Social Media Expert – Think Before You Post

What does it mean to be a Social Media Expert? I think a lot of people think that social media is easy. But its not easy, and this especially true for those that have to manage multiple accounts.

For a Social Media Expert, you need to understand your customers needs, wants and desires. As a Social Media Expert, you are not just messing around on social media, chatting to your friends. This is your profession, and you need to stay on top of your game, if you want to be considered as an expert.

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Become The Expert – Content Is King On The Internet

Content Is King On The Internet. If you want to be found on the internet, you need to start working on creating more content. The more content that you create, the more chance that someone will actually come across your website, or blog.

Think about it. If you don’t talk about it, how can you expect people to know about it? If you want to be found on the internet, you need to be talking about the products, and services, that you offer. If you are selling red shoes, then you need to talk about red shoes.

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10 YouTubers That Every Entrepreneur Should Follow On YouTube

Over the past few years, I have learned so much online, thanks to the people that that have made YouTube such an amazing resource for entrepreneurs. These people have shared hundreds, if not thousands of videos on YouTube, that will potentially help, motivate and inspire you.

I have spent days, or weeks at a time, glued to these YouTube channels. I cant even begin to explain how much I have learned from these people, and I have to give credit where it is due. Most of these people have spent over 5 years, if not more, posting videos on a daily basis.

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The Death Of Retail Malls & Stores – What Is Happening?

A few years ago, we would never have imagined, buying food online. But, it’s happening. What does this mean for retail malls and stores, with more and more people, starting to shop online?

You have to admit, it’s getting easier and easier. It’s usually cheaper to buy something online, and in most situations, you can get it delivered for free. Online shops, can afford to sell the items cheaper than what you can get them, in a retail store. They just don’t have the same overheads, as a retail store.

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Growth Hacking – What’s All The Buzz About?

Growth Hacking is the latest buzz on the internet at the moment, although it’s been around for awhile now. According to Wikipedia, it was originally mentioned in 2010, by Sean Ellis who coined the term “growth hacker“.

As you can imagine, the word “Hacker“, would instantly gain the media’s attention. Growth Hacking sounds like a thrill-seeking, risk-taking, cutting-edge, marketing tactic. When in reality you will never know enough. It’s more of a try, try and try again. The more overall experience that you have, the more value that you can add to the team.

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What Happens When You Feel Like, You Have Hit The Ceiling?

Over the past few months, I have focused all my free time and energy on this blog. I have been using any spare time that I could, to write these articles, and to market this website on social media. This is apart from trying to work a full-time job, and trying to make more time for the people in my life.

At this point in my life, I feel as if I have hit the ceiling. And my life has become stagnant. What is a person meant to do, when they run out of time? I have spent the past few years, labeling myself as a web designer, but what I have realized, is that there is more to life, than that.

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If Someone Wants It Bad Enough, They Will Steal It

Well, today I found out, that someone had stolen, or scraped one of my websites. I spent over 2 years building this website. Then someone comes along and steals everything. The worst part is that they changed a few things, such as the logo, and a few lines of text, and then sold the website to someone else.

I cant explain the frustration that I feel at this moment. It’s not fair. It’s not the fact that someone stole, or scraped the website. It’s the fact that they still had the cheek to sell it to someone else, and make a profit from all of my hard work.

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Life Is Not Fair – What A Crazy Week – Durban South Africa

Wow, what can I say, life is not fair, and this has been, one hell of a week. I don’t even know where to start. Monday, was hectic, as always. And on Tuesday 10th October 2017, in Durban KwaZulu Natal, we experienced the biggest storm, that I have ever seen. And then on Wednesday, 11th October, it’s as if nothing ever happened, and we had sunny spring day.

But, as far as I have heard, there have been at least 11 lives lost. And the storm left so much damage, that it’s unbelievable. This has to be the worst storm that I have ever seen. I feel so sorry for the people that were impacted by the storm. Sometimes, life is not fair.

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Choosing A Company Name By Creating A Scalable Brand

Choosing a company name might be the most important choice that you will ever make. It can hurt, when you realize that you have been spending all your time and money, on building a company name, only to realize that you have hit the ceiling, and have to start from scratch.

Don’t limit yourself, by being too specific. You need to think of the bigger picture. You might start off, with only selling a specific product, but you will eventually need to grow and scale your company.

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Art, Illustration & Drawing – Meet TANK, The SME Android – Cartoon Character

Well, last night I decided to get creative, and draw a vector-based cartoon character. I have always dreamed of being a cartoonist, but never really focused on it. I have done so many other things, but never really spent the time on drawing cartoon characters.

Meet TANK, named after the idea of a THINK-TANK. After drawing this cartoon character, I wondered, how much I would actually charge, to do the same for someone else? How could I put a price, on something like this?

It’s hard, to put a price on art. I can imagine the struggle that other artists and designers go through. I probably put in about 6 hours into the creation of this cartoon character so far. But once you put a price on it, and sell it, it’s gone. And it doesn’t belong to you anymore.

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