How to Present Your Success Story in a Cool Timeline

It’s not enough to make a good and delicious food for the guests, presenting the food in a good way is also very important. With proper garnishing food looks good and guests love to eat that food which is presented in a good way. Same is the case of a website, no matter how well optimized your website is, or how rich featured it is, if the theme of the website is not good, the visitor will not stay at your website for a long time.

You have to present your content, your blogs posts, and other information in a way which should be easy to understand and easy to access. The user should be able to navigate to different pages and can access different categories easily. This becomes more important when you need to tell your success story or the history of your company.

This can be easily done with the cool timeline WordPress plugin. If you search on the internet, you can find different WordPress timeline plugins but most of them are either paid or not good enough to provide their best features in the free version. Cool Timeline Pro is the best WordPress timeline plugin which you install and use for free without any problem and you can present your content or you can tell your success story in a beautiful horizontal or vertical timeline.

After you install the WordPress timeline plugin, you just need to make quick settings and then you are all set to use shortcodes to generate your beautiful timelines. You can create a timeline just like the Facebook style, you can get visual composer support and can also use the animation effects as well.

Using icons can be useful to give an idea to the user about the application, so you can use different types of icons in your timeline that will give an idea to your user what you are going to tell your visitors.

You can also use different colors to present the time using WordPress timeline plugin.You can use dark color timeline for the themes which are light colored, or you can also use a light skin for your timeline. For a funky look, you can also use multicolor timeline skin which is a built-in feature of this WordPress timeline plugin.

WordPress beginners would think that it would be difficult to manage the timeline using this plugin which has so many features and customization options. But, this is not difficult at all. You can get the support from the plugin developers. Or you can find many video tutorials as well which show you how you can use different functions and how you can customize your storyline.

If you are interested in getting the attention of your visitors that they spend some time to read your content, then you must give it a try.

Why It is Important To Improve Touch Typing and How to Improve

When you have long assignments from your office or you are getting a lot of data entry, article writing projects from freelancing profiles you might want to finish all the tasks on time so that you can get extra time to spend with your family. But if you have low typing speed and have no experience of touch typing then you would not be able to complete your projects in good time. You might also lose the projects for not completing on the given time because of low typing speed.

What is Touch Typing

Touch typing is the process of typing using a keyboard without looking at the keyboard. Your eyes must be on the screen or on the paper from where you are writing the content while your fingers should hit the right keys without even thinking about where is ‘s’, where is ‘u’, where is ‘b’ or even about any other key. Your fingers should be moving fast enough and should reach the key and hit it even in less than a second, and a good typist can hit about 5 to 10 different keys without even thinking about the position.

How can I improve Touch Typing Speed?

Practice, practice and just practice with the right guideline. The Proper guideline is very important, without it, you can never be a good typist. Mechanical keyboards are best for typing so you should do your practice for a better experience as you will hit a sound right away when you hit the key. Though you can also improve the typing speed without a mechanical keyboard, but it is preferred to use that.

Then using the right finger for the right key is key to success. Your fingers of the left hand should be at a, s, d, f and the fingers of the right hand should be at j, k, l, and ; keys. From this position, you should access each and every key of your keyboard easily.

You just need to memorize all the key positions and should reach to the desired key without thinking about it. For example, if I said press ‘I’, middle finger of your right hand should go up and directly hit the ‘I’.

How to Test Typing Speed?

You can find various typing test for beginners on different websites. These websites offer different online test for the different level of users. For beginners, there are easy tests which consist of mostly used keys, while for experts, tests include a complete keyboard with special characters and numbers also. You should try these online typing tests to check your typing speed and if you feel you are not performing well, go back to your typing tutor software and do more practice to improve your typing speed.

Why You Should Hire An SEO Agency To Increase Your Sales

Making profit out of your blog or an online store is not possible until you are getting ‘targeted’ traffic. Simple getting traffic is not enough, ‘targeted traffic’ is a real value for any website. You might be thinking how traffic vs targeted traffic can make a difference? I will try my best to explain this with a simple example.

Let’s suppose you have a business website where you are offering your SEO services for the webmasters in Cambridge. If your website is getting daily 1000 visits with the keyword “How to do SEO”, you might believe that it is a very good traffic. But believe me, you can’t get good sales with this traffic. Because those 1000 visitors are not looking to hire someone like you to provide SEO services, they come to your website to learn about SEO. So these 1000 visitors can hardly give you any sale although they are related to the same field.

Whereas if you are getting only 50 to 100 visitors a day who came to your website by searching the keyword “Hire an SEO Agency in Cambridge”, then you can get daily orders from your website for SEO services because these 5o to 100 visitors are interested in hiring an SEO Agency and they are not willing to learn the SEO.

So this is a basic difference, in the first case, 1000 visitors were ‘traffic’ but not the ‘targeted traffic’ because they came to your website for some other reason while in the second case, you will get hire by some good company by just getting 50 to 100 visits, because it was ‘targeted traffic’.

Now the question is why do you need to hire an SEO agency for your website? The answer is very simple; a professional SEO agency or a freelancer can provide you ‘targeted traffic’ as they know the full details of search engine optimization and they are expert in getting the visitors for the most relevant pages.

Though you can also do SEO on your own, and if you want to do so, you can learn few search engine optimization techniques from different online blogs. If you have spare time then you can spend some time in learning SEO techniques from various online blogs like one I have provided in above link.

But if you are running a business, then your total concentration should be on your business, and rest of the work, like the development of the website and Search engine optimization of the website should be done by the professionals to get best results.

So, if you really want to increase your sales then you need to get ‘targeted’ traffic to your website that should be interested in your services and for this purpose, the best way is to hire a good SEO agency.

Things to Consider Before Choosing a Care Home

You can’t send your parents to a care home without your satisfaction. It is very important to consider few things before you chose a care home for your parents, after all, they have to spend a lot of their time in your selected care home. Here I will discuss few things which you should consider and monitor carefully before you select a home for your parents.

You should visit different care homes before you select one for your father or mother.

  • Your first impression is really important. When you visit a home you should notice what did you feel while entering the home. If it is clean and has some plants and environment is good then you would feel better while if there is no proper clean work and you see dust on different things and waste materials are spread here and there then you wouldn’t feel great.
  • When you enter the care home, did you feel some unpleasant smell? If yes then you should consider this as a negative point for that home. While if you feel that you have the pleasent smell of different natural flowers or good smell of an air spray, then its a plus point for the home you entered.
  • You should meet with the residents of that home and should talk with them to get an idea if they are happy there or they are complaining about the staff? How is their dress, or they well groomed and wearing a neat and clean dress?
  • The staff of a good care home should welcome you with happy mode and their behavior should be nice. If you notice that the staff is not open to answering your questions or you feel that they are not responding to your queries in a good manner then you should also consider this as a negative point.
  • Visit the care home with the person who needs to stay there. For example, if your mother needs to stay there then you should bring your mother to that care home. She should feel comfortable with the environment and you should take her advice as well and without her advise don’t make your final decision.

There are many more things you should consider for the perfect care home, but here I have mentioned only a few points which are most important according to my experience.

Altbot: The Best Lords and Knights Bot

Playing game is a fun and the best entertainment for kids as well as the adults. Playing games have nothing to do with the age, as age is just a number. I have seen people playing games at the age of 50+ with their kids and they behave just like kids while playing games.

According to different surveys, games can help kids in improving their decision making powers and also help in mental growth. Few people might be shocked after reading the lines and may think how a game can increase the decision making power? I would say those people have never heard of Lords and Knights or other MMO games like this where the game player has to make a good strategy to win wars.

Lords and Knights is such a game where the player has to win an ongoing war from the opponents. It not just fighting with the opponents, it is about building your own empire, recruitment of army, building castles, buying weapons, building roads, forests and also making a strong aggressive strategy and hit on the weak points of the enemy. So it is just like a real warfare where you are the commander of an army or the governor of a state who has to make the decisions for his army, for his kingdom.

People also using different cheats for winning Lords and Knights game. They get more gems and game points to buy different weapons and to invest more in the army and the infrastructure of their own empire. These cheats need to root your mobile device if you are playing the game on Android mobile or to jailbreak your iOS device.

Using Lords and Knights bot is a better option than using a cheat. Bots are good to execute your own planning in a timely manner and the opponent will never know that you are playing with the help of a game bot. Most of the bots take full control of the game and user have to sit back and just wait to complete the game. But Altbot is a game which keeps interest of the player in the game and it will not completely control the game progress and growth. Player’s involvement will be necessary to win the games even after using a bot for Lords and Knights.

Why Digital Marketing is The Only Solution To Achieve Your Goals

If you are planning to take your business to the next level without the help of digital marketing then, believe me, you can’t achieve your goals and your plan will fail miserably. Digital marketing is the backbone of every business in the 21st century. Easy access to the internet and more than half of the world population using mobile devices are the two main reasons many companies are forced to transform their business digitally. A lot of companies including Australian, American and many European companies succeed in the market in no time just because they have adopted the digital platforms to attract more customers.

Transforming business on a digital platform is not enough, adopting digital advertisement is also vital to get on the top of your competitors. When your business exists in big cities of the world like for example in Adelaide (Australia), you should be aware of the trend of your potential customers.

People in Adelaide shows a great interest in online shopping and they want to buy the products they need in their daily life from online stores. From fresh Piza to party dresses, people love to visit the online store without going on the physical location and order the product of their own choice. Even if they want to get an appointment with a dentist or physician, they prefer the doctors who they can find via Google in local searches of Adelaide.

So every business needs professional digital marketing Adelaide services from experts to grow their business and to get maximum local customers that might not be near them but they still are in the same state or the city.

Even if freelancers need to offer their service they also need to market their services on the search engine and social media. People who have online stores to sell their products worldwide they can also reach more customers with the help of internet marketing campaigns. Like you can sell mobile covers and other accessories from Australia to the customers of other countries if you have a good appearance on social media and have top page rankings in search engines with the help of Search Engine Marketing or Pay Per Click services.

If you want to boost your social media marketing campaign then click here to learn different methods.

Bloggers and YouTubers who need to monetize their content they also need top page rankings for their blog or YouTube videos and this can be achieved with digital marketing strategies. So whatever business you run or whatever services you offer without digital marketing and digital platform you can’t get what you want.

How to Tell Your Brand Story More Effectively (3 Visual Tools You Can Use for More Results)

Tell your brand story

Your brand story is made up of facts, feelings and interpretations. It’s not just the facts you present to your customers, but it is also what feelings as a product or service you invoke in them and how they interpret the way you tell your story through your website, social media posts, blog posts, advertisements, business cards and even your employees.

A brand story, in fact, is woven around 3 factors

  • who you are
  • why you exist
  • how you help people

In order to create a brand story that differentiates your brand from that of your competitors and helps make an emotional connection with your customers, you need pay attention to,

Your Buyer Personas

How would you know if your story would appeal to your audience if you don’t know who you are talking to?  This is why prior to deciding how you are going to present your story, you need to define who your customer (existing or potential) is.

Depending on the kind of product or service you offer or the industry you belong to, you might have to create several buyer personas. However, each one should contain both quantitative details such as age, income, location, education etc. and qualitative information such as their interests, challenges, goals, responsibilities etc.

A buyer persona is a generalized and fictionalized profile of the ideal person who you want as your customer, therefore when gathering information, you need to interview or conduct research on all types of customers your business attracts.

Knowing who your customer is, how she comprehends things and her likes and dislikes, you can easily define how you should relate your brand story and what exactly you should include in it.

 Your Verbal Identity

This includes not only the words you use to tell your brand story, but it also includes the tone, language, and even vocabulary. The way you use these elements adds a personality to your brand and helps consumers distinguish you from your consumers.

From the small call to action at the bottom of your landing page to the copy of your website and the social media messages you post, the tone and the language you use should be consistent. Inconsistency will risk your credibility as a brand.

Your Visual Identity

Basically, anything that makes a visual appeal to the beholder, be it colors, typography, iconography, photos, videos, illustrations, website layout etc. is part of your brand’s visual identity.

Compared to your brand’s verbal identity, the visual identity plays a more significant role, for visuals help you connect with people in ways that are scientifically proven to be more effective in connecting with people.

Color – You may already have a product or service and a color palette associated with it. If you do, it is important to make sure that you maintain consistency in using colors across all platforms, be it on your website design, social media networks or on newsletters. If you don’t have a color palette, create a simple one that has 1-3 primary colors and 2-3 secondary colors. And when choosing, take into consideration the earlier buyer personas you created.

Typography – The style, size and the type of font you use will have a significant impact on the message you are trying to convey to your customers. While the font you choose should complement the rest of the visual brand style, it should be appropriate for the brand image. For example, a playful font like Comic Sans will not tally well with a serious brand image. Be careful to use font type that reinforces the message you are trying to communicate.

When creating illustrations or designing your website, these two elements would constantly come into play. It would save you a lot of time if you can use a style guide to refer to in such instances.

To create any brand story that speaks to the heart of the customer and builds awareness for your brand, these 3 elements should be given priority. And in the creation of any material for your brand, your buyer persona, verbal identity and the visual identity should be taken into consideration.

3 Visual Tools You Can Use to Tell Your Brand Story Effectively

Infographics

Infographics combine text and graphics together and present information in eye catching manner. They have become a very popular method of communication online over the past few years.

You can use infographics to illustrate a timeline of how your business came to be, or emphasize how your service or product can help your customers. You can even select a subject your target audience is curious about and create an infographic around it.

Several things you need to be careful about

  • Stick to your brand style guide when creating your infographics
  • Prior to designing, create a wireframe of your infographic to make sure the infographic has a flow
  • Use only 4-5 colors and 2-3 font types when designing your infographic
  • Remember to add your company logo at the bottom of your infographic over or below the references section
  • Promote them not only through your website but also through your social media channels

Video

Videos are trending and to many consumers, they are deemed the best medium for generating emotions. The video combines both visual and aural means and hence stand a really huge chance at driving your message home.

There are many platforms where you can use video to build your brand story

  • Your website homepage – adding a video describing what your product or service is could be a great tool to increase conversions. Or it could be a video testimonial featuring your current customers; they are great at building trust and credibility.
  • YouTube – you can have a separate YouTube channel to upload tip videos or demonstrations of using your products or services. This can be used to solve the problems your customers may come across when using your products or services.
  • Social media – Most social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram now give you the chance to connect with your audience in real-time. Using this you can let your customers get a glimpse of the everyday workings of your business, building transparency and trust.

When creating videos, you need to be careful to make sure that the colors, voice, locations and even the music you use are consistent with your brand identity.

Photographs

This may include photos you choose to include on your blog posts or landing pages to social media platforms. These could be images that you take yourself to show your brand or services, or those that you purchase online. Either way, make sure that they are

  • Demonstrate value

This can be achieved by considering the many ways your customers can use your products or services. Or how they can help your customers reach their goals or solve their issues. Try to capture these moments through your photos and they will easily replace a message that would otherwise take a thousand words to tell.

  • Help build trust

You can reveal what happens prior to you deliver the complete product or service to your customer via a single photo. Such behind the scene photos, published through your website or your social media channels can help build a connection between you as a company and your customers. The more your customer knows about the developers of the product or service they use, the more trust they are willing to invest in you.

  • Generate emotions

A single photo can make someone hungry, cry or smile. Pay attention to what you choose to photograph and the colors you try to enhance, for they play a major role in stimulating emotions in your customer.

What is better than a storyboard – images or illustrations organized in a sequence – to tell your brand story?

Without a story, there is no cohesion. Your story ultimately influences people’s buying decisions, therefore be careful as to what you say and how you say it. Follow these tips and you’ll get it right.

Do you use any other method to relate your brand story to your customers? Do let us know in the comment section below.

About the Author

Amanda Athuraliya is the communication specialist/content writer at Cinergix, the team behind the development of Creately Infographic Software. She is an avid reader, a budding writer and a passionate researcher who loves to write about all kinds of topics.

What is Districts and how to use 3DCoins

districts

Districts is a virtual reality city with amazing graphics, where site user will be deeply immerged in an exceedingly rich ecosystem created by himself. He can conduct business, learn, relax, or play games. All these hese diverse activities will maintain the proper execution of decentralized 3D applications. Creating your own cities and other objects in Graphics is totally Free.

Using Decentralized 3D applications and Districts visual studio you can create anything anywhere in the Districts like it could be a game, an online store which can sell virtual or even real goods, a house or a school, and many more things that you can imagine. Anyone can create these decentralized 3D applications by rich tools provided in the Districts visual Studio (DVS).

Your dreams come true and you can make anything that you can imagine with the help of innovative tools provided by DVS which includes 3D models, different functions, textures and you can create different environments using these tools, you can even create events using Districts visual studio tools where user can use different logics, boolean operators, and different standard functions and can create his app’s mechanics by connecting with the app visually. After this DVS will execute the code and use the blockchain for encoded scripts.

Different automated contracts or operations can be performed using an advanced crypto currency which is called 3D Coins. All the programming is flexible and it can be time, password or addressed based. Tokens or other sub currencies can be created from the 3D Coins and this sub currency; then can be utilized in different ways for assets management. The sub currency becomes the official currency of Districts which can, later on, be used to buy the land which will be used to deploy the 3D decentralized application.

Inspired by the stack system of Bitcoin, 3DCoin is also based on such smart script system with some improvements. 3DCoins can be used for multiple purposes as it has multiple functionalities which are as follows

Instant transactions for the retail environment, Coin blending that improves anonymity of funds, and external address support allowing people to use keys from many cryptography methods, including keys from other cryptocurrencies, simplifying multiple account management.