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Xero: My Money Valentine

My longest software relationship When it comes to software, I’ll admit I’m a bit of a flibberdy gibbet. I’m a sucker for a free software trial. (AppSumo has a picture of me on their office wall titled ‘Best Customer’.) Show me a whizzy app that does a cool thing, and...

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Are you a copycat? How to tell and how to stop

I get it. The line between inspiration and copying is exceedingly fine. And we all know that, of course, very few ideas are genuinely new. We all have to learn from somewhere.   I also know that legal copyright is super difficult to prove: change a few lines and it's...

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19 things NOT to do in a Facebook group

Or, online ettiquette instruction manual for real humans   These days, pretty much everything comes with an instruction manual. Whether it’s a state-of-the-art computer or a fork – you’re likely to be given some guidelines for use. But when we venture out onto the...

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How to be successful (even if you’re not popular)

Or, why big lists don't always mean big money We all have that one business friend. The one who started out when we did, but has now taken an elevator to the penthouse of success while we’re still puffing up the stairs to the mediocrity first floor. I have that...

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My year in review 2017

What worked, what didn't and my plans for 2018 If you’re anything like me, you’re probably feeling a bit weary. At this time of year I’m sure we could all do with some time out and a refresh. But for me it’s more than just tiredness. It feels like I’ve been whacked in...

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Copywriting rates: How much should you charge?

Post last updated: December 2017 Many Australian copywriters charge an hourly rate but more often copywriters charge a fixed rate for the entire project. Hourly rates range from $50–$80 per hour for new and junior copywriters, $80–$120 per hour for mid-level...

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How to handle a bad case of Blogstipation

Or, ways out of the creative rut Regular readers will have noticed that I haven’t blogged in a while. I can’t even remember writing my last blog. Yes, I’m a big believer in the BLOG LESS. BLOG BETTER mantra*, but seriously this is getting ridiculous. So this morning I...

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How I sold out my eCourse in 12 hours

Or, 11 ways to drive sales without actually selling “Eww.” That blog post headline makes my skin crawl. But it had to be done. Because it’s true — I really did sell out my SEO eCourse in just 12 hours. At around 8am I sent out my slightly ugly plain text email letting...

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Client testimonials: Your questions answered

When you work for yourself there are no performance reviews, no financial incentives and your birthday party is often celebrated by just you and your cat. So testimonials can be a huge source of encouragement, affirmation and joy. But more than that, testimonials are...

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Alice Bullivant
11:00 10 Apr 18
Kate's knowledge, advice and support is invaluable. Every single time I have followed her advice, things have improved for my business, and so much so that I invested in her full SEO course with the 1:1 option. This course is a must for small businesses that want to succeed - I should have done it much earlier. I cannot recommend Kate or her SEO course enough - thank you so much Kate for everything that you do and offer.read more
Casey Bryden
Casey Bryden
05:18 10 Apr 18
I'm currently working through the Degustation Recipe for SEO Success and so far my only regret is not having done it sooner. I can now clearly see the SEO opportunities for my business and I understand the actions that I need to take to get my business to the next level. Kate gets straight to the point and, while she clearly has the technical expertise, she manages to speak in layman terms to us non-SEO experts. The course is easily digestible, with short learnings and actions in each module, making it easy to get through between family and work life. If you do one thing for your business, sign up to one of Kate's courses. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm excited about SEO! Thanks Kate!read more
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Third & Public
02:45 10 Apr 18
What a fantastic course - I'd been putting it off for so long - but I knew it would be worth it when I finally took the plunge. And it was. My knowledge has soared and my confidence also. It will be incredible to provide our clients with so much additional value moving forward. Thank you so much Kate. Your SEO course is without a doubt an absolute winner.read more
Nicole Cordony
Nicole Cordony
02:05 05 Apr 18
I just had a one hour degustation chat with Kate. By far the most valuable hour I have ever spent on marketing in my 17 year marketing career (seriously). I was blown away by how much we covered in the hour session, and I have never felt clearer about the path to SEO success for my business. Thanks so much Kate, you really are the expert!"read more
Stevie Dillon
Stevie Dillon
19:21 12 Feb 18
Thanks Kate for your Wordpress for SEO course, it was super helpful in building my Wordpress website and your extra assistance was appreciated.read more
Cathy Devlin
Cathy Devlin
11:14 24 Jan 18
I recently started Kate's Recipe for Success course and cannot recommend it highly enough. Kate cuts straight to the point on how to improve your SEO in easy to follow, actionable steps and provides amazing support and guidance to all questions from members in the group. Her knowledge is up to date, relevant and she has a great sense o humour to make the course fun too. Thank-you Kate!!read more
Dierdre El
Dierdre El
07:33 23 Jan 18
If the thought of your business staying the same makes you feel sick to your stomach - you need to do Kate's course. You owe it to yourself to learn from the very best in SEO. I recently completed Kate Toon's Recipe for SEO Success Course, and it was without doubt, the best thing I've EVER done for my business! After a few short weeks of implementing Kate's teachings, I watched my rankings dramatically improve in Google search results for my chosen keywords, and also obtained a top spot in the local pack and knowledge graphs. Previously, the majority of my new clients came from referrals but they're now coming from Google. Website traffic is also increasing daily, which is a direct result of what Kate teaches you to implement. A non-jargony course that's easy to understand and thoroughly enjoyable to complete, Kate's incredible support and sense of humour is a winning combination for any business. I cannot recommend Kate's courses highly enough! Thanks Kate, you're a bl**dy good egg!read more
Regis Gapaillard
Regis Gapaillard
01:30 05 Jan 18
I have done many online courses over the years and Kate's SEO course is one of the best ones. She has extensive knowledge about everything SEO and marketing, but the best part is that her courses are very practical and based on her own experience of what works. You can start implementing on day 1 and get quick results. I keep coming back to her videos to increase my knowledge and improve SEO results for myself and my clients. Thanks so much Kate.read more
Gavin Hodgins
Gavin Hodgins
03:46 19 Dec 17
This is an unbelievably good course. I've followed Kate for a while before decided to take the plunge into the SEO recipe for success course, and I now only wish I had of done this sooner! The course itself is really well structured, there is a lot of amazing content that you get, plus the weekly coaching calls are wickedly good - they really helped me stay focused week to week to ensure I got through and did everything (almost) on time. I can now confidently run the SEO on my sites,, which is going to save me around $4k per annum - considering I paid less than this for the course in total, Im very happy with the return on my investment. Seriously, just go and do this course, you will not regret it. Thanks Kate, your an SEO rockstar!read more
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00:17 18 Dec 17
I signed up for Kate Toon's SEO course so that I would feel more empowered when chatting to our web guys about our online presence and strategy, and to improve my own skills so that we could start implementing regular content myself. With each week building on the next, I found Kate's course easy to understand and highly beneficial. Not only did I learn about creating content the 'right' way, I've also learnt how to ensure our site is 'healthy' and has a good, solid foundation. There's loads of useful info and resources so the ability to dip back in and work through each step even after the course has ended is a bonus. Highly recommend. Thanks Kate!read more
Claire Gamble
Claire Gamble
12:19 12 Dec 17
I can fully recommend Kate Toon’s Recipe for SEO Success course. I’ve spent loads of time in the past reading articles and speaking to SEO ‘experts’, but apart from picking up a few tips here and there, I still didn’t feel that confident navigating my way around the vast SEO universe – especially the technical side of things. Kate’s course has been the answer to all my problems! It is so thorough, easy to understand and brings together everything in one place – without any nonsense or smoke and mirrors. I was blown away with how much amazing content and resources are included in the course. There’s so much more than I was expecting and I know I'll be revisiting the materials over and over again.read more
Jasmine Andrews
Jasmine Andrews
04:23 12 Dec 17
Before I did Kate's course "The Recipe for SEO Success", I was offering half-assed SEO services to my web design clients. I sort of knew some of the steps to good SEO but didn't have a process to follow to ensure a consistently high quality outcome. Kate's course taught me a great process to follow, plus how to carry out each step thoroughly and for best results. She really knows her stuff and isn't stingy with sharing her years of experience with her students. I've enjoyed it so much that I somehow ended up registering for her Copywriting Conference because I trust Kate and her expertise so much.read more
Alicia Kacar
Alicia Kacar
01:13 11 Dec 17
Kate Toon is the real deal. I've just completed the Recipe for SEO Success e-course, which is hands down the best course I've ever taken - and I've taken a few! Kate combines easy-to-follow lessons with loads of support, tools and resources. In a few short weeks, I've reduced the load time of my website by more than half, and made it to page 1 of Google for several of my keywords. I've even nabbed 2nd position for one particular phrase, which wasn't even on my radar before the course. Thanks Kate - you rock!read more
Stephanie Campanella
Stephanie Campanella
21:51 28 Nov 17
I've just done Kates course and she's spectacular. A real human teaching some awesome tech. Thank You Kate!!read more
Simon Mitchell
Simon Mitchell
22:57 12 Nov 17
Kate Toon's Recipe for SEO Success course offers a detailed (but incredibly easy to understand) insight into the world of SEO. I was a little unsure about making this investment, but considering the amount of information you get (plus lifetime access) it's actually extremely good value for money. I highly recommend the course for both SEO newbies and people who want to extend their skills in this area.read more
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