A Great First Instrument

The saxophone, the violin, the tuba and the trumpet, let’s talk about them. All of these instruments are regularly given as a first instrument for kids in school, but they all have a few negatives in common. Sure, once they’re mastered they sound beautiful as part of a perfectly arranged orchestra, but let’s be real for a second. How many of these instruments actually make it that far?

Why not the norm?

Now we’re not knocking these instruments for their value as ways in which to encourage children to look after their belongings, or to foster a practice, practice, practice mentality, but what are the drawbacks they all share?

Well, firstly, they’re pretty expensive. Not just to buy in the first place, but to maintain and replace as the months and years go by, you can find more info about that here.

Lessons can be expensive too. They’re often quite hard to carry about and take up a fair bit of space when left just lying around as well. Parents who want to encourage their children to learn an instrument might want to think outside the box a little, and the ukulele gives them the opportunity to do this.

Why try the ukulele?

Firstly, you can buy a ukulele for a very small amount of money as you’ll see at The Ukulele Site. Check out the ranges at any online store though, as there are prices to suit all budgets and all preferences. You can take a look at a comprehensive list of providers at Ukulele Music Info. If you want to go for brand name and quality, you could go for a Kala but you absolutely don’t have to. The sound is still sweet from a more affordable option.

Risk Free Variety

Whether going for a Hawaiian classic, or a Disney themed little number, you can take the risk of your kid falling out of love with the instrument at a relatively low cost.

In terms of practicing, there are a host of tutorials online that should take the hassle out of finding a tutor that your kid likes. The twang of a misplayed chord is much less harrowing on the ears than an out of tune saxophone. There’s no doubt about that!

Finally, we’re highlighting a fact that no parent needs reminding of. Kids break stuff. Al the time. If a saxophone is dropped, it can need replacing entirely. If a ukulele is dropped, it might be salvageable, and if it’s not, well, it won’t be that expensive to replace. The positives outweigh the negatives by a million to one, and for parents looking to encourage their children to  take on some responsibility or partake in some extra curricular activities, give the ukulele a try. It’s a risk free alternative to the traditional options. It has to be worth a go!

How To Remain Relevant On Instagram Marketing

If you have been in business for long, then you know that things come and go but you must remain relevant. A good number of people are always carried away by this wave and it mostly affects those that are not ready for a change. A lot has changed since social platforms were introduced and became accepted ten years ago. Some business owners have been smart and adapted accordingly while others have lost followings due to disruptions. If you compare Instagram that was launched in 2010, it is somehow different from what we have today. The following are simple tips on how to remain relevant on Instagram


    1. Keep your content fresh

There are many people who post on social media, but very few of them produce content that people are looking for. You may have some awesome tips on how to type perfectly on a typewriter but they are not applicable in today’s world where everyone is using a computer. Ensure that the content you post is relevant to your target audience and creates value for their time. Avoid using outdated hashtags because they indicate that you are just recycling content. Before you click on the share button, always ensure that the content fits your target audience.


    1. Follow industry leaders

There are people who are always on the lookout for new trends that are dominating the social space. These are the kind of people who will know when a new algorithm is being rolled out and how it will affect your account. Ensure that you identify a few of them who are experts in the area and follow their posts. Read some reviews of some of their works to ensure that you get the right people. Check the kind of content that they post and learn a few lessons on how you can improve your reach.


    1. Prioritize on major tasks

Social media can be addictive and it might rob you precious time which you can use to grow your business. It might not be that easy to manage an Instagram account and still focus on business. You need a good following on Instagram to make sales and achieve your campaign goals. Getting followers needs lots of effort but some say you can buy real followers by contracting experts in this area. Some other functions that you can automate include following back, commenting and liking other people’s posts which gives you enough time for content creation.