Traditional Wedding Party Roles

When the bride and groom to be have set the date, the work for the wedding party only just begins. But who is actually responsible for what? Find out more about traditional wedding party roles.

I haven’t published anything for a while, but not because I haven’t written anything. On the contrary. I am struggling to keep you guys updated with all the happenings, so I will slowly try and catch up with blog posts I have completed over the last few months.

This one here I particularly enjoyed writing. It’s for a company called Collective Concepts. They specialize in wedding planning, event management and brand engagement. Today’s post is about the traditional roles of the wedding party.

Since I have never been married, I found this quite interesting and certainly learned a lot. Of course there is so much more involved than just the bride and groom exchanging their vows and saying YES to each other.

From the moment they set a date, the work behind the scenes only just begins. And the roles – traditionally – are quite clear. Everyone has their part to play, from the respective families of bride and groom to be to the Man and Maid Of Honour, the bridesmaids, groomsmen and more.

If you’d like to find out more, please find the link to the article below.

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Have you got a wedding story to share? Did you follow the guidelines or role allocations as outlined in my article or did you throw tradition completely out the window? I’d love to hear from you!

Choosing a good SEO

Search Engine Optimization is the key to a successful online business strategy. How you get higher rankings in Google and Co? Check it out here.

Anyone with a business that operates online will have come across 3 letters that will make it or break it. S. E. O. Search Engine Optimization.

Having the right SEO strategy will ensure that your website gets listed high in search engine results, which will help in creating traffic to your blog, company site or whatever else it is you are publishing.

If you want to know more about how to choose the perfect SEO, this is what my research has come up with. The article is written for Energise Web.

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How to service air tools and compressors

If you are working with air tools and compressors, you will all about maintenance. AirConnect can help you with regular services so your work doesn’t get interrupted.

One thing I love about being a freelance writer is that my work is so diverse. You never know what to expect next – like writing a service piece about air tool and compressor service.

This article is about a local business called AirConnect, written for Kiwi Directory. You can read the full version here.

How to become a beauty therapist in New Zealand

Would you like to pursue a career in the beauty industry? Find out what you need to know and where you can start your training for a successful and fulfilling future.

Have you ever dreamed of opening up your own beauty salon? Do you enjoy making people happy, looking after them and helping them live a better, healthier life? If you also have an interest in aesthetics, an eye for detail and knowledge of the human body, then why not start a career in the beauty industry?

You don’t necessarily need a qualification, but if you’d like to start up your own business or earn a decent wage in one of the bigger spas or beauty salons, then getting the proper training is essential. There are many ways to become a beauty therapist, and the knowledge, skills and expertise you need will depend on the area you wish to work in.

If you’d like to find out how to become a beauty therapist in New Zealand, please follow the link below to my latest blog post.

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What’s up with Google Ads and the Amazon tax?

Have you heard of the latest changes to Google Ads? And what’s up with the so-called Amazon tax that comes into effect this year? Find out more…

My latest article for Energise Web was a bit challenging. I am only just familiarizing myself with Google Ads, and I had never before heard of an Amazon tax. However, I enjoyed writing this one even more so because it taught me a lot about what’s to come and what to look out for.

The bottom line with the so-called Amazon tax is, that starting this tear, Kiwis will have to start paying GST on goods bought online through international websites such as Amazon, Ebay, Wish and many more.

How it all works, why it could or could not be in your favour and who is going to benefit from this decision most, is what I’ve explained in the following blog post. It also covers changes to Google Ads which will affect businesses residing in New Zealand.

As usual, if there is anything you would like to add or if you have any comments, please throw them in the field provided below.

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Everything you need to know about air-conditioning

One thing I have always enjoyed about being a journalist was that I learned something new every day. For today’s blog I researched everything you need to know about air-conditioning.

I have never personally had one installed in any of the apartments or houses I was renting. So shopping around for the right aircon unit has never been on my to-do list. However, thanks to this blog, I know now everything that you should keep in mind if you plan to install air-conditioning in your home.

Check out the advantages and health benefits of having an aircon (which is usually also a heat pump) and learn more about how to find the perfect aircon unit for your home.

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Business profile: Andrew & Mason Painters

If you’re looking for a painter in the Whangarei, Northland or Auckland area, check out these guys. It’s the first of many business profiles I am currently working on for the Whangarei, Northland and Auckland area.

As part of my contracting work I am writing up a few profiles for various businesses around the Whangarei, Northland and Auckland area. Here is the first of the series.

Andrew & Mason Painters have almost 30 years of experience in the field and can give you a free, no-obligation quote for a range of indoor and outdoor painting jobs. Feel free to check them out for your next project!

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How shade sails can enhance your outdoor space

Shade sails are a great way to make your outdoor space more livable in the summer time. They provide shade and protection from the sun, are versatile and easy to store away.

Does your backyard or deck get really hot in the summer, making it almost impossible to host BBQs or letting the kids play safely outside? You might need to look at getting a shade sail.

They are not only extremely versatile and easy to install. They also give you protection from the elements, including 100% protection from cancer-causing UV rays.

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The benefits of retractable awnings

If you have a business that needs a bit of extra flair, coverage or space for outdoor events, a retractable awning might be the perfect solution for you.

benefits of retractable awnings

One thing I love about blogging is that you always learn something new. When I got asked to write 600 words on retractable awnings I seriously had to get my dictionary out, because I had no idea what on earth an awning is.

However, researching facts and pictures, of course I had an idea of what they were, and learning a bit more about them was quite interesting.

I don’t own a business that needs a retractable awning, but I’m sure if you are a business owner and you’re looking for something that creates more flair or gives you extra coverage or space for outdoor events, a retractable awning might be the perfect solution for you.

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Choosing the right colour for your roof

Whether you’re building a new house or whether your current roof needs a bit of TLC. When it comes to painting your roof your want to get it right the first time, and choosing the right colour for your roof is not as easy as you may think.

choosing the right colour for your roof

When you’re picking out shingles or tiles for your roof, or when you’re renovating and wanting to repaint your roof, choosing the right colour is not as easy as you think.

Depending on the kind of roof, your options can be limited. You also have to consider the existing colour scheme of your exterior walls, of your pipes and the gutter system.

I have compiled a list of things that will help you choose the right colour for your roof, depending on your needs and your budget.

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