If you aren't Googleable, then virtually you don't exist!
Own a piece of thread from the world wide web.
Are you planning to do a major career shift? If yes, don't do so until you are Google-able. This means, you must leave your social media footprint first on the vast internet sand.
Here's the deal, type your name in the Google search bar and wait for the search results. If something came up under your name or under your profile, then congratulations you have left your online mark! But if there's no website, no social networking profile, or even a single blog-related post, then you might consider making at least one.
Living in today's ever-advancing digital world, people --- employers, potential buyers or partners --- perform an internet search before calling up a potential new hire, supplier, or business partner. It is now an SOP to conduct an online investigation. These people believe that you don't exist if you don't have a social media footprint.
Here, let us help you out:
1. Smile. Click. Upload.
Say cheese! Give out your best smile. Upload your best head shot. The online community want to know or see who they are talking to. Make your photo friendly-looking, warm, and approachable.
2. Sign up at Linked-In
Before any social networking sites. Linked-In must definitely come first. It is the most essential for your career after all. "If you are looking to do anything in the professional world, Linked-In is where you need to be. Linked-In is the ultimate buyers' market," says Patrice Rutledge, author of Using Linked-In.
Once you have built your very own professional network at Linked-In, it is now the best time to register your name or your company's name as a domain name and website. You might also consider adding a blog to your site. Blogs can help you talk about anything not related to your products or services. if you're experiencing difficulties with this step, don't hesitate to call WebFocus Solutions, Inc. We'll be more than happy to help you!
4. Sign up at Facebook
"It's all about figuring out what your intended audience wants to hear, learn or know about." says Cathy Larkin, founder of Web Savvy PR. Your profile must cater to your target audience and target market. To do this, you must consider your keywords, and your domain name for your Facebook page [www.facebook.com/yourbusinessname]. Your domain name must also contain keywords to make you more searchable. Also try uploading photos and videos online and make it as interactive as possible.
5. Last but not the least, Twitter
"The key to Twitter is giving as much as you get, and listening as much as you speak." says Thomas MacEntee, the 48-year-old founder of High-Definition Genealogy. To start off, we must decide what's our key objectives in using social media. Do we want to have a new work opportunity or just to simply connect with others who share the same interest as we do? We must know our target audience, we must know how to talk to them and how we could reach them and how often do we do it.
Keep this in mind, social media is a marathon, not a sprint. You will get out of it what you invest in it.
Teamwork [teem-wurk] noun: 1. Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause; 2. Work done with a team --- Dictionary.com
Individual Versus Teamwork
Assistance, collaboration, cooperation, partnership, union, unity --- all of these are synonymous to teamwork. Working with others and helping them finish their tasks are evidently signs of teamwork. Cooperation becomes a vital part; however, teamwork must not end there. We must also learn to understand, to get along with, and most especially, to respect our team mates. To be a good team member means you have to cover up and support one another without being asked, whole-heartedly, and sincerely.
In a newly formed dance group, you and your group members may all agree to perform a single dance routine, but that doesn't guarantee of winning the competition. Because as a new group, you are still somewhat going through stages, you are forming as one. While you're still in your formingstage, you might be restrained, timid, and quite unsure. But as you try to open up and feel a sense of belongingness, you'll most probably go through the stormingstage. In this particular team development stage, you must learn to work through each of your differences, tensions, and conflict.
Once you know how to mix well with your fellow group members, you must now study how to combine everyone's idea or input. This stage is called norming. Norming is simply focusing in problem solving and thinking of ways on how to improve your teamwork.
Last is the performing stage wherein your dance group is acting and / or interacting solidly and effortlessly. During this stage, you can clearly see how dynamic, energetic, and how productive your group has become.
Having attained the performing stage, you might ask yourself, "How can I speed up our team's growth for us to be a superior team?" Obviously, starting with a clear mission and vision is a must. Just like a dance group, you must have a dance routine, complete membership and attendance every practice session, and most specially a competent, capable, and proficient group leader.
Does it work?
As a person, you must both be an independent-player and a team-player. Some things may be better done alone, but some things are also best done when you have a team to help. After all, no man is an island, right? Still not convinced? Well, I'll let Hellen Keller talk you through this:
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
As a business owner, you will surely say 'yes' to CMS [Content Management System] since you can easily add or edit any webpage yourself. With a dynamic business like yours, you'll surely enjoy having control over your website's contents. Compose, publish, edit, or delete a post --- do all of these fast and on the spot, do all of these with ease.
Not only can you add, edit, or delete a page, but you can also assign roles throughout your company's management as to who can manage and write contents on your website. In line with this, restrictions or user-limitations will also be possible.
Plus, haven't I mentioned that you'll save money? Yes! Save up on your web developer's talent fee. You might also want to say goodbye to him as well. You'll no longer need him, thanks to CMS. You'll only be seeing him on your next website development project.
Enjoy all of the perks above.
Say yes to CMS!
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Responsive Web Design
Is it all about the money, money, money? Yeah,
partly yes. Money plays a big factor in deciding whether to use a responsive web design or not. Here’s why:
-Before you start a website development project,
you must consider a time-table. You must understand that more time means more
-Go responsive and your website developer has to
mock up only one design. Say goodbye to a handful designs, but say hello to
-Since responsive web design use media queries,
you’ll no longer need to code up individual designs for multiple devices.
-Consider responsive web design as a smart
business investment. It may appear costly today, but you’ll appreciate its worth
in the long run.
Responsive Web Design? Yes please!
-Just think of SEO, you won’t need to construct a
duplicate page for those mobile devices.
-Just think of the users, browsing with their
tablets and smart phones will be so much easier and faster --- well, compared
to those scale downed website versions, of course!
-Guess what? There will be no more horizontal
scrollbars! Yes! Thanks again to responsive web design. It can easily adapt to
any browser size.
-Lastly, I guess it’s safe to say that responsive web designs are future-ready, if not future-proof. When you’ve finally decided to
develop a website using responsive technology, then you may take pride and
boast that your website used the latest technology in website development.
Responsive Web Design? No, I don’t think so!
-Developing a responsive template requires more,
and I mean more technical skills, more testing, more patience and of course,
-Should the development team hand over the full
control of the website to its owner [end-user / client], then the owner must
undergo a technical training. This again, obviously, requires more money, more
patience, and yes, more time.
-Even today, support for HTML5 and CSS3 is still
limited --- regardless if it’s a desktop or a mobile device browser. So you might
want to prepare yourself for browser compatibility problems.
-Responsive web design that purely rely on media queries and a single HTML source code setup may experience loading time
problems, especially on smart phones. This possibly results from several server
-Yes, yes, responsive web designs may have been
built to respond to a device’s viewport, but some elements must still be
removed from the viewport. When we say remove, we actually mean --- hiding
-Size. Well, yes, size does matter. Image’s file
size can be a major problem in responsive web design. Visually, a large image
may be simply scaled down, beware however, as its file size stays the same.
Prepare yourself for a longer loading time.
-A scaled down web design version’s general
functionality may be a bit different to that of its original. This is because
some elements may need to be modified in a way that they’re still working. Or,
they must be removed as they can’t be properly used in a small viewport.
“To responsive web design or not to responsive web design?” that is the question. Regardless of the given advantages and
disadvantages above, the decision is still yours. If you are the type who
always long for the latest, the most high-tech, and the cutting-edge, but
still understand that there will be loopholes, then responsive templates is for
you. Though if you’re sort of scared to invest some more into your website and
online presence, we’ll understand. There is actually nothing wrong with that.
Take your time. Decision-making is kind of a
burden. But let us leave you one word to keep you thinking --- adapt.
Do you have problems with your website and / or
online presence? Want to have a responsive web design? Worry no more, because there
is a solution.