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!
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.
One of the biggest problems for social media marketers is how to grow an account’s following. It’s easy to come up with posts and also easy to respond to comments. However, growing an account from scratch takes blood, sweat, and tears. Many people are always after the next quick scheme to get tons of followers and influence for doing virtually nothing. One of those schemes is Twiends for Twitter. With this online platform, people can go from 0 to thousands or even millions of followers on Twitter with almost no effort.
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.”
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!
Today we are continuing our series, Web Wednesdays. In today’s video we are going to be focusing on setting up your WordPress Theme. So this begs the question, what is a WordPress theme?
If this is your first time setting up WordPress, then it is important to understand what a theme is and what it does. The best way to think about it is an anatomical reference. Your blog is the “skin” to your website. It’s what people are going to see the moment they visit your page. Your functionality and content could be incredible, but without the right theme, people will quickly be turned off by your website… and most likely they will leave before they ever get the chance to look under the hood.
While your visitors will see your theme, the theme does also affect the functionality. Each theme comes with settings and/or customization options for things such as your header, sliders, menus, footer, widgets, & more. It is absolutely pivotal that you get to know all of the settings within your header. When I add a new theme to a website I’m working on, the first thing I do is go look at the settings. If the theme does not have settings I like then I will change the theme. There is nothing worse than working with a theme that does not have a lot of customization.
For instance, some themes only allow you to have a text based logo. Just imagine how frustrating it would be to make a beautiful website only to find that it won’t allow you to put your beautifully designed logo at the top of your page. Sure, you could add it within the content… but that is not the best way to brand your business.
Choosing Your WordPress Theme
There are so many different ways to find a WordPress theme. The first question you have to ask yourself is whether or not you would like to spend money on a theme. If you are comfortable paying for a theme, then I suggest strolling over to the Envato Market and searching their Themeforest themes. Most of the themes there run anywhere from $29 to $59. They are fairly priced and these are full themes that will also come with support. Personally, I love Themeforest themes.
If you are looking for a free theme, then you will be able to search within the WordPress platform. It’s easy to search within WordPress for a great theme. The issue with the free themes, is that most likely the themes you find are going to be “Lite” versions of premium themes. The goal of the Lite themes is to give you an idea of what the full version or premium version can offer you above and beyond what you get with the Lite theme. It’s basically a way for these themes to advertise their full version… which of course will come with a cost. Some of the free WordPress themes will offer everything you need, but more times than not you will end up frustrated.
Thanks for reading & don’t forget to check out our tutorial video, “Setting Up Your WordPress Theme.”