6 Tricks to Keep Your Web Design Forever Young for Corporate Branding

Website aging is analogous to human aging. Just as you need to take good care of yourself, do you need to keep your business site in excellent condition? Keep it up to date with contemporary standards. After all, this is where you get money.

Every web design project, big or small, comes with specific considerations and contemplations. Over time it begins to resemble an old fireplace in need of a refurbishment. The drastic consequences of not keeping your site up to date are decreased user engagement, decreased potential leads, and ultimately reduced conversion rate.

Make your corporate identity your web design guideline

Online retailers often think that once developed, websites will continue to generate leads by building a loyal consumer base. Is not true. You need constant support from your UK contracted web design agency to maintain your website as a permanent source of income generation. Here you need to make the most of your corporate business identity.

Here are some top tips to make your website design look youthful with evergreen functionality.

1. Dispose of data garbage and non-profit content:

Don’t ignore data garbage, dead files and also content that is not most beneficial for your business growth and development. Regardless of the size of your project and whether or not your website is growing organically, weed out abandoned content and data garbage. The good reason for doing this is to keep up with the excellent visual appeal and performance of the website.

2. Find and fix deprecated features:

To keep your site forever young, find and fix all old features. Abandon all unclear coding blocks which are different types of snippets present on the website for various reasons. If you want your site to work at a glance, be very careful about coding standards. For example, you created a site in PHP and added responsible code snippets, but now they are part of deprecated language versions that you should no longer continue.

3. Bad External Links:

Over the years, you may find hundreds of broken links. Close them forever or fix them. No matter how much SEO potential you invest in brand marketing and sales, if you fail to solve this problem, you will destroy everything you created sooner or later. There is no second opinion on it. External links once they become faulty will leave a negative impact on your Google positions. If you don’t want to experience this suffering, don’t delay in repairing the problematic links.

4. Broken Internal Links:

You can’t afford to ignore this problem too. If you don’t pay attention and deal with the side effects of broken links or 404 errors, you will damage your business to the core. It can put you out of the competition because if not detected and resolved in time, it will affect your site’s ranking, resulting in decreased visibility in search engines.

5. Improvise BOM CMS:

A strong content management system is the cornerstone of commercial sites. You can update it whenever there is a new update. But, many times you may not be sure whether or not to update the CMS. Nowadays, it is a standard thing to do. Continuing the combination of different platforms is an advantage.

Don’t let your CMS run wild; it usually occurs when the clear structures of the site become a maze. For example, if you want to add a database query and the developer doesn’t know how to do it in the current CMS and the flange mount HTML coded website allied with an external MySQL database to deliver the required information. I doubt you won’t mind while you submit your offer.

6. Go state of the art with Mobile-First Index:

It’s good to stick to well-established web design trends like responsiveness, parallax interaction, remarkable CTAs, convenient checkout, and easy navigation, etc. But, as a web designer, avoid going through the wrong door. It means making well-informed decisions about technological principles.

All businesses need barrier-free website designs from the year point of view. Therefore, they must have sites that work properly on all types of mobile devices. But at the same time, no business can afford to miss out on any trend like Google’s recently introduced mobile-first indexing feature.


If you need a website that is always attractive, young and productive, keep its design reviewed at regular intervals, ensuring a perfect user interface that leads to an exceptional user experience. Keep your web design simple and responsive while supporting all devices, browsers, and digital marketing platforms to increase conversions and stay ahead of the business.

Halloween costume ideas: 25 homemade costumes to make

Halloween costumes are fun to create. You can find many items to use with your Halloween costume at your own home or at your area thrift store. Creating costumes can be inexpensive and a lot of fun to make and wear. You’ll find that some of these will even work as last-minute Halloween costume ideas.

Here are 25 costume ideas to inspire you to make your own costume this year. It can be quite simple to put together a costume and after deciding on one, search the websites of online Halloween retailers to find your costume. You may get some more ideas. Use your imagination and creativity when making a costume as this makes the costume unique and truly yours.

Dracula: For this scary costume you will need a pair of black pants, a long-sleeved white shirt, a black jacket, and a white vest. He wears a black cape with a collar and a gold necklace. Slick your hair back with hair gel. Wear pale face makeup, dark eyes and bloody lips with blood also dripping from the mouth and of course vampire teeth.

To the witch: You will need a long black dress with long sleeves, a witch’s hat, black shoes and a broom. Wear green and gray face makeup and dark gray lipstick. A fake wart on the nose would also help. Blacken some of your teeth for a really ugly effect.

Tom Sawyer: Wear overalls that look worn, a boring plaid shirt, and be sure to go barefoot. Put a straw hat on your head and chew on a somewhat long piece of straw. You can also add freckles to your checks and make your feet look dirty.

to genius: You’ll need a pair of baggy pants that fit snug around the ankles and a matching tank top or vest. Wear a brightly colored scarf as a belt tied around your waist. Wear wide bangles on your arms and large bow earrings. go barefoot Make a fabric turban and attach a large plastic jewel to the front of the turban using fabric glue. If you can’t find the pants that this outfit calls for, wear a pair of baggy pants and tie them up to the ankles with a colorful ribbon and make the pants look puffy.

Instead of a turban, you can pull your hair up into a ponytail on top of your head. Add some shine to your hair. Put a thin scarf on the lower part of your face.

Peter Pan: Using dark green fabric, make a tunic that reaches above the knee and has a ragged hem and ragged sleeves. Wear opaque black or green tights, a black belt, and black shoes. Make a hat out of the green fabric and add a feather to the hat. Put a dagger under your belt and you’re Peter Pan.

igor: For this costume you will need an oversized lab coat or long-sleeved white shirt. Place the stuffing in a pillowcase and sew it to the inside of the shirt for the hump. (You can also use Velcro to keep it in place.) Wear a tattered pair of pants with holes in the knee areas. For a belt, use a rope and tie it in the front. A boring old t-shirt that is torn at the neck, sleeve and hem looks great. Bring a jar of brown water (use food coloring) with a piece of cauliflower for the brain. Shaving your head and walking hunched over… shaving your head is optional.

Jack and the magic beans: For this costume, dress in green and wrap yourself in wired silk ivy from head to toe. Using a straw hat, glue cotton balls to the hat for a cloud effect. A sprig of ivy should come out of the top of the hat. Make a robe for a Ken doll and Ken becomes Jack, and you are the bean stalk. Bring a bag of beans to pass out.

Octomam: This one is really fun. She has long dark hair and large very red lips. Place eight baby dolls on top of you and you’re ready to go.

Indiana Jones: For this costume you will need a brown hat with a brim. Use a rope for the whip and attach a handle, or use a jump rope, pull out one of the handles, and spray paint the rope and handle. Wear brown paints, a brown shirt, and brown boots. Wear a leather jacket. Use a rough sponge and brown makeup to create a stubble. Add some dirt lines around the cheekbones, temples, and below the jawline.

to the sorcerer: For a sorcerer, wear a long black or dark colored robe with long dropped sleeves and a robe belt (use a curtain tie for the belt). Hang mystical items from your belt, such as a bag, herbs, crystals, and carry a staff.

Mrs clause: For this cute outfit, glue cotton balls to a shower cap for your hair. She wears a white button down shirt, a long white skirt, a red apron, red and white striped tights, and wire-rimmed glasses on the end of her nose. Add red and rosy cheeks and you are good to go.

to the hunter: This one is really easy. He wears camouflage clothing, a hunting vest with many pockets, a camouflage hat, gloves and rubber boots. He carries binoculars, a canteen, and a fake rifle.

to hell: Wear red socks and a red turtleneck shirt. Make pointed ears out of red felt. Make the horns out of red felt wire inserts or painted red foam and attach them to a headband. Make the felt tail in the shape of an arrow at the end and insert the wire into the felt. Cover all exposed skin with red body paint. Take a black eyebrow pencil and draw your eyebrows at a sharp angle outwards. Color your lips red or black.

cat thief: This guy wears all black. Wear black leggings, a black turtleneck, black cap, black socks and shoes, black eye mask, and black gloves. Hang some tools from a belt and put them around your waist. He carries a bag on his shoulder.

Tinker Bell: Cut the hem of a short green dress in an irregular pattern. Put your hair up in a bun and wear very little makeup (mostly a little blush, lip gloss, and mascara). She wears green flats with pom poms on top. Wear little fairy wings and carry a wand and a big smile.

the easter bunny: To be the Easter Bunny, he wears white sweatpants and a white hoodie. Using wire and white and pink felt, make bunny ears and glue them to the hood of the sweatshirt. Cut an oval shape out of the pink felt for the bunny’s chest and glue it to the front of the sweatshirt. Create a bunny nose and whiskers using makeup and wear white gloves. She carries a basket full of colorful plastic eggs.

A soldier: Wear military clothing such as: uniform, hat or helmet, black boots, dog tags, utility belt with canteen, and a fake grenade. Camouflage your face and carry a fake weapon.

teen wolf: He wears a basketball suit and a headband. She buys some faux fur at a craft store and uses gum to adhere it to any exposed fur. Wear rubber nails and high-top tennis shoes.

To rap: For this modern guy, you’ll wear baggy jeans that fall to your hips, a t-shirt and hoodie, a baseball cap tilted on your head, a gold chain, a large watch, a grill on your teeth (a rubber wrap silver chewing gum will work for the grill) and great sneakers.

P with black eyes: This costume is super quick and easy. Wear a white t-shirt and with a black marker draw the letter P on it (make sure it’s a big P). Using black face makeup, give yourself a black eye. Now you’re a black-eyed P.

Circus clown: Wear overalls over a brightly colored long-sleeved shirt, Converse sneakers (the older the better) and a clown wig or spray-dye your own hair. Paint your face white and create a clown look that you like. Take along a noisemaker and spray a silly rope.

School Crossing Guard: This one is quick and easy. You will need to wear dark-colored clothing (pants and a button-down shirt), a whistle around your neck, and a stop sign.

Rock’n’roll star: All you need to be a rock star is a pair of leather pants, a leather jacket or vest, a spiked dog collar, fake tattoos, a long-haired or spiked wig, and sunglasses. Make sure to bring a toy guitar.

A used car salesman: Slick your hair back using plenty of hair cream. Wear a plaid polyester suit, a button-down shirt, and several chains around your neck. Hand out business cards you’ve made yourself and tell people you can get them for a good price.

Marge Simpson: Wear a Marge Simpson wig or make a wig out of blue yarn. She wears a green tube dress with an elasticated top, orange ballerinas, and a beaded necklace. Use makeup to dye your skin yellow.

A passion for hiking the desert of southern Utah

By southern Utah, I mean the area south of I-70 and east of I-15. Being a desert rat, I admit a prejudice. Also, I love rattlesnakes. However, the area is notable, by any yardstick, for its geological wonders and archaeological experiences. When I thought of my favorite hikes, they all fell into that one area that I love. That was not surprising, even though I have lived north, south, east and west of this beautiful country of ours. I will focus on three of my favorite hikes in the following categories; ancient Pueblo (or incorrectly Anasazi) ruins and art, a dirt trail, a geological slot canyon. I have extended the walks to two days each, not because one day is not good, but because it is not enough.

Although these areas I’ll be covering aren’t as famous as Bryce or Zion, they’re just as cool.

Also, now that I think about it, my favorite mountain climb (it’s a hike, not a technical one) might be in the same area, and not in Colorado! Mt. Peale is only about 13,000 feet (elevation above sea level), if you call it a mountain. It is in the beautiful La Sal mountain range near famous Moab, UT. I won’t give much guidance here, because if you can’t find your way down an obvious mountain trail, you don’t belong there.

Boulder Mail Trail It is my favorite land trail. It is the actual mail (mule) trail that was used between the cities of Boulder and Escalante in the early 20th century. It is now in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. I like to hike half the trail (to Death Hollow or so) round trip from the Boulder Airstrip and then the other half round trip from the Upper Escalante Canyon Trailhead. Or, of course, there is the option of things in the back for camping. The entire trail is 16 miles one way. That could be done in a rushed day trip, for sure. But he wouldn’t have time for the side trip to the natural bridge at Mamie Creek. (The bridge is a one mile side trip each way.) The trail is very nicely landscaped (it even follows an old phone line for much of the way) and is scenic throughout. As you look at the topography, imagine what the mail carriers went through. Sand Creek, Death Hollow, and Mamie Creek are potential water sources along the way. Do proper research. Foolishness here is a death wish. 1 GALLON OF WATER IS REQUIRED PER PERSON PER DAY. Start early! This trail is a full two day charge. This is not a loop, but a path from point to point.

Utahcanyons is a good web reference. If you prefer a book, Steve Allen does a good job with “Canyoneering 3”.
Access to the BMT is from Rt. 12 at both ends. The western terminus is the Upper Escalante Canyon Trailhead near the town of Escalante. The East Terminal is near the Boulder Airstrip.

I consider this walk to be difficult due to its duration and exposure.

broken buckskin, a tributary of the normally dry Paria River, is the world’s best slot canyon hike (pay area). A slot canyon forms from the relentless erosion of water, usually flood waters. This one is 13 miles long, 2 feet wide in places, and up to 500 feet deep. I rode about ten miles round trip once (20 miles total), going into Wire Pass Trail Head, which offers the quickest access to the narrows. The walls of the gorge are so vertical and high that the mind-bending spectacle of Antelope Canyon (near Page, Az.) is not available here. But as the light filters into Buckskin Gulch, there’s a soothing, cathedral-like feeling in the Narrows. Buckskin also has ancient rock art, at the junction of the Wire Pass Trail and the Buckskin Trail, where it turns right into the narrows. This is an extremely dangerous place if a flash flood happens. My group got caught in a flash flood once, thank goodness in the Paria River Canyon and not Buckskin Canyon. It was still terrifying. Some Australian hikers who got stuck in Buckskin had water up to their noses. As you travel through the straits, look for logs stuck overhead. Duh, that’s the water level, up there. You will get wet on this hike more often (potholes), but check weather conditions with the Paria Ranger Station. You want to get wet only from the neck down. A day use fee is required on the trail. Just pay it, you are in the middle of nowhere if your vehicle is towed.

Americansouthwest has more good information. You must obtain the “Paria Canyon Hiker’s Guide” from the BLM. My recommendation is to get as far as you feel comfortable and get back in the vehicle, for a long day trip. Or make it an “easy” two-day trip to the confluence of the Paria River (13 1/2 miles each way) and back, with gear. For multi-day backpackers, there is at least 60 miles of hiking available on the Paria River and Buckskin. Although Buckskin is the best, I prefer the idea of ​​Day 1 there and Day 2 at Coyote Buttes (pay area). This goes from nice and cool in the narrows to nice and hot and exposed near the “buttes”. It will take a lot of drinking water at Coyote Buttes, which is divided into north and south units. The more famous northern section can be accessed from the Wire Pass trailhead. “The Wave” is the attraction (also the recently discovered dinosaur footprints!) and can be previewed at americansouthwest.

Access is from House Rock Valley Rd. to Buckskin and Coyote. The closest paved road is Rt. 89 about 40 miles east of Kanab. HRV Rd. passes by Rt. 89A and Vermilion Cliffs, near Marble Canyon in Arizona. Good hikes there too, and petroglyphs on the rim (Eastern Crack, good luck finding it).

Weird Buckskin Gulch difficult for length, deep water wading possible, rock falls. Coyote Buttes is rated easy, barring dehydration issues. If Buckskin doesn’t turn out to be skinny enough, try Spooky Gulch, accessed just east of the town of Escalante.

My favorite archeological walks are in Grand Gulch Primitive Area (fee area). My only complaint is that it is getting popular. The Great Basin desert in southeastern Utah (specifically the drainages of the Colorado and San Juan rivers) has a staggering amount of ancient Pueblo cultural remains. I spent 15 years looking around. I know where the very unique petroglyphs on the edge of the San Juan River are. I know Casa de la Luna, The Citadel, The Panel of the Procession. Unfortunately, some places cannot become tourist areas. Some places just can’t take the stress. At least Grand Gulch has minimal supervisors, and visitors so far have tried to behave. The closest cities are Blanding (the largest with about 2,000 inhabitants), Bluff, and Mexican Hat. Don’t miss this open-air museum.

The “main trail” into Grand Gulch is the Kane Gulch Trail, which is just across paved Route 261 from the Visitor Center. The first famous sight is “Junction Ruin”, at the junction of Kane and Grand Gulches. It is four miles from the trailhead. It’s a long time to wait, but the hike is a nice nature walk and easy. In addition to a nice ruin, there are lots of old painted handprints. Another half mile or so to the left leads to “Turkey Pen Ruin”, with more pictographs and petroglyphs. Stimper Arch, a good one, is five miles from the trailhead. So a change there makes for a ten mile hike on fairly flat terrain. It’s a nice and easy start.

Day 2, at Bullet Canyon, is a different story and a tougher hike. There are a lot more vertical elevation changes involved here, and some difficulty with rock hopping. I once saw a Midget Faded rattlesnake on this trail. It is a very small snake (this one was about a foot long) but powerful. Let them have the right of way. There are ruins of “watch towers” at the beginning of the canyon, as you enter. Bullet also has several barns to see before the trail reaches the “Perfect Kiva Ruin” at 4 1/2 miles. “Jailhouse Ruin” has an ultimate spooky aura (half a mile past “Perfect Kiva”), with a ghostly pictogram hovering above it. So again it’s about a ten mile hike.

Do you have a Day 3 to spare? If so, Todie Canyon will produce “Split Level Ruin” within five miles of the Todie trailhead. There is a small ruin and pictographs at 2 1/2 miles, just 1/5 mile past the start of the canyon. (The canyon starts 2.3 miles from the trailhead.) There are also some barns on the way to “Split Level Ruin”.

For multi-day backpackers, there is about 75 miles of hiking available in the Grand Gulch Primitive area.
There is a problem if you are a day tripper. You have to see Sheiks Canyon, which is a very long day. It is full of great art and housing, especially the “Green Mask Spring” area. Sheiks is 14 miles from the Kane Gulch trailhead, 8.6 miles from the Bullet Canyon trailhead, and 9.3 miles from the Todie Canyon trailhead. There is supposed to be a loop from Sheiks Canyon Trailhead to Bullet Canyon Trailhead. This will be a 17 mile loop but I never found the Sheiks trailhead. There is a fantastic petroglyph at “Wall Ruin” on Grand Gulch Main, near the junction with Sheiks Canyon. They look like two smaller figures balanced on a larger figure, like circus performers.

Bullet Canyon Trailhead: Just south of mile marker 22 (Rt. 261) turn west 1 mile.
Todie Canyon Trailhead: Just north of mile marker 25 (Rt. 261) turn west 1 mile onto CR 2361.
I like to use Trails Illustrated map #706 for Grand Gulch (waterproof/tear resistant).

I rate these hikes moderate (Kane) to hard (Bullet) for length and exposure.

Signs: you are suffering from loneliness

Everything about your family life has suddenly changed due to your breakup, you feel empty, very vulnerable and alone in the world. Time passes so slowly that it makes hours seem like days, you soak your tear-soaked pillow every night not knowing what to do next, and you don’t feel like getting out of bed and putting on a brave face the next morning.

Loneliness is one of the common emotional stages you go through after a breakup. This stage can really throw your world into what feels like a tornado going through your life, it can destroy the friendships you already have, leading to serious depression if not handled correctly.

You don’t have to go through a breakup to experience loneliness, some people feel lonely even when they are in a relationship, they feel that even though they are surrounded by other people and their partner is right next to them that no one really understands and finds them. very difficult to connect with someone.

What are some of the common signs of loneliness?
• You feel like everyone else in the world has friends and you don’t.
• When you are in a crowd you feel so disconnected from them
• You feel angry, defensive, and critical of everything
• You are convinced that something is wrong with you and everyone knows it
• You think other people don’t understand your problems because they are so unique.
• You are extremely shy in everything you do
• When you do something wrong, you are very ashamed
• Fear of talking to strangers and refusal to engage in conversation
• You feel extremely shy and afraid of others even though you know them
• Your self-esteem is very low
• Feeling anxious and sad believing that no one knows how miserable and alone you feel
• You lose your ability to be assertive and feel “invisible”
• Refuse to accept change and don’t want to try anything new
• Feeling that nothing matters in life and thinking about ending everything

Some people try to numb these feelings with excess alcohol, drugs, and mindless dating and partying which only prolongs their recovery as the pain is left unattended and will never go away until it is treated.

It is better to face your loneliness head on and accept that it is a very strong emotion that you must give time and space to run its course while you learn to work with it properly.

How to choose the best veterinarian for your pet

Finding a veterinarian for your pet is a vital part of your pet’s health. So, you may be wondering, where do I start? To help you get over the hump, here are some steps to help you and your pet.

  1. Word of mouth is a great way to find a vet.
  2. Ask your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors which vets they use.
  3. humane societies, animal shelters Y animal rescue organizations they are a fantastic way to find a vet.
  4. Social networks, for example: Facebook may provide you with links to animal hospitals, veterinarians, and you may see posts from other pet owners.
  5. On the internet you can find veterinarians simply by typing, how to find a veterinarian?
  6. Does the clinic have a clean environment?
  7. Are staff friendly and address pets and owners by name?
  8. Do they make you feel rushed or welcome?
  9. Do doctors and staff introduce themselves correctly?
  10. Do the vet and staff have excellent interpersonal skills?

What to expect at your pet’s first visit to the vet: Be sure to call ahead and reserve your pet’s appointment. At this time, the doctor may not be able to speak with you because he will be extremely busy with his scheduled patients. Your first contact will be with the receptionist who will book your appointment. Have your pet’s medical history handy in case they ask you any unexpected questions. This is a good time to ask about fees, payments, and emergency hours. It is important to have a veterinarian who accepts emergency calls after hours. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the receptionist/assistant. You may be asked to complete standard documents about your pet’s age, name, gender, medical conditions, diet, and vaccinations. The technician may weigh your pet and then take you to a room where he or she will meet with your pet’s doctor for the first time. The veterinarian will then proceed to obtain any medical history from you regarding your pet. It is important that you tell them everything you know about your pet. If you are coming from another clinic, make sure you have your pet’s medical records or the name of the old clinic with you so your new vet can get your pets’ health records. Your veterinarian may begin the initial exam by:

  • Looking in the ears, eyes and mouth of your pets
  • Check your pets’ skin for skin irritations, fleas and ticks.
  • Feel the abdomen for pain, organs, and abnormalities.
  • Genitals for enlargement, discharge and rarity
  • Take your pets temperature
  • Ask for mixed bread

After the initial exam, your veterinarian may want to perform a routine blood test and ask about spay or neuter your fart (if you haven’t already). Your veterinarian will discuss your pet’s necessary vaccinations and will likely give you up-to-date vaccinations. Your doctor can advise you on flea and tick control Y deworm your pet. At this point, you should be able to see the compassion and love your doctor has for animals. Do you talk to your pet? Is it reassuring? Did the doctor and staff make you and your pet feel welcome? Did the doctor take time with you and your pet? Were your questions or concerns answered? In my opinion, when your appointment is over, you should feel good about the animal clinic you just walked out of and there will be a business card safely stored in your wallet with your name, address and phone numbers and a smile on your face for making the right decision. Remember to recommend this vet to your friends, family and co-workers. Finally, sometimes there is simply no cure. Don’t forget that your vet is also feeling the pain and distress. Just like you, he is human and he also loves animals.

House Flip For Profit: 7 Tips For House Flipping Success In Any Market

1. Prepare – Now that you’ve decided to start selling houses for a profit, it’s time to get your goals and expectations right. Calculate how much cash you have available for this investment. Make sure you have enough money to cover a twenty percent down payment, home remodeling, and enough cash on hand to cover the monthly mortgage payment until the property is ready. I know it sounds overwhelming, but I’m going to show you how to cut down on initial cash and remodeling funds. It always makes sense to write your plan. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, it just has to make sense to you. It is impossible to know where you are going without a map to navigate.

2. Identify a good property to flip: Now that you have an idea of ​​your address, it’s time to consider the type of property that would make a good flip. Find out if you want to buy a single-family home that needs work or a multi-family home where a condo conversion might be your intent. For our purposes here, we will discuss the single-family home flip. If you don’t have access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in your area, find a reputable real estate agent who can provide you with MLS access. It is advisable to have a buyers agent because it does not cost you any money. The buyers agent is compensated by the listing broker’s agency. Once you have access to the MLS, you can start looking for properties. I like to search by zip code in areas that I know have attractive neighborhoods. In a down market like the one we find ourselves in right now, there are a lot of rundown homes that are in great neighborhoods. Those are the houses that will always sell first. You should focus on bank-owned, short-sale, and foreclosed homes that are on the market. Keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how much the seller is asking for the house, what matters is whether the project makes sense. I usually calculate the price I will pay for a house after calculating the amount of work that needs to be done and how much I can sell it for. Remember, the market tells you how much a house will sell for, not the price.

3. Property inspection and analysis: Before you can make an informed offer, you need to know two things. First you need to know how much it will cost to bring the house to its highest and best condition. It must appeal to the type of buyer who is most likely to buy the house. You should have a reputable contractor meet you at the house so they can give you an idea of ​​the costs involved. Now add 20% just to account for unexpected costs. Once you know your cost, you should check with your real estate agent to determine what similar homes have sold for and look at homes you will be competing with. Now that you have a good idea of ​​the future sales price and the cost of construction, you can now use basic math to add the cost to the purchase price and then subtract that answer from the estimated future sales price to determine if there is a margin. enough profit for this home investment to make sense to you. Tip: Don’t forget to add the sales commission to your cost if you plan to use a real estate agent.

4. If the Numbers Work, Get Financing! – Once you know there is enough profit after your acquisition cost, remodeling budget and cost of sale. Now you know the most you should pay for the house. Before you make an offer, you must get your financing in place. This is my area of ​​expertise as I have been a mortgage broker for several years. There have been a lot of changes in the mortgage industry since mid-2006. Money is a little harder to come by, but it’s still available with a down payment and a decent credit history. The guidelines are always changing, but right now, at the end of 2008, a minimum 20% down payment is required to purchase investment property and the borrower must show income and assets to qualify. If after the 20% down payment, remodel money and cash to cover the monthly payments, you don’t have much money left, you should consider a partner for the deal. You may not be a fan of long-term partnerships, but when you’re selling a property, you’d be looking for a 4-6 month partnership, not a lifetime partnership. If that works out, you could always buy more properties to invest in the future. It also helps to divide risk and tasks. Just make sure your expectations are set correctly. If you go the partner route, I suggest opening a joint bank and financing it with 6 months of mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance. If you have any further questions about financing, I’ll be happy to answer them. I will provide my office contact information at the end of this article.

5. Remodeling/Rehab Phase: It’s time to fix this house up and get it back on the market as quickly as possible. You should now have your contractors come in to begin the construction phase. Keep in mind that cheap labor will almost always be more expensive. Make sure contractors get the proper permits. The last thing you want is a forced work stoppage because the required permit was not obtained. Also, if these workers don’t know the code or don’t rely on it, it will usually cost you twice as much to fix a code problem. By now you should have a detailed list of everything that needs to be done. Break it down by major systems such as heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, and any other systems that need repair or service. Then go room by room and make a list of what needs to be done in each room. Joint compound and a fresh coat of paint go a long way. Just be sure to use trendy, neutral colors that aren’t offensive to anyone. Be sure to inspect the exterior of the home for repairs and touch-ups. The yard must be clean and properly landscaped. Be sure to check in with contractors daily to make sure things are on track, don’t assume everything is on schedule. Finally, take advantage of using Lowes and Home Depot credit to avoid payments and interest for six to twelve months. You should be able to purchase most materials with that credit. Just be sure to pay the balance in full when the interest-free period ends or you’ll be hit with all of the increased interest.

6. Sell Your House Fast – Now that your house is complete and ready to go on the market. You should already have an idea of ​​how much you will list this property for, but you need to double check the value. The best way to do this is to have an appraiser or real estate agent conduct a comparable market analysis. If you don’t know an appraiser, call your mortgage broker and ask them to use your appraiser to help determine a range for you. I do it for my mortgage clients as a free value-added service, it’s just good business practice. You may want to sell your house yourself and that’s fine, but you need to have time to show it and also be able to list the property on your local multiple listing service. If you’re trying to avoid paying a full real estate commission, a local real estate agent will usually do an “entrance only” listing for a nominal fee. If you don’t have time or don’t want to deal with the hassle of listing the house yourself, hire a real estate agent to list it for you. You should have already added the sales commission rate to your figures beforehand. When calculating value, be sure to look not only at similar homes that have sold, but also at your competition. Your home should be a great deal when the average buyer compares it to others in the same price range. Lastly, if you’re not showing enough after a week or so, the price of the house may be too high, don’t be afraid to lower the price. Sometimes a little profit is better than no profit. That’s why you should buy the property you want to flip as low as possible and estimate the remodel as accurately as possible.

7. Make plans for your benefit: If you priced your newly remodeled home correctly, it will be negotiated and closing soon. If you have planned correctly, you should make some profit. It would be wise to have a solid plan regarding your benefit. Here are some options; You can simply take the profit as well as your initial investment and put it in your bank. In that case, you’ve just created a taxable event or, in other words, a long-term or short-term capital gain depending on how long you’ve owned the property. That option is better if the profit gain was minimal. If you made a significant gain and were planning to sell another property, you can defer your taxes through a 1031 exchange. Basically, a 1031 exchange is a tax code that allows you to defer capital gains tax to a later date and reinvest your profits. in another investment property within a specified period of time. There are rules that must be followed for the trade to be valid, but considering the benefit, it might be worth it. The advantages of doing a 1031 exchange include having more money available now and more purchasing power. It means paying no taxes while building your real estate investment business. You can flip your winnings, just like flipping a house. Here’s an idea, why not switch houses until you have enough down payment funds to switch to a 30-unit apartment building? Then you can turn your money into cash flow. You can defer payment of any taxes until after you sell the last property and take the money. It is always wise to speak to an accountant when making tax decisions, so always consult a professional CPA when it comes to tax law, that is money well spent.

I leave you with one last thought; Use professionals from start to finish. Licensed professionals may seem more expensive, but they will save you money by getting the job done on time and correctly.

10 key steps to turn your mobile app idea into reality

Many people and companies are coming up with new mobile app ideas to succeed in their field. They want to reach a new audience or better serve their existing customers. However, people are relatively unaware of the steps or process involved in turning a mobile app idea into reality. Due to the lack of capacity and information between startups and established companies, most of them do not know how to shape the app idea.

I have helped several companies to create their mobile application. These are the 10 key steps that I have followed in my 6 years of experience. I believe my list can help anyone in any industry bring their mobile app idea to life.

Step 1 – Write Your Feature List

Conceptualize your idea start by taking some notes. Before you do anything, you should write whatever comes to mind. Writing the list of features on a piece of paper helps you focus on your idea and expand on it. I recommend writing your idea several times and in many ways. This list will also come in handy when discussing with your co-founders, designers, investors, or developers; everyone will ask for it. Note that you must have them sign an NDA before sharing your list of features. Your feature list should be clean and easy to understand. Also make sure it has popular and unique features, which will play a big role in the success of your product.

Step 2: Do the market research

After writing your strong list of features, you want to conduct market research to find the competition, trends, and market needs. Make sure there are no similar apps on the market. If there are, find out their reviews, ratings, comments and what is missing from them. Add features in your app that make it unique and more attractive to the audience. After doing some market research, you need to update your list of features.

Step 3: Identify the users/audience

It is very important to find out who would use your app and who would be the audience for your product. Your users belong to a particular industry, gender, region, age group, existing customers, income group, profession, or any other group. Once you identify some demographics about your audience, you can find out what people prefer or like from these demographics. Knowing your audience helps you redesign your app and the features it contains to serve them. Your entire project revolves around user engagement. You can also conduct focus group studies to find out what your audience might like or dislike. Your audience will decide the success of your product, and this information from the focus study can go a long way in defining the success of the product.

Step 4: Identify the monetization strategy

Earning money is the greatest reward and energizes your idea. You can earn money from your app idea in various ways: subscription fee, in-app purchase, in-app ads, user data, sponsorship. You want to know which one works for your app, audience, and market. Launching a paid app doesn’t work these days, but you can make the app free with the in-app purchase option to get more features. In-app ads are also losing their shine these days due to user experience. Having user data is becoming a great monetization technique as you can use it to earn indirect money. You can find sponsorship for the app; this works for an app with a social mission. It is important that you select 1 or 2 techniques that will give you a good return on investment.

Step 5: Create a Rough Sketch/Wire Frame

You may not have done it before or you may not know how to do it. However, the rough sketch or wireframe helps you define the concept and refine your product requirements. You can draw a rough sketch with paper and pencil, while a wire frame can be created with online tools. When you start sketching/wireframe, you can further refine your app idea and feature list. Also, this helps you decide the correct navigation of the application. You don’t need technical skills for this step, but you do need to have a common sense understanding of how navigation works. Their wireframes along with their list of features will create very good specifications for you to build the mobile app.

Step 6 – Approach local mobile app developers and get estimates

Once you have your first version of the feature list and framework, you’ll want to start identifying vendors that can build your mobile app in a high-quality, cost-effective way. You need to search for local providers and some global providers and contact them. Once you have shortlisted 5-6 good vendors, ask them to sign the NDA and send them the details of the project. A good provider should check your details and ask you a lot of questions. You need to make sure you answer them in detail so that your idea is fully communicated. A good provider should also be able to give you some suggestions to improve your idea. You should get proposals from multiple vendors, with time and cost for development, and compare them. You should ask vendors about past performance, process, price, time, testimonial, and their enthusiasm to work for you. Finally, you should be able to select a provider and start working with it.

Step 7: Complete the UI/UX

Once you’ve selected the company, you need to work with them to create the UI/UX for the app. You must first have them create the detailed wireframe of the application so that you can visualize every screen, function, and flow of the application. After review, you can decide to add or remove features. Once the wireframe is complete, you want them to create the visual layout of the app. You should give the color, theme, fonts, and visual appeal of your idea. This step will give you a near final picture of what your mobile app would look like and how it would flow. After completion, have your vendor re-evaluate the development plan, time, and cost. If the first time/cost estimate has increased, get more funds or remove some of the features. You want to pay the right value to your mobile app developer.

Step 8: Develop and test the app

Have your app developer start building the app for you. They should be able to send you the (ongoing) app every week and you should be able to test it and give them feedback. It is very important that you QA the app as it is being developed, as this helps you control quality, cost, and schedule, and whether the mobile app needs some tweaking. You can also involve your friends in the tests. If you come up with new feature sets during development, discuss them with your app developer and get a time and cost estimate. If it fits your budget, do it right away. If not, wait for the next phase.

Step 9: Launch the app and market it

Once you are satisfied with the app, launch it on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. You also need to start marketing the app. Get advice from app marketing experts. You can also do self-marketing. Start on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as this is an easy way to spread the word about the app. You should also reach out to journalists and bloggers who might be interested in your app and write about it. A press release about free or paid sites can be very helpful. If you have more in your budget, you can hire a PR or app marketing company.

Step 10: Gather market feedback and prepare for the next phase

After the first launch and commercialization, you can collect user data, market response, and demand. If you receive a good response, you can plan the next phase of the application. Repeat steps 1 through 9 for the next phase. This time, you should be able to do it much faster and more efficiently. If the app is not well received in the market, find out what is hindering growth and have a plan of action.

Mexico Vacation Packages: An Overview of the Most Popular Destinations and Your Options

Mexico offers lots of fun for all types of visitors. It is often the first foreign country visited by many American travelers. Whether you want to explore Mayan ruins, lounge on the beach, sightsee in a big city, or go shopping, you can count on finding Mexico vacation packages tailored to your interests.

With the right travel package, nothing will be left to chance. Your arrangements will be guaranteed, from the moment you enter the airport until the moment you arrive home. The country is known for its incredible all-inclusive resorts located in all the popular tourist spots. You could also take a cruise along the Mexican Riviera.

It is up to you if you want to book your airfare and accommodation at the same time. Some packages include plane tickets and others do not. There are dozens of airports in the US that offer nonstop flights to major Mexican destinations. Even if you don’t live near an international airport, you may be able to find a great deal on connecting flights. It is essential that you check with a reliable travel price comparison site to see all the rates and see all the options.

Where should you go?

Some of the most popular Mexico vacation packages include the following:

• Cancun

• Los Cabos

• Cozumel

• Mayan Riviera

• Mazatlan

• Vallarta-Nayarit

• Oaxaca

• Mexico City

• Carmen beach

• Guadalajara

•Vallarta Port

This is a versatile selection of places. While the weather is always nice and warm in Mexico, it’s not all about beaches. There are also densely populated cities and historic sites with ancient ruins to explore.

If possible, you may want to stay at an all-inclusive resort so you can trust that everything you need is always provided, from meals to comfortable private baths. If you’re the type who wants to go out, consider booking your car rental along with your airfare and hotel stay. The major discount travel sites will give you the option to do so. The minimum number of days you must stay varies by package.

There is no rule that says you have to stick to one destination when looking for Mexico vacation packages. You may want to consider a Mexico cruise. Some Caribbean cruise itineraries include Mexican cities like Cozumel. Check out the shore excursion offerings for some ideas on fun things to do while in port. Like all-inclusive resort packages, cruises range from three nights to multiple nights.

Get a discount on Mexico vacation packages online. Promo codes and coupons will help you get a big chunk of your next ride order. There are also must-have tools and apps available to help you find the cheapest airfare, hotels, car rental rates, and more.

Making Your Boyfriend Your Husband: Do’s and Don’ts to Get Him to Propose

How to make a man propose to you? Is there anything you can do to get him to put a ring on your finger and commit to you? If you want your boyfriend to propose to you, it’s important to understand marriage and commitment from a man’s perspective. Doing so will allow you to alleviate some of his fears and convince him that you are the only woman in the world for him.

Marriage for a man is a great responsibility. When a man commits himself to a woman, he is assuming the responsibility and social obligation to care for and provide for his wife and future family. While a woman may choose to work after marriage, a man is expected to work and support his family.

A man who commits often gives up some of his goals and dreams. He will take a better paying job instead of a job he would enjoy because of the financial responsibilities he feels. Men also worry about wasting time with their male friends, losing their privacy, and wasting their time alone. In many ways, a man loses when he commits because he has less control over his own life. He has fewer options. This can make men extremely cautious about proposing.

Here are some do’s and don’ts if you want your boyfriend to propose to you.

Avoid These Things If You Want Me To Propose To You

  • Don’t complain, complain, or keep reminding him that he hasn’t proposed to you yet.
  • Don’t constantly talk about the big, expensive wedding of your dreams. Doing so can leave you feeling financially pressured and worried.
  • Don’t harbor resentment towards him because he hasn’t proposed to you yet.
  • Don’t “get carried away.” Men fall in love with you just the way you are. They never want you to change, but they fear you will after marriage, since most women gain an average of 15 pounds after marriage.
  • Don’t let sex and intimacy diminish in your relationship. Men abandon the fantasy of being with many different beautiful women to be monogamous in the hope of gaining intimacy, emotional security, and a consistent sexual partner.

Take These Steps If You Want Me To Propose To You Sooner Than Later

  • Accept it for what it is and never try to change it. Make sure you are in love with him and not with potential him.
  • Ease her financial worries by letting her know that the two of you are financial partners.
  • Understand your need to be successful in all aspects of life. Don’t complain because he works long hours trying to get ahead. Instead, tell her how amazing she is at everything she does.
  • Give her privacy and alone time. Spend time with your friends so he can spend time with his.
  • Withdraw a little emotionally and physically if you feel like she’s not proposing to you because she’s in a “comfort zone.”
  • He works hard to remain the same attractive woman he fell in love with. He remembers that men don’t want women to change.

A man’s main fear is being stuck with a woman who abandons her femininity and glamour, with children who require additional time, attention and expense to the point where he becomes nothing more than a working robot trying to provide for everyone. Allay these fears and you’ll have a much better chance of seeing him fall to his knees as a tear rolls down your cheek.

How Does It Work Your Pub Crawl Paris?

Pub Crawl Paris

If you’re wondering how to organize a pub crawl in Paris, you have come to the right place. While the experience is laid back and fun, there are some things to consider before booking your pub crawl. For one thing, you’ll want to be comfortable drinking alcoholic beverages. The pub crawl is usually around 30 minutes, with ten minutes spent in each bar. While it’s possible to dress up and get by in a skirt or sweater, you should avoid wearing swimwear or flip-flops. In general, though, the dress code is relaxed and casual.

One of the best ways to experience a pub crawl paris is to join a group. You’ll be guided by a team of guides and chaperones, and will be able to ask questions and have a good time. You’ll also get to taste free drinks at each location. Although the tour is aimed at adults, it’s still suitable for people of all ages. Although you’ll be drinking alcohol and engaging in fun conversations with others, it’s not recommended for kids or people under the age of 18. Also, drugs and outside drinks aren’t permitted.

A pub crawl in Paris is a unique way to experience the best Paris nightlife. You’ll have the chance to meet many different people from all over the world, and it’s a great way to make new friends. You’ll also be accompanied by a local party-maker who will host games and competitions.

How Does It Work Your Pub Crawl Paris?

Whether you’re traveling alone or with a group, a pub crawl is a great way to experience the nightlife. Usually, you’ll visit four to five different venues, including pubs and nightclubs. The goal of the tour is to visit as many different venues as possible. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet people on the tour.

If you’re looking for a unique night out in Paris, a pub crawl might be for you. While the atmosphere can be laid-back and informal, you’ll need to know how to dress for the occasion. There are many rules to follow, including no tank tops, tracksuits, or flip-flops! Dressing appropriately spells class and sophistication.

First, make sure you’re 18 years of age. You’ll need to be of legal drinking age to participate in a Pub Crawl in Paris. You’ll be greeted by chaperones and guides throughout your adventure, and you’ll be offered a shot at each location. While it’s recommended to be at least 18 years of age to participate in a Pub Crawl, you’ll be able to bring along your grandma or dad if you’d like. Be sure to bring your ID with you to avoid any hassle.

The pub crawl itself is a fun and unique experience, and a great way to meet new people and make new friends. You’ll be accompanied by a professional party maker, who knows the best spots in town. Games and competitions will get you involved in the festivities, and you’ll get to meet people from all over the world.