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Free Pay Concept Growth Hacker

Freemium is Premium: How to Earn your Customers like a Growth Hacker

"Why buy the cow when you can have the milk for free?" A sentiment that still plagues conversation and seems...

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Useless Emojis

FINALLY - A USE FOR THOSE NEGLECTED EMOJIS!

There are many emojis that grace not only our texts, but our Insta feed, Twitter, and Facebook. Emojis have become a found a solid place in online advertising...

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Learn to say No at Work

Why it's Important to Learn to Say No

It’s a problem we all face in the workplace: being asked to take on additional tasks that, frankly, you just can’t manage. Saying no is difficult, it feels awkward and rude.

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Ace your Presentation

Bring your A-Game: How to Ace your Next Presentation

Presentations can be a bit nerve-wracking, and it's understandable to feel that way. It is, however, absolutely unacceptable to be unprepared. If you are...

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Ace your Presentation

7 Free Tools every Web Developer Needs

Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro having the right tool for the job is essential to improving your workflow and becoming a more efficient web developer...

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Ace your Presentation

Hangover Cures for those Post-Networking Event Nights

Many of us can relate to the struggle of waking up with a brutal hangover the morning after a post-workday happy hour session, which was more like five hours, but...

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Ace your Presentation

Handle Success & Failure on the way to Obtaining your Goals

There are already a million different blogs, books, inspirational tweets and songs about making goals, dreaming big and achieving them. So I’m not going to talk about that.

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On Page SEO

MASTERING ON-PAGE SEO TO RANK ON GOOGLE: SEO 101

Your website matters, obviously, to Google. They determine how to rank you entirely based on it. You can have all the social media platforms in the world, but nothing matters quite like your website...

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side hustle

SHOULD YOUR SIDE HUSTLE BECOME YOUR FULL-TIME JOB?

I’ll be honest - managing a side hustle alongside your 9-5 is challenging. When we first started DevoKit, it began as a side hustle. We’d wake up early, commute, go to work, come home, feel exhausted...

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business

HOW TO REIGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

It happens to the best and most invested of us. We temporarily lose that spark - the inner feeling that got us involved in starting the business in the first place...

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business

SEO 101: HOW TO RANK LOCAL ON GOOGLE

If you are a small business with a brick-and-mortar, it should be a no-brainer that you need to appear on Google. Being a mom-and-pop means that...

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social media

HOW TO MANAGE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Social media management is a position all on its own, and is truly a full-time job. While you may not spend 100% of your time posting, any time you are out you start...

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work travel

NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF THE TRAVELING BUSINESS OWNER

We have been fortunate enough to see many exciting places, thanks to running our own company. The slight downside (though we have a hard time complaining), is that work never shuts off - even on vacation.

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pivot point

IS YOUR BUSINESS FACING A PIVOT POINT?

If you’re Googling whether or not your business is at a pivot point, you’ve probably already got your answer. Many businesses we know and love today experienced multiple pivot points before...

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photography

BEST FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY WEBSITES

Having high quality videos and photos on your website has a huge impact on the overall look and feel. Your website can be beautiful, but if you’re sporting low resolution photos or an...

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seo

SEO 101: HOW TO BECOME AN AUTHORITY AND RANK ON GOOGLE

Becoming an authority on Google is no easy task. Google changes its search algorithm frequently, and no one truly understands the secrets behind it all.

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drawing

PHOTO EDITING TIPS AND FAILS

There is a framed picture in our home that is so absolutely hilarious I cannot bring myself to take it down. When we had built our first, simple, one-page website, we put a picture of ourselves front and centre.

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marketing

5 OF THE BEST FREE TOOLS EVERY MARKETING PROFESSIONAL NEEDS

Marketing has a lot of aspects to manage nowadays between print and digital and there is a lot to learn. Some of the digital marketing...

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job market

GET HIRED: HANDLING THE COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET

Entry level position, minimum 2 years experience. It’s an increasingly common theme in the job market for recent college and university graduates, and given the size of the pool that companies have...

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work from home

HOW TO: WORK FROM HOME (WITHOUT GOING STIR CRAZY)

So, you've taken the plunge and you're running your dream business right from the comfort of your own home, with your own coffee maker, and your fuzzy slippers. Managing a business on your own sounds amazing, and honestly, it is.

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procrastination

FIGHTING PROCRASTINATION: STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME THE PROCRASTINATOR IN YOU

We all procrastinate. I will be the first to admit that I spent all day online shopping and browsing the depths of Reddit while ironically, I was about to give a talk...

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home

MILLENIALS ASK: CAN A COMPUTER ALGORITHM HELP ME BUY A HOME?

In the day and age of the Internet, there is nothing more a millennial loves to hear than that a quick Google search can solve all their problems.

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target market

BEYOND THE SURVEY: CONNECT WITH YOUR TARGET MARKET

In my last blog post, I talked about the importance of product-market fit. A big part of that is connecting with your target customers and understanding their needs.

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graduates

THE NEW ERA OF GRADUATES

Life after graduation is not easy; it is filled with uncertainty. Graduates entering the job market now have to be adaptable and willing to take risks, they have to be fast at taking opportunities and willing to really search for them.

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food

BALANCING A HEALTHY DIET WITH YOUR BUSY LIFESTYLE

Even though the days are technically shorter they still seem to drag on…and on, and on! On these days (okay, let’s be honest, every single day) the last thing you want to do when you get home...

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target market

WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN: SUPPORTING YOUR FRIENDS

Women get a bad reputation: we’re thought to be cruel and jealous towards one another. Images of Mean Girls, Gossip Girl, The O.C. flash by. These films and shows display and even mock it.

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graduates

UNDERSTAND YOUR TARGET MARKET & IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS

No longer relegated to the marketing and communications team, understanding the behaviours, thoughts, and feelings of your target market is more important than ever for small business owners.

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leaning in

LEANING IN: EQUALITY THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media has changed the way we share information, has provided a new platform to advocate for social, political and cultural issues and has changed the face of marketing.

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work out

BLOWING OFF STEAM AND KEEPING A COOL HEAD

Whether you’re between jobs, just starting out in a new field, or stuck in a dead-end job—we’ve all felt it. Stress. Even those of you who claim to have the best job in the world have faced it.

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launchparty

HOW TO THROW THE RIGHT KIND OF PARTY

Life after graduation is not easy; it is filled with uncertainty. Graduates entering the job market now have to be adaptable and willing to take risks, they have to be fast at taking opportunities and willing to really search for them.

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