Tips & Tricks

Building Businesses with Buttons

20 January 2016

How to promote action from your website visitors When people find you online, they can learn more about you, find out if your services are right for them, and — most importantly — be compelled to take action and become... Read more

Being Google’s No.1 Pal

15 January 2016

Why Your Business Needs To Be On Google’s First Page A few years back, there was a discussion as to whether or not phone books still had a purpose in our modern world of constant connectivity. After some debate, it... Read more

Revving the Online Engines

08 January 2016

The Importance of Website Testing. When you get a new tool for the trade, you try it out. The team at Connected Tradies is no different — when we make you a website, we test it just the same to... Read more

Ho-Ho-Hold My Beer

11 December 2015

Gift ideas for tradies Christmas is just around the corner! Don’t let that busy bloke or laborious lady in your life go unappreciated. When it comes to cheerful (cheeky) gift ideas for your tradie, here are some of our ideas.... Read more

DIY — Do Internet Yourself

26 November 2015

The pros and cons of DIY websites or managed services. Beating the competition in any trade becomes a Catch 22: if you want to get the work, you need to develop a good reputation within your community, and in order... Read more

No-Go on the Logo? Think Again.

11 November 2015

Why every business should have a logo. A logo is a symbol, an identifier, and arguably the most memorable feature of any company. After all, just think about some of the most well-known businesses around. Ask somebody to draw a... Read more

Better beer batter

21 October 2015
how to make beer batter

As long as there’s beer in the house, there’s batter to be made. Great with whitefish, walleye, trout fillets, shrimp, chicken… Heck, use it with your bacon and waffles. It’s all good. You’ll need 1 cup plain flour 1 tsp... Read more

Mellow Yellow Pages

07 October 2015

Why you should stop spending money on phone book advertising All small businesses know the importance of spreading the word about their products and services, and becoming a reputable fixture in their community. In the past, the most reliable way... Read more

The ultimate meatball sub

30 September 2015
ultimate meatball sub

Where do hamburgers like to dance? At the meatball! …The recipe is better than the joke, I swear. You’ll need: Meatballs 500g mince ½ cup breadcrumbs 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp... Read more

Great Googly Moogly

14 September 2015

How to improve search engine traffic When it comes to your business’s website, great content is a must. But equally important is ensuring that Google and other search engines recognise your great content and show it to prospective customers. When... Read more