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I met Meaghan online in a Facebook group a little while back. We are both part of Emma Weise's Branding Kitchen group, and we also both took part in the Brand Bake Off. During the Bake Off, I loved watching Meaghan develop her brand elements and listen to her talk...read more
By having a website, you’re collecting data on your visitors, whether you actively set out to gather and analyse that data or not. You’re also entering a relationship with the people who visit your site. To protect yourself, your website and your content from...read more
I came across Nabeela's Miss Artsy-Crafty brand at the end of 2015 while on an Instagram exploration spree. I noticed that she was 15, and putting out quality content - girl has mad skills. In one of her Instagram posts, she chatted about a DIY that she had written...read more
A few months back, I came across Emma from FreshSage on Facebook. She's the owner of a Facebook group called The Branding Kitchen. Obviously, it's about branding - something I'm passionate about and that I do for my clients, so I requested to join. FreshSage is a...read more
This is the second post in my series on the revamp of the Fox & Owl Media brand. The first post can be found here. The Start of a Brand New Brand Solution Skip back a few months, where I came across a Facebook group that looked interesting. It was about...read more
If you’ve taken a close look at my website during the last four weeks, you’ve likely seen a few changes happening. It’s now become obvious that I have undergone a mini rebrand. I say “mini”, because I was happy with most of the elements of my brand, but I was...read more
I'm so chuffed that this ladyboss feature has an international flavour. Natalie Newman calls Vienna home, and she's the gentle soul behind Vanillery Garden. I first came across her work approximately 2 years ago on my journey around Instagram. Her work spoke to me...read more
This is a follow-up to a post I wrote in January which you can read here. It's the beginning of April and the end of the first quarter of the year. I started the year with the intention of keeping myself, my biz and my life more organised than I had been last year. ...read more
I haven't done an interview in quite a while, and it's not for lack of trying. The ladies I want to interview are amazing, and amazingly busy, so I have had to be patient while the world sends me fabulous women to feature in this series. This week, I'm thrilled to...read more
And now for something completely different. I wanted to take a break from the heavy-reading biz blog posts for a bit to share something fun. I have mentioned before that I can't listen to music with English lyrics while I write because it distracts me. When a...read more
I firmly believe in regular maintenance of websites. The simplest and most obvious reason is thus: technology, especially online tech, changes at such a speed, that it’s easy to get left behind with old versions (which may contain bugs because of certain changing...read more
You’ve gone through the work of writing engaging copy and making a beautiful website. You can now reward yourself with a huge mug of tea and ice-cream – not together though... that’s gross, even for me. But you can enjoy tea-flavoured ice-cream because that’s a real...read more
There is a lot of hype online around blogging, content creation and content marketing to improve your profile as an expert, advertise your business, and, in the much longer term, increase your sales. In this post, I’m going to discuss the benefits of having a blog...read more
The Services Page on your website holds information about the services you offer and lets your potential clients know how you can help them. I’m calling this a “Services Page”, because it’s what I call it when I’m discussing websites with clients. You may think that...read more
The “About Me” (or “About Us” if your business consists of a team of people) page is one of the most important pages on your website, but is often neglected in favour of a sales page or a contact page. I find that entrepreneurs are hesitant to have an About page on...read more
When you read the title of this post, you probably thought “well, obviously, every site needs a home page. This blog post is pointless.” Not so pointless when I consider the many websites I have seen that just have a Blog page, or open with an About page. Your Home...read more
As 2017 is well underway you may be looking at a longer-term strategy for business improvement. Most business owners take time to reflect on their development thus far, their wins and their opportunities for growth. You may be thinking about updating the image of...read more
For today's post, I'm getting into 5 more entrepreneurial skills that help to make you a better businessperson and a better person. This is the second and final post in this short series. The first post can be found here. Without too much dawdling, here are the next...read more
When becoming an entrepreneur, a couple of amazing things happen. Among other things, you learn about your industry, you learn about business, you work harder than you ever thought you could and you begin to see the tangible results of the work you put in. But most...read more
Happy new year, dear biz rockstars! I hope your plans are ambitious and that you celebrate your progress throughout the year. My year is already off to an exciting start. I spent time on business development and creative projects over the December break as well as...read more
Melissa De Klerk
Writer, Online Media Designer, Social Media Manager, Web Designer, Typophile, Inspiration Junkie, Yogi
Melissa is the owner and creative brain behind Fox & Owl Media. She loves creating content strategies and has considerable experience with Social Media Marketing, Website Design and Brand Management.
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