I am an Australian SEO copywriter, web designer and writer based in Laos


Okay, so that's a curious intro. 

In a nutshell, I'm a Sri Lankan-Australian who currently lives in the beautiful little country of Laos, in Asia. 

I have a great love of writing, editing and helping small businesses grow online. As well, I'm a SEO copywriterweb designer and social media strategist. 

I also teach digital marketing with my awesome weekly small business newsletter.

Plus, I indulge my love of food on my blog Eat Drink Laos, and write articles for lots of publications

I'm particularly good at: 

  • Writing well researched content on lots of subjects from food to mining to social media 
  • Rewriting technical government-speak into friendly, engaging content
  • Editing articles, blog posts and online content like a badass nerd
  • Diving into techy SEO research and analysis to help you rank on Google
  • Designing professional, beautiful websites that will score you loads of compliments

How I work

This is my business so I work with you one on one.

I don’t outsource. I’m right there with you in the trenches. 

I want what you want - a better online profile, more engagement on social, higher SEO ranking, and more clients. 

I have loads of support systems and a clear client workflow. I want to make it super easy for us to work together. 

Plus, I'm a nice person. Like, so nice that I feed all the stray Lao cats around my house and take them to the vet. 

Better yet, just ask my clients, I have a 95% referral rate. In fact my clients love my digital services so much, they tell their friends (you guys rock).

We were absolute beginners when it came to building a website for our new business. It was a steep learning curve for us but Lani was always calm and steered us through the mire.

We learnt a lot and are very happy with our website. Thank you Lani!

Melinda Jamieson and Suzy Piani, Interior Design Consultants, Sold On Styling

I have all kinds of communications experience

20 years' worth, in fact (yes, I'm that old).

Specifically, here's the goods:

  • Degree in Media Communications
  • Masters in Sustainability
  • Graphic design skills in magazine production and advertising 
  • Web design skills in Wordpress, Squarespace and HTML
  • SEO skills in research, analysis and copywriting
  • Australian federal government communications experience in a central agency
  • Environmental consultancy communications in Vietnam
  • Agriculture and climate change communications at a central Vietnamese government ministry
  • Freelance feature writing for publications across Australia, Asia and the US
  • Regularly blogging for 9 years in 4 countries 

Yep, that's a fair bit of diversity! Which means I can turn my hand to most subjects. 

My writing clients have spanned food, mining, health, travel, small business and digital marketing. 

And I've designed websites for a range of small businesses including jewellery design, building, real estate, health professionals, and freelance writers. 

I came to Lilani with a brief to design a website that would present me professionally online. She absolutely filled this brief, asking the right questions to make sure my site fit my needs and to make the site user friendly. I’d definitely recommend Lilani’s services: she made the whole process easy, and the outcome was exactly what I wanted.
Megan Blandford, Freelance Writer, meganblandford.net