I am codepuffin

I make websites and write copy.

 

origin story

Once upon a time there was a girl (the hero of the story) who was tired of working for “the man” (the villain of the story) and decided that she needed to put her skills to better use. Her skills included writing, website building and helping people (unfortunately, she did not have sweet nunchuck skills).

So off she went on her journey to create her own business and help freelancers, entrepreneurs and small business owners to establish a trustworthy brand by having a great website. She started by creating websites for friends and family that had already begun working for themselves.

Soon word spread of her heroic deeds and others came to her for help in getting online.

And she lived happily ever after.

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cups of tea
yawns per day
internet blackholes

instagram feed

  • FLOWERS! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Bougainvilleas are some of my favourites! (I totally had to look up how to spell that!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Just a little something pretty to brighten your insta feed this Friday afternoon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Did you know that flowers only evolved about 125 million years ago?  Mammals evolved before flowers!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Flowering plants are called angiosperms. Now you know.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#nowyouknow #floweringplants #plants #fridayprettiness #bougainvillea #pink #angiosperms #friday #itstimefortheweekend #codepuffin #durban #webcreator #interestingfacts #evolution #learning #funfacts #interestinginformation #alltheflowers #florals #prettypinkflowers
  • Oh to be watching the flames of a bonfire tonight.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I gotta make that happen soon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I love the sound, the licking flames, the colour and heat on my skin.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fire is so wonderful!  I have always been a little obsessed. When I was about 11 I revived a fire in a block of trees nearly ready for felling (my dad was a forester then). My brother and I carefully raked away all stuff around our burning area and to this day I swear I had it under control.  My dad disagrees. haha. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Have you ever started a "problem" fire?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#fire #bonfire #flames #thingsilove #pyromania #mynameisamy #webcreator #durban #storiesfromchildhood #firelover #flames #forester #mesmerising #icouldstareatafireallnight #crackling #lickingflames #youth #nearlyburntitdown #burn #burnitdown
  • Look what I made. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A trinket tray inspired by the ocean.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thank you to my mom who made it all possible.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I can't wait to go and spend a few days there again creating things with my hands again. We spend the whole day just making.  Losing track of time and getting so carried away we even forget to eat!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's so fun and rewarding. Definitely a favourite hobby of mine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Check out what my mom makes over at @beachcomberpots and give her a follow.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What's your favourite hobby?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#hobbies #ceramics #handmade #beachcomberpots #durban #seainspired #seaurchins #ceramicshells #trinkettray #makersgonnamake #durbancreatives #favouritehobby #makethings #makestuff #doityourself #clayallday #mom #whatmymomtaughtme #learning #learningfrommymom #learningfrommom #ilovemymom #gratitude #maketimeforhobbies #ivaluecreativity #lookwhatimade #proudofmyself #prettythings #aplaceformyrings  #rewardinghobby
  • I call myself a web creator.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I make websites.  I write copy.  I create things on and for the internet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My speciality is WordPress websites and I truly love what I do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It is a bit weird though to see Birdie McPuffin (my mascot cutie) along with the words web creator. My mind immediately imagines an adorable puffin spinning a web like a spider. Rather unsettling.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So I wasn't sure if I should post this image.  I decided to post and then also share my mind's puffin-spider creation with you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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No need to thank me for your adorable nightmares tonight.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#codepuffin #webcreator #imakewebsites #adorablenightmares #puffinspider #wordpress #imakewordpresswebsites #durban #southafricanwomenintech #girlboss #durbansmallbusiness #smallbusiness #supportlocal #freelancer #iworkformyself #websites #durbansmallbusiness #durbanwebdeveloper #webdeveloper #webdev #webdesign #birdiemcpuffin #mascotcutie #imagination #mynameisamy #iamcodepuffin #wordpresswebdeveloper
  • Can we just take a moment to appreciate succulents?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I am obsessed. My love began many years ago and it continues to grow.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If for any reason you ever need to think of a gift to give me, the answer is A SUCCULENT.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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They are beautiful, unique, hardy survivors.  They are low maintenance and drought resistant (so you can go on holiday and not water them for weeks and they will be totally fine). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My windowsills are filled with pots of succulents! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What's your favourite potplant?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#succulents #succulentlove #potplants #favouritepotplant #favourite #lowmaintenance #droughtresistant #appreciatebeauty #survivors #hardyplants #windowsillplants #windowsillgardener #girlboss #imakewebsites #webcreator #southafricanwomenintech
  • Gooooood morning Durban! It's Friday! YAY!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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After the holidays the first week back at work is the hardest 😭 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We made it though! Give yourself a pat on the back.  Aah feels good.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tomorrow morning I head inland to a wedding of two dear friends. And I get to catch up with friends who have moved out of the 031. AND some of us are camping at the venue (a family farm) so even more time together!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm currently trying to decide what to wear to look wedding smart, but also be comfortable (very important to me) and also stay cool in this KZN summer.  And I'm not allowed to buy anything new because I'm done with fast fashion.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I hope you all had a good week back at work or more holiday (LUCKY)! Have a lovely weekend  instafriends 😊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#durban #sunrise #firstweekdone #firstweekbackatwork #patontheback #fridayfeels #sofuckinghappyitsfriday⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#viewfrommywindow #bestviewindurban #friendsgettingmarried #catchingupwitholdfriends #mybodyistoooldforcamping #exciteditstheweekend #weekendexcitement #durbansmallbusiness #womenintech #girlboss #codepuffin #imakewebsites #webcreator #imakewordpresswebsites #ilovefridays #tgif #mosesmabhida #mosesmabhidastadium #indianocean #eastcoast #031 #citylights #goodmorning
  • More money, less work.  That's the dream right?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Breaking that down into smaller goals and steps means I need to work smarter to streamline my process and outsource some stuff like bookkeeping. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Do you have any tools that you use that have help you to cut down on hours spent doing admin and other business stuff?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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As far as more money goes, I finally feel confident enough to charge competitive hourly rates for my web development work. And I have now grown my business to the point where I am booked up two months in advance so that's rad!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Other business goals for 2019 include developing my skills so that I am fluent in PHP (a coding server-side language that WordPress is built in) by the end of the year.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I also want to get my marketing strategy planned out to eliminate some of that stress - you know, the classic panic that sets in when trying to figure out what the he'll to post on any given day.  But don't worry, I'm still going to run my social media because it's fun...so you still get to hear my unique voice 😊 and "hilarious" puns!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What are your business goals for 2019?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#2019businessgoals #setsomegoals #SMARTgoals #codepuffin #webdev #wordpress #webdesign #durban #website #girlboss #timetosetsomegoals #timetosetsome2019goals #getonline #outsourcing #moremoneylesswork #momoney #momoneylesswork #achievethedream #setgoals #plan #achieve #smallbusiness #supportlocal #durbansmallbusi ness #womenintech #businesswoman #getsome #lotsofwaystosucceed #freelancer
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Let's to try be present and grateful this year.
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My wish for 2019 is contentment.
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#happynewyear #2019 #newyearnewstart #fresh #contentment #gratitude #bepresent #happinessisaninsidejob #behappy #newyearnewopportunities #2019istheyearofcontentment #girlboss #solopreneur #mywishfor2019 #durbansmallbusiness #supportlocal
  • EAT IT ALL!  I did eat it all today.
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Mostly pudding.
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I hope you had a wonderful day with loved ones and I hope you were privileged enough to have a feast too! .
Currently watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas and trying to digest all the delicious food and love.
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Did someone say 8pm bedtime?
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#nomnomnom #eatitall #feast #feasting #summerxmas #somuchicecream #xmas #christmasmovies #kzn #durban #digesting #didsomeonesay8pmbedtime #festivefun #decemberinsouthafrica #traditions
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the wedding - R2000
the corporate - R28000
the shop - R15000
the professional - R12000
the business - R8000
the basic - R3000