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Advice to Teachers conducting lessons remotely

A lot of WhatsApp groups for delivering tutorials have surfaced recently in the wake of the corona virus pandemic.  This was necessitated by the need to mitigate the effects of keeping schools closed for an extended period of time. Most students were falling behind on their studies before the mushrooming of such WhatsApp groups.
E-learning is not a new phenomenon to Zimbabwe but measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 ,like lockdown and minimizing of gatherings , have seen an upsurge in the number of tutors embracing the internet as a mode of delivering lessons. This article will look at the best  platforms available which teachers can use in their endeavor to continue educating people in these trying times.
In the Zimbabwean context, WhatsApp is likely the first option which comes to many people's minds when they think of distance learning solutions. This is mainly due to the great number of users on the platform. Many, if not all, smartphone owners have WhatsApp installed and also…

Skills you Need To Become a Successful Blogger

It is not easy to start blogging and earn a living out of it without first mastering some skills. In this article, I will list the three main skills you should possess if you are to become a successful blogger.

1.0 Web Development 
This might sound weird and some people might not agree with me but to avoid frustration and to save money or just to appreciate some services that are available, you need to learn web development. A strong reason, of course, is to save you money, however, there are some free platforms for blogging like Blogger and Wordpress which you can use as a beginner. As you gain traction you might need to migrate to paid platforms where you pay for web hosting as well as templates for your site. This increases your chances of monetizing your content.


2.0 Writing Skills
This is a must-have skill, writing is the essence of blogging. Practise writing so that you can increase traffic to your website and this will also have a positive impact on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Engaging content offers value to visitors of your site. Learn to express yourself eloquently. This might entail learning English if it is a foreign language to you as most content online is available in English. You can do a lot of things with your content like providing affiliate links and offer content upgrades as well as display adverts within your content.

3.0 Digital Marketing 
There are some free courses online which you can use to learn how to monetize your blog. It is not easy to be successful without some digital marketing skills. The following paragraphs show some of the knowledge you stand to gain from digital marketing courses.

3.1 SEO
You need to be visible online if you are to get traffic to your site for without traffic it is impossible to earn revenue. You might have a lot of content on your site but if people are not aware of its existence then you would have wasted your time.

3.2 Social Media Marketing
You should know how to tap into social media for your benefit.

3.3 Google Analytics
It is important to review your progress and analytic tools are essential in providing you with the means to measure your goals and insight on what changes if any need to be done.

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