It’s yet another Crytpo Tutorial Thursday video. Today’s video is “How to Buy WTC”. If you are unfamiliar with WTC, it is the symbol for the cryptocurrency Waltonchain. WaltonChain is based off of an incredible technology and comes from some of the brightest minds in Korea & China. Asian cryptocurrencies such as IOTA & NEO have seen incredible progress and look for Waltonchain to be coming right behind them. Right now the price of WTC is hovering between $18 to $23, but ultimately it will probably get much closer to what NEO is at… which is well over $100 per coin.
One of the most important thing for crypto investors to learn how to do is how to read a candlestick chart in crypto. Without knowing how to read a chart, it is impossible for investors to make educated guesses on the movement of a cryptocurrency. One of the most widely used style of charts is the candlestick chart. On this chart, movement is marked by shapes that are referred to as candles & wicks. By looking at a candlestick chart, investors can easily determine the pattern that a coin has been on.
As we continue our website building series, today we will be looking at how to set up WP menus. Setting up your menus in WordPress is a great way to be able to organize and display your content. Without an easy to navigate website, you will have a very high bounce rate because your users will get frustrated and leave. They need to be able to quickly find what they are looking for on your site. A well configured menu on the header will accomplish this task.
Before we actually create the menu itself, there is one important thing we must do. Before you can organize your website, you must have all of your pages created. This does not mean that we are going to design all of the pages from start to finish. However, we are going to create the pages as placeholders for our menu. Common pages to consider making are a Home page, a Contact Us page, an About Us page, and a Services page. Once you have created all of your page names and created a placeholder for each one, then it is time to begin actually making and organizing the menu.
To begin this process, go to Appearance>menus. Before you can organize the menu, you must create the menu. Do this by entering a name in the input box and hitting “Create Menu”. Now add the pages from the left side to your menu. You can also do this with blog categories or individual posts. Once the menu items are moved to the menu, you can move them and arrange them by simply clicking and dragging them into the proper order.
Setting Up WP Menus is Simple
It is very easy to set up the menus once you have the hang of it. Now let’s talk about different levels of the menus. You can take one of the menu items and drag it slightly to the right and it will become a drop-down menu. This means you can hover over the menu item on your website and a new menu will pop up. This is very useful when organizing your website. With drop-down menus, users will be able to find what they are looking for even faster. Anytime you can make the user experience easier, then you will improve your traffic.
So what would you do if you wanted to create an unclickable menu item with a drop down? For example, you have a Services menu that individually lists all of your services, but you don’t want an actual “Services” page. To do this, you would use the custom links area of the menu page. For the link, you would simply type a hashtag. When we were kids we called them pound signs, but nonetheless, you type a # in the space. This makes that individual item unclickable. This is a useful tip that many novice designers do not know about.
Thanks for reading and don’t forget to watch our “How to Set Up WP Menus” tutorial video!
Coinigy is a very interesting platform. Before we give you our Simply Coinigy Tutorial, let’s look at what it is.
While we are going to focus on using the platform for chart reading & analysis, the platform actually does a lot more. The site proclaims itself as a “trade smart, trade simple, and trade safe” experience. Coinigy allows you to access digital currency services spanning across several different networks. Coinigy supports about 45 different exchanges. On this site, you can consolidate all of your trading accounts into one platform while keeping all of your accounts encrypted & secure. You can place orders for several different exchanges and track them all in one place. You will be able to keep up with your balances, deposit funds, and do analysis.
While you will be able to access your funds via this platform, all of your actual balances are still contained on their own exchanges. Coinigy does not store your coins on its platform. According to the platform, this provides a safer experience for all of their users. One advantage to using Coinigy is that you can compare prices & charts from several different exchanges and several different coins all at one time. This allows cryptocurrency investors to be able to make smarter and more informed decisions on where to put their investments.
So is Coinigy Worth It?
Several big money & crypto news sites have reviewed Coinigy such as Forbes, Coin Desk, MekongMoney, & others. Most reviews on Coinigy have actually been quite positive. One thing that seems to be a universal thought regarding Coinigy is that it is a very convenient & useful trading platform. However, it just hasn’t seemed to get the traction that it probably deserves. This is partly due to the fact that because of how many things the platform does, it can be quite confusing. There is just so much happening on your screen.
While Coinigy is generally seen as safe & secure, many people question it because it has lag & database issues. Imagine making a great market trend discovery & preparing to make your trade… only to find out that the information you were working with is outdated. In the ever changing & evolving cryptocurrency world, the intense volatility of the markets mean that you must have the most current (up to the second) information in order to trade properly.
For our purposes at the Online Business Realm, we are going to be using Coinigy strictly for creating chart analysis. We can look a little harder at Coinigy to see if there are some other advantages to using it. However, the chart analysis tools on this site are amazing. You can totally customize your charts to show the information that you feel like you need. This will help you to make predictive trades based on trends.
We hope you have enjoyed this article and that you will watch our “Simple Coinigy Tutorial”. It revolves around becoming familiar with all of their great chart analysis tools!
For Web Wednesdays, we have been showing you how to take a website from simply an idea to a fully functional website. After installing WordPress & setting your theme. It is time to begin looking at the customize options in WordPress. You can do this by hovering over “Appearance” in the WordPress Dashboard on the left side of the screen. From here, you can click on Customize and you will be sent to the Customization menu for your theme. All themes have different options, but on the WordPress Twenty Seventeen theme, there are only a few customization settings.
The things we will look at in our Customize Options in WordPress video are Site Information, Colors, Header Media, & Homepage Settings. The other items on the Customize menu can be (and will be) tweaked directly through the dashboard.
Site Information will be where you set the SEO name of your website along with the tagline. You also have the option to decline displaying your site information here. You may be wondering why someone would want to do that. The reason is very simple. If you have a custom header with a logo and a tagline already in the image, then you may decline using this option. However, I do not suggest that approach.
You can certainly put your logo in an image, but then you would still want the Site Information displayed in the corner. If your business/site name is only in the graphic image and not overlain as text within the Site Information setting, then Google will not be able to pick up the name of your website and your tagline. Taglines are also good for SEO purposes. When it comes to getting picked up by Google, you need all the free help you can get.
Making Images for Your Site
If you haven’t done so already, I heavily suggest getting Adobe Creative Cloud so you can use Photoshop for making your images. Under Site Information, you are going to have the option to set a Site Image. This image will serve two functions: it will be the icon displayed on a browser tab & it will also be the icon if someone were to save your website to their homepage on the phone. The size of this image is 512 pixels by 512 pixels. It’s very easy to create a simple text favicon in Photoshop by making one letter in a cool font matching your color scheme.
You will also have to create a header media image for your site. This will be the image that people will think of when they remember your website. This means you need for this image (and any text on it) to really pop & stand out. Many people have a very difficult time trying to make text blend in well with a header image. Header images are rarely solid colors because that is boring. People will either use a stock photo or an abstract background with different colors. To create a header image that solves this problem, check out our Customize Options in WordPress tutorial video.
One of the basic fundamentals of good internet practice is securing your email accounts, financial accounts, social media accounts, and technology accounts with a great password. But with a lot of misinformation and perpetual bad practice surround passwords, I wanted to do a video & blog post where we go over generally good password rules for keeping all of your accounts safe.
For last weeks Extra Crypto Friday video, we showed you a full tutorial on how to use the website Coinbase. For today’s video we are going to be focusing on a How to Use Binance Full Tutorial. Many people are very scared to make the jump from Coinbase to Binance or another exchange. If this is a place where you are then you should be commending yourself. Many people stay stuck at the previous step… which is making an actionable step and buying crypto even on Coinbase. Binance can be quite a bit more intimidating than Coinbase, though.
The thing that separates Binance from Coinbase in terms of an intimidation factor is the Markets page. For people who handle their own stock investments, learning to use a crypto exchange is pretty easy because there are a lot of similarities. However, many people interested in investing in cryptocurrency are not well versed in how to read an exchange, charts, volume, etc. For this reason, many people take one look at Binance or another exchange (such as Kucoin) and decide it is too daunting for them to begin. I know personally, when I went to Binance the first time even I was a little intimidated.
But here is my advice to you: Do not be intimidated. Easier said than done, right? Binance is a very easy platform that really only has a few different functions most people ever use. Here are the things you need to know to do on Binance to be able to trade there. Simply learn how to trade, how to deposit, & how to withdraw.
That’s pretty much all you need.
How to Trade on Binance
Trading on Binance is pretty easy. The first thing you need to understand when trading is what a trading pair is. A trading pair is a combination of two coins that you can exchange for one another. The three trading pairs partners you need to know on Binance are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), & Binance Coin (BNB). To make your initial purchase for BNB, you already need to have BTC or ETH in your account. The reason you need to trade for BNB once you get on the site is because if you keep a few BNB coins in your account then the fees you are charged on exchanges will come out of your BNB coins. Why is this important? The reason this is great is because when you use BNB instead of other coins your fees are cut in half.
The exchange platform for Binance is very straight forward. The most important factor when trading is to make sure you choose Limit or Market. When you make a trade on Limit, then you are working on a bidding system and your trades will not go into effect immediately. When working a trade on the Market setting, your trades will go through immediately. If you are planning on day trading then this is very important to understand.
Thanks for reading. To learn more about exactly how to trade on Binance, watch our video, “How to Use Binance Full Tutorial.”
In many of the videos we do on our channel, the sites we visit and discuss require what is called Two Factor Authentication. Because of this, we thought it would be great to discuss how to use Authy. Authy is a phone app geared to help keep your online accounts secure with an extra layer of protection. Google Authenticator is another app that you can use, but here at the Online Business Realm, we stick to Authy and find it to be superior to Google Authenticator. Any site that requires 2FA will allow you to use Authy; even if it does not specifically say so.
For our CryptoCurrency Thursday videos, we like to show you ways to buy different types of cryptocurrencies. Today, we are going to be showing you how to buy Ripple. The symbol for Ripple is XRP. So why would someone want to learn how to buy Ripple? Well, the answer to that question is the same reason why anyone would want to buy any crypto: to make money and get a good return on investment. With all of the talk of the moon and Lambos for all investors, it is super important to know what you are buying so you do not fall into delusions of grandeur.
If you have ever ran a social media account for a business, then you are going to want to know how to schedule social media posts with Buffer. Running social media accounts sounds very easy on the surface. Pull up an app on your phone, type in a few words, & you are done. However, anyone who thinks the process is actually that easy doesn’t know what they are talking about. Anyone can type in a few words for a status, but unless you are a celebrity, no one really cares that you are taking your dog for a walk.
People who engage with business social media accounts want value. They want the accounts they follow to provide them with content that adds to their lives. When business accounts spam social media platforms with offers, sales, promo videos, & more, people will simply unfollow them. As a business owner yourself, you must find a way to give your followers a regularly scheduled dose of valuable content. This takes a lot of research. You will want to find relevant images, memes, articles, & other content that your readers want to see.
Due to the intense level of workload it takes for a business social media account to be successful, it is absolutely pivotal that business owners either hire a full time social media expert or find an online social media posts scheduler. While the former option can get quite expensive, finding a scheduling program is much more cost effective. A good scheduler will run you between $9.99 to $79.99 per month. Unless you are managing hundreds of accounts, you should never pay anything outside of that range. One social media scheduler we found is Buffer. Our video shows you how to schedule social media posts with Buffer.
Buffer Social Media Scheduler
I discovered Buffer a few weeks ago, and I have really enjoyed using it. For 3 or less social media accounts, Buffer is totally free. One cool thing about Buffer is that it offers a free 14 day trial of one of its upgraded packages. With this package you can manage anywhere from 4-10 social media accounts from a combination of Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, & Pinterest.
With Buffer, it is so easy to add social media posts. I have been exclusively using Buffer for Twitter & Facebook. With this program, the control of your schedule is in your hands. You can create a custom schedule to post any number of posts per day. You will want to research how many posts you want to do each day per platform. For instance, on Twitter it’s really ideal to post between 10 to 15 times per day. While on Facebook, 3 per day will be a good amount.
One of the problems I found with Buffer, however, is in regards to Instagram. Buffer does not currently have direct posting to Instagram. Buffer has a phone app that will send you reminders for you to post to Instagram according to your schedule. There is a feature where you can share images directly from your camera roll to Instagram to speed up the process. However, if you want to add text/hashtags then you are still going to have to type or copy them into Instagram manually. There is a note on Buffer that says that hopefully direct Instagram posting is coming down the pipeline.
We hope this post has been helpful. Thanks for reading!