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I have long understood on a theoretical level the value of outsourcing. Until recently, I hadn’t been able to appreciate the practical value for my business. I didn’t want to outsource anything at the start of my business. This was mostly because I didn’t have...read more
Meet Lisa Balthaser from Fleur de Lisa Solutions. I connected with her a few months ago through our involvement with The Fempreneur Collective. She will be guest blogging for The Fempreneur Collective's blog. I enjoyed chatting to her on a Zoom call and had to find...read more
This week on the blog, I chat to Katie Colella from her eponymous business, Katie Colella Social. I met Katie a few months ago as we are both involved in The Fempreneur Collective. Katie will be a guest blogger at The Fempreneur Collective's blog. I love her energy...read more
For the last year-and-a-bit, I have featured inspiring women in business. Because I joined The Fempreneur Collective as a crew member, I decided to create an interview mini-series featuring the rest of the crew members. I felt that the series wouldn't be complete if...read more
In today's interview, I chat to Maila Zahid. Maila proudly admits that she's never held a "normal 9-to-5" position. I think that this is so interesting, in a society that favours gaining "real-world work experience" before starting a business. So for that alone, I...read more
Zoé is the third member of the TFC Crew. She has her own business focused on creating amazing dinner party experiences. She does kitchen demonstrations, designs dinner parties, cooks amazing-looking (and delicious) food, and helps you to host relaxing dinner parties...read more
This week, I'm bringing you something extra-extra special. It's one of the interviews I'm the proudest of because I had to put in a few more hours than usual to get it done (I'll explain in a sec). This week, Jakolien Sok from The Fempreneur Collective is my guest....read more
I’ve been talking about The Fempreneur Collective (a.k.a TFC) on social media and sharing bits of information here and there. So, today I’m giving you a proper introduction to the TFC and sharing more about the project I’m so fortunate to have been working on for the...read more
I love digging into the back-end systems that help a website go from “meh” to “awesome”. I’ve been working with websites for a while, and I’ve seen a couple of similarities amongst the sites that I think are beautiful and effective. In this post, I’m going to chat...read more
Last week, I wrote about what you need to know about plugins. In this post, I'm giving you a few notes on choosing plugins for your website. As always, I recommend starting with a strategy. Write down the features that you’d like your website to have, and then look...read more
In this post, I’ll cover what you need to know about WordPress plugins and things to be cautious of when adding them to your website. Plugin Basics A plugin is a piece of software (free or paid) that you install on your WordPress-based website to add to the...read more
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I build websites on WordPress and I recommend this system to all my clients. To me, the most important part of your business is your website, which should be updated frequently with new content and maintained with software...read more
There are many hosting providers in the world, and you have a huge choice when setting up your website. I use WebAfrica because their fees are reasonable, their client onboarding process is clear, and their customer support team is excellent. This is not a sponsored...read more
Online businesses have become the new normal, and the Internet has given everyone plenty of opportunity to make money. This has resulted in a huge increase in the need for websites, as well as the need for hosting for those websites. When starting a website, you have...read more
I set up, design and maintain websites as part of my service to my clients. The most exciting part of having a website is frequently updating it with content. This keeps your website relevant and valuable to your audience. Even more importantly, keeping your...read more
July flew straight past me. My daily planner shows that I worked on a lot of things and checked projects off my to-do list, but I can’t help feeling that I didn’t achieve anything with the month. I think that the rest of the year will feel just as chaotic. I’m...read more
Last week, I wrote a post sharing images of the Overall Events website before I worked on the site's redesign. In today's post, I'm sharing images of what the site looks like now that the project is complete. I wanted the logo to be more than "just a logo" or a...read more
Earlier this year I was contracted to redesign the website for Overall Events. This woman-owned business is a Port Elizabeth based company specialising in event design and stakeholder relations. To appreciate the transformation, I saved screengrabs of what the...read more
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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