What should be in your IG highlights

Your Instagram highlights are an incredible tool to showcase your brand. Your highlights should be a collection of your most exciting stories that you want your new or old followers to watch. Unlike Instagram stories, highlights can live on your profile until you decide to update them. So it’s worth spending time to plan how to use IG highlights to your advantage. But with so many options available, how do you know what should be in your IG highlights? Here's what should be in your IG highlights: About me Think of this highlight as your about me page on your website. This is your...

5 healthy habits for working from home

Some of us are used to working from home, however, there are plenty of mamas who are working remotely for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, it’s essential for us to take care of ourselves so we can remain healthy and productive. These are challenging times, and it’s easy for us to sucked into making poor choices. Don’t fall into that trap. Here are 5 healthy habits for working from home. Set boundaries Take breaks throughout the day and set defined working hours. I know that it’s tempting to continue working way past your office hours because you are at home...

5 ways to boost your IG engagement

Have you ever wondered which metrics brands consider when they are looking for influencers to work on their campaigns? Is it the number of followers, engagement or the look and feel of your grid? As much as it may be tempting to only focus on your follower growth and the number of likes that you get for your posts, engagement should your primary focus on Instagram. Your engagement is a good indication of the kind of relationship you have with your audience. The higher your engagement the better your influence. Here are 5 ways to boost your IG engagement. Post at the right time If you have...

How to stay motivated during difficult times

As I write this blog post, the President has announced that due to the exponential spread of COVID-19, the country will remain on level 3. The pandemic continues to devastate our country, and the air is thick with sadness and negativity. When negativity seems to surround you, it’s easy to get despondent. While we can’t control what is happening in the world right now, we can control how we react. So how do we choose positivity amidst all the pain and uncertainty? How do we remain motivated to achieve our goals and dreams? Here is how to stay motivated during difficult times. Take control...

5 Things I’ve learned as an influencer

5 Things I’ve learned as an influencer

I'm almost three years into my influencer journey, and I cannot imagine doing anything else. For the most part, I'm confident that I made the right decision. My career has turned out to be so much more than what I had initially expected. If you're just starting your influencer journey, one of the best ways to learn is from those who have walked the path ahead of you. Here are 5 things I've learned as an influencer. Saying no is as important as saying yes Once you start working with brands, you begin to understand which brands you should work with and which you should avoid. Over time it...

5 Self-care habits that will make you happier

5 Self-care habits that will make you happier

Contrary to what we read on social media, self-care doesn’t always have to equate to a trip to the spa or a yoga retreat. So, what does it mean to really take care of yourself? It’s the small choices that we make daily that have the potential to leave us feeling stressed or burnt out. I’ve introduced self-care habits that I like to include throughout the day. When I action them all, I feel invincible! In this blog post, I would like to share 5 self-care habits that will make you happier. Learn to say no This is a tough one but probably the most critical habit on this list. It’s okay to...

Homeschooling tips for non homeschooling moms

I used to be one of those moms that fantasised about homeschooling my kids whenever I wasn’t happy with the traditional schooling system. Enter COVID 19, and I finally got to live out my fantasy! And let’s just say, things have been rather interesting around here! Listen, I have a new found respect for teachers. Especially foundation school teachers, I don’t know how they manage to get multiple kids to focus on one task. After months of trial and error, we’ve finally figured out some sort of rhythm in my household. Here are some homeschooling tips for non homeschooling moms like me. Use...

7 Instagram influencers you should be following

7 Instagram influencers you should be following

The influencer industry is currently on the rise in SA, we have grown in leaps and bounds in the past couple of years. But with so many popular accounts, which influencers should you be following? Whether you’re looking for inspiration or someone to collaborate with, Instagram is the place to go. It was difficult for me to come up with this list because there are so many influencers who are killing the game at the moment! These ladies are consistent, produce high-quality content and provide immense value. Here’s a list of 7 Instagram influencers you should be following. Food - The Lazy...

5 Weekend habits for a stress-free week

5 Weekend habits for a stress-free week

It doesn’t matter how much you love your job — work can be exhausting and sometimes stressful. We’ve all been there, Sunday night is fast approaching and we’re dreading the start of the new week. Most of us drag ourselves out of bed on Monday mornings, and by Wednesday we’re already counting down the hours until the weekend. If you can relate to the struggle, here are 5 weekend habits for a stress-free week. Rest Weekends are for resting. I know that it’s tempting to spend that time catching up on your work. However, we all need to reset so that we can start the new week with joy and...

Busting all the influencer myths

Busting all the influencer myths

Let’s be honest, influencers get a bad rap. Most people believe that we get paid to laze around and take selfies all day. Exactly how influencers operate remains a mystery for most, which leaves people speculating about our industry. In today’s blog post, I’m busting all the influencer myths that I’ve heard. Influencers get paid to take selfies all day I wish I could get paid to take selfies all day, but that’s not how things work in this industry. There’s so much work that goes on behind the scenes. Here’s how it works. Once you receive a brief from a client, you then need to go through...

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