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My name is Daniel Rosehill. I’m a freelance writer and marketing consultant with a passion for technology. I was born in Ireland. I currently live in Jerusalem.

I blog on here about tech (especially Linux and backups!), freelancing, writing, and whatever else comes to mind.

At the time of writing, my Medium content is all un-paywalled. I write to share ideas with people rather than to monetize. So if you like something that I wrote, please feel free to share with your network. …


Want to help me show how asynchronous communications can make remote working so much better for everybody involved? Then join my experiment!

Want to join an asynchronous communications work experiment? If you’d like to hire me to help with your marketing I’m willing to tack on a 20% discount for anybody that wants to go #async only. Photo by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels

Asynchronous communications is great.

While the concept has its limits, many — including me — find it to be a superior way to engage in remote working.

By taking away the requirement for two people to be online / on the phone at the exact same time in order to communicate, asynchronous communications can:

  • Make it far easier to work with colleagues — and clients — in different time zones
  • Make it much easier for everybody involved in remote working to plan their time around things like leisure and deep work
  • Help avoid “meeting crush”: when back to back meetings…

Before looking for finesse, make sure that your basics are all in place

Are there elephants lurking somewhere between what your clients are doing now and what they need to be doing in order to be successful? It’s your job, as a consultant, to point it out. Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

Over the course of the past five years I’ve been working with companies in various outsourced guises: sometimes as a writer, responsible for getting written deliverables cranked out, and more recently as a consultant looking at companies’ strategies in order to make solid recommendations about things that I think they could be doing better.

One of the great things about life in the rocky world of self employment is getting to work with a lot of different companies — and seeing up close and personal how different business owners approach marketing.

During the past year alone I’ve worked with:

  • A…

Some pointers about the art and science of delivering value to clients as a marketing consultant

Marketing consultants and spooks: there’s room for some overlap. Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Recently, I popped down the road (in Jerusalem) to hang out with a friend who also works in marketing (Guy Gordon).

The stated reason for my visit was checking out the coworking space that Guy is working out of. But — besides robbing some of his salt and vinegar crisps (we’re both Irish-born expats living in Israel) — I wanted to pick Guy’s brain on some professional subjects.

At some point over the past year, I began the process of revising the service offering that I bring to clients. And I knew that Guy would have valuable input to share.


Why freelancers tend to encounter bad clients over the course of their writing careers

Freelancing: here’s why it can be a minefield of bad clients, especially for those new to the game. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

Browse through any freelancing forum on the internet — or just talk to your nearest friendly freelancer— and you’ll come across plenty of war stories from those who have been unfortunate enough to encounter clients they consider ‘toxic’ during their freelancing career.

The dynamic is so pervasive, in fact, that there’s an entire website dedicated to anonymously amassing such stories from the freelancing world.

It’s hilarious and terrible all at the same time. If you’re a chiseled veteran of the freelancing world like the author then I’m certain you’ll find much to relate to there.

During the course of my…


Publishing on Medium, LinkedIn, or your blog. Does it really matter?

‘Content’ distribution: the channels you leverage can make a big difference to the success of your content marketing or thought leadership campaign. Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

Periodically, I hear from prospective clients about starting up thought leadership and content marketing campaigns (shameless plug: check out my new site here).

One of the recurrent questions — beyond what to write about — is where to write it. Because these days, the (online) world would seem to be our oyster with many different channels available to chooser between.

I’ve written previously about the respective merits of publishing on Medium — as I’m doing now — or on third party websites. …


Thinking about Israel from across the ocean

Israel and the USA: very different countries with some points of comparison. Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

For the first time since the pandemic kicked off, I’m on the road.

Specifically, I’m visiting in-laws in the North-East via a short stopover in New York City.

I seem to have finally gotten over my home office hang-up (how I love my home office!) and am typing this from the most unergonomic of setups possible, while perched on a bed, hunched over my laptop, in an un-airconditioned room.

The writing must go on and being a little bit flexible about where you work from seems like an adaptive trait for anybody — like me — interested in forging a…


Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way.

Bloggers that wish to share information with the world in a completely anonymous fashion have various ways at their disposal for doing so. Photo by Sebastiaan Stam from Pexels

A friend recently told me that he was interested in setting up a blog in order to spill the beans on some interesting goings on in his (or her) domain of professional expertise.

The catch was that my friend couldn’t afford to attach his (or her) name to the blog because doing so would likely have adverse professional repercussions and/or expose him/her to a litany of angry people … or lawsuits.

Having preciously written about how to concoct a fictitious online identity and explained some things that might be useful if you were interested in whistleblowing, I thought I’d throw…


Some Israel-based talent is exploring the opportunities to work remotely with internationally-based companies. Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

One of the peculiarities of the Israeli job market is that salaries are typically paid monthly in local currency.

These days, lots of Israel-based talent is exploring the increasing opportunities that remote working have opened up for working with internationally-based organizations. Unfortunately, many remote jobs remain restricted to US-based candidates. But there are a growing number of international companies who are recruiting in Israel while paying in foreign currency.

This means that many people are finding it necessary to compare where local salaries stand against international ones.

Although I’ve rarely been called a maths prodigy, I did know enough to…


Some Of The Tools That Those Interested In Checking Out #Async Should Keep On Their Radar

We have a lot of ways to communicate at our disposal, but not all of them are created equally. Async tools are taking over. Photo by Magnetme from Pexels

The #async revolution is in full swing and more and more remote teams are thinking about switching their internal stacks over to communications technologies that don’t require both participants to be simultaneously present.

Although it has its downsides and detractors (like any tech movement!), leveraging the power of #async can also be a fantastic way for teams to work more effectively with colleagues spread across different time zones.

Many who work remotely at organizations that have switched over to asynchronous-dominated communication stacks report greater levels of job satisfaction and higher productivity.

Why?

Minimizing notification clutter allows employees to enter deep…

Daniel Rosehill

Marketing communications consultant interested in tech, Linux, ADHD, beer, async, and remote work (in no particular order). RosehillMarcom.com

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