Welcome aboard Vanessa!
It definitely sounds like you’re in an interesting position helping people find businesses.
Hopefully you find the forums helpful and can provide some insightful advice for others!
Hey @jacquipryor, thanks for flagging these bugs, that 404 issue you were experiencing should now be fixed if you’d like to give it another shot.
Good to know about the junk email issue, we’ll look at changing the email formatting to prevent this.
Thanks very much for the detailed feedback, it’s very much appreciated and we’ll work it into our list.
With regards to your signature, it can be edited here: https://www.flyingsolo.com.au/my-account/
Go to ‘forum profile’ then ‘profile’ then ‘edit’ and you should have a signature section. We’re working to make the…[Read more]
Yeah i’d say avoiding dots, dashes and numbers is a good start point, but potentially also looking to shorten the brand name if possible.
Could you shorten it further for your handle to Shinehypno? People will still see your full business name on your profile but then it’ll be easier to type in if they see it in print.
My preference would be without the full stop if they’re both available, as you mentioned this is easier for people to find if they’ve seen your instagram handle in print or elsewhere.
In regards to the 2 businesses, it doesn’t really sound like the gut health side of things fits under the umbrella of “hypnotherapy” so it may be out of…[Read more]
Initially I tried large print companies like officeworks for promotional material but found a smaller supplier that was more flexible and understood in more detail what I was looking for. They could also provide design support to make sure everything was properly aligned prior to printing.
I found larger suppliers more likely to print without…[Read more]
Thanks for checking in and apologies for the delay in updates, we’ve now managed to get on top of the majority of the spam issues by filtering out a number of troublesome IP addresses. This should greatly improve the post quality we see across the forum.
What functionality would you still like to see across the forum? The…[Read more]
I think a lot of people go in without plans for it to be something serious, more out of a personal passion for something. I’ve got a side hustle as a digital consultant that I have no plans to scale and generates some additional income for me outside of my full time job.
I really enjoy it and have friends who undertake similar…[Read more]
JonoW-15 replied to the topic ABN or ACN / Insurance / Packaging Service for SkinCare in the forum Starting your journey 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Unfortunately I can’t offer much insight on point 1 or 2, but for 3 and 4 I’d say VISY would be worth contacting. Their recycled products are environmentally friendly (this should be a big consideration when choosing packaging) and locally made. They can also offer cardboard, bottles and other options for getting you up and…[Read more]
Hi @mibc , welcome to the forum.
+1 for above about Xero, they’ve got a pretty amazing product and would certainly need accounting skills.
In regards to breaking into management, have you considered taking on management courses ahead of applying for new roles to help you make the shift? AIM in Melbourne have a load of different management…[Read more]
Hey @bb1 welcome back!
Good point about the report spam button, i’ll flag this one with the developers.
We’ve made great progress on a bunch of other changes to return functionality of the previous forum and to improve navigation for users. The admins are definitely still about!
We’ve implemented a couple of changes to decrease the spam post volume, we’re still trying to finalise this so that less slip through the net.
In regards to coversations/post volumes, we did experience a drop off in organic search traffic from launching the new forum which has now been restored. So hopefully with that we’ll…[Read more]
Yeah I can’t really fault their subscription platform, not the cheapest but lets you jump between computers easily and the cost is pretty modular so you can chop and change what platforms you need at the time.
For inspiration I’ll often lean on people that I’ve worked with in previous roles or they’ll be friends that are in a similar profession.
It is tricky going from a friendship to asking them for professional support. I think it’s a matter of testing the waters and see if they’re interested in providing help.
Welcome to the forum!
You may be able to find some of these business owners through the Flying Solo directory, there may be some accomodation and hospitality businesses there that will be interested in participating.
Thanks for the feedback, we’re currently working through a multiple issues flagged by members as a matter of urgency, one of those being spam/bot posts. Once we get this out of the way we’ll be able to work through more of the design/functionality changes.
In the last week we’ve re-introduced a number of key functions to deliver a…[Read more]