5 Essential blogging tools for new bloggers

5 Blogging essential blogging tools for new bloggers

I’ve been blogging for almost two years, but it’s taken me a while to finally find the right blogging tools that have helped me grow my blog. These are essential tools that I use almost every single day of my life. Although there are plenty of preferred options in the market, every blogger needs to find something that resonates with them. So if you’re a new blogger, or you’re about to start blogging, this blog post is for you. Disclaimer:  This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Convertkit I’m starting with...

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How to declutter your home in 5 days

Declutter your home in 5 days

It's a beautiful Summer morning, the sun is out, and I can hear the birds chirping peacefully from a distance. I'm lying on my bed, daydreaming about what I plan to do on this glorious day when my mother suddenly barges into our room to announce that it's "Spring Cleaning Day." I dreaded those days, my sister and I would have to clean out kitchen cabinets, wash carpets, clean windows. There was an extensive list of tasks that we had to complete! I now realise that "Spring Cleaning" was my mom's version of decluttering. My mother was teaching us a valuable life lesson that I will always...

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Skin care with Dr. Khoza

Skin care with Dr. Khoza

I grew up in a household where practicing self-care was paramount. For example, my mom would never let us out of the house before slapping a generous portion of sunscreen on our beaming faces. In my 20’s all these valuable lessons flew out the window, and I chose to rely on nothing but the nearest moisturiser I could find and good genes. Fast forward ten plus years, I'm much older and I can no longer afford to neglect my skin. That is how I met Dr. Nokubonga Khoza. I first met her a few months ago, and I was immediately blown away by her genuine passion for skin care. After our first...

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5 most common blogging questions

How to get brands to notice you

I get asked blogging related questions all the time, but there’s a handful of them that keep coming up. Consequently, today I’ve carefully selected the 5 most common blogging questions, and I’m going to answer them in this blog post. Why do I need a blog when I can blog on Instagram Firstly, you don’t own social media. If you decide to blog on Instagram and it shuts down tomorrow, then you will have to start all over again. All of those followers that you’ve worked so hard to gain will be meaningless. However, if you have a blog, that means you have complete ownership of your content and...

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5 Phone habits for a more present life

5 Phone habits for a more present life

Confession time. I spend way too much time on my cell phone, especially on social media. Yes, as a digital entrepreneur, my phone is one of my work tools, but that’s still not a legitimate excuse. I’m on a quest to live a more present, life and I know that cutting down on my screen time is the best place to start. I’m one of those people that consistently have their phone in their hand, and I sometimes use it as a crutch whenever I feel bored. Today, I’m sharing 5 phone habits for a more present life. Turn off app notifications I’ve turned off all notifications for my social media apps....

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5 Ways to make money as a blogger

How to get brands to notice you

I’ve been inundated with emails from people wanting to know how to make money from blogging. I consistently respond by emphasising that making money from your blog should not be your only focus, especially when you’re just starting. Instead, you should focus on how your blog will create value. How are you using your blog to change people’s lives? Now I’m not saying we should all follow in Mother Teresa’s footsteps, but your blog should have some sort of positive impact in the world. Once you are clear on that, then it’s time to focus on the financial benefits of blogging. Today I would...

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A Morning With Buhle Mabanga

A Morning With Buhle Mabanga

There are countless women who provide me with inspiration on a daily basis and Buhle Mabanga is undoubtedly one of them. I’ve watched her blossom into an incredible woman, especially in the past year. Not only do I feel we can all learn so much from her but I know we'll walk away with handy lifestyle tips to implement in our own lives. Here I talk to Buhle about all things health and wellness, mainly focusing on her morning routine. Tell us a little more about yourself (kids, partner, what you do for a living) I’m very tempted to say I’m a businesswoman training to be a yogi, a mom to my...

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3 keys to becoming a successful influencer or blogger

How to get brands to notice you

Anyone can start a blog or a business. There are a few key qualities that will determine whether you succeed or not. Here are 3 keys to becoming a successful blogger or influencer. Pushing through fear We all have justified fears, and that’s fine with me. But the one remarkable thing that will set you apart from the rest is your unique ability to push through despite the fear. Even the most successful people worry about things like failure, but they keep moving forward. So I’m not saying you need to overcome your fears but you have to learn to push through. Put yourself out there and...

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5 Valuable lessons learnt from motherhood

5 Valuable lessons learnt from motherhood

Motherhood sure has a way of teaching you lessons fast. Just when you think you’ve got this, the game changes! My son has just entered his teen years and I’m looking forward to helping him navigate this interesting phase in his life. But I’ve also been reflecting on my motherhood journey. Today, I thought it would be great to share with you 5 valuable lessons I’ve learnt from motherhood. Be in the moment Nothing lasts forever. From the new born stage which goes hand in hand with sleepless nights, gigantic breasts filled with milk and spending hours staring into the cutest little face. Or...

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4 Ways to Retain your Clients

4 Ways to Retain your Clients

I’ve written extensively about how to start your career as an influencer as well as how to pitch potential clients. Now once you start working with brands, it’s important to know how to retain those clients that you worked so hard to get. 90% of the brands that I’ve worked with this year have been repeat business. Once a client trusts you with their brand it is up to you to make sure that you maintain that relationship by exceeding their expectation. Every single time. In this blog post, I will be sharing with you 4 ways to retain your clients. Deliver good quality content I always preach...

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