My name is Nicole from Johannesburg, South Africa. I’m newly married (coming up for our 1st anniversary now in August), and dog mom to 2 Jack Russell princesses who I had to leave behind at my parents house (Mom wouldn’t let them move out with me, haha!)
I run my own businesses from home. I’ve been doing this since December 2017 and loving it! I currently have 3 business ventures going:
1. Pin Pal Media – my social media and Pinterest management company
2. Sugar Blossoms – my baking business making cakes, cookies and sweet treats
3. Coffee – I recently became a wholesale distributor for Highland Coffee Roastery (in Clarens, South Africa) with my husband.
Pin Pal Media is my main business, helping solopreneurs and mompreneurs run their social media. I’ve been blogging since I finished school. My first blog was random bits of info from my life as a University student. After Uni, I started a Travel Blog which didn’t go to far, cause I didn’t really travel all that often especially since I got a full time job just after that. I worked for a small marketing agency in Johannesburg as a copywriter and social media manager for 3 years before leaving to start Pin Pal Media. I only managed to start the PPM blog in January this year. But I’m slowly building it up nicely.
Besides my Bachelor’s Degree, I have completed many online short courses in social media, photography, graphic design, Pinterest Management and even Cooking and Manifestation.
I’m currently completing one in Email Marketing. What can I say? I LOVE learning!
I’m so passionate about food, baking, being creative and helping people. I sometimes think I help others to my own detriment, but that doesn’t stop me. It’s the foundation on my business.
I have always loved writing from the day I learned how. I’ve always written my own little stories and poems. In high school I enjoyed writing my own songs (I play the piano and was part of my church band for 11 years). So, blogging is really a great fit for me.
Most days you find me at my desk overlooking the dog park next door, with some great music jamming and an empty coffee cup (why don’t they refill themselves?)
You can find my blog at http://www.pinpalmedia.com/blog
Since I’m the second introduction, I can only share Lynne’s introduction. Lynne is an incredible woman who I only met through her Facebook group 3 weeks ago. But in these few weeks I’ve got to know Lynne better and all I can say is she is the right one to be leading this group! Her passion, drive and willingness to help all of us is just beyond! Thank you Lynne!
I’m so excited to be a part of this group! And can’t wait to read everyone else’s intros!
Multi-passionate solopreneur: Social media specialist, baker of sweet treats and coffee salesperson.
Johannesburg, South Africa.