This Demanding Life brings you beautifully crafted, unique websites.

Utilising 15 years of marketing experience, 10 years of website design and 6 years of uninterrupted WordPress development, our websites get your audience’s attention.

Whether you’re a small business, larger corporate setup, education establishment, a charity, looking to start a blog or launch an online store you can relax knowing we have experience with all these different industries and know what will help your website stand out and convert leads into sales.

Our knowledge extends beyond the usual design and build of websites, to include marketing, Social Media strategy and business development. We also know about GDPR compliance so when you’re signing up to a beautiful, handcrafted website with us, it will be completely compliant and ready to wow your audience.



WordPress is the number one platform for building a website. With over a million available plugins WordPress websites can grow with your business. Whether it’s adding an online shop, a blog, launching a course, hosting gated content or creating a membership site, no site is too big or too small for WordPress to handle.

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Wanting to sell a physical product but worried you’re not technically literate enough to run an online shop? Looking for a one stop shop to fulfil demands, handle inventories and even have orders automatically fulfilled and shipped by suppliers? Shopify could be the perfect platform for you.

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Custom Sites

You may want something a little out of the ordinary. Something built with a CMS you can easily adapt and understand. Or you may want to work on a different platform such as SquareSpace or Wix but need help with the design. We offer a custom design and build service giving you exactly what you ask for.

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What you can expect

Every website we build is unique to the individual who has commissioned it. All our sites are created from the ground up and we do not use demos or pre-built pages when creating our websites. In short this means that your website is as unique as your product and service.

When we agree to work together we spend time exploring your idea/business and behind the scenes processes so we can build a site which has a stunning online presence and also has a management system to suit your needs. This can include invoicing software, stock taking systems, sales funnels, newsletter sales and online payment systems.

We like to keep you informed. When we work together you can expect to know timescales for the design and build plus be kept up to date on a weekly basis of how your site is progressing.

Whether you’re working on your first ever website or are redesigning an existing site we have the experience to guide you through the many options available to make your website perform exactly how you want it to. We will support you in choosing the best applications to serve your administrative needs as well as creating designs which ensure an excellent user journey, encouraging the user to engage with the content on your website.

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About Holly

I have worked in digital marketing and on websites since the early 2000s when websites were a new concept and dial up internet was still a thing. This Demanding Life was originally created as a blog site where I recorded my love of cooking and random thoughts. In late 2016 I made Web Design and Social Media consultancy my full time career. I searched for the right name and realised I loved This Demanding Life as it encompassed how so many of us feel about the busyness of our lives.

Which means that I get it. Really. Your time is valuable and whilst you want a great looking, well performing site, you don’t want to spend hours locked in a room with your web designer, perfecting it. I have a lot of experience in designing all types of websites, from schools and nurseries, estate agents, small businesses and unique blog sites. I work with a host of freelancers to ensure you have an amazing website and the journey is an enjoyable one. 

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Joel Sutton

Owner, Aim High Tuition, Solihull

Holly has been an absolute godsend to my business over the last few months. Having limited experience with running a business, initially,  I found it extremely challenging knowing how to market my business effectively. Holly’s work has been invaluable in helping me shape my strategy and the website she designed was stunning. I can’t recommend ‘This Demanding Life’ highly enough and I look forward to working with Holly as I continue to grow my business.

Helen Porter

Owner, Helen Porter PA Services

I have recently started my own business as a Virtual PA and needed a professional website that could be used to share the services that I offer with potential clients. Holly was recommended to me and from the very first Skype call I knew that she completely understood my vision for the site. Holly guided me through the whole process and shared her expertise to help me decide on layout, copy and images. I couldn’t be happier with the finished site!

Herman Stewart

CEO & Founder, Every Child Needs a Mentor

Through all of the time of working with Holly, she has been professional, considerate, conscientious, exceptionally meticulous, innovative and passionate about our project. Holly has listened very well to our needs and aspirations to ensure that this was communicated through our latest website. Holly has been impressive. As the Founder of Every Child Needs a Mentor this brand is close to my heart, so we had to commission the right organisation to create the visuals to our vision, which Holly has executed with excellence. Holly’s suggestions, guidance and direction have been insightful and perceptive and her desire to express our thoughts in this project has impressed us. I wholeheartedly recommend first as a person as she is authentic and has great people skills and secondly as a fastidious practitioner, I endorse her work. From my experience of working with Holly, I am confident Holly will add value to any website development project that she delivers as she not only knows her stuff but is sensitive to your needs and has a heart for people. Thank you, Holly, from our leadership team and staff. As the visionary, I want to say thank you for going above and beyond to ensure that our website reflects the vision, ethos and culture of our brand.

Kat Haagel

Owner, The Style Smith

I had a change of career and the website builder I had used previously was’t comfortable with the style of site I was after. In fact I was stuck on a holding page for over a year! 

Holly was from the very first conversation completely on board with what I wanted and understood the visions I had for my company image. Holly has been informative, helpful and always kept in contact throughout the process. Even when I have made a couple of wrong choices with regards to layouts and background colour she has indulged me and let me see that she was in fact right all along. 

I have learnt that when it comes to computer based layouts she knows exactly what is what. Her technical knowledge in relation to social media connectivity is reaching far beyond mine and I didn’t think I was that bad. 

I look forward to keep learning from Holly and engage more in the tools she eagerly provides all her clients with to reach out to a larger client base. I can’t recommend her enough!

Adam Stannard

Director, Knight & Stannard Landscapes

We were put in touch with Holly by our IT company as she was highly recommended. We have a small hard landscaping company and we were looking for an experienced web designer that could create the perfect website for us. Well what can we say. Holly was honest, knowledgeable, creative and patient from the very first meeting we had. We explained what we wanted and Holly took our vision and turned it into reality. Considering she knows nothing about our trade, that did not stop her creative mind coming up with new ideas and solutions to how we wanted our website to come across. Holly always explained what she was doing and why, which was great for us as our IT skills are almost non existent. We are absolutely over the moon on how our site has come out. Every little detail we wanted is on there, from the layout of pictures to our company colours. Once again, thank you Holly.

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