What Do I Need to Know About Web Domains & Hosting for My Website?

Web domains and hosting are an essential piece of the website puzzle – you can’t build one without them. But what are they? What purpose do they serve? And what’s the difference between them?

A Closer Look at Being Yourself

What does it really mean to be yourself? You’re told to “be yourself” all the time, but do you really take it in? Does it resonate? Here are some of my definitions of being yourself.

Tips for Managing Your Mental Health When You’re Self Employed

Mental health is a huge topic, but it can be helpful to share your experiences for others to learn from. I often find myself fighting to be productive, so I’m sharing some tips I’ve learnt that may be useful to you.

How Do I Brand My Business?

Branding your business is a core step that needs to come early in the process. Getting your brand right from the start is important in ensuring a consistent experience for your clients or customers and your team.

Start Where You Are

No one successful was “ready”; it’s a myth. Start taking small steps that lead to bigger changes. There seem to be many things we put off due to not feeling ready. Changing careers, travel, achieving any dream or goal really. Sometimes, taking action may truly not be possible. But time and time again, this is a façade. Achievement is all in your mindset.

Things You Can Learn From Your Job (Even If It Isn’t “The One”)

I don’t think you need to worry about your first job or internship being perfect. I don’t think it needs to be the thing you really want to do, the place you want to spend your life, or the people you want to continue life with, all at the same time first time around. What I do believe is that you need to do something.

Managing Tax, Kiwisaver, and Student Loans When You’re Self-Employed

For some reason, being self-employed means you take on many of the financial burdens of a business – all by yourself. This can be tough, especially when you first start out. But once you have a grasp on how it all works, you can get it under control.

How Do I Build a Website for My Business?

So you have a business to grow and you’re thinking about a website. Where do you start?

10 Reasons to Work for Yourself

Passion is really important when setting out on your own. When you love what you do, you feel fulfilled. I encourage anyone with a passion to think about how they can turn it into a career. One way to do this is to work for yourself – here are my top reasons to take the plunge!

What is a Sole Trader?

For my first post sharing some of my learnings, I’m kicking it off with some key information about being a sole trader in New Zealand.

Glow Creative Launch

Hello, my name is Ashleigh Kooyman, and I’m excited to introduce you to Glow Creative – a digital design business. Glow was born of passion. Fuelled by a desire to enjoy working life and push outside the boundaries of a typical ‘job’.