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This is the Fox & Owl Media blog.

Here we blog about business, entrepreneurship, website design, social media and digital media in general.

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WordPress 101: What is WordPress?

I have previously written blog posts about WordPress – I’m a big fan.  The two most relevant posts if you’re reading this are as follows: a post on this blog, called “Why I use WordPress to Design Websites”, and one on The Fempreneur Collective’s blog called “Why we...

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How to Collect Testimonials with your Website

Your website can perform many tasks that meaningfully contribute to your business.  Collecting social proof is one of those tasks. When I mention to people that their website can collect testimonials, I’m often met with confusion or merely ignorance as to how to go...

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Domain Name Ownership

When you start a business, one of the first things you think about is your business name. This has an impact on several things, but the most important of these is your domain name, also called a web address or a URL (Universal Resource Locator). I always recommend...

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How your Website is Sabotaging your Business

I know that the title is a bit dramatic, but stay with me. I love creating websites because I love helping business owners to create a beautiful space for their brand to live online. It breaks my heart to see a fab woman with a great business idea being thwarted by...

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How your Website Affects your Brand

Last week, I chatted about how your brand affects your website. This week, I’m flipping it around and talking about the ways in which your website affects your brand. To make this article less abstract, I’m going to talk about an “ideal client avatar” and give them a...

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How your Brand Affects your Website

When working with clients, and when chatting to potential clients, I like to talk to them about their brand to help me understand their work and their business. I believe that your brand affects your website, and I'm going to explain how in this post. How Your Brand...

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How to Use your Website as a Business Asset

Having a professionally designed website is so important for businesses, especially small businesses.  I view a website as a business asset.  In this post, I’m sharing 4 reasons why your business can’t afford to go without a website and how to use your website as the...

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Working with a Web Designer 101

When booking discovery calls with potential clients, I feel excited for this lovely person and their journey ahead.  I genuinely want to help them improve their brand through a gorgeous online home, and working with a web designer is a big step for someone to take....

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18 Healthy Habits to Develop in 2018

I've noticed that I haven't been taking good care of myself, haven't been kind to myself and have generally neglected my mental, physical and spiritual health - especially in the last 6 months of this year.  I did this because I was single-minded about prioritising...

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17 Business Lessons I Learned in 2017

In this post, I chat about the lessons I learned in 2017.  These are connected to business and entrepreneurship, and I hope they will help you on your journey.   2017 Lessons #1:  Don't under-value your work This is a trap that all business owners fall into.  We think...

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Melissa De Klerk

Writer, Web Designer, Digital Media Strategist, Typophile, Inspiration Junkie, Yogi

Melissa is the owner and creative brain behind Fox & Owl Media.  She loves creating websites and digital media strategies, and has considerable experience with Website Design and Brand Management.

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