The benefits of giving away advice for free

There’s a great scene in the latest James Bond film Skyfall where the titular hero breaks out a cut-throat razor to shave himself with before taking on the baddies. That is a serious bit of old school kit; something only the most skillful and quite old fashioned gent would tackle the daily chore of shaving[…]

How to write a social media strategy

Red Platypus is excited to announce that after weeks of hard work, we’ve put together for you an ultimate guide on how to write a social media strategy. In this guide, you will learn how to write a social media strategy for your business in a few simple steps. This in-depth guide but simple guide[…]

4 fresh ideas to make your videos more awesome

A typical business video goes a little something like this: Opening sequence of quick shots establishing the company and its products. Voice over begins explaining the company’s ethos. Cut to excerpt of interview with CEO. More shots of products, offices and employees as voice over continues. End. Short, sharp, to the point and very, very[…]

The benefits of StumbleUpon

Recently we started using StumbleUpon to promote our travel blog and it’s been so successful that I’m kicking myself that we didn’t do it earlier. In the past four weeks we’ve had three times as much traffic as we did in the four weeks prior. StumbleUpon now brings in most of our blog’s traffic and[…]

Tips to help you quit your job for long-term travel

Last week we were having dinner at the Jazz Club in Cuenca with some new-found friends. When they discovered Dave used to work as a senior producer for the BBC, their first question was, “But WHY did you quit?!” Dave replied, “Because after reporting on the world for so long, I felt it was about[…]