Swearpig - The Swear Box Piggy Bank - update

First, a pictorial history of our creation to date. 

Imagine, sat around my dinning room table; talking and carrying on ( as you do! ) and we decide to put a piece of paper of our little piggy bank covered in sellotape. We then wrote a word on the tape and tried to make everyone say the word. If they did they had to put some money into the piggy bank. I thought to myself "Hold on, there's a business here somewhere!" and duly registered the domain name. Not knowing what the business was or how to commercialise it, I left it on the back burner.
This was back in May 2008.
My circumstances changed in Sept 2012 and I stopped working full-time.
My home life settled down a little at the beginning of 2013 and I started looking for things to keep me out of trouble and I thought of swear pig.
I got hold of a designer to help me with the design of swearpig. She gave me 6 sketches to choose from and I put it out to the vote. I received a total of 127 votes from various social media platfor…

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From your Control Panel, click on "New Job"
Once you have filled in the details of the job, scroll down towards the bottom of the screen. I have used the job title Multi posting of your job for free From the JobAffair Network click YES and choose which sites you would like to post your jobs to. I have posted an Accountant Job in London so I will cross post my job to the following sites; - Accountancy Jobs - Generalist JobSite - Jobs in London Click on Post Job Check the search page and you will find your job on Great British Jobs like this;
Now, let's check the three sites we cross posted to. Her…

Job Domain Names for Sale - LIMITED TIME!

Here is a list of Job Related Domain Names I have for sale.

Go on! Make me an offer!!

The domains will remain on sale until the end of October 2013 when I will renew them for a further 5 years.

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How to feed your jobs to Twitter

In this post, I will explain to you how to feed your jobs through to Twitter. In fact, not just jobs but any RSS feed. That could be news, articles, updates and the like.

I will refer to Great British Jobs jobsite as an example.

First of all, what is an RSS Feed?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It allows you to see jobs, news feeds or information in real time, from sites that provide RSS as an option. A discrete window appears on your desktop, a bit like a messenger window, to let you know that a job has been advertised. You then click on the link in the window to go straight to the site to view the job. RSS readers are freely available for download from the internet as shareware. There are many different providers and does not recommend any particular reader. 

You will need;

A Twitter account, this example uses This is the account where you want your jobs to stream to.A Twitterfeed account. If you haven't one already,…

Cancer - My journey as the partner

Some of you are aware that my partner has a brain tumour.

Diagnosed in August 2012, operated on in September, radiotherapy and chemotherapy in October, November and December 2012. And currently on a course of chemotherapy.

We've come a long way since then!

Chemotherapy ended in December and we managed to get a few days down in Weston super Mare to visit my Dad. His wife has cancer also so it was good to share some time together. The weather was dark and dreary, their heating was on full blast, we laughed, we drunk too much but it was good for all of us. 

I had decided to close my recruitment agency of 13 years. I felt that I needed to give Suzy more attention and I couldn't do this along with working full-time. Suzy's new regime of chemotherapy was due to start in January and we didn't know what to expect besides I hadn't really worked since July so the last couple of months had not been kind to us financially. That is until the state benefits kicked in (more about tha…

Music Crowd Funding domain name help needed!

As many of you know, we have been working hard on our Music Crowd Funding site for a number of months now.

Well, things are progressing, albeit at a slightly reduced pace.

Now that we are so very nearly ready to go live, we have what is probably the most important question left.


It would be great if you could comment / answer one simple question for us:

Crowd Funding: Imagine you are an aspiring professional musician who is looking to fund a project. What is the best / coolest place to be seen?

1. Musicapella (The Music Propeller)
2. SoundRocket
3. RocketSound
4. FanFired
5. GrooveMint
6. MusicBacker
Comments will close on Sunday 19th May 2013

If you prefer to answer the question via your social media partner, then try one of these;

Or answer our question on Facebook,

Thank you in advance

What makes a successful music crowd funding campaign?

As we continue to develop our Crowd Funding site for Musicians I thought that I'd do a little more research on what actually makes a successful crowd funding music campaign.

First of all. What is Crowd Funding?
Crowd Funding should not be confused with Equity Funding. 
Equity Funding is where a company raises money from individuals in return for preferred or common stock. The investor, in return, receives a dividend based on the profits of the company.

Music Crowd Funding is where individuals pool their money to support projects initiated by a Musician; in return for "rewards". An example of a reward may include; A thank you note, a CD or music download, T shirts or other merchandise. I've even seen one recent project that will get a song written just for you (if you pledge enough money!)

If you are in any doubt as to the viability of crowd funding, take a look at the profile of Amanda Palmer. Amanda has been on Kickstarter since September 2010. She has created 3 projects…