Blogging Can Earn You Big Money: THIS Is How Much Successful Bloggers Make

Blogging Can Earn You Big Money: THIS Is How Much Successful Bloggers Make

It is astounding that people have found ways to earn money (and lots of it) from almost anything. Here is a list of successful bloggers and their earnings… Blogging was not as popular back in the initial years of the 1990s. The popularity started to surge after 1999, and right now blogging has become a strong medium. Blogs cover various subjects and topics, ranging from fashion, food and philosophy, to sports, stocks and science, and almost anything else you could think of. People earn lots of money from blogging – in fact some are earning so much from it that blogging is not a part-time occupation for them anymore Here is a list of successful bloggers and their earnings: 9: Ewdison Then He is the co-founder and CEO of R3 Media LLC – the media community behind SlashGear. Though Ewdison is considered more of an entrepreneur than a blogger, his contributions to blogging are immense. SlashGear is all about the new tech gadgets, and his blog is continuously updating – providing the readers with fresh content every day. Most of his income comes from pay-per-click. He earns $60,000 to $80,000 (about R796 000 to R1 million) per month. 8: Gina Trapani She is a social woman who talks and writes on self improvement on her famous blog LifeHacker. She shares her various experiences and provides tips to living a better life. She earns about $100,000 to $110,000 (about R1,3 to R1,5 million) a month. 7: Collis Ta’eed He is the owner of a famous blog TutsPlus. His blog has lectures, tutorials and almost anything that can help/inform a reader about application software and other site designing tools....
CHESTER BENNINGTON’S DEATH: A REMINDER THAT DEPRESSION SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

CHESTER BENNINGTON’S DEATH: A REMINDER THAT DEPRESSION SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

On 20th July, heartbreaking news broke out about the sudden departure of Chester Bennington (lead singer of rock band Linkin Park). He too was battling with depression and for him, suicide was the only way out. The singer was loved by millions of fans from all over the world, unfortunately depression affects anyone. Chester Bennington actually cried for help. Watched the entire interview and yo I'm in tears 😭 pic.twitter.com/gI1abJRrv2 — Gem (@Gem_Djanie) July 23, 2017 Depression is hard to understand. But if it can kill Robin Williams, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington I'd say it's pretty damn real. — George Shrouder (@GshroudOCTW) July 20, 2017 Chester Bennington and Linkin Park got me through tough times. Music can help you out, but I wish it helped him out. — CAMUS. (@cavemancamus) July 20, 2017 RIP Chester Bennington. You inspired an entire generation of music fans. Depression is very real, if you're suffering talk to someone ❤️ pic.twitter.com/oELBO4Nuhj — Impericon UK (@impericon_uk) July 20, 2017 When he's trying to help out people from depression through his music, but in the End it's him needed it most 🙁#LinkinPark #Chester — Christian Baila (@tianszy00) July 21, 2017 Linkin Park's music got me through my own depression as a preteen and teenager. My heart goes out to Chester's friends & family. 🤘🏼 — Renée Reynosa (@lolrenaynay) July 20, 2017 RIP Chester. Anxiety and depression among musicians is real serious issue that isn't discussed enough and shouldn't be taken lightly. — (LALALALA) LAKIM (@LAKIMisAlive) July 20, 2017 The severe feeling of dejection and hopelessness is cited as depression. Depression affects your thoughts, behavior, mood,...
CELEBRITIES POSE NUDE FOR CHARITY

CELEBRITIES POSE NUDE FOR CHARITY

Local celebrities bare all to raise awareness for their chosen charities in Marie Claire magazine’s 2017 ‘Naked’ issue, which is daring, provocative and body-positive. Nomzamo Mbatha looks stunning posing nude on the cover, for a worthy cause. “This year, the issue is concealed in an eye-catching gold bag – the process of unwrapping it to unveil the beautiful cover and what lies within the magazine is part of the delight. The intriguing and innovative visual appeal of this issue will disrupt the newsstands and is an inventive approach not seen before locally,” says Associated Media Group CEO, Julia Raphaely. “Previously the campaign was published in Marie Claire’s March editions, but this year we chose to roll it out in our July issue, to coincide with Mandela Day, because the message behind Mandela Day is simple: ‘everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better’,” says Raphaely. “This year Marie Claire took a slightly different approach to previous years – in the past, the entire campaign was dedicated to one charity, in 2017 our celebrities are each supporting a single charity or cause – something close to their heart, that they feel strongly about, whether it be education, LGBT rights, animal welfare or women’s rights,” comments Marie Claire Features Editor Lynette Botha. Other celebrities who bare all include DJ Fikile Moeti, radio host Thando Thabethe, TV star K Naomi Noinyane, actors Nicole Fortuin and Omuhle Gela, models Sanele Xaba and Rosette Ncwana, performer Moonchild Sanelly, radio and TV personality Bailey Schneider, chefs Giles Edwards, Ash Heeger and Eric Bulpitt, digital entrepreneur Yoliswa Mqoco, artist Lady...
Winter is Coming…#WarmUpWithGoogle

Winter is Coming…#WarmUpWithGoogle

Seven ways to #WarmupwithGoogle this winter:   🎬🍭🙇 Purchase or rent your favourite movie from Google Play Movies, stock up on treats, and snuggle up under the blankets. 🕯☕️🍩Ask Google about “hygge” (pronounced “hue-gah”) the Danish art of cosyness. And then surround yourself with candles, fresh coffee and pastries and invite your friends over for a pyjama party. 💑🎶🔥Get cosy in front of the fire with someone special and your favourite Google Play Music playlist. 👩🏽‍💻🍔🍟Pull up your favourite YouTube channel, add a few friends, some warming drinks and snacks and binge-watch to your heart’s content. 📚🔥🛋Treat yourself to a new book from Google Play Books, pair with a roaring fire and a comfortable couch for maximum enjoyment. 📱🔪😱Hop over to the Play store and download Podcast Addict and get lost in an amazing crime podcast such as Serial or S-Town. Perfect for a rainy evening – just make sure you keep the lights on. 🌞🚗💆Desperate for some sunshine and warm weather? If your budget won’t stretch to a holiday, use Google Maps to find your nearest spa, complete with sauna and thermal baths, to trick your body into thinking summer has returned!   share your favorite way to #WarmUpWithGoogle with @GoogleAfrica and spread the warmth this...
Honoring Legends- Andrew Mlangeni

Honoring Legends- Andrew Mlangeni

TUESDAY June 6, was a picture of all things bright and beautiful at Centurion Country Club. We were graced by South Africa’s young citizens and Golf enthusiasts from GA Rankuwa. The day ended as cheerful as it started with golf trainees being awarded their certificates. It is out of such little things that greater things are born. The June and Andrew Mlangeni Foundation is grateful to the Department of Sports and Recreation for bolstering the need for development of young golfers through the Golf Development Programme. Wednesday June 7, was yet another day of the golfing community, companies, the department and stakeholders coming together to rise to the occasion of raising the good values of the sport as well as showing their support to the work of the Foundation. It was equally a cheerful day. Today, we turn attention to acknowledge the talents of sportspeople through the Andrew Mlangeni Green Jacket. Congratulations to all recipients. While these cheerful moments are ours to cherish, we cannot forget the scourge of abductions, rapes, killings and the cruel deeds of perpetrators who continue to threaten, hurt, maim, rape and tear families by terrorising the lives of women and children within our communities. Death is stalking our homes, work places, places of leisure, shopping centres and centres of learning without an end. People behind these cruelties know that they live in a constitutional democracy where the right to live is one for us all. But what do these monsters do? They continue to use the fruits of our democracy, that grants the right of life to us all, to end the lives of...
The Afropolitan 50th Edition  ‘Then and Now Celebration’ –  From Africa To The World

The Afropolitan 50th Edition ‘Then and Now Celebration’ – From Africa To The World

    The Afropolitan, a magazine that celebrates the rise of a new cosmopolitan African style and sensibility embodying ‘the signature of African sophistication’ is celebrating their 50th edition.   The Afropolitan magazine is a publication that celebrates the identity and growth of the modern, business-savvy and global-thinking Afropolitan. Over the past 49 editions, the magazine has produced powerful and thought-provoking editorial, covering all aspects of a rapidly changing African reality. Through this content and valued partnerships, The Afropolitan has become one of the leading lifestyle and professional publications on the continent.   The success of the magazine is based on innovative leadership and marketing, great writers, blue chip advertisers, multi-dimensional readers and, last but not least, the association with KAYA FM.   In a time where what it means to be an African has never been more topical, the 50th edition of The Afropolitan explores and celebrates a new generation of Afro-preneurs, Afro-losiphers and Afro-magicians – the creative, politically aware, multicultural and ambitious professionals who continue to find new ways to be African. The Afropolitan will continue to be the voice for a generation that is forging new paths.   To mark the 50th edition, The Afropolitan will host the ‘Then and Now Celebration’ to commemorate all of the milestones that have been achieved over the past 10 years and to glimpse into the future of the publication. Hosted at the exclusive Steyn City Parkland Residence on the 1st of June 2017, the event will be an extravaganza of music, dancing, food, drink and shoulder-rubbing with Jozi’s finest. Our guests, leaders in their fields, can look forward to...
THE NUTRIDAY BREAKFAST PARTY CAMPAIGN

THE NUTRIDAY BREAKFAST PARTY CAMPAIGN

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but we know that most people miss this meal. There are a number of reasons for this but the biggest one is, PEOPLE ARE NOT INSPIRED TO PREPARE AND EAT BREAKFAST. South Africa’s #1 Yoghurt Brand, NutriDay has developed easy, nutritious, delicious and creative recipes to inspire Food Lovers to “Celebrate Breakfast Everyday”. These recipes will be featured on our Facebook page and digital platforms for people to easily access and create their own #NutriDayBreakfast Party. South Africans have enjoyed NutriDay with it’s yoghurt benefits as a delicious creamy all day snack, but now is the time to remind everyone that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should be nutritious, fun and brilliant. With an offering of 27 flavours across the NutriDay Smooth and Fruit range, NutriDay makes for the perfect smart snack solution. NutriDay does not only bring you the benefits of yoghurt but also the pleasure of enjoying a creamy and delicious snack, any time of the day! So what better way to bring a healthy and balanced diet to South Africans than to bring back Breakfast as an occasion with NutriDay! To bring the campaign to life, NutriDay collaborated with ALIDA RYDER of SIMPLY DELICIOUS to develop 50 recipes, which are now featured on our Facebook Page (@NutridaySA). The recipes were created to help consumers with recipe ideas for everyday South African staples (like oats and porridge), as well as some exciting and innovative recipes to make for special occasions with friends and family (like Breakfast Cones and Breakfast Pizzas). The App features...
New Score Sparkling Apple – a sweet burst of the forbidden fruit

New Score Sparkling Apple – a sweet burst of the forbidden fruit

You’ll love them apples in new Score Sparkling Apple Energy Drink with its tempting sweetness and epic power kick. With its double shot of Guarana for a natural energy eruption, new Score Apple doesn’t fall far from the original Score tree. The newly formulated sweet apple taste with a healthy dose of B vitamins gives Score Apple double the power to release a blast of energy that helps you to perform harder. And because it’s taurine free, Score leaves you with that great aftertaste fans have come to love. If you’re looking for an energy boost and love the sweet taste of crisp apple, you’ll want to give new Score Apple in the stylishly revamped matt 440ml cans with the “New Flavour” tag a shot! At the same price as most regular soft drinks, there is no reason not to tap into the power of Score Apple and experience its sweet explosive flavour. Score Energy Drink now comes in two great flavours, Apple and Original, in 440ml cans selling at around R10.00. Check out www.drinkscore.co.za for more information and keep up with the latest action by joining the Score community on www.facebook.com/DrinkScore and follow @drinkscore on Twitter and...
My Top 13 Useful Tools And Apps For Twitter

My Top 13 Useful Tools And Apps For Twitter

Social media applications are majorly the reason for such a big say for the entertainment industry in the cyber area. Social media platforms like Facebook, twitter, Instagram etc have revolutionized the way people communicate with each other. The revolution started from Facebook and was carried forward by twitter, which enabled celebrities and internet tycoons to put their own messages with a personal feel out for the masses. It also allows you (the common man) to see the trending topic in your area or around the world regarding any particular topic. The blue bird app has many other advantages which can be further enhanced by using certain useful tools that incorporate with Twitter and used as a tool in your business development. Some of those useful tools include: 1. Twitter Dashboard I love this app because it allows me to schedule tweets for a particular time. It is a tool especially designed to help an entrepreneur connect with its clients. Large teams of a business can use this tool effectively to reach out their target audience. 2. Twitter Engage I recently discovered this app and I love it because it shows me when influencers mention me or when verified accounts interact with me. On a business and personal note, sometimes you need real time analytical data about your followers. It will show you how a particular person or group reacts with certain kinds of tweets. 3. DM cleaner Since I follow a lot of people, there are auto DMs and spam DM. I use this app because it allows me to delete spam DMs. When you get spammed by other tweeps, you usually...
Skies light up over Menlyn to announce Time Square’s arrival

Skies light up over Menlyn to announce Time Square’s arrival

The much anticipated unveiling of Sun International’s Time Square was marked by a dramatic light and pyrotechnics display on Saturday 1 April 2017. Revellers at the music festival featuring Bobby van Jaarsveld and Desmond and the Tutus amongst others watched in awe as the Time Square building sprung to life and appeared to shift and move with lighting effects. The dazzling light display culminated with fireworks bursting into the night sky. Quiet fireworks were used in line with Sun International’s community commitment.   The official ribbon cutting, hailing the start of a new era of entertainment in Tshwane, took place on Saturday morning. From 12h00 onwards, the festival area between Time Square and Central Square was abuzz with activity. Jacaranda FM broadcast live from the venue and there was a string of bands in the mix. Taking to the stage during the afternoon were Adelle Nqueto, Sutherland, Majozi, Bobby van Jaarsveld and Desmond and the Tutus. The music festival and lighting display were free to attend.   Opening with the casino are 18 new restaurants and bars by an eclectic ensemble of South African and international personalities. Each is individual in concept and character to deliver a distinctive experience. There are three unique establishments on the upper level: Forti Grill & Bar by Fortunato Mazzone (the charismatic South African chef, radio personality and owner of the multiple award winning Ristorante Ritrovo); Something’s Cooking with J’Something by Joao da Fonseca (the lead singer of Mi Casa and well known culinary artiste – aka J’Something) and Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar by Guy Fieri (American celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV host...