An archive of blog posts about index

Oct 01

What to post when you don't feel like posting

Generating original, authentic, engaging content everyday is no easy feat.

In the world of big data, increasing information, and waning attention spans, the challenge to be noticed can feel like it gets harder everyday. And when you have a daily deadline to post, it’s perfectly normal to run out of...

Jun 28

Alumni stories - Lily Bruns from CNX Web

What do a messenger bike service, a jewellery designer and an avant-garde nude photographer have in common? Lily Bruns – digital nomad, former IOC student and the #girlboss behind the startup Love is Creative.
Jun 11

How to get the most out of Facebook advertising

If you want to attract more traffic to your website and increase your brand awareness or sales, then you should be taking full advantage of social media advertising. Advertising on social media is easy and accessible – but mastering and getting the most out of it is another ballgame… This...
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 me, you’ve likely found yourself scrolling through post after post on Instagram thinking that maybe 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...

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

We talk to Laura Roeder, founder of Meet Edgar, one of the world’s most popular social media scheduling tools, which turned over $4M in revenue in just 2.5 years. In this interview, Laura tells about her journey from running her agency to running an incredibly bootstrapped startup.

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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...

Jun 21

Alumni Stories - Josh Littin of coHome

Josh Littin has a rank-climbing career that has seen him go from marketing specialist to co-founder of two companies. After joining us in April for our Web Development Bootcamp, in the pursuit of coding chops, this overachieving kiwi built not one but two sites during his 10-day stint.

The first...

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!

More and more...

May 31

10 jobs that use coding

Gone are the days when only web developers had reason to learn coding. Nowadays we are seeing coding skills being used in a variety of creative and new ways.

With the rise of digital disruption across all industries, more and more employers are looking for people with coding skills. Coding...

May 23

How traditional education has messed us up

By now we have come to understand that traditional educations are a little bit of a let-down. While much of the criticism has been levelled at how performance is measured, we have yet to fully consider how damaging traditional education, particularly higher education, can be to someone’s ability to adapt...

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 can also spread like...

May 10

Why you need to upskill now

Despite the name, 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 complicated processes possible with a swipe of a finger.

But disruptive...

Apr 29

7 most common digital marketing mistakes people make

Navigating the ever-changing digital marketing landscape can take some time and experience. You’ll only start comfortably steering the avenues of this industry after spending some time exploring the shortcuts, learning to avoid deceptive companies, tools, or settings advertising fast, easy, and efficient products.

To help you maneuver these ins...

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. So we’ve put together the ULTIMATE resource in acquiring visitors and sales. Part 1 of our epic guide!

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

Nov 27

5 tips to land your first paid web development job

One of the most common questions we get asked from students about web development is, “how do I make money off of it?” There’s always a perceived divide between pursuing an interest and earning money from it. Luckily there’s no shortage of people needing help with web development.

So...

Nov 18

The ultimate digital nomad's toolbox

The concept of always having to be shackled to one geographic location for work is slowly being torn down and replaced by the notion you could work from anywhere in the world. 

With advent of social media, team collaboration tools, and high-speed internet, working remotely has never been easier -so...