Running a blog

Simple SEO tips tips all new bloggers need to know

I need to be honest up front about SEO. It’s not my area of expertise. My Google traffic has risen well over the last 18-24 months across all of my businesses, but it has not yet exploded. As a result, I don’t want to try to wing it and end up giving you bad advice. […] Continue Reading

Use guest posts to grow your influence

Hopefully you’re blogging, and blogging hard. If not, why not? It was the first step. Go back and do that! Once you start to build up a decent amount of content on your blog, you can start looking at ways to further increase your influence. Guest posting for increased influence One way of doing this […] Continue Reading

Using Fiverr to quickly prototype ideas

When you’re putting together a business or product, there will be stuff that isn’t in your skillset. That might be graphic design, video production, website edits, audio balancing or any one of thousands of things you’ll need to deal with. Sometimes you’ll have friends that can help out, and that’s great. Use them first. Call […] Continue Reading

Building relationships with influencers

The word “influencers” has a lot of negative connotations these days, mostly deserved. It’s been taken over by trendy little assholes with an Instagram account and a tonne of fake followers. If you run a business of any kind, you’re probably used to being spammed by them constantly. “I think my audience will love your […] Continue Reading

How blogging will lead to staggering Kickstarter success

Blogging about your market or niche is a cheap way to build yourself an audience of engaged followers. But it’s important to do it right, presenting yourself as an honest source of information. Long before I launched my first Kickstarter campaign for Hamtun Watches, I was blogging about watches. I knew that eventually I wanted […] Continue Reading

Struggling to name your business? Here are the best services to help

This one is more of a rant without a solution really. How the hell does anyone name a company or product well? This blog is called rssdvs.com because rossdavis.com was taken. My company is called Hamtun because Wikipedia said it was an ancient name for Southampton, where I’m based. My first watch was called the […] Continue Reading