My New Business

Hi, just wanting to share my website for my new self-employment business venture.

I’ve just moved it here to WordPress, and I still need to do a little bit of tweaking to get it exactly how I want it, but that is the reason I came to WordPress, as at least here I CAN do that here, being familiar with WP quirks.

Although it is only relevant to a small part of a small state of a small piece of the world, it’s always nice to share things we are excited about.

Anyway, if you want to have a look, my site is called A Handful of Time.  I would love to get some constructive feedback if you feel so inclined.

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54 thoughts on “My New Business

  1. Ruth 27/09/2016 / 8:55 pm

    Nicely laid out website with clear navigation – good luck Claudette, I hope all goes well for you! 🙂

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  2. Tish Farrell 27/09/2016 / 8:58 pm

    Just popped over to your website. The pages are crisp and attractive, and the message crystal clear. What a good idea. I especially like the different blocks of time. Elderly people, for one, often have a range of ‘little jobs’ that consistently crop up, ones that may have a big impact on their lives, but don’t necessarily take someone else very long to sort out. Hope this flies!

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    • Claudette 28/09/2016 / 10:19 am

      Thanks for the feedback Tish. Sometimes it is hard to know if the message you think you are sending is actually what others receive. Yes, you are right, often a little job is BIG to the person who wants it done, and tradespeople often do want little jobs, so hopefully I can help.

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  3. kazg10 27/09/2016 / 9:14 pm

    Brilliant idea Claudette. There would be a lot of people that could use your assistance 🙂 Good luck with your new venture xx

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    • Claudette 28/09/2016 / 10:21 am

      Hi Kaz, it’s so good to hear from you. I miss your lovely photos and words.
      Thanks for your kind words. How is your life going? Anymore tractors making an appearance 🙂

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      • kazg10 03/12/2016 / 6:18 am

        Hi Claudette thanks for your lovely words. All is well. We’ve bought a macadamia farm in northern NSW so a change of scenery and job for me. We are trying to keep everything going pkus paint the beautiful old house on the property. It’s an old queenslander so it’s been very hectic. Hopefully next year I will get my act together and come back to my blog and wonderful friends Ive made there. I hope all is well with you xx

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        • Claudette 03/12/2016 / 8:15 pm

          Wow, that sounds good, but lots of hard work I suspect. I can understand why you don’t have time to blog 🙂 P.S I love macadamias and usually eat some everyday, perhaps somewhere in the mix they might have come from your farm.

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      • kazg10 03/12/2016 / 6:20 am

        It took a large semi and then two tilt tray truck runs to get Chris’s tractors to their new home. They are currently jammed into every nook and cranny on the farm.

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        • Claudette 03/12/2016 / 8:16 pm

          Makes me smile just thinking about it, but I bet the tractors appreciate it. 😉

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  4. Jesska 27/09/2016 / 9:36 pm

    Awesome! 🙂 Hope it works out for you (bet it will). Wishing you lots of customers with lots of interesting (hopefully fun too) jobs 🙂

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    • Claudette 28/09/2016 / 10:21 am

      Thant is so nice of you Jesska, thanks a lot. I too hope there are many, interesting jobs.

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    • Claudette 28/09/2016 / 10:23 am

      Yeah, it is strange the impressions we get in our mind about someone we have never met. I imagine voices for people, and I am sure that I would get a shock if I actually heard them speak.

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      • Jesska 29/09/2016 / 3:33 pm

        Exactly! Although I am more surprised at my own voice, the way it sounds outside my head… (listened to a recording the other day). Also, having listened to the radio for most of my life, seeing the singers/speakers/important people on TV is a weird experience, mostly I’d imagined them differently too..

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        • Claudette 29/09/2016 / 6:42 pm

          Know what you mean about your own voice – always weirds me out when I hear mine on messagebank.

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  5. macmsue 27/09/2016 / 9:46 pm

    Your site looks great, it’s attractive, clear and provides all the necessary information. I hope your business flourishes.

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    • Claudette 28/09/2016 / 10:23 am

      Appreciate you looking at is Sue, thanks for your positive feedback, and the good wishes.

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  6. honestme363 27/09/2016 / 10:51 pm

    I think that it is a fabulous idea for a business. I found your picture warm and welcoming and I enjoyed the layout of your new site. Easy to navigate. Best of luck to you.

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    • Claudette 28/09/2016 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Kelly, glad my photo looks ok, I am not fond of having it taken 🙂 Appreciate your feedback on the site, and your good wishes.

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  7. wdfyfe 28/09/2016 / 12:21 am

    Wow! Checked out the website — very clean, professional and easy to navigate. Great idea BTW. I’m sure you’re going to do well. I’m cheering for you.

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    • Claudette 28/09/2016 / 10:31 am

      Thanks for your encouraging words about my site, plus I need all the cheering I can get. Now, can you just have a little chat with the Universe and make sure it knows I am in need of customers 😉

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      • wdfyfe 28/09/2016 / 11:05 am

        working for yourself is way harder than working for someone else — you definitely have my support

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  8. Osyth 28/09/2016 / 1:10 am

    It’s a wonderful idea and you should trademark that name because I can see you able to franchise down the line if you so desired. The website is excellent – just the right balance of pretty and clear. I’d buy some time if you were a little closer

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    • Claudette 28/09/2016 / 10:35 am

      Hi Osyth, thanks for having a like and saying such nice things. 🙂 I’m glad you think it has the right balance, because that is what I am striving for, something not too business, a bit of colour, a bit of happy. Think there is still a little more I will do to it, but the bones are ok.
      Perhaps, one day, I can be franchised internationally, and you can be my first international customer 🙂 Just let me know which country you are currently residing in when that happens. Have a wonderful day.

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  9. Allie P. 28/09/2016 / 1:43 am

    Best of luck to you! I know I often wish I had more time in the day too.

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    • Claudette 28/09/2016 / 10:36 am

      Thanks Allie. I think the wish for more time is a very human thing, and as life gets busier we are wishing for it harder.

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  10. Lily 28/09/2016 / 6:04 am

    Wow, that’s quite a service you’re offering. I could do with most of those things.
    Website looks really good (purple is my favourite colour) and all the information that you need is written in a clear concise way.
    Wishing you gi nor mouse luck with your new business.

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    • Claudette 28/09/2016 / 10:38 am

      🙂 I’ll be wanting much, much gi nor mouse-ness luck with it. Thanks for your comments. You may have guessed that purple is my favourite colour too.

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  11. Hugh's Views and News 28/09/2016 / 9:19 pm

    Congratulations on the new venture, Claudette. I’ve had a look at the site and love the colour scheme. It’s very eye-catching and gives the whole site a cheerful and happy look.

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    • Claudette 29/09/2016 / 7:57 am

      Hi Hugh, thanks for that, appreciate you taking the time to do so. 🙂 have a lovely day.

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  12. lindywhitton 28/09/2016 / 11:43 pm

    Site is looking good – I know you will want me to tell you about the typo but I’ve forgotten where it was!! Somewhere in the bit about letting ( getting) me to do your chores etc etc…. Otherwise clear, concise and colourful!

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  13. emmaorussell 29/09/2016 / 12:17 am

    Good Luck! It takes some great courage to set up on your own – hats off to you!

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    • Claudette 29/09/2016 / 7:59 am

      Thanks Emma. i have a fall-back plan if it doesn’t work – best to be practical 🙂 Thanks for your good wishes.

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  14. RuthsArc 29/09/2016 / 9:34 pm

    Good luck for your official launch next week, Claudette. The web site looks really good, I like your colour scheme, photos represent the business well, easy to read and navigate. It’s a great start and is sure to grow and evolve with the business.

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    • Claudette 30/09/2016 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Ruth. Going to include a page for “Jobs I have done” and Testimonials (when I get some).

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  15. Dick Dastardly 02/10/2016 / 9:25 pm

    Good looking website girl. You will love being your own boss. It’s exciting (and a little worrying too). You will be a huge success I’m sure.

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    • Claudette 03/10/2016 / 6:22 pm

      Appreciate your positivity. I admit to feeling a teeny, weeny bit worried about it at the moment, but hoping the Universe will support me.

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  16. prior.. 07/10/2016 / 8:41 pm

    Hi – well i checked out your new site and I like the rich color in the border. I also really liked the simplicity – the menu was right there and being new to visit your other blog, Ihad no idea what anything was about – but by the time I left your site – it was clear. – and that is the goal – to be clear and concise – and by the way – your business seems like it can be of a great help to many people – best wishes in all of it. 🙂

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    • Claudette 08/10/2016 / 12:04 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to have a look, and provide some feedback. I’m glad you found it simple to navigate.
      Take care and have a great day.

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      • prior.. 08/10/2016 / 12:42 pm

        yes – and if i was nearby I would suggest your services – looks like many people could be blessed wit this kind of service – good luck

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  17. LadyRuth 15/10/2016 / 1:14 am

    Very nice site. I wish you well in your business. I too have a small business that I mostly run online but also through word of mouth. You’ve encouraged me to redo my web design. Thank you.

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    • Claudette 16/10/2016 / 9:54 am

      Thank you LadyRuth. Wishing you well in your business, and your web redesign.

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  18. windywolfman 22/10/2016 / 6:39 am

    After seeing the business website, concluded that “She’s an extra family member available for busy families who face bottlenecks in handling home-running affairs”. Great efforts, wish you good luck there! Just stumbled upon this blog while doing some personal researches..

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    • Claudette 22/10/2016 / 11:29 am

      Thanks for your good wishes. Your statement just about sums it up. 🙂

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  19. InfluenceRevenue.com 23/12/2016 / 12:49 am

    Claudette,

    Congratulations on taking that important step of starting your new business. Now that it has been a couple months how is it going? Are you facing any challenges like finding new clients? When I started my first business I was surprised how many things about running a business I didn’t know even though I had worked as a manager for 12 years. It is a wonderful experience though. Are you planning on expanding the business or just provide work for yourself?

    Sincerely,
    Jamie

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    • Claudette 23/12/2016 / 5:25 pm

      Thanks Jamie. I haven’t actually had any time to work the business as I was picked up my by old boss 2 weeks after quitting my job. She needed someone to do some clean up admin work where she is now CEO, and since I needed some income I agreed to do casual. Excuse – maybe, but I do need the income. I am hoping that the New Year will be the time I can concentrate on things, get out there and get a good client base. i only want to work enough to support myself, I don’t want to expand. Thanks for your interest, I;ll be sure to keep an eye on your blog for tips and info.

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      • InfluenceRevenue.com 23/12/2016 / 6:10 pm

        Claudette,

        Personally I think you are very wise to keep working until you build a client base. Just be careful you don’t wait to long to take action. Thanks for the support on my Blog, is there a subject you would like to learn about that we can write for you?

        All the best,

        Jamie

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