An archive of blog posts about index

Jun 11

How to get the most out of Facebook advertising

Learn how to get the most out Facebook advertising without breaking the bank.
Apr 24

Alumni Stories - Jacob Heston Vibes

With a stunning Instagram feed jam-packed full of stunning scenery and exotic destinations, it’s hard to believe that not long ago Jacob Heston was stuck in a monotonous 9-5 job. Find out how the 29-year-old turned his love of photography and travel into a full time business.
Oct 04

How to Crush it on Instagram

If you’re anything like us, you’ve likely found yourself scrolling through post after post on Instagram thinking that you, too, could have a massive following like the accounts you stalk.

You see that they have countless comments and even more likes, and wonder why you haven’t seen that same level...

Sep 28

What You Need To Know To Be A Travel Blogger

It’s easy to fall in love with the idea of a financially independent lifestyle that sees you travel the world on a sponsored dime. But it’s incredibly difficult to actually achieve that lifestyle. Popular media has made travel blogging out to be a way to fast track your way to...

Aug 18

Women in Tech Series: Laura Roeder of Meet Edgar

In this first article in this series celebrating amazing women in tech, we talk to Laura Roeder, founder of Meet Edgar, one of the world’s most popular social media scheduling tools, that turned over $4M in revenue in just 2.5 years In this interview, Laura tells about her journey from...

Jul 31

How to Land Your First Digital Marketing Job

Digital media is now so deeply embedded into society it’s impossible to ignore the effects. We’re so chronically attached to our phones, to social media, to Googling things, that these things have just become extensions of our lives.

That’s why digital marketing is one of the fastest growing professions in...

Jul 21

7 ways to be productive working remotely

So you’ve landed the remote job of your dreams. Congratulations! Now the real work starts.

While there’s overwhelming research out there suggesting working remotely leads to better productivity, this doesn’t always happen automatically. Staying motivated and productive is almost an entirely new ball game when you’re working remotely - without...

Jun 21

Student Spotlight: Josh Littin of coHome

He likes his basketball jerseys meshy, steaks grilled medium rare and cocktails mixed strong. He is the ultimate guy’s guy. Though, the buck doesn’t stop there for the New-Zealand export. Outside of his brawny predilections, Josh Littin has a rank-climbing career that has seen him go from marketing specialist to...

Jun 08

How to get your boss to let you work remotely

Imagine being able to work from home, or better yet, in an entirely different country! Working with your laptop on a balcony, sipping coffee and munching on fresh fruit in sunny Greece would be the dream. But does it sound too good to be true?

​Not really!

Remote working is...

Jun 05

How to Build a Social Media Following

Many brands are starting to realize that a large social media presence is one of the leading tools they can have in their marketing arsenal. Many individuals are also starting to recognize that there is significant value in building an audience.

In this article, I will provide some strategies that...

May 31

10 jobs you'll get if you learn coding

Coding is only useful if you want to become a web-developer. Right? Wrong.

So very wrong.

More and more employers are looking for people with coding skills to complement their existing skillsets. In fact, big players like IDEO CEO Tim Brown and Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, are huge advocates...

May 23

How Traditional Education Has Messed Us Up

I have an inkling everyone suspects by now our traditional education is a little bit of a let-down. But much of the criticism has been levelled at how performance is measured (judge a fish on it’s climbing abilities and what-not). But how damaging is traditional education, particularly higher education, to...

May 19

5 of the Biggest Digital Marketing Myths

Living in this incredible age of information is a double-edged sword. Sure, it puts all we’ve ever wanted to know (and sometimes, not wanted to know) at our fingertips. But just as it allows heartwarming stories, cute cat videos and memes to go viral, false information too can spread like...

May 10

Why You Need to Upskill Now

Disruptive technology is a fascinating topic. For most people, it’s an extremely exciting concept. Disruptive tech is constantly changing our lives, making everything more convenient, more affordable and more accessible. It has made the world a much smaller place, putting everything right at our fingertips, making some of the most...

Apr 29

7 Most Common Digital Marketing Mistakes People Make

If I could draw a picture of how the digital media landscape looks like, I’d draw a neo-Tokyo type rendition of a sprawling city, filled with neon lights all clamouring for your attention, and captivating, omniscient skyscrapers owned by a few corporations that seem to never stop growing. On street-level,...

Apr 12

Which Course Should I Take?

We’re proud to have just launched our brand new digital marketing course! In building The Institute of Code, we realised there were very few places people could learn updated digital marketing skills. Most were too theoretical or completely outdated. On top of that, very few places taught the technical skills...

Mar 11

Why every blogger should learn to code

It takes a lot of guts to become a blogger. You start with nothing and day by day, story by story, you begin to build your own following and create your own opportunities. 

But first things first. You need a website to get your message out there.

A ready-made Wordpress...

Feb 07

The Ultimate Resource for Getting Traffic to Your Website (pt.2)

In our last post, we listed out 19 ways to get new customers to your website. In this post, we’ll be talking about how to work through those channels to make sure which one is right for you.

19 ways to get your product out there is a lot to...

Jan 30

The Ultimate Resource for Getting Traffic to Your Website (pt.1)

Getting traffic back your shiny, newly-built website is a challenge. That’s OK though! We’ve put together the ULTIMATE resource in acquiring visitors and sales. Part 1 of our epic guide!

You’ve slaved and laboured over your website, built it up from scratch and torn your hair out a million times...

Nov 27

5 Tips for Landing Your First Paid Web Development Job

Want to land your first job as a web developer? Read these 5 tips on getting a great first gig! One of the most common questions we get asked from students about web development is, “but how do I make money off of it?”

There’s always a perceived chasm from...

Nov 18

The Digital Nomad's Toolbox

These are our most essential tools to have by your side a digital nomad

Why save up and wait for that big post-retirement trip, when you can do it all now? This idea drives the modern day digital nomad.