Register for our free newsletter

 
 
Latest News

Behind the curtain of Simone Heng

At 28, the Singapore-born Australian media personality has found it in herself to develop her own name, face and voice as a brand.

December 13, 2012 12:06 by

You blog quite often, how important is social media to you personally? Do you try to be careful about what you express?

Social media is what will see me into the future. I have just begun selling my Facebook competitions and collaborations. I am very strict on quality control. I choose the images, language and descriptions quite carefully, especially with this region in mind. You won’t find any images of me on my Facebook accounts in a vulnerable position, I also have several private albums which only family and friends can see. I have also stopped sharing anything to do with romantic relationships online.

I created Dubai’s first Do-It-Yourself Fashion and Decor blog Cheapnchic.net because there was a niche in the market and creativity is one of my brand values. It is my true passion and I only wish I had more time to do more projects. I am hoping that I can get a sewing machine soon. I basically, banked all the DIY projects in Ramadan and have been publishing now as my schedule is crazy in peak season Dubai.
In January I will launch Dubai’s DIY directory attached to the blog, I have scoured and compiled reviews of 80 tailors and DIY stores in there and placing many of these businesses online for the first time. Location details and images of the store front will be there to help customers as well as a service and command of English rating. From here I hope to sell listing space to craft stores and local artisans when traffic is up.

How on earth do you find the time to do everything that you do?

Since I was very young I was always very organised, I still make lists every single day of what I need to do, it is second nature to me. I grew up in a very busy and chaotic household. People didn’t time manage in my home and I hated that we were always rushed to family gatherings. I decided very early on that organisation was going to be the key to success in my life. I think my time management got really good when I lived in Switzerland, anyone who has visited that country will tell you how systematic people are there. It was drilled into me by my host father that if I wasn’t 10 minutes early, I was late.  I’m also not scared of long hours and hard work as well. I thrive on it.

Turn the page Kipper

 

Pages: 1 2 3 4

Tags: ,

 

TV

Rss More TV  
 
Social Media Chart

Social media: A force to reckon with in the Middle East

Kippreport’s top insights from the Digital Media Forum

March 29, 2015 11:16 by
 
Digital Online Brand Marketing Concept

VIDEO: Top tips to branding in a digital age

Kippreport speaks with Rayan Karaky, agency head at Google MENA to get his top tips to branding online

March 25, 2015 5:59 by
 
20150225_145644

VIDEO: a chat with James Blunt

The British singer-songwriter is all set to enthral his Dubai audience with a number of hits

February 26, 2015 5:30 by
 
IMG_2269

World’s thinnest smartphone

Kippreport has an in-depth look at Oppo’s new R5

February 3, 2015 5:41 by
 
Pilots in the plane cockpit and cloudy sky

VIDEO: New app lands plane for you

What’s next... an app that will be able to take your exam for you?

January 4, 2015 4:00 by
 
renault

Video: Renault races round The Dubai Mall

The video, taken in The Dubai Mall, has already received more than 1 million views

December 18, 2014 9:05 by
 
Virgin_Yas_Interior_051

Virgin Megastore’s president tells all

From a CD and DVD store to a lifestyle destination

December 15, 2014 4:56 by
 

Leave a Comment