About Natalie Spires

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Natalie Spires has created 28 blog entries.

7 ways to drive traffic to your website

2017-03-12T17:11:15+00:00 February 6th, 2016|Online Marketing, Social Media, Websites|

“If you build it, he will come” is a quote from the iconic 1989 American baseball movie, Field of Dreams and has since been used in a wide range of contexts, having evolved most commonly to “If you build it, they will come. It’s even been used when talking about websites, but this saying is [...]

The Hidden Marketing Value in your About page and 3 things it should reflect

2017-03-12T17:58:15+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Online Marketing, Websites|

Almost every website in the world has one, and almost every website in the world neglects it. I’m talking about the ubiquitous ‘About’ page, that mystical would-be marketing tool. We’re all guilty of treating our ‘About Us’ page as an afterthought; it’s usually the last page of copy to be written for a new website, [...]

Images that will make you fall in love with South Africa

2017-03-12T17:11:27+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Travel, Websites|

If you so much as glanced at your Instagram feed over the holidays, you’ll be familiar with that pang of envy you feel when you see people posting filtered photos of magical places and breathtaking views. I’m not just talking about images of exotic, faraway destinations, I’m talking about right here on our own doorstep. [...]

3 easy steps to build your Twitter community and online network

2017-03-12T17:11:34+00:00 December 27th, 2015|How To, Social Media|

So you’ve created a Twitter profile for your small business (if you haven’t check out these 5 quick tips to get you started on Twitter), but you’re not sure what comes next? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these 3 easy steps to build your Twitter network. There’s no point to tweeting if you [...]

Twitter is the ideal marketing platform for your small business, here’s why

2017-03-12T17:11:39+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Social Media|

Twitter has over 320 million active users worldwide and sees over 500 million tweets posted each day. You don’t need to be a marketing expert to realise that’s a very deep pool of potential customers to engage with. If you’re managing a Twitter account for your small business, then you hold the keys to the [...]

New to Twitter? 5 quick tips to get you started

2017-03-12T17:11:58+00:00 December 5th, 2015|How To, Social Media|

Twitter is a valuable marketing tool, which allows businesses to build meaningful connections with a relevant audience in real-time. If handled correctly, these connections can lead to a new network of loyal customers. Twitter has over 320 million active users worldwide and over 7.2 million in South Africa 61% of these South African users visit [...]

How to travel the world like a millionaire – on a budget

2015-10-13T08:03:17+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Travel|

Tips on getting the most out of your travel, even if you think it is not affordable   It’s hard to keep up with the Kardashians (or any other celebs you see travelling in style on the pages of glossies) when travelling on a shoestring budget. Or is it? Here are some not-so-difficult ways to [...]

Stone Town Zanzibar – a feast for all senses

2015-10-02T08:07:13+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Travel|

Some 40km off the coast of mainland Tanzania in East Africa you’ll find the Zanzibar Archipelago, often referred to as the Spice Islands for the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper produced here. Zanzibar’s historic centre is Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular tourist destination. Stone Town is located on the western [...]

Four reasons you should hop on a plane to Zimbabwe right now

2015-09-15T08:13:56+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Travel|

The first time I travelled to Zimbabwe I went with zero expectations. As a general rule this is a wonderful way to travel because you’re likely to be very pleasantly surprised by everything you encounter, but I specifically visited Zimbabwe with this mind set because of the often negative media portrayal of this country. I [...]

The Simple Guide to Baking Bread

2015-07-08T08:17:04+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Baking|

Lately I have found myself obsessed with baking bread. The simplicity of it astounds me, there's something almost instinctive in the kneading and creation of this very basic form of sustenance to which we can all relate. Bread making is therapy. My first loaf came out perfectly. And since I'm a fan of perfection I tried several [...]