Picking a Legal Partner for Your Startup

Legal Partners for Startups - South Africa

When your small business is still in the early stages and finding its feet, perhaps taking on a few more staff or maybe looking at expanding to bigger premises, you’d be forgiven if the last thing on your mind is making sure you find a good lawyer to team up with! However, if you’re embarking on a venture in an industry you’re unfamiliar with, or this is your first time running your own company, sound legal advice can be the difference between the success and failure of your business.  …

What to Expect During a Safari

Lightning over Table Bay, Cape Town

When planning a safari most people, especially first-time travellers, are so overwhelmed by the joy of being in the wild. As a result, they overlook the fact that this is a whole new experience unlike the exotic trips they are used to. This leads to failure in making adequate plans that will ensure they enjoy every bit of being out in the wild. After all, the level of planning put into place goes a long way in determining the type of experience one enjoys. In order to plan for a…

What to Wear on a Game Reserve Safari

Safari Tourist Outfits

Going on a safari is an exciting affair where you get lost in what to pack and what to leave behind. When packing, please remember that you will be doing a lot of packing and unpacking. Therefore, you should only carry the necessary items. Apart from the light clothing that you will pack, let us discuss six must have safari items before you head to South Africa for a safari. 1. Safari Jackets African coasts tend to be hotter than the inland areas. The majority of the game reserves are…

HOW TO START A MONEY-MAKING BLOG

Blogging - How to Start

If you ever thought about starting a blog, but you weren’t sure where to start, then this post is for you! Even if you wondered whether starting a blog is the right thing to do, the answer is undoubted yes!! In this post, I am sharing exactly how to start a blog. A step-by-step guide on everything you need to know and to understand before you start a blog. Warning: this is going to be a super long post, so grab a notebook and pen and a cup of your favorite…

SEO Tips and Advice for Bloggers

Copywriting for SEO

Being an SEO copywriter and analyst by day, I get a lot of emails from fellow bloggers asking for advice about SEO and optimising their blog for SEO. So, today, I decided to answer the question that is on everyone’s lips: How to Optimise Your Blog for SEO. Firstly, what does SEO stand for? The acronym SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. But what does that mean for those of you, not in the know? SEO is how people find your site on search engines, like Google, for example. So,…

Image Copyright Rules Every Blogger Should Know

Image Copyright - Blogging

Hey guys! So, I know it’s been a bit quiet over on the blog the last few weeks, and even though I have no excuse, other than settling down into a new job and having an awesome 9 – 5, I am back with a bang. Today, I have a guest blogger here on the blog, chatting about something you all wonder – can I use someone else’s images on the internet as my own? Today’s guest blogger is not just any guest blogger, she is an attorney and she…

How to use Blogging as a Skill: Job Interviews

Girl Blogging Tips

The other day, I received an extremely interesting email from a fellow awesome blogger and it got me thinking. The main crux of the email was: “How to market your blogging skills when you apply for a job”. To give you some background information, this lovely lady was applying for a new job in marketing and felt that instead of just mentioning that she has a blog, she wanted to expand the skills and knowledge she learned from blogging. Which got me thinking. How many bloggers out there are applying…

So you lost the race for US president, now what?

US Election Race

After losing the most important competition of your life could be forgiven for crawling into a dark hole with a bottle of wine and emerging five years later once the news had past. Hillary Clinton has certainly had that feeling of late publicly admitting that there were times this week when she didn’t want to leave the house again. A good percentage of the world was with her on that. But where are the other second placers that couldn’t quite push the voters over the edge? We take a look…

Creating a Pinterest Action Plan – Social Media & Blogging

Pinterest is all the rage right now. I can’t tell you how many emails I receive from bloggers daily about Pinterest tips and tricks and how to grow your blog with Pinterest. Ladies and gents, listen up, if your blog is not on Pinterest, you are losing out on traffic, subscribers and sales (if you sell products through your blog). Pinterest is the number 1 driver of traffic to my blog, by far! Before I actively started using Pinterest as a tool to grow my blog, I would see traffic…

How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

Unmotivated - How to Get Stuff Done

I get you. Sometimes, we all go through a stage where we have so many plans and ideas for your blog that we end up feeling unmotivated and not in the mood to do anything at all. Especially if you are juggling a nine to five! We’ve all felt like this before – having zero motivation to work on the pile of work in front of you, and it sucks! Yes, feeling unmotivated and uninspired about your blog sucks! But, you gotta do what you gotta do, right? HOW TO…