5 Social Media Platforms You Should Be Using and Why

social media

5 Social Media Platforms You Should Be Using and Why A majority of marketers say that social media marketing is a top priority in their current marketing plans. In fact, investments in social media advertising have skyrocketed to a whopping 30 billion dollars as of 2016.  Social media was once an entertainment tool, and it is […]

Blogging for Business – Writing Blogs Your Audience Will Actually Read

Blogging | The Fit Gypsy | Content Marketing

Blogging for Business – Writing Blogs Your Audience Will Actually Read  53% of marketers say blogging is their top content marketing priority, and for a good reason. A well-constructed blog is engaging and provides valuable information to your followers. Engagement is key to building a great reputation online, the more likes and shares you have, […]

How a Blog Post Sold Out the First Run4Dreams

Run4Dreams

When I first came up with the idea of Run4Dreams, a virtual 5k to raise money for Help Fill a Dream Foundation, I wasn’t sure how I was going to initially get people to sign up. This was my first attempt at organizing a charity event of this nature (although I’ve done a number of […]

Blogging For Business

Blogging for Business

Leverage “Content Marketing” to increase your sales. Blogs have been around for years, and their value is often overlooked when planning a digital strategy to increase corporate sales. The reason they are overlooked is that at first glance, blogs seem very labour intensive and they don’t outright show their value. What is a Blog Anyway? […]

Vlogging Vs Blogging, Which Is Better For You?

Vlogging Vs Blogging, which is right for you?

Vlogging Vs Blogging, Which Is Better For You? Blogging and Vlogging are both very effective strategies for Companies and Public Figures  whom want to generate as much traffic as possible to their website. As I dive deeper into understanding the online world, I see there are huge advantages for both blogging and vlogging. It is […]

5 Things I Wish I Did Better When Starting My Business

Q Academy Business Development Consulting Services

Back in 2012, I started my own personal training business. Between 2013 and 2016 it was my main source of income. Other than producing results that my clients were proud of, I was happy that I was one of the finalists for the Vancouver Island Top 20 Under 40 Business & Community Achievement Awards in […]

Using Digital Marketing for Charity

Q Academy

Hi I’m Yana-The Cubicle Dweller who loves to run. After spending several years as a self-employed fitness entrepreneur and achieving major milestones, such as getting my first mortgage approved, I decided to pursue a corporate career. I wanted something which would also allow me to take part in fun activities after work, do more for […]

Hot Skills for Employment on Vancouver Island

Microsoft Excel training Victoria, BC

We get a lot of people walking through the door of the Academy asking what the top “in demand” skills are in the current marketplace here on the Island.  We have spent some time looking into what these are, and while they tend to differ slightly between industries, we identified the three common skill sets […]