Nice to meet you, I’m Phil

I am a bit of a coffee fiend and a regular gym monkey. I have done numerous extreme events, two Tough Mudders no doubt. Spending my weekends course fishing and watching sport. I love all type of seafood. I can also play the guitar (just) and I play left handed, like my hero Jimi Hendrix. Keep on reading to find a bit more about me.

Oh I’m a big Bolton Wandereres fan too. COYWM!!!!

Phil - Born Survivor

Career

I have always had an interest in computers from a young age. Got a spectrum ZX 128K when I was 4, first PC at 13. Been tinkering with software ever since.

After studying for a Computing Science degree I have been working as a Software Developer since mid 2007. I have been fortunate enough to work for some excellent companies. I’m predominantly a .Net Developer which has been the main technology that I have used in my professional career. Cloud Computing is also an area that I have gained a lot of knowledge in.

I have used all sorts of tech in my spare time, freelancing and working on side projects. From Android and Java through to WordPress and everything in between

Freelance Work and Side Hustles

I have undertaken a variety of freelance work and released numerous products for myself. Always trying to start various side hustles, some successful, some not. If you would like to find out a bit more of the kind of things I have worked on. Head over to my professional website PHH Digital.

Starting A Side Hustle, The Frustrations, Trials and Tribulations (Part 1)
What I Learned From Failed Side Hustles

Hobbies & Interests

As I have already touched on, I like exercise and challenging myself with a few extreme events. To date, I have done 2 Half Marathon’s. 2 Manchester 10k’s. 2 Tough Mudder’s and A Born Survivor.

I’m currently trying meditation to help me with my focus and concentration, as well as the other benefits it can bring. I’m also trying to teach myself Spanish. Can be a bit of a challenge with my strong Bolton accent

Diet wise, I try and follow a Primal/Paleo way of eating and exercising. It has its challenges.

Music and Guitar

In my early teens, I saved up and bought my first Electric Guitar. I’m always trying to find time to play more, although I’m not great and are embarrassed to play in front of people, even my wife.

I’ve been through a few different guitars. Currently I own an acoustic and an Epiphone Les Paul which I love. Always wanted a proper Gibson Les Paul, had to make do with this one for the time being. Look how beautiful it is.

Fishing

If I get chance I like to get outdoors and go Fishing. As a pastime I love it. It is very Marmite though, you either love of hate it.

I mainly do course fishing on Lakes and Reservoirs. Tried a little bit of River and Sea Fishing. Like nothing better to be sat beside a lake though.

PHIL'S PROJECTS

Outflash - Email enhancement add-in for Outlook

Outflash

Email Enhancement add-in for Outlook.com

I’ve always liked Outlook.com and the Outlook desktop app (I’m that old school I still use a hotmail.co.uk email address). After listening to a podcast about a tool that turned Gmail into a mass email tool. I wondered if I could create something similar myself for Outlook. Outflash is a simple, yet effective add-in for Outlook. You can quickly email multiple contacts in one go. You can even customise each message Outflash sends. Giving your emails that personal touch.

Elementary Analytics - See Data, Your Way

Elementary Analytics

See Data, Your Way – Website and social media analytics

I designed and built this SaaS product to help you make sense of your website and social media analytics. If you have trouble pulling relevant information from Google Analytics, Facebook and Instagram Insights and Twitter. Subscribe to Elementary Analytics and you can create a dashboard linking website traffic and social media interactions together. Need to produce Marketing or Business reports? No problem, Elementary Analytics can help with that too.

Sensible Backup

Backup your Windows device

I couldn’t find a backup that was that easy to use. so I decided to get my own built. With Sensible Backup it is as easy as 1-2-3 to backup your Windows 10 device. Our app allows you to quickly and easily specify which files and folders you want to take a copy of. You can also select the location of where to save your files to and when you would like the backups to run. Sensible Backup takes the worry out of keeping your Windows 10 device backed up.

BAITCAMP

The Ultimate Mobile Fishing Mate

BAITCAMP is your personal fishing log, planner and picture taking tool all in one app. We are planning on offering a wide variety of tools that will help you catch more fish. Our app aims to help your plan your fishing trips before heading out. As well as offering a range of features helping you to keep a comprehensive record of your fishing successes.

GET MORE CLIENTS NOW

The Get More Clients Now System

This is a message for every frustrated freelancer who needs to build A list of leads and customers, but can’t figure out how to get started and where to find paying customers.

BOOKS

Online Business Systemization

Online Business Systemization

"It’s Finally Arrived... The Step-by-Step Blueprint to Systemizing and Automating Your Online Business!" Learn how Systemizing and Automating your Online Business can finally free up your time so you can focus your energy on growing your business. Are you tired of working IN your business instead of working ON your business? Did you start your own business, so you could have more freedom, only to find yourself shackled to your desk? Are you tired of working more hours and having less time to spend enjoying your life and spending time with your family and friends? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time for you to learn about the many benefits you can gain from systemizing your business.

Home Automation 101

Tired of walking around searching for the switchboard, and deciphering the right switch for the right control? Too lazy to turn on the security system? Or are you the kind who gets a kick out of using various automated electronic gadgets?

At last! A guide to assist you with the process of shrinking your campus and automating the various gadgets around! you can now instantly discover the best possible tips to automate your home, sweet home… and maybe even flaunt it to your friends!

Find Your Side Hustle Podcast

COMING SOON

Find Your Side Hustle - THE POCAST

So… I’ve spent over a decade working on side hustles and projects, hoping to finally find one that takes off so I can leave the constraints of the “Rat Race”, 9-5 grind. This podcast gives you the “behind the scenes” look at the sorts of things I have built over the years. Hopefully showing you the pitfalls of starting and working on a side hustle, so you can learn from my mistakes and launch your own successful side hustle (I’m still trying)..

Join Other Small Businesses That Use Outflash To Power Their Email Marketing Campaigns!

The Email Enhancement Add-in The Gives You EVERYTHING You Need To Create, Schedules and Track Your Emails Using Outlook and Outlook.com

Outflash - The #1 Email enhancement add-in for Outlook

Outflash was created so that small business owners like you…

…who don’t want to pay for expense email services

…who don’t want to waste time exports all their business contacts

…can easily send mass emails inside of Outlook to increase open rates