Hi, I am Yarrow.

I make beautiful websites and help people start and run small businesses that are fun to work in and make enough money for things that matter. 

Supporting people in creating regenerative, sustainable and feminist businesses that redefine success and center community is something I am truly excited about. Most days I smile when I turn my computer on. 

Many of my clients tell me that they appreciate my gentle approach, my courage about doing things differently and my ability to explain complex tech solution in simple terms. I am facilitating a great community of like minded entrepreneurs and offer reliable support for small business owners who want to focus on what they love doing the most.

Feel free to book a free call with me if you’d like to chat about how I can help you or send me a message. 

Love,

Yarrow

My Values

Transparent, authentic and kind marketing

Abundance and care for everyone involved instead of fake scarcity

Systems that are sustainable and supportive

Wild creativity rather than cookie cutter businesses

Accessibility and collaboration for resilient communities

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Beautiful custom built WordPress sites

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A solid framework that grows with your business

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Training so that you can easily update and edit your site if you want to

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Lots of hand holding and heartfelt support

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A ten module video course with lots of pep talks, deep dives and how to guides

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A community on Mighty Networks that has your back

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Monthly group coaching calls and workshops

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Weekly journaling prompts to get clear and intentional

Podcast #22 Solo episode: Leaving social media and still thriving in business

Podcast #22 Solo episode: Leaving social media and still thriving in business

As you might have seen/heard I left social media, which is kind of a wild decision for a small business owner to make. The pressure to put shiny, bite sized content out there regularly to beat the algorithm is huge, but I am ready to see what else is out there!

In this solo episode I am sharing the reasons for my decision, what I have observed over the years, what I am planning to grow my business instead of being on social media and what it all feels like.

I would love to hear what you think – are you enjoying your social media life? How much time are you spending on your phone? What would you miss if you left?

 

:: About me and my podcast ::

I am a web designer, small business mentor and tech fairy who helps people start and run small businesses that are fun to work in and make enough money for things that matter.

The DIY Business Podcast is supporting people in creating regenerative, sustainable and feminist businesses that redefine success and center community through interviews with like minded folk, how to guides and exploratory shares.

If you like the show you might also love the DIY Business Collective, a low cost program that includes a ten module online course, monthly group coaching, weekly journaling prompts, monthly themed workshops and quarterly business planning workshops for $24/month. Learn more and sign up for a free seven day trial here: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/

If you are interested in 1:1 work with me (web design, tech and design support or business mentoring) you can learn more here: https://yarrowdigital.com/yarrow-digital-services/ or book a free feeler call here: https://yarrowmagdalena.as.me/schedule.php

Podcast #21 My interview with Eli Trier on building community around your business

Podcast #21 My interview with Eli Trier on building community around your business

Hey appreciated listeners,

l am sorry it’s been a little while since you received the last episode. I moved houses and countries, left social media, wrote a zine and enjoyed summer. Thanks for your patience!

Now that I am all set and unpacked I am really excited to started sharing more episodes since one of my main aims with leaving social media was to be able to create more long form media and have more in-depth conversations.

This one with Eli Trier stayed with me for a long time and gave me a whole bunch of ideas that I have already implemented. I am honestly so grateful I met Eli and got this little glimpse behind the scenes of how she does things. It’s magic! Here is what we talked about:

  • How to reach out to others as an introvert
  • Overcoming social anxiety and creating working conditions that truly work for us in a sustainable, regenerative way
  • The magic of creating community projects that go much deeper than your average telesummit or weekend gathering
  • Why bringing people together around a shared passion is so much more powerful than shouting random stuff from the rooftops
  • Redefining our ideas of success and “adulthood”
  • Rehumanising business relationships and investing in transparency, kindness and connection

 

Eli Trier lives in the wonderful city of Copenhagen, Denmark and is a community builder for Quiet Revolutionaries. She helps introverts with big dreams to get connected and build thriving, engaged communities around their businesses, so that they can make a massive impact, find their dream clients, and make their corner of the world a better place. A long-time business owner, Eli knows first-hand the power of human connection to build a business, and her unique approach got her featured in The FT Guide to Business Networking. She specialises in creating powerful, strategic online community projects and loves every minute of her work (even the boring bits). When she’s not working you can find her curled up with a book, painting, or hanging out with her fiance Lars.
The video message service Eli mentioned is called Bonjoro – https://www.bonjoro.com/
And her love>numbers group programme can be found here – https://elitriercommunities.com/lovenumbers
More info on the DIY Business Collective and the sign up for the free trial is here: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/
Podcast #20 Which software should I use for my online course?

Podcast #20 Which software should I use for my online course?

Hey friends,

I get this question a lot and have a lot of thoughts to share! Tune in to learn more about:

  • The cheapest and easiest ways to deliver an online course
  • The questions you should ask yourself before you start
  • The possible long term factors to keep in mind
  • Ways of creating a sensible budget for your course
  • Why creating community around your course is so beautiful and important

I am also talking about the DIY Business Collective, which you can get lifetime access to for $220 until August 10th, learn more here: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/

Let me know if you have any questions at all!

Sending love,

Yarrow

 

 

Podcast #19 My interview with Lilly Garcia about flexible branding and why it’s not all capitalist BS

Podcast #19 My interview with Lilly Garcia about flexible branding and why it’s not all capitalist BS

Hey folks,
I think you’ll love this episode if you feel puzzled by branding and unsure where to start – maybe you’re worried it’s all manipulative and restrictive or that creating a cohesive brand has to be pretty expensive and complex. I really love how Lilly Garcia manages to demystify the whole process so that playing with colours, fonts and graphics can actually be fun.
Here is what we talked about: 
  • What flexible branding is and how it can be super helpful for small business owners
  • Reclaiming branding and graphic design from capitalism and remembering that creative expression has always been a human need
  • How to let go of perfectionism, keep it simple and let your branding grow with you
  • The funny story of a cheap shoe brand hiring “influencers” and rebranding completely to then charge hundreds of dollars as a holiday PR stunt
Lilly Garcia is a designer of Flexible Brands, which means she helps radical souls who are ready to show up as their full selves in business create visuals that allow them the room to do just that. She believes that branding should mold itself around you, not the other way around, and that we can dismantle systems of oppression by simply showing up fully.
website: lillygarcia.com
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And here is all the info about the DIY Business Collective: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/
Podcast #18 How to launch your offer without feeling icky

Podcast #18 How to launch your offer without feeling icky

Hey friends, I’m excited to send the first episode from Scotland your way!

Today I’m talking about launching – my story with launches and how my first one failed spectacularly, why I believe having a launch free business model can work and why I am now launching anyway, the three focus points I am centring (honesty, generosity and community) this summer and the tools I am using to re-launch the DIY Small Business School.

This episode is for you I’ve you’ve been feeling icky about launching, want to explore doing things differently and need some practical ideas and tools to spread the word about an offering you’re excited about.

Here is the GIVEAWAY I mentioned, you can enter to win a spot in the DIY Business School plus mentoring with me worth $640:

https://kingsumo.com/g/7ojapu/diy-business-school-personal-mentoring-giveaway

 

 

Podcast #17 In praise of masterminds

Podcast #17 In praise of masterminds

Hey everyone,

happy Monday and almost new moon!

I’m bringing you an episode all about masterminds – about why they are so important and beautiful, what you could get from being in one and how to start or join one to support your business adventures.

I’m sharing what I loved about the four masterminds I have been in and what my ideas for the next evolution of the DIY Small Business School are.

If you’d like to sign up for the waitlist to be the first to know when it opens you can do so here: https://yarrowdigital.com/the-diy-small-business-school-waitlist/

 

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