Things to consider when moving your online business into the ‘Real World’

It’s always a good feeling when you start to see some growth in your online business and an even better one when that growth just keeps coming. But what’s the next step? Maybe it’s time to consider whether your online business might benefit from brick-and-mortar style premises. If you have thought long and hard and feel that moving your business into the ‘real world’ is a good, strategic move for you, then here are three things you need to be thinking about when making up your budget.

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6 things 2017 taught (or reminded) me.

 

I’m always in my own head. When I’m awake, asleep, whatever. I’m always pondering over something or the other, asking questions. Why did that happen? Why did he do this? What should I have done differently? This mistake I made hurts so much, how would things have turned out if I had taken a different decision? The questions are endless. They are with in the car, they are with me at my desk. They are hovering around in my sleep, haunting me.

Usually, I find an issue to worry about per time, thinking and overthinking it. A lot of times, each matter gives way to another and other times, I draw lessons from them.

As a Creative Entrepreneur who never set out to be one, I started 2017 wondering what I was doing and how I was going to do it. I took the plunge anyway and I would like to share some of my most personal experiences and possibly encourage someone.

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HOW OAU STRIKE CHANGED MY LIFE

It dawned on me in May, 2016  it was that strike season again; a time students always dread, a time when some students tend to lose focus, gain weight, get pregnant, start something new, take up new skills, make new friends and visit new places. Yes, it was about that time that my life changed for the better. It was during this time that I took a major decision in my life.I started my Instagram platform during the OAU strike in 2016.

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How To Combine Blogging & Freelancing to make a Career

So you have a blog and love writing for it, and you are starting to think that it has the potential to be more than just a hobby. However, as it stands currently, the income your blog is bringing in isn’t enough to cover your monthly bills and living expenses. So you’ve decided that your best option would be to combine blogging and freelancing as a writer, editor, graphics designer etc  in one, to make your chances of success more likely.

Bearing that in mind, the question is, how should you go about doing this and what does it take to be successful? For everything that you need to know, read on.

 

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Living Within Your Means: Everyday Habits to Increase Your Savings

We have been told that life is all about balance; work and play, activity and rest, sorrow and happiness. Keeping this balance is easier said than done, though, and especially when it comes to our finances. While the formula is simple enough, it just doesn’t add up every time as it should – and when your savings first start to go downhill, it tends to tumble down quite fast.

This post is here to break your bad habits and encourage you to have a look at the way you spend your money and change your perception on savings.

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