Teacher, traveller, photographer, mum, Australian


I am a mum to two gorgeous children- my daughter, who was born in early 2017 and my son, who was born in early 2019. I am an Australian woman from an Italian background. I speak English and Italian, and I would love to learn French too.


I am a secondary school teacher and I began…

It’s easier than you think

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Influencers were an integral part of my plan when I turned my hobby into a successful business. In fact, working with them skyrocketed my business in less than a year, and I now have many regular clients.

Tips that you can use to start a business too

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I used to enjoy getting a professional spray tan regularly, but I found it would get very expensive. So in 2016, I decided to buy my own spray tan machine and tent, and set it up in the garage. I used it to spray tan myself, my sister and friends. I only charged my friends enough to cover the cost of the product, not enough for me to make a profit.

Find your specialised topic so you can stand out in an oversaturated market

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Have you always wanted to be a content creator but you’re stuck because you don’t know what topic you want to focus on? I know exactly how you feel. I started a personal blog several years ago and just wrote about whatever interested me at the time. I suppose it could have been a lifestyle blog because I wrote about the food that I cooked, my career as a teacher, parenting, business ownership, photography, and a little bit of fashion. It was just a mish-mash of content.

And 6 ways to protect them if you do choose to post photos

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Ok, I’d like to preface this by saying that I am not intending to shame anyone. I firmly believe that, when it comes to parenting, there’s no right or wrong way. Just because something works for me, doesn’t mean it works for everyone else. Having said that, my husband and I have chosen to limit our kids’ images being shared on the internet. I would like to share our reasons in case you were considering the same.

I have found happiness using these strategies.

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Do you ever feel noise running through your brain? Do you find it hard to go to sleep at night but can’t explain why? Do you experience brain fog? All of this can be caused by having a cluttered mind. You have too much activity in your life and your brain simply can’t relax.

If you’re a content creator looking to increase audience loyalty or an entrepreneur trying to sell digital products then some well-timed freebies can promote engagement and increase sales.

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Freebies have been used as a marketing tool for a long time. It is nothing new. I remember when I was little, I could buy a packet of chips and get a free Tazo inside. For me, the incentive to buy the chips was the fact that I would be getting another one of these little cardboard discs to add to my collection. Similarly, McDonald’s used to offer a free Coca-Cola glass with any medium or large Big Mac meal.

And tips if you’d like to do it too

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A month ago I read David Majister’s pledge to submit 30 articles to 30 different publications over the course of 30 days. He welcomed any reader to join in on the challenge, so I decided to take him up on the challenge, beginning on 2nd March.

Let’s get into my results

Through this challenge I wanted to:

  • Double my follower count
  • Double my earnings
  • Submit the required 30 articles

My follower count surprised me the most.

As you can see on the screenshots below, I began the challenge with 78 followers and ended with 338 followers. …

Tips that worked for me

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I am significantly overweight, and I resolve to lose weight. However, I was scared to go to the gym or go out for a run initially. I was afraid that others would judge me for being so large, and I thought I would look stupid if I didn’t know what I was doing. Now I realize I was silly, but I honestly thought other people would make fun of me.

I bought noise-canceling headphones

When I exercise, I feel self-conscious if I hear anyone talking or laughing, even if it…

For kids of all ages

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Parenting didn’t come naturally for me and my husband. Whether it be breastfeeding, nappy changes, sleep times or figuring out why our kids were still crying despite us giving them what they wanted, we were completely clueless. And we mostly just tried to work it all out on the spot.

Catherine Mancini

Australian teacher, photographer, writer, mum and friend. Medium top writer for parenting. Support me and my artwork on Redbubble here: shorturl.at/auFZ1

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