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Growing Your Business Twitter Presence

Twitter is becoming a popular social media network in South Africa these days. Although it has been in existence for some 7 years, South African users have been a bit slow in jumping on board. But now that South African politicians, celebrities, business and media companies have been using this micro-blogging platform for various reasons, the South African public have been signing up for a free Twitter account in droves.

How much does a Wordpress blog cost

WordPress is the popular blogging software used by millions of bloggers around the world. It received some rather unusual attention recently when it was reported that a certain municipality in South africa forked out around R40 million for website development. Apparently some of these websites were built on WordPress and used inexpensive commercial themes that costs around $40 (about R360). It is as yet unclear if there were any other

How to Post Longer Tweets on Twitter

The 140 character restriction on Twitter can be frustrating at times. But then Twitter is a micro-blogging service and if you really have more to say on a regular basis then you should consider starting your own blog through free services like Google’s Blogger. But every now and then you just have to rant on Twitter and want your followers to fully understand what you mean in your tweets. It

Combining Multiple Emails into a Single Mail on Gmail

There are times where you may need to combine multiple emails on your Gmail account into a single email. Unfortunately this is no easy task. You will need to use an email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. But first you will need all the relevant emails downloaded in the client software.

Why New Entrepreneurs Look to the Internet First?

Starting up a new business is one of the most difficult tasks a person can undertake. In fact over 70% of new startups will crash before completing two full years in business. Only a handful will survive to grow into profitable enterprises. Nevertheless there are new entrepreneurs entering the business arena every day. Often cash-strapped and with little practical knowledge of business, these hopefuls are searching for ways to get

Create a Facebook Page for Your Business, Organisation or Event

Creating a Facebook page is very simple and the interface is easy to use. You do not have to log in through your personal profile to create a page which is handy if you do not want to be personally associated with it. However, you will need at least a new email address that has not been previously used on Facebook in order to create the page independently of your

Manage Your Online Reputation Carefully

Most of us do not give our online reputation much thought but it can affect many aspects of our life. Some employers and recruiters, landlords and rental agencies, as well as prospective love interests may “google” your name only to come across your Facebook or Twitter profile laden with vulgar rantings and discriminatory posts. Of course, not every person uses social media in this way but what is sometimes meant

Best Free Web-Based Email Service

There is no shortage of options if you are looking for free web-based email (simply known as webmail) but choosing the right provider at the outset can save you hassles in the future. You need ease-of-use, quick access, good security and the little extras can be handy. Very few webmail providers can match GMail, Google’s free email service. While Yahoo Mail and Hotmail (from Microsoft) have made great strides in

How to Start an Online Business in South Africa

First Steps to Starting an Online Business Starting an online business is not any easier that starting a business in the “real world”. It may require less capital and manpower at times but the process is essentially the same. The first obstacle to overcome is thinking that an online business is different from a “real world” business. It is not. In fact the Internet is very much a part of