Saturday, August 10, 2019

Top 10 Web Page Builder Plugins for your WordPress Website

Hello friends,

If you are getting started with  WordPress and you want to give a kickstart to your career as a WordPress Designer, here is some good news for you. There is something in WordPress which can help you to get started very quickly without knowing too much of WordPress.

You can build professional web pages and websites very easily without mastering WordPress and that too in a very short time. Yes, I am not joking!

All you want to have is a WordPress Page Builder Plugin. Using a Page Builder Plugin you can just drag and drop elements on your web page and add professional features to your web page. 

When you create multiple such web pages and collate them, you will be able to create full-fledged websites. And you can do all these, without knowing too many nuances of WordPress.

In this article, I will tell you about the top 10 web page Builder Plugins for your WordPress website. At the end of this list, I will tell you which plugin is the best, that I recommend. I will also tell you about a way by which you can learn about that plugin in quick time.

So, without wasting any more time, let's look into the top page builder plugins for WordPress. But before that, let me tell you that these plugins can only help you to kickstart your journey of becoming a WordPress Designer and not a WordPress Developer.

But to become a developer, you would need proper understanding and the ability to code in HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, PHP, MySQL, and a few more things, that you will learn when you grow as a developer.

Top 10 Page Builder Plugins


Check these top WordPress page builder plugins, which can most definitely help you become a WordPress Designer. Click on the names for their homepage:

(screenshots were taken from the respective home page)
These are the top 9 web page builder plugin. The last one in this list is the one that I love working with and is presently regarded as the number one page builder plugin for WordPress.

I love Elementor, the Number One Page Builder plugin for WordPress!

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I have been using Elementor for over a dozen complete websites that I have built for my clients and for myself. You may check my freelancing website, www.sTdwares.com where I have used Elementor to build a few pages.

Elementor is new in the market but has already gained a lot of traction and praise from the WordPress community from around the world. WordPress along with renowned hosting providers have also talked high about Elementor, the page builder plugin.

There are two versions of Elementor - FREE & PRO (paid) and I have used both. However, if you are just starting to work on WordPress and new to Elementor, I would suggest to use their FREE plan and I am sure it will take care of most of your needs with designing your WordPress website.

My Course on Elementor

Recently, I have published a course on Elementor as well, where I showed how to design a professional landing page for my website design services. It is a live page which you can access by clicking here.


If you also want to learn and become a master of Elementor and build awesome professional web pages or even go on and start your business as a web designer, you should enroll in this course asap! 

To help you out here is a coupon that you can use to take the $200 course for just $9.99. Click Here to Enroll Now!!

That is all I have in this article and I truly hope this was helpful and beneficial to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or ask me on Social Media. I will definitely get back to you as soon as I can.



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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

How to start learning online in 2019?

Namaste friends. Recently, I got a question on Quora which asked: "What are the things I need to know before I start learning through online courses?"

In this article, I will try to answer this question and help as much as I can. I am sure this will help someone who is looking to learn about online courses and how to start learning online. Let's begin.



What do you want to learn?

Before starting learning online, you must first decide what you want to learn. Is it something that will need you to have practical lessons or activities? Like cooking, painting, singing, playing musical instruments need you to perform the activities or implement your learning in a physical environment. For such lessons, you must be prepared with your own instruments and arrangement at home or office, wherever you are taking the lessons.

If you want to learn to programme or to design or anything digital, then you need to do the practice on the computer itself which you can do as you learn. You do not need any special arrangement, other than probably having the software needed, installed on your computer.



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What kind of online courses do you need?

This is the next question and a very important one. There are a few types of online teaching methods and most common modes are live teaching and self-paced video lessons.

In Live teaching classes, the teacher will open a virtual classroom when you alone or a group of students will be joining, based on the system. The teacher will teach the subject or the skill to the group as if you are all in a classroom. Such sessions happen at a predetermined time which is fixed based on everyone’s availability. You can also have live Questions and Answers.

In self-paced video classes, you will register to the previously created video lessons and go through each lecture one by one and learn whenever you find a suitable time. You can ask questions and the teacher will answer them at a later stage. Self Paced classes are great for busy students who cannot sit for long hours for live classes or have a timezone mismatch problem.



How to choose the right platform for online courses?

Now, the next thing is to choose the right platform. This largely depends on the kind of online courses that you want as different platforms offer different modes of teaching.

Live classes are held by teachers on Google Hangout, Facebook Group Chat, Skype, Zoom, and other similar apps. These can be held on mobile devices or your computer as well.
There are a lot of platforms offering live classes on various subjects and courses, like WizIQ, Edureka, Preply, Coursera, etc. There are a lot more too and few of these platforms have both live classes and self-paced video lessons.

The two top self-paced lessons platforms are SkillShare and Udemy. There are a few more, like Lynda.com, Packt, Thinkific, Teachable, etc., but these two are by far the top two platforms.

On Udemy, you can buy each course (some are free) and have lifelong access to those courses that you have enrolled to. You need to purchase each course which can range from $20 to $200. But do not worry, most of the times courses on Udemy are available for $9.99 as they keep running discount programs on their website all the time.

On SkillShare, you can buy their membership on a monthly or yearly basis and can browse through all their 27000+ courses during that subscription period. Subscription is costly (~$15 per month) unless you get an invite to join SkillShare which will give you 2 months of FREE PREMIUM Access. You need to join with your credit card for FREE and can continue after 2 months, and only then the card will be charged.



How to decide which Course is best for you?

Always try to enroll in a course which is specific to your requirements. You can also join a broad 30+ hours long course if you want to have all the in-depth knowledge about a broad subject, but I think specific courses will help you in understanding the concepts faster and not waste a lot of time in reinventing the wheel, which happens with longer courses most of the time.

This is one reason that I like SkillShare more than Udemy.

I wrote this answer on Quora and you can find it here.
Cheers!

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Which is the best trick to get more orders on Fiverr?

Welcome back to my blog. I hope you are doing absolutely awesome, just like I am!

This question which I got from one of my subscribers is very interesting. He has actually taken my Fiverr course on Udemy and has suggested me a couple of changes too, which I promptly made.

In this question, he says that, "I understand all that I need to do to get started, but which is that one best trick that can be done to get more orders on Fiverr?"

I am going to answer exactly that in this article.

But before you read any farther, please go to the comment section and write down the best trick that you think will help a seller on Fiverr to get more orders.

This is because it is important to try and exercise your brain as well. I want you to do this simple exercise and write down whatever you feel.

Remember, there is nothing right or wrong here. You write what you feel right and I will tell you what I found to be the best trick to get more orders on Fiverr, based on my experience so far.

Go ahead and write it in the comments.

Done? Thank You! Now, read on to find my recommendation.


If I have to tell purely based on my experience on Fiverr, I would say that the most definite way of getting more orders is to apply in the Buyers Request section.

Yes, on the Buyers Request page you will find a lot of ads or requirements listed from which you can choose the one that you are interested in and apply for those jobs. Ensure that you use all the 10 allowed applications every day, which is the limit set by Fiverr.

When you send 10 applications on a daily basis, ensure that you put in your best effort to write those offers. Think about the various other sellers who might have applied for the same job. Ensure that you mention the best turn around time which you can do and the best price based on your expertise of doing that job.

Writing a proper proposal or offer here is the most important thing. If your writing is not interesting or exciting, the buyer may not be interested at all. To know more about how to write a proposal properly, please check out my Course: How to Start your Career on Fiverr – Hindi & English.

There are other things also that are important, as your level and seniority in the platform, and your gig gallery where you have gig images, video, and the PDF portfolio. I have talked about these in detail in my Udemy Course.

But I think the best trick to get more orders on Fiverr, is to send commendable buyers requests when you are at it. If you want me to write about the absolute techniques of writing a proposal on Fiverr, please do let me know in your comments. I will do that for you.

Let me know in your comments what do you like to do to get more orders on Fiverr. I would love to read. It will also help other readers.

Again, if you have more questions, please feel free to get in touch on the Facebook page or on YouTube or just comment here below. Cheers!

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