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Hi đź‘‹, I'm Shaan Nicol

I build World-class WordPress websites for digital companies

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Beyond the Pixels: Elevating Web Design, Powered by WordPress

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How to Grow Your Business with Email Marketing

15 August, 2023

Creating an email list is extremely important, even if it takes extra time, attention, and money. It will ultimately help you sell more of your products or services. Recent data shows that 66% of consumers have purchased online due to impactful emails. If only you initiate the process, this opens up an avenue for rapid…

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Blog Article Optimisation: Strategies for Success

8 August, 2023

Did you know that 60 per cent of businesses who blog articles report acquiring more customers? Updating a blog regularly can significantly enhance your business by providing you with more sales and better Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and giving your company a voice. But hold on just a second. If 60 per cent of businesses report finding…

Online shopping in Singapore

Online shopping in Singapore

13 August, 2020

In a world where devices seem to end their lifespan when we need them the most, online shopping has emerged as a saving grace. The convenience of browsing and buying from the comfort of our homes has revolutionised our shopping experience. However, this transition hasn’t been without its hurdles, particularly in the context of Singapore.…

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7 August, 2020

This year has been really rough! As I sit here at the end of August, settling into phase 3 in Singapore, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on all the good that has happened so far. In the past couple of months, I’ve really struggled to stay positive and that it’s…

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Government grants

21 June, 2020

I’m getting a lot of clients requesting details about grants at the moment through my contact forms at chillybin. As a local agency, we are not on the pre-approved list (we don’t have 30% local shareholders) but we’ve consulted and helped out with documentation for grants in the past. Singapore has recently changed and raised…

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Coming soon

9 June, 2020

I’m starting to put a few little building blocks together for a new chillybin website that will hopefully launch before the end of the year. I was going to try and use this circuit breaker period to spend a bit more time focussing on the branding and positioning of the company site, but it just…

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Hello again

29 May, 2020

I fell down the rabbit hole last week. Following on from a thread on a friends Facebook group about WordPress’s 17th birthday I realised that I’ve been using it to build personal and professional projects for around the same length of time. I first started out with an early version of WordPress called cafelog which was powered by…

ChillyBin Brings You WordCamp Singapore 2019

ChillyBin Brings You WordCamp Singapore 2019

10 September, 2019

Asia’s Premier WordPress Conference When you want something done correctly, sometimes it is better to do it yourself – that is exactly what WordCamp is all about. WordCamp brings together those who power a large part of the world’s economy. It’s not your typical leader forum filled with suits and ties, rather high-tops, hooded jumpers…

5 Marketing Tasks That Can Easily Be Outsourced

5 Marketing Tasks That Can Easily Be Outsourced

2 May, 2018

You’re probably very passionate about the core of your business. After all, no one opens up a bakery without at least loving baked goods! However, there’s a lot more to running a business than just feeling passionate about the product or service you have to offer. If you aren’t careful, you could quickly find yourself…

Finding Inspiration as a Designer

Finding Inspiration as a Designer

2 May, 2018

So you’ve just landed a client that wants you to redesign their entire website. This is pretty great because you’re probably going to make a lot of money being the sole designer on a project this size. You’ve met with the client already, signed their non-disclosure agreement (NDA), and you’re ready to get started. After…

5 Tips for Writing Effective Emails

5 Tips for Writing Effective Emails

28 June, 2016

Whether you’re looking to start a business, already running one, or just freelancing for clients, you’re eventually going to have to communicate with someone over email. Using email is a great way to quickly communicate with people all around the world, and has really revolutionised communications. For many people, it’s a common activity and is…

3 Ways to Keep Your Clients Happy

3 Ways to Keep Your Clients Happy

22 June, 2016

In the world of web design and development, it’s safe to say that dealing with clients isn’t the most fun part of it all. On top of actually building websites and managing your team to get the job done, you also have to manage the client and make sure they are happy. While all clients…