eCommerce Millionaire Mastery by Kevin Zhang – Review

What is eCommerce Millionaire Mastery?

eCommerce Millionaire Mastery by Kevin Zhang an online course consisting of 15 modules and over 180+ videos that teaches you how to build an eCommerce empire.  You start out learning the basics of dropshipping and go on to learning how to create your own branded niche eCommerce store.

More about these later.  First, let’s look into Kevin Zhang and why you should trust him to mentor you through this process.

Kevin ZhangWho is Kevin Zhang?

At the tender age of 22, Kevin Zhang made what looked like a crazy decision. He turned down the offer of a 6-figure job at a consulting firm to follow his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

He went on to make $20 Million in his first year in e-commerce and now teaches the exact same methodology in eCommerce Millionaire Mastery.

Kevin will be the first person to tell you that it won’t be easy (but it will be worth it).

Though this course is designed to give you your best chance of replicating Kevin’s success, the onus will still be on each student to put the work in and be the master of their own destiny.

Kevin has been featured in Forbes, Yahoo, Thrive Global and in many other online and offline publications and podcasts.

Kevin Zhang is also a TEDx Speaker.  Here’s his talk at UIUC.

Kevin Zhang TEDx Talk on Greatness

Why Should You Trust Kevin Zhang?

I took a look at reviews on TrustPilot and noticed that eCommerce Millionaire Mastery currently has 80 reviews and an overall rating of 4.6 stars.

Kevin Zhang TrustPilot Reviews

Trust Pilot Reviews

I had a look at a few of the reviews on Trust Pilot. Here’s a smattering of the recent reviews so you can see what Kevin Zhang’s students have to say about this course.

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I’ve also read a number of independent reviews by bloggers online and found similar positive ratings.

What is Dropshipping?

Dropshipping is a fulfillment process where a business owner does not stock inventory and instead works with another company (the supplier) that packages and ships the products that are ordered.

Here’s an example of how dropshipping works.

  • Jane orders a product from your online store for $50 including shipping
  • You receive the order and instruct your supplier to ship it to Jane
  • You pay your supplier $20 for the product plus shipping of $5
  • You earn $25 from the sale  – your profit

The Number One Benefit of Dropshipping

There is practically no risk because you don’t have to pay for inventory upfront.  Your client pays for their product, you pocket the difference.

You also don’t have to handle any of the logistics, manufacturing, design, packing, shipping and in most cases, you’re also not responsible for the after sales service or returns.  This all gets handled by your supplier or a logistics center.

What is Branded Niche eCommerce?

Kevin Zhang teaches you how to go way beyond a basic dropshipping store using Branded Niche eCommerce (BNE).

You start out with a central theme or niche, targeting your products and messaging to a particular audience.

For example, maybe you decide to create a dog toy store or a men’s corduroy store, both of those categories are niches – and Kevin teaches you how to do that too.

There are essentially 3 steps in his process:

1. Testing the Market via Standard Dropshipping 

You start out learning to create your first branded niche store on Shopify by sourcing products from a supplier such as Aliexpress.

2. Scaling Your eCommerce Business via Private Labelling

As you start receiving more orders you can start negotiating better pricing and speed of delivery.

At this stage, you also start adding your own logo to your products and packaging.

3. Optimising Your Brand via Re-manufacturing

This is the step that changes the game completely and sets your store apart from the rest.

If you choose, you can at this stage, create an entirely new, unique range of products by taking your bestselling products and having them remanufactured to improve quality, under your own label or brand.

And the best part is, Kevin Zhang gives student access to the very fulfillment service he uses personally.

How to Build a Big Brand

When you follow this unique business model, the exact strategy responsible for Kevin Zhang’s success, you enter the world of creation, rather than just competing with other dropshippers out there.

All that is required from you is to follow the lessons in the program.

This is not a “get rich quick” program. You’re not going to learn how to create single product sites (or landing pages) and general dropshipping stores.

Instead, you will learn how to create a branded niche store with the exact same design features of the biggest brands in the world.  The benefit is two-fold. Not only will you generate more profit but you’ll also provide more value to your customers.

eCom Millionaire Mastery Course Curriculum

You’ll find eCommerce Millionaire Mastery on Teachable and the course is set out like the diagram below, with 15 modules in total.

EMM Course Curriculum

EMM Module 2

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Module 1:

Introduction to eCommerce and the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Module 2 & 3:

Branded Niche Dropshipping and Consumer Psychology

This is where you’re learn to create your Shopify account, add the Oberlo app and Google Chrome plugin.

You’ll also select your niche and start importing Aliexpress products into Oberlo. 

Module 4: 

Introduction – Shopify Web Design

It’s now time to buy your domain and start creating product collections.

You’ll learn how to edit the products within the Oberlo import list, name your products, add each product to a collection, add tags and split products by colour or style variants.

Module 5:

Shopify Web Design Mastery

Now you move onto creating your logo (or having it created by Kevin’s design team – one of the perks of joining this course).

You’ll also create homepage banners, collection images and start adding essential pages such as:

  • Terms of Service
  • Privacy
  • Shipping FAQ
  • Returns & Refunds
  • Contact Us
  • Track Order
  • About Us

Then you’ll create your header navigation menu.

Module 6: 

Setting up your Facebook Account for Advertising

Now you’ll learn how to:

  • Create your Facebook Business Manager
  • Set up your Facebook Business Page
  • Create your Ad Account on Facebook
  • Add your Facebook Pixel to your Shopify Store

Module 7: 

How to make Engaging and Highly Profitable Advertisements

Now you learn how to design and test ads in 3 different formats, eg.

  1. Video
  2. Slideshow
  3. Image

Module 8: 

Basic Facebook Ad Strategy

In this module, you’ll learn how to launch and target your Ad and set your adset Budget.

(Minimum daily budget per adset should be $15 – $5 x 3 creatives).

You’ll also learn how to monitor ad performance and cut or scale ads and set up a retargeting campaign.

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Advanced Facebook Ad Strategy

At this stage, you’ll learn how to implement advanced strategies as needed.

Module 10:

Effective Sales Strategies and Business Fundamentals

Here you’ll establish a basic accounting practice for your store or learn how to use the OrderMetrics app.

You also may consider testing a sale (e.g. limited-time storewide sale)

Module 11: 

High ROI Email and SMS Marketing for Drop Shipping

Learn how to set up and launch a Klaviyo email marketing campaign.

Module 12: 

Multivariate Testing, A/B Testing, and Heat Maps

Now it’s time to set up a heat map and conduct A/B testing.

13. Module 13: 

Setting up Bulletproof Customer Support

In this module, you’ll learn how to set up your own customer support team and establish a system for handling returns.

You’ll also set up G Suite and your branded domain (e.g. and set up a Google voice number for your store.

Module 14:

Keeping Your Business Alive and Out of Trouble

At this stage of the game, you’ll learn how to form a business entity and ensure you’re paying all taxes (sales, state and federal).

You also discuss key FTC compliance policies and and learn how to comply with Key FB advertising policies

Add “Disable Right Click” app to your store and learn to report stores stealing your work

Now is the time to transition to a high-risk payment processor.

Module 15: 

Building Advanced Infrastructure and Achieving Full Automation

In the last module of the course, you’ll learn advanced scaling strategies such as:

How to outsource customer support via Upwork, negotiate better rates with your supplier.

This is when you consider private labeling your goods and remanufacturing your best selling products.

Kevin has put together a handy Checklist to help set yourself up to succeed. The checklist takes you through his program step by step, encouraging you to take action at each turn and propel yourself forward.

Facebook Group

When you enrol in this course, you also get to join Kevin Zhang’s community of engaged students. Currently there are 4,100 members in this group.

The eCommerce Millionaire Mastery Facebook group is the place to get your questions answered.

Kevin Zhang, himself, answers questions in the group and there’s also a supportive community of people who have taken the course and achieved success in the program.

eCommerce Millionaire Mastery Facebook Page

Weekly Calls

The Facebook Group is also where you can access a weekly live call with Kevin Zhang (usually at 3pm EST every Saturday).

The live calls take place on Zoom and you can catch the replay in the units tab on the group.

Bi-Weekly Workshops

Kevin also sets up Zoom conferences twice a month with guest experts, who offer workshops to offer continuing education.

Guests who have already led live workshops include:

● CEO of Chronos Agency – Josh Chin

● Founder of Jersey Champs – Sean Kelly

● Travel Influencer – Zach Benson

● Founder of Flex Watches – Trav Lubinsky

Free Logo

Once you’ve finished setting up your store, you are eligible for a free advertisement created by Kevin Zhang’s graphic design team.

There is also a paid option to employ Kevin’s design team for any other creatives you need for your store or marketing efforts.


One of the things I found very admirable in Kevin Zhang’s approach was how he rewards students who have achieved success in his program.

Kevin loves seeing his students transform their lives through his program.  Knowing firsthand the blood, sweat and tears it takes to create a successful store, he figured out a way to honor his students.

Kevin has designed the awards to celebrate milestones in a student’s ECommerce Millionaire Mastery life and remind them of how far they have come.

1. First Sale

When you achieve your first sale, you’ll receive a premium EMM T-shirt.

2.  Certified eCommerce Expert

Students receive a silver plaque to hang on your wall when you achieve $100,000 or greater in sales.

3. Certified eCommerce Master

Students receive a gold plaque and a private mastermind when they achieve $1,000,000 or greater in sales (Gold Plaque + Mastermind).

And… once you reach this level, you are treated like royalty.  The plaque isn’t sent to you. Instead, you’re flown to Kevin to join a weekend retreat and Mastermind with all 7-figure students and you will receive the plaque in-person from Kevin Zhang.

4. Certified eCommerce Legend

There’s a mystery prize when students achieve $10,000,000 or greater in sales. We’ll have to wait until someone achieves this level to find out but we can only imagine that Kevin Zhang will pull out all the stops for a student who achieves this level of success.

Final Thoughts

I’ve spoken mainly about the pros and paid very little attention to the cons of this program; I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one. The main objection I’ve read online is that this course is expensive, at $2,000.

Those who got something out of the course, call it an investment, those who didn’t say they didn’t see the value.

Here’s the thing though, people will pay fortunes to get the results they are looking for. And a course with the hint of a promise of $20 Million in a year (what Kevin Zhang made his first year in eCommerce), I feel is well worth the price tag.

I’ve seen online courses selling at this price bracket that deliver far less value and way less content. This course packs a huge amount of value with 180+ videos, plus weekly live calls, bi-weekly live interviews with guest experts and questions answered on the Facebook group by the course creator, Kevin Zhang himself.

To me the proof is in the pudding… the only way you’re really going to see if this is course is worthwhile is to decide whether eCommerce is the route you want to go and if it is, do the course and give it your all. Keep at it, ask questions and engage on the Facebook group until you’re one of Kevin Zhang’s success stories.

This is a sponsored post. I have not completed Kevin Zhang’s course as I only had access to the PDF Handbook. It gave me a good overview of the course and the rest I was able to put together through research online.

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If you're looking to find legitimate ways to earn money online, you'll want to look into Wealthy Affiliate's Black Friday special. That's why I shot this quick video. #WealthyAffiliate #BlackFridaySpecial #NicheWebsites #EarnMoneyOnline #AffiliateMarketing #OnlineMarketingTraining #AffiliateMarketingTraining #WhatistheWealthyAffiliateBlackFridaySpecialAboutVery briefly, Wealthy Affiliate is the place where I got all my training, support and tools so that I could create niche websites and earn money online.

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The Legend of Mr. Ween (Book Review)

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And I’m so glad I accepted. Because The Legend of Mr Ween by Daren Ross is a gripping story, superbly well written.

This fascinating Halloween story reads like folklore and is available online right now, free of charge.

Who will Enjoy Reading this Book?

Happy Halloween! Here's a free book for you to download. I found the Legend of Mr Ween brilliant! #halloweenstoryonline #thelegendofmrween #freedownload #bookreviewI started out reading to my 6-year-old son and a friend of his who’s the same age but I realised after a page or two that the book was written for teens or adults, not children. The vocabulary was too advanced for them.

I’m glad I stopped reading to them before the story became too much for them to handle. As the story unfolded, it became clear that this book was not written for young kids.

Our 15-year-old wasn’t home but I’m pretty sure she would find it an awesome read because she’s a Harry Potter fan and this book also has that kind of fantastical feel to it.

Because it’s pitched somewhere in between reality and fantasy, I found myself wanting to believe in the legend at the end. I couldn’t help but research the origins of Halloween after reading it.

The Legend of Mr Ween

Mr Hal O Ween is a young man who arrives in Boston in Autumn, 1905, looking for work.  There’s an air of mystery surrounding the young man.  We learn that he has been trained by a Master and is on a mission of sorts.

He senses that the townsfolk are increasingly angry and unsettled and this has something to do with a poison that’s being sold as an elixir to cure all ills.

I’m not going to give the entire story away because, hey, as I mentioned before it’s a free download and it’s a lot more fun to read it.

Did I say fun?  Not all parts of the book are fun to read and I found myself thinking that if this were a movie, it would be a horror and I’d be petrified in some parts.

Essentially, there’s a battle of good versus evil. The pumpkin lanterns with their firey smiles are the light triumphing over the darkness. The words Daren Ross uses in the story are creativity and confidence destroy fear.

When the battle is over, the words he uses are thankfulness…immense relief…peace.  And these are the feelings you are left with when you finish reading the book.  The author is masterful at taking you through a range of emotions.

Do You Celebrate Halloween?

I don’t remember celebrating Halloween here in South Africa when I was a child.

Interestingly though, trick or treating on Halloween is very much part of our culture now.  It’s a big event in the Golf Estate where we live. Every year we choose a fun costume and go trawling around with the children from house to house, collecting treats.

What do you do for Halloween?  And is reading The Legend of Mr Ween on the cards for you this year? 

Grab your copy while it’s still free.

Happy Halloween.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad (A Book that Changed My Life)

Are you a reader? Do you have a thirst for knowledge?

I’m an avid reader and have been ever since I learned to read. Because I love learning new ideas and skills that can help me get ahead in life.

Since High School, I’ve been reading mostly non-fiction books. Self-help or motivational books, books about business, about sales, about entrepreneurship… life-changing books.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, is one of those books that changed my life. It’s the story of the lessons two young boys learned about wealth creation from a rich man who took them under his wing.

Here are the lessons in Rich Dad, Poor Dad that changed my life.

Lessons in Rich Dad Poor Dad that changed my life

Lesson 1: Getting a job will not make you rich

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“Financial struggle is often the direct result of people working all their lives for someone else.”– Robert Kiyosaki


“The moment I pay you, you think like an employee.” — Robert Kiyosaki

We think that if we go to school and get good grades, we will get a good job. And once we have a good job we’ll be golden.

But the Schooling system is flawed. It teaches us literacy but it doesn’t teach us about financial literacy. It doesn’t teach us how to make money and keep it.

  • How many people do you know who have jobs and are wealthy?
  • How many pensioners do you know who are wealthy?

Most wealthy people I know have their own businesses. Or are living on their investments.

If you want to take control of your destiny, you need to forge your own path, not follow the crowd.

If you want freedom, don’t lock yourself away in an office and chain yourself to a desk.

The more a person seeks security, the more that person gives up control over his life.” — Robert Kiyosaki


“When I started my last business, I didn’t receive a paycheck for 13 months. The average person can’t handle that pressure.” — Robert Kiyosaki

I followed this advice and became an Entrepreneur.

Making mistakes is essential to business success

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Lesson 2: Making mistakes is essential to business success

In school, we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.” — Robert Kiyosaki


The trouble with school is they give you the answer, then they give you the exam. That’s not life.” — Robert Kiyosaki

I remember the day I went off School.

Up until this point, I loved school and had always been a diligent student, top of the class. In the second last year of High School, I went to the school library and took out a couple of books on History. I did my research and wrote what I thought were brilliant essays for my History exam. I eagerly awaiting my results. I was in for a huge disappointment.

My results were terrible. I asked the Teacher why I got such a low score and he said,

“You didn’t give us the answers that were in your textbook.”

That’s when I realised that School was not designed to teach me to think. School was designed to teach me to regurgitate what the textbooks say, not to teach critical thinking.

That’s when I became less interested in my School work and more interested in learning.

Being an entrepreneur is simply going from one mistake to the next. You must have the fortitude to continue on.” — Robert Kiyosaki


You will make some mistakes but, if you learn from those mistakes, those mistakes will become wisdom and wisdom is essential to becoming wealthy.” — Robert Kiyosaki

I followed this advice and started learning from the school of hard knocks.

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Lesson 3: Questions open the mind

“The most successful people in life are the ones who ask questions. They’re always learning. They’re always growing. They’re always pushing.” — Robert Kiyosaki

The poor say, “I can’t” and the rich say, “How can I?

Find out how to ask the questions that change your money blueprint in this post.

“The power of “can’t”: The word “can’t” makes strong people weak, blinds people who can see, saddens happy people, turns brave people into cowards, robs a genius of their brilliance, causes rich people to think poorly, and limits the achievements of that great person living inside us all.” — Robert Kiyosaki

I followed this advice, asked questions, got answers and learned I can do anything I set my mind to.

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Lesson 4: Entrepreneurs need to learn how to sell

“The ability to sell is the number one skill in business. If you cannot sell, don’t bother thinking about becoming a business owner.” — Robert Kiyosaki

Children are born with natural sales skills. They sell you on their wants and needs all the time. Some get so good at it that parents have a tough time saying no to their children’s every whim.

Yet, many adults develop resistance to selling. They say things like, “I can’t sell” or “I hate selling” or “I’m not a salesperson.”

Really, I think most people have a block about selling because they hate being “sold to”. Usually, it’s because of a bad experience with a pushy salesperson.

But if you want to become wealthy, you’ll have to let go of all your preconceived about salespeople and become one.

Selling and networking are crucial skills to master as an entrepreneur.

“If you want to be financially free, you need to become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past.” — Robert Kiyosaki

I followed this advice and learned to sell.

YOU are the solution to your problems

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Lesson 5: You are the solution to your problems

“You’ll often find that it’s not mom or dad, husband or wife, or the kids that’s stopping you. It’s you. Get out of your own way.” — Robert Kiyosaki

I’ve always noticed that the most successful people in life are those that are out there doing it. They are in action.

People who waste all their time and energy complaining about their parents, their childhood, the government, society, everything they don’t have, all the opportunities that never came their way, never get anywhere.

“The only difference between a rich person and poor person is how they use their time” — Robert Kiyosaki


“If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Don’t blame other people for your problems.” — Robert Kiyosaki

I followed this advice and became a problem-solver.

These are just a few lessons and some quotes from Rich Dad, Poor Dad. You’ll get so much more from reading the whole book. Get it Now on Amazon  *This is an affiliate link.

Oh, and there was one more golden piece of advice that made a huge impact on me.

If you want to be rich the rule of thumb is to teach others how to be rich.” — Robert Kiyosaki

So I took his advice and started teaching what I know.

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Should I Join Legendary Marketer? (Video Review)

Have you been reading and watching Legendary Marketer Reviews yet you’re still on the fence? You just can’t decide whether it’s right for you or not? I was in your shoes not so long ago and for me, it was a resounding YES.

Something attracted me to the company and I’ve been struggling to articulate exactly what that something was ever since. Perhaps it was a combination of a whole bunch of things. Perhaps it was because it was my time.

Today, I’ll do my best to convey exactly how I felt while I was doing the 15-Day Online Business Challenge and what changed inside me.

Right place. Right time. Right mentors. Right training. Right mindset.

Have you ever had a moment in your life when you knew you were about to make a breakthrough? That something was going to shift inside you and you were never going to be the same again?

It was like someone flipped a switch and the light of my online business was instantly transformed into a strobe light.

I stepped into that strobe light and came alive with dance moves I didn’t know I knew.

I started doing things I’d never done before.

I stepped into that strobe light and came alive with dance moves I didn’t know I knew. I started doing things I’d never done before.


I think it was on Day 5 of Affiliate Bootcamp that I decided I absolutely had to invest in the Business Blueprint Package. No two ways about it. I had absolutely no shadow of a doubt that the money would appear. I also knew it wouldn’t just fall out of the sky. I would have to be brave enough to ask for the money.

I didn’t have any money of my own to invest and I don’t have any credit cards.

So I plucked up the courage to call two of my Mom and Dad’s friends and ask them if they would be willing to lend me the money.

I was shaking when I made the first call. Nervously excited. On edge.

I planned out my speech, it went something like this.

“As you know, I’ve been working on my online business for over 3 years and I’d like to take it to the next level. I’m making reasonable money but I know I can make a lot more. I’ve come to that point where I need higher-level education to achieve a higher level of success. I’ve found this Course I want to do, it contains everything I want to learn but it’s more than I can afford. Would you be willing to invest in me? I’ll pay you back as soon as I earn it back.”

I practised a few times, on my friends (we were at a playdate). They were very supportive and we all agreed that the worst that could happen is they could say no.

I paced up and down the room and then I got on the call and I blurted it all out to my Mom’s friend.

She said, “I’m so sorry. If it was any other time I would be happy to help you, but I can’t right now.”

Such kindness and caring. But a no all the same.

I reeled. My one friend asked me a pivotal question: “What if your second potential investor says no? Will you give up on the idea and go back to what you were doing?”

And that was when I knew, unequivocally, that I would not stop asking until I got a YES.

I didn’t have to wait much longer. I took a deep breath and made the second call. And I got a YES!

Wooohooo! I felt like I had won the Lottery!

Wooohooo! I felt like I had won the Lottery!

For the next few days, I was on tenterhooks, waiting for the money to come through. It felt like the longest wait in the world. I felt like a kid waiting for Christmas.

And when I was finally able to make the purchase, I felt the full weight of the responsibility on my shoulders.

One, I had to pay the money back (in about 6 months).

Two, I had to prove to myself, Investor, friends and family that what I had invested in was worth it.

Because of course, as with every big decision in life, there were those who thought I would succeed and those who thought I would fail. There were those who thought I was making a brilliant decision to move forward with my business and those who thought I was making a monumental mistake.

And of course, I had all these thoughts as well, at different times.

Now, I wish I could tell you that I’ve already made all the money back and then some.

I’ve hesitated to write my first Legendary Marketer Review because I don’t have that kind of proof to offer up just yet.

But here’s what I can tell you. I’m as certain that I will succeed with Legendary Marketer as I was that I would secure the investment to join Legendary Marketer. It’s a sure thing.

This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. This is not an overnight success kinda thing. It was never going to be an instant success (which is why I asked for 6 months to pay the money back).

The Business Blueprints I bought are TRAINING COURSES. It’s going to take some time to work through the training and implement what I’m learning.

And what I have behind me, working for me, and with me, is the whole might of Legendary Marketer.

Here’s what Legendary Marketer does that I’ve never seen before in the online marketing industry.

Here’s what gives me the confidence that I will succeed, with their guidance.


Every week, I’m coached on a live call by my Advisor, Eliane Carbajal Kalinowski.

Every single member of Legendary Marketer feels it — how much Dave Sharpe cares for all of us. He genuinely wants to see us all succeed and he’s in the trenches with us every day, encouraging, supporting, motivating and coaching.

Dave has also trained an amazing team of Coaches, Advisors and Trainers to assist him.

Every week (or as often as I can squeeze it in), I’m coached on a live call by my Advisor, Eliane Carbajal Kalinowski.

I cannot even begin to describe how amazing Eliane is. Eliane has the biggest, warmest, softest heart. She exudes love, compassion and caring. She affirms me constantly yet she’s also firm and clear about what I need to do to move my business forward.

Her coaching has been phenomenal. If I had no access to the Business Blueprints and only Eliane’s Coaching, I would already feel I was getting my money’s worth.

And every Pro Affiliate in Legendary has this privilege. We all have Advisors assigned to us. It’s part of the package. And they are all incredible (yes, I’ve also read and watched reviews posted by other Legendary affiliates).

Online Challenges

I’m currently doing my second Legendary Marketer Challenge. As you already heard earlier, I thrived on the

15-Day Online Business Challenge

I learned to stop arguing for my limitations and instead, to start arguing for my abilities, possibilities, my goals and dreams.
Have you heard of Legendary Marketer? It's a training company serving Affiliate Marketers and Digital Entrepreneurs. Here's why I joined and why you may want to too. #ShouldIJoinLegendaryMarketer #LegendaryMarketerReview #HighTicketAffiliateMarketing #DigitalEntrepreneurship

I learned about

  • The Value Ladder
  • Sales Funnels
  • Lead Generation
  • How to do Affiliate Marketing the right way
  • Why High Ticket Affiliate Market Products are Better
  • Why it’s so important to build an email list
  • Money Mindset
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
  • Jay Abraham’s 3 Pillars of Revenue
  • How to Use Haters to Fuel Your Business
  • Why Patience is the Key to Success
  • High-Income Skills and Why You Need Them
  • Why Failure is Vital to Success

And so much more. The Mindset Coaching on the Challenge was second to none.

And crikey, let’s not forget that I created my very first Sales Funnel on the Challenge.

Dave’s motivational pep talks were awesome and then he’d break to introduce a surprise guest, who would drill important points home. The likes of Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki and Russell Brunson.

I still have Robert Kiyosaki’s voice playing in my head, saying,

My Poor Dad said, “I can’t afford it. Think I’m made of money? I can’t do that. I don’t have time.”

My Rich Dad said, “How can I afford it? What can I do to make this happen? What would it take?”

And Anthony Robbins’ passionate speech, even more passionate than usual, Tony was practically shouting out,

“You don’t lack resources. What you lack is resourcefulness.”

Shoo, powerful stuff! That was the 15-Day Challenge. And now, I’m 5 days into the 30-Day Challenge,

Free Traffic Bootcamp

And it’s just as brilliant as the first Challenge I did. Especially as we’re using what we learned on the 15-Day Challenge for the Content we create every day for Free Traffic Bootcamp.

So I’m getting to relive the Challenge all over again, in a different way than I did before.

Such a clever concept. Smart move, Dave Sharpe!


Let’s also discuss the product I paid for, The Business Blueprints, the free bonuses, The Traffic Rolodex.

On that very first exciting day, when I put down my money and became a Pro Affiliate, I couldn’t wait to jump right into the training.

Matt Heltzel’s Get Started Training on how to set up the Legendary Bridge Funnel was thorough and detailed. I had no problem following it and I’m not very techy.

His training on setting up AWeber was just as helpful. It left me feeling such a great sense of accomplishment.

Once I had my sales funnel set up, the next thing I needed to learn was how to promote it.

So I delved into the Traffic Rolodex and tested out the world of Paid Advertising.

I did the Course on Facebook Advertising and set up my first Facebook Ad.

I then used what I’d learned in the Facebook training to set up an Advertising Account on LinkedIn as well and ran my first Ad on LinkedIn.

I did NOT ENJOY paying for Ads. It freaked me out because I invested very little money and for a very short time. So although I could see some stats, I wasn’t seeing results.

Only 1 new email subscriber and I couldn’t tell whether it was from the Ad or not.

To me, it felt like going to a Casino and gambling money away. And that’s not my scene.

So I switched tack and started working through my 4 Business Blueprints, starting with the Digital Products Business Blueprint by Mark Harbert, which was fabulous.

And then Free Traffic Bootcamp came around and I took the gap to learn how to promote my sales funnel using FREE strategies.

And the rest, as they say, is history. (Only kidding, we’re only 5 days in. I’m just picturing the wondrous things that are going to transpire this month).

Sales Calls

One of the things that really impressed me about the company, right up front was the sales calls. Would you call them sales calls? Because they’re not what I expected at all.

In the first few days, when you’re just getting started, you get prompted to book a call with an Advisor, to unlock your bonuses. I really thought, after watching the video on the Value Ladder, that this was going to be a high-pressure sales call and I’d get off the phone (well Zoom, really) with that awful feeling in my stomach, having just committed to something I didn’t really want but felt pressured into buying.

Especially because Dave explained in his training that very few people will make a big purchase online, for over $1000, without speaking to someone first.

That’s not what happened on the call AT ALL. It really just was a friendly, helpful call to see how I was doing, where I was at in my business and what would benefit me most, moving forward.

It’s very comforting to know that when someone moves through my Sales Funnel and books that call, they’ll get the same treatment.

What’s amazing about the way everyone at Legendary Marketer operates, from Dave Sharpe to all his Advisors, Trainers and Coaches, is that everyone you come in contact with has been in the same position you’re in at some point and therefore knows what you’ll be thinking and feeling.

They also know what you need to help you make the next decision and can sensitively coach you through it. With kindness and understanding.

Dave really has an outstanding team.

Legendary Marketer is the real deal and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone and everyone.

Are you still deliberating?

Should I Join Legendary Marketer? (Video Review) | Legendary Marketer Review by Lauren Kinghorn Video

Should I Join Legendary Marketer?

If you would like to set up a profitable online business, I’d say YES.

But don’t take my word for it. The best way to find out whether it’s for YOU is to test the waters.

Do the 15-Day Challenge. It’s training and coaching worth hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, but it’s only going to set you back 7. It’s by far the best 7 bucks I ever spent online.

Give it a whirl and let me know whether you feel the same way I do.

How to Join the 15-Day Challenge

As mentioned I paid $7 to do the 15-Day Challenge but Dave Sharpe has recently introduced a couple of new ways to get access FOR LESS.  You can save yourself 5 or 6 Dollars.

Here are your 3 options:

  1. Cough up the $7 like I did – join my mailing list and watch an intro video by Dave Sharpe.
  2. For only $1.99 you can get The Insiders Guide to Affiliate Marketing e-book by Dave Sharpe.
  3. For just $1 you can get The Copywriter’s PlayBook by Dave Sharpe.

**Please note that these are affiliate links.  I will earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you) should you click on any of the above links and decide to purchase any of the products at Legendary Marketer. 

Next Up: What’s the Best Way to Make Money Online?

Royal Treatment at Sunset Beach Lodge and Spa

Spa Review - Sunset Beach Lodge and Spa on #SpaSunsetBeachCapeTown

We got such brilliant value for money at our first Spa day this year that I found it tricky finding another Spa in Cape Town with Day Spa Packages with competitive pricing. Everything seemed to be way out of my price range. That was until I decided to look closer to home.  I googled…

Spa Sunset Beach Cape Town

And to my surprise and delight, I discovered that my very closest Spa, Sunset Beach Lodge and Spa, was offering amazing Spa Specials.  My Mom and I popped around to chat with the Owner, Debbie and decided on this stunning Special.

Mother Daughter Spa Package Sunset Beach Lodge and Spa

Sunset Beach Lodge and Spa – Mother-Daughter Spa Package

We found a couple of Spas offering similarly priced packages but none of them offered Executive Manicures and Pedicures.  My Mom’s absolute favourite treatment is a paraffin wax pedicure so a mini/express mani and pedi was just not going to do.

The closest special we found was around R800 per person (about $67) but the offer was for 4 x 30-minute treatments totally 2 hours of treatments, whereas Sunset Beach Lodge and Spa were offering 4 hours of treatments for R 775 each (about $65).  Plus this Special included lunch and a glass of wine.  What a win!

We booked immediately.  I had done my homework before we popped in so I knew we weren’t going to find anything that matched this kind of value.

True Hospitality

Yet what really clinched the deal was how accommodating Debbie was.  When I started calculating the time it would take to Relax, Revive and Rejuvenate (stealing their words), I was concerned that I may not be finished in time to collect my son from School.

Debbie booked us in from 8:15 in the morning (most other Spa’s start taking bookings from 9 am) so we could arrive straight after school drop-off.

Debbie also encouraged us to make a whole day of it and said it would be no problem at all if I nipped out to fetch my son mid-package.  He could play in the garden (which also has a jungle gym for children of the guests) or have a swim with us.  She even offered to get one of her staff to look after him if we were still busy in treatments when he finished school.

I’m not sure if Sunset Beach Lodge wants any of this advertised but I can tell you, it meant the world that Debbie cared enough to make this offer.

Now that is true hospitality.

No wonder Sunset Beach Lodge was one of the winners of Sanlam’s TOP DESTINATION AWARD in 2017.

What was included in the Package?

  • Coffee/Cappuccino/Tea Before & During
  • 1 Hour Back and Neck Massage
  • 1.5 Hour Paraffin Wax (Executive) Pedicure
  • 1.5 Hour Paraffin Wax (Executive) Manicure
  • Lunch complete with a Glass of wine AND Dessert

Spa Capacity

Sunset Beach Lodge is a small intimate Hotel with 6 Luxury rooms.  Therefore, the Spa is not massive either.  It is designed for single or couple treatments rather than Spa parties like the one we had in month 1.

At most, they could take 3 people at a time.  The Spa facilities include:

  • The French Room kitted out with two massage plinths and a table for manicures
  • Bathroom opposite with a Jacuzzi and Shower
  • Outdoor swimming pool in a beautiful garden


Royal Treatment

As we arrived at Sunset Beach Lodge we were warmly greeted by Kelvin, the Manager and offered refreshments from their serve yourself counter.   We helped ourselves to coffee and water and then Kelvin picked up our bags for us and showed us upstairs to the Treatment room.

True to the byline on their Package, Mother of a Princess, Daughter of a Queen, we felt we were getting the royal treatment already.

When we walked into the French Room, we received another warm welcome from our therapists, Sasha and Shirley.  The room itself was welcoming, with lovely soft, aqua green decor and soft candlelight.

Expert Therapists

The ladies started with our back massages and I knew the instant Shirley started working on my back, that I was in expert hands. The massage was absolute heaven.  My Mom said Sasha’s treatment was exceptional too.   We both commented on how amazing it was to have well-trained, experienced therapists massaging us again.

All elements of a brilliant massage were there:

  • knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • soft, yet strong hands giving firm pressure and deep tissue massage when required
  • a varied technique, including kneading and effleurage
  • keen tactile awareness, working problem areas rather than just following a prescribed routine
  • a deeply relaxing rhythm.

All our treatments were fabulous, the ladies were professional and meticulous.  I accidentally scuffed the nail polish on a couple of toes after my treatment and Sasha patiently re-polished those toes without me even asking her.

I’m only sorry my Mom and I clean forgot to take pictures of each other when we were having our treatments. We were simply too relaxed (and probably too busy chatting).

Shirley was extremely knowledgeable and well connected in the Beauty and Spa Industry in Cape Town and we landed up exchanging shop-talk for half the morning.  She is passionate about sales and has repped for a number of prestigious Skincare lines and is currently a Sales Executive for a South African range called Vitaderm. The range sounds amazing, especially to me as an Aromatherapist, as it contains essential oils.

Interestingly, Shirley and I qualified as Therapists at around the same time, in the early 90’s, so, although she looked 20-something she must be closer to my age (40-something), which she, of course, attributes to Vitaderm.

A Vitaderm Facial is definitely next on my agenda. Sold.Spa Review - Sunset Beach Lodge and Spa on #SpaSunsetBeachCapeTown

Going Above and Beyond

We wafted down to lunch after our treatments and the advertised “light lunch” turned out to be a sumptuous meal.

Debbie greeted us as we came into the lounge area and showed us into the dining room herself saying, “we’ve made you each a chicken wrap”.

Well!  We received a delicious, very filling chicken wrap with chips AND a whole bowl of side salad each plus, of course, the glass wine we were promised AND a surprise dessert.  We were bowled over.  And very grateful because an entire morning’s pampering had made us both ravenous.

So this is how the other half lives!

We finished the day having fun snapping pics around the pool which we had all to ourselves and it was a really hot, gorgeous Summer’s day, so I had a quick dip too.  All in time to fetch my little guy from School.

My Only Gripe

Although there was a great range of nail polish colours and the nail polish seems very robust, they did not have my favourite colour for my toenails, fire-engine red.

My Mom and I both chose the only red polish in the range, a very deep, dark red which looked gorgeous in the bottle, but once in the sun, it seemed to turn purple.

My Overall Opinion

The entire experience, from booking – through treatments – to the surprise dessert was TOP NOTCH and I have no hesitation in giving this Spa 5 Stars.

Although I set out at the beginning of the year to try a new Spa a month, I have to say I am tempted to just stick with this one and enjoy regular monthly therapy on my doorstep.   I owe it to you, my readers to keep reviewing Cape Town’s Spas, so I’ll press on.

Perhaps I’ll find a way to do both – have a regular treatment at my new home-from-home, Sunset Beach Lodge AND try out a new Health Spa every month.

Now there’s a novel idea. Which just shows you how just a little Self Care can quickly start snowballing into regular Self Care.


      • ✮✮✮✮✮  Environment – Beautiful home from home
      • ✮✮✮✮✮ Atmosphere – Welcoming
      • ✮✮✮✮✮ Facilities –  Well-run, Beautifully kitted out
      • ✮✮✮✮      Products Used – Great quality, could add more Nail Polish Colours
      • ✮✮✮✮✮ Food and Beverages  – Plenty and Delicious, Surprise Dessert
      • ✮✮✮✮✮  Treatments  – Expert
      • ✮✮✮✮✮  Staff – Top Notch
      • ✮✮✮✮✮ Value for Money – Exceptional

Overall Rating: ✮✮✮✮✮

Over to You

Have you ever stayed at Sunset Beach Lodge or tried out their Spa?

Or have you ever enjoyed a Mom-Daughter Spa Package?  What would you include in your ideal package?

Would love to hear your views or review in the comments below?

Can You Really Make Money on Wealthy Affiliate? YES. Here’s Proof.

So let’s see… maybe you’re where I was a couple of years ago. Maybe you’re surfing the net looking for ways to make money online. And you’ve stumbled upon a few Wealthy Affiliate reviews like I did.

You think it sounds like a good idea, but you’re just not sure yet because no-one seems to be answering the burning question…

Can You Really Make Money on Wealthy Affiliate?

So I’m going to answer this question for you right upfront.

The answer is YES.

YES, You Can Make Money on Wealthy Affiliate

How can I be so sure?

Because I’ve made money on Wealthy Affiliate.  As have many other Members.

You can have a look at my first two income reports if you need proof.

Income Report 1

Income Report 2

Now don’t laugh. I know $500 or $600 a month isn’t fortunes.

And I know it wasn’t the fastest business growth I’ve ever experienced as an Entrepreneur.  I hit my highest month as a Digital Entrepreneur when I made over $1000 in January 2021.

But bear with me here.

YES! You really Can Make Money on Wealthy Affiliate. I have Proof. Read on. #WealthyAffiliate #AffiliateMarketing #AffiliateReview Wealthy Affiliate is Not a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

So if you’re looking to make a fast buck, I wouldn’t recommend you go the Wealthy Affiliate route.

Having said that, I’ve only found a few ethical ways to make fast bucks online but they weren’t dependable ways. They weren’t sustainable, long-term, pay-the-bills-monthly kind of ways.

They were 5 Bucks here, 20 Bucks there… I made 50 Bucks once doing Website Testing for Userlytics (as described in my first Income Report). And that was easy money. I thought I was in the money!  I was so excited!

Only to find it was a once-off.  I’ve never made another 50 Bucks with them again.  I’ve only done one other Test for them and it was months later and they only paid me $25 this time.  This is still great considering how little time it took me, but like I said, not sustainable. I can’t live on $25 or even $50 a year.

And then there are a lot of Online Scams offering Quick, Easy Money but when I’ve looked into those I’m never prepared to do what they require me to do because well, it just seems sleazy.  You know, those companies that tell you to go make purchases and then cancel them a few days later.  I just can’t do that kind of thing.  It doesn’t seem ethical to me.

Affiliate Disclaimer: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

So How Do You Make Money on Wealthy Affiliate?

The simple answer is you make money on Wealthy Affiliate by learning how to create your own website(s) and then monetizing them.

To answer that question properly, I’ll ask and answer another one first.

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is an Online University that teaches you how to build your own website or websites and monetize them.  Wealthy Affiliate is set up by these two guys, Kyle and Carson:

Wealthy Affiliate Founders Kyle and Carson

Their Step-by-Step Success Formula looks like this:

Wealthy Affiliate Formula

And you’ll learn how to do this in their very first Online Certification Training, which, by the way, is available Free to Starter Members.

You can Sign Up Free Here

Let’s Talk About Timing

I found Step 1, Choosing an Interest the easiest part. I already knew what I wanted to blog about.  If you have an existing business or passion you’d like to write about, this should be quick and easy for you too.

Step 2, Building a Website, was relatively quick and easy for me too. Kyle shows exactly how to do this in the first Online Certification Course. you set up the framework of your website in his training and even create your first couple of pages: Your About Me Page and Privacy Policy Page and write your first post.

Step 3, Attracting Visitors, is the Step that usually takes the longest time (unless of course, you’re already someone famous, with a huge social following clamouring to hear your every word), it’s going to take some time to write enough rich content to build a loyal following, i.e. Traffic to your site.

Kyle teaches you how to access organic traffic, which simply means visitors finding your site when they are searching for something on Google, Bing or Yahoo (or any of the Search Engines).  This is where Keyword Research comes inMore about that later.

Step 4, Earning Revenue.

Kyle compares the Two Main Ways to Make Money with Your Website, namely:

  1. Advertising
  2. Affiliate Marketing

And teaches you how to set these up.

Although Affiliate Marketing is the main way Kyle recommends earning revenue from a website, there are also tons of other ways to earn money that you will learn along the way (and I’ll touch on some of these later).

What Exactly Do You Learn about Monetizing a Site?

Oh so, so much.

In Kyle’s Online Certification Training and Affiliate Bootcamp, you’ll learn:

  • How to find and join Affiliate Programs
  • How to find Affiliate Networks
  • How to add Affiliate Links to Your Pages and Posts
  • How to gain instant access to MILLIONS of products to sell
  • How to leverage Product Reviews
  • How to Get Paid for Ads on Your Site
  • How to Set up your first PPC Campaign
  • How to Scale Successful PPC Campaigns

And more… so much more.  Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t just teach you how to make money, it also offers you ways to make money.  Here are 3 more ways you can make money on Wealthy Affiliate.

Further Ways to Make Money on Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate also offers a few others way to earn as well, namely:

  1. They have their own Affiliate Program where you can excellent commission either monthly or annually.
  2. They also own Jaaxy and Jaaxy also has an Affiliate Program where you can earn excellent commission.
  3. Through their Open Education Project, you can earn money by creating popular tutorials.

1. Wealthy Affiliate’s Affiliate Program

On top of teaching how to succeed with well-known Affiliate Programs such as Amazon, Clickbank etc, Wealthy Affiliate also has its very own lucrative Affiliate Program.

Know nothing about Affiliate Marketing? Don’t worry, Wealthy Affiliate has got you covered. Kyle teaches you how to make money step-by-step in Affiliate Bootcamp.

Even Starter Members (Members who sign up free) are able to take the first Phase of Affiliate Bootcamp and are entitled to the following commission.

  • Starter Members earn $ 4 for the first month when one of their Referrals goes Premium ($ 19)
  • Starter Members earn $ 11.75 every month thereafter for their Premium Referrals ($ 49)
  • Starter Members earn $ 117.50 a year when one of their Referrals opts to go Yearly ($ 495)
  • Starter Members earn $ 23.25 a month for monthly Premium Plus referrals ($ 99)
  • Starter Members earn $ 232.50 a year for yearly Premium Plus referrals ($ 995)

Premium Members earn double what Starter Members earn:

  • Premium Members earn $ 1 for every new referral who joins and completes their profile
  • Premium Members earn $ 8 for the first month when one of their Referrals goes Premium ($ 19)
  • Premium Members earn $ 23.50 every month thereafter for their Premium Referrals ($ 49)
  • Premium Members earn $ 235 per year when one of their Referrals opts to go Yearly ($ 495)
  • Premium Members earn $ 46.50 a month for monthly Premium Plus referrals ($ 99)
  • Premium Members earn $ 465 a year for yearly Premium Plus referrals ($ 995)

I created the little spreadsheet below to illustrate these figures:

So essentially, if you are very risk-averse or have no money to put down at all, you could:

  • Join as a Free Starter Member
  • Complete the First Online Certification Course
  • Complete the first Phase of Affiliate Bootcamp
  • Build a Free Website (you get a free Siterubix website on Starter Membership)
  • And EARN the Commission to pay for your first month or two at Wealthy Affiliate

This works especially well if you market offline as well as online (i.e. if you have friends who are keen to build their own websites too and jump in with you).

Think how excited you’ll be when your first website is up… and remember Enthusiasm sells.  If you show your website to someone you know has been considering setting up their own website, they may just buy in.

2. Jaaxy

Jaaxy is a brilliant Keyword, Niche Research and SiteRank Tool.  Read more about Jaaxy here.

I use Jaaxy for every single post I publish, whether it’s a guest post, contributed post or my own.

Jaaxy is a tool many bloggers use even if they are not members of Wealthy Affiliate and therefore it has a stand-alone website as well.

The awesome thing is, there is a Free Version of Jaaxy for Wealthy Affiliate Premium Members, Jaaxy Lite, which is perfect when you’re just starting out.  There are two elite versions of Jaaxy. Jaaxy Pro and Jaaxy Enterprise.

More good news is that Jaaxy these are available at Half-Price for Premium Members and Jaaxy Enterprise is free to Premium Plus Members of Weathy Affiliate.

3. The Open Education Project

Once you’ve been a Member of WA for 3 months you can start sharing your own knowledge by adding your own Tutorials or Video Training.

You can earn ongoing income this way.  Wealthy Affiliate pays you based on how many people have read or watched your entire training, liked it, commented on it and how responsive to are you to comments and questions.

Bottom line:  The more popular your Training is, the more is you earn.

This is how Wealthy Affiliate has landed up with an incredible bank of Training, other than the official courses. I even have a few Tutorials of my own (been a bit slack, I know).

My most popular tutorial by far is this one: How to Earn Money from Blogs (before you have significant traffic)

Are there other ways to make money with a website?

Sure. There are plenty of ways.  Once you have built an Authority website, you have a valuable asset.

Here 10 more ways you can make money with your website:

  1. Sponsored Posts
  2. Paid Guest Posting 
  3. Paid Membership to Your Site
  4. Sell Advertising Space
  5. Pay Per Click Advertising
  6. Sell your own eBooks
  7. Sell your own Courses
  8. E-Commerce (sell your own products online) – See my RedBubble Store
  9. Flip Websites (or sell your site once it has some Authority)
  10. Create a Paid Business Directory Page

And you can learn how to do all this in Wealthy Affiliate.  Remember, other than the core training, there are also thousands of tutorials added by Wealthy Affiliate Members, many of whom are experts in their field.

You also are learning valuable skills you can market

You might find, for example, that you actually love the first bit you learn at Wealthy Affiliate – creating the framework of a website and that’s a skill you can market.  I made a few bucks this way when a friend of mine wanted a very simple website created for her Playschool.

Here are a few skills you might learn while you’re building your own site, that others will pay you to do for them.  You can sell these skills on freelance websites like Fiverr or Upwork or to your friends.

Marketable Skills

  1. Content Writing
  2. Website Development
  3. SEO Services
  4. Keyword Research
  5. Digital Marketing
  6. Social Media Management
  7. Online Training (eg. Udemy)
  8. Designing Images for Social Media
  9. Email Marketing
  10. Copywriting
  11. Editing
  12. Proofreading

Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories

There are many members of Wealthy Affiliate who are earning money doing all kinds of things online.

I’ll highlight 5 Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories:

1. Steve of I’ve Tried That

I discovered Wealthy Affiliate when I read a review post about Steve of I’ve Tried That and so I’m actually one of his referrals. Here are a couple of his popular posts on WA:

Earnings Report: Here’s How I Made $8,871.03 from Blogging in May 2019

2. Nathaniell Brenes of One More Cup of Coffee

Here are some of my favourite posts by Nathaniell of One More Cup of Coffee.

Your First Website Doesn’t Have to be a Home Run

How $0.01 Turns Into $2178.10

3. Lynne Huysamen – Kaboutjie

Lynne Huysamen of Kaboutjie is making Thousands of Dollars a month with Sponsored Posts and Paid Guest Posting opportunities. She has also received a free washing machine and microwave to review for sponsored post opportunities.

Perks of Blogging – Free Stuff

4. Janelle B.M. aka Cashed Up Nomad

Janelle of the Cashed Up Nomad just used all the knowledge she gained at Wealthy Affiliate to sell a really big ticket item online, a Catamaran.  Don’t miss her awesome post:

I Sold a Very Big Ticket Item On My Website – hundreds of thousands of buckeroonies! 

I took a screenshot of the Pricing page as Janelle said she will be taking this website down soon, now that the Catamaran it has been sold.

As you can see below, it was priced at $212,000 AUD Negotiable (am not sure of the price the buyer settled on).

Janelle Sold a Big Ticket Item Online using knowledge gained at Wealthy Affiliate





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A Day of Pure Indulgence at Bakwena Spa

Bakwena Spa Zevenwacht - A Day of Pure Indulgence -

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to visit one Health Spa a month. It’s kind of my reward to myself for a job well done (my blogs just started generating income after nearly 2 years of hard slog) and also a necessary re-focus on Self Care.

I’m also treating my Mom to Spa days all year as compensation for her time and effort on my blogs, as my Virtual Assistant.

On Thursday, 12th January we kicked off 2018 with an entire day of pure indulgence at… drum roll…

Bakwena Spa Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Cape Town

On this occasion it was not just the two of us.  The day was arranged by Cayleigh, a close friend of one of my best friends, Mandy, as a group outing.  Cayleigh introduced us to The Entertainer App in December last year and we were able to purchase three 2-for-1 Specials of the Full Day Package.

Here’s the whole group of us hanging out at the pool before our first treatment.

Bakwena Spa Zevenwacht

I’m the one wearing the blue and white striped hat.  Please don’t laugh at my lily white, jelly-like thighs… I’m hoping by the end of a year of Spa Treatments they will look a whole lot better. Guess I might have to throw in a bit more exercise while I’m at it. Blogging is rather a sedentary pursuit and I can see the results of non-activity developing into middle-aged spread. Eek!

When I mentioned something to this effect to Mandy (or was it Cayleigh? It’s all a bit of a blissful haze) during our Spa day, she laughed at and said:

Today is not the day to be worrying about THAT, you’re here to relax and enjoy yourself“.

And that we did.  It was heaven.

Bakwena’s Full Day Package

The Full Day Package we purchased in December included:

  • 6 Amazing 50-Minute Treatments
  • A Hearty Breakfast
  • Delicious Lunch
  • As well as a Cheese Platter in the late afternoon (we did not go hungry)! 
  • Oh, and our choice of wine, sparkling wine, beer or cider at lunch too.

We were very grateful to Cayleigh, who has been to Bakwena a good few times as she knew the ropes and gave us plenty of brilliant suggestions.

For a start, Cayleigh recommended that we schedule our free time session first so that we could ease into the day with a bit of time at the pool and one the Spa’s Speciality Treatments, affectionately called Mr. Nibble.

Mr. Nibble at Bakwena Spa

Mr. Nibble

Mr. Nibble is a Fish Spa Therapy.  As you can see by the picture above, you sit with your legs dangling into a fish tank so that tiny scavenger fish feed on the dry skin of your feet.

This concept sounded horrible to me at first but my Mom had heard of the treatment and convinced me to go, saying, “We’re here now, we might as well experience everything the Spa has to offer“.

I’ve read up more since then and apparently the fish are freshwater fish called “Garra Rufa” fish and are found naturally in rivers in the Middle East, especially inTurkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

I’m so glad I agreed to give it a try as it was really different and a lot of fun.  They had 2 large fish tanks so we were all able to go together as a group and dip our feet into the tanks.

I was envious of my Mom at first because we were sharing a tank and a gazillion fish were nibbling her feet and they didn’t seem to like the taste of mine.  Once Cayleigh taught me to be really still, more fish started nibbling and it felt amazing.  Not nearly as ticklish as one would expect, more like pleasant pins and needles (if you can imagine such a thing). Tingly I suppose would be the best way to describe it.

Certainly something to experience rather than read about. And your feet feel wonderfully smooth and soft afterwards.

Cayleigh also sent an email to the Spa beforehand requesting that we have all our treatments in exactly this order:

  1. Mr. Nibbles (during our Free Time Session)
  2. Foot Massage, Ankle & Calf Massage
  3. Hand And Forearm Massage Foot Massage
  4. Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage
  5. Invigorating Full Body Exfoliation
  6. Full Body Hot Stones Massage
  7. Facial Massage and Face Painting

She had a few reasons for this.

  1. All the first 3 treatments are upstairs near the pool and dining room, whereas the others are downstairs, so it feels like a natural progression.
  2. It’s lovely to have the full body massage after your body is exfoliated and you’ve showered off the scrub.  Having the exfoliation after the massage would mean you’d shower off all the lovely oils or cream.
  3. If you have the facial earlier in the day your face paint gets rubbed off during the other treatments.


  • Mr. Nibble was definitely one of my highlights.
  • I loved the scent of Lemongrass as you walked into the changing rooms – they had candles lit under the essential oil burners and the effect was beautiful.  To me, it really created an atmosphere of SPA.  I felt happy every time I walked into the changing rooms.
  • The food was wonderful.
  • The therapists were lovely, full of joy and enthusiasm.
  • During lunch, all of the lady therapists line up and treat you to live song and dance. One of the ladies drums on Djembe Drums and it’s just gorgeous.
  • The African Face Painting is so pretty.
  • They gave us a little gift of a gemstone bracelet just before we left. I thought that was a very nice touch.
  • And glass of liqueur, which I declined as I was designated driver.

Bakwena Spa Zevenwacht Highlights

My Only Gripe

It seems in poor taste to have a gripe after you’ve enjoyed a full day’s indulgence. But to give a fair and honest review (especially as I am going to review other Spas this year, so for comparison purposes as well), I have to mention that the massage and facial were not my favourite treatments fo the day.  Simply because the staff are not that well trained.

I trained and practised as a Massage Therapist for years (Swedish Massage Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Polarity Massage, Reiki and Quantum Touch). I’ve also had a lot of massage in my time and trained a number of people personally.

So I could be a tad pickier than most.  So please take the criticism below with a pinch of salt.

For me, the massage was just a whole lot of Effleurage (long stroking movements), with no kneading, no pressure points, no varying of pressure. And no knowledge of the muscles below the surface or where the bones are and how you should treat them.   Having said that, I never learned to do Hot Stone Therapy and I enjoyed that experience.

There was also no sense of Rhythm. We were always taught to have harder strokes towards the heart and lighter strokes away from the heart. Rhythm creates deep relaxation.

Some ladies have an innate awareness of this and don’t have to be taught and so some treatments during the day were naturally better than others.

I always thought, when I was training people that you can either massage or you can’t, it’s something inside of you.  It reminds me of dancing.  You either have rhythm or you don’t, right?   You can take the time to cultivate it, to hone your skills, but you also have an inherent skill.

When the ladies tried their hand at Tapotement (Percussion movements), it was clear they had not been taught properly. The idea with Tapotement is to lift the hands off the body really quickly, not thump them down. And it’s no fun to start whacking someone who’s just drifted off into sweet oblivion.

During the facial massage it felt like I was being throttled when she worked on my neck. I was dying to jump up and show her how it’s done. Again, I put this down to insufficient training. Her heart was in the right place, she was a Sweetie pie. But there was one moment when I thought I was not going to make it out of there alive.

Ooh, that turned into a bit of a rant. Forgive me.

My Overall Opinion

All in all, I felt we had an incredible day of pampering and we all went home happy and relaxed.  Another bonus was that none of the treatments were deep tissue, so I didn’t feel like I’d been driven over by the bus the next day.  Some absolutely awesome massages can make you feel that way.

Thanks to Cayleigh for introducing us to The Entertainer, I also felt our first Spa experience of the Year was incredible value for money. We paid only R 800 per person for the entire day. (About $70).

Thanks to Cayleigh’s attention to detail, our day was super awesome. She really thought of EVERYTHING.


    • ✮✮✮✮       Environment – on a Beautiful Wine Farm, dust road a bit tricky to navigate
    • ✮✮✮✮✮ Atmosphere – Relaxing, Scented Changing Rooms, Happy Staff
    • ✮✮✮✮    Facilities -Nicely run, nicely kitted out
    • ✮✮✮           Products Used – All in-house, no oils, only creams for massage
    • ✮✮✮✮✮ Food & Beverages  – Plenty and Delicious
    • ✮✮✮           Treatments  – Staff lacked proper training
    • ✮✮✮✮      Staff – Pleasant, Joyful, Caring, Service Oriented
    • ✮✮✮✮✮ Value for Money – Thanks to the Entertainer Special

Overall Rating: ✮✮✮✮

Next Up

Can’t wait for our next Spa Experience.  We just found another awesome deal at the Day Spa closest to my house, Sunset Beach Lodge and Spa!    A stunning Mother-Daughter Package.  We just happen to be going on a Thursday again…next Thursday- Woohoo!   Which works perfectly for me as my son has PlayBall after school on a Thursday so I fetch him later than usual.

I’ll be reporting back soon.

Over to You

I’d love to hear about your Health Spa Experiences.  Have you been to Bakwena Spa?  When was the last time you treated yourself to a Day of Pure Indulgence?