. Met up with an old friend today who was in good health and spirits which was great.

Had to reminisce to a dark time in my history where a business I had went pop but when I look back despite the hangover of that business can still be positive about some things, certainly found out who my friends were or were not anyway :)

Got my little girl set up with a blog today she is only eight but she was gobsmacked at how easy it all was, bought her a domain as well www.jessielou.co.uk (not set up yet). Actually she should be able to keep that for life (name is Jessica Louise Phillips) even when she gets married and makes me a grandfather (shudders, that is scary).

The Town was an awesome film, maybe one the best this year although Kick Ass was this year so maybe not the very best film.

Been watching 30 Rock which is easy to watch a little off the wall, Peep Show back, amazing, and did start to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm but Curb is a hard watch, very very cringe worthy. 

Sunday, 12 December 2010

RPF End of Era

Well my time at Right Price Furniture came to an end on Friday and it has been an interesting three years.

Of all the places I have worked I would say pretty amazing that so many could get on so well given their different backgrounds. I do not think I have seen that before, it was pretty closely knit when I think about it. Anyway some gerat people, joy to work with.

Sad but these things happen, never look back in anger is my motto :)

My most immediate concern now is how to pay the mortgage next week, we, the family could eat into some very slim savings but hopefully that will not be needed.

I have managed to get my 40 odd websites generating a little cash but it is a long way from being anything other than pocket money. Actually given the time I have invested I think I might have been better off working in Tesco, doh.

On that note over the weekend I did buy some more shopping themed sites, Sofas Beds Sale and Futons For Sale.

Sofa Beds is one area that the Internet might be late to make an impact as a vital part of the decision to buy is the quality of the opening mechanism.

Friday, 3 December 2010

More News on Job Front

We have been told that the proposed merger with the company that was going to take over the business has now fallen through. So it is about time I polished up my freelance website.

I suppose my most immediate way of getting work is going back to what I know best and that is basic IT Support Wales. However over the last three years I have spent much of it looking at Adwords in an attempt to get the very best value.

The main thing with Adwords is ROI and to be very creative when looking for the various terms to bid on and then to spend a lot of time in Google Analytics measuring the success or lack thereof on various strategies.

Looking around at various websites gives me a lot of encouragement as some major national retailers are making basic errors. Even the company that was supposed to taking over, themselves a major on-line retailer I still felt I could have made a big impact.

Recently I went to Google's Headquarters in Dublin, whilst they have many young intelligent highly motivated staff they do lack a few years experience in a highly competitive sales environment which is something I draw on a lot.

I have enjoyed my time at Right Price Furniture as a Marketing guru and I have learned an awful lot so I have no regrets there.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Out of Work

Well it is almost official now out of work from w/c 13th December 2010 already one offer of work in though so it is not all doom and gloom.

As things stand though it is freelance which is good and bad, a little less secure for sure.

Time to polish up the CV methinks.