How TO – Write Up a place to write big ideas and stories Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:29:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How TO – Write Up 32 32 How to Improve Skills As a Freelancer Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:24:55 +0000 Freelancing is giving us some excellent career opportunities, especially for people who want to have their own business. The traditional 9-5 job is facing fall-backs due to tight schedules and less flexibility. Whereas freelancers are their own boss and get enough time to spend with their loved ones. India is said to be the second-largest country who is succeeding in the world of freelancing, after America. As said, India is holding the second position, the competition will be very high, and the competition is continuously increasing. According to the news, we also come to know that about 10 million freelancers are working on the internet today.


As a freelancer, it is your responsibility to make your career successful. You must continue improving your skills as it is rewarding too. Sometimes, you have a bad day, and you are just unable to get your head straight and concentrate solely on your work. On these bad days, it is very important to keep your head up and keep the motivation going. You must keep yourself pumped up as it will help you with better outcome and without a doubt, better efficiency. So at these moments, you can work on improving your skills. You only gain a brain freeze, and your mind starts playing with you. 


So, how to improve skills as a freelancer?

Here are some tips for you:


1) Give yourself a break

 Freelancers are not the same as 9-5 employed people. They have their own schedule and space. Some freelancers working for a larger organization do get appraisal and training programs. They have to keep on experimenting with their skills for a better outcome. Hence, because of this schedule and stress, freelancers don’t get the time to become creative. Once a month, a break is highly recommended. Once you take this break, explore the world, meet different people, you will have vast new ideas to resume your work with better effectiveness and efficiency.

2) Future Goals

Whenever you decide to become a freelancer, you must be definitely sure as to why you want to do this. As time passes by, you stop being creative. You lose your enthusiasm unless you get positive responses from your clients. Slowly your momentum reduces. At these critical situations, sit back and think about where you want to be in the future? Where would you like to see yourself? You may want to see an increment in your earnings as well. Once you have a clear idea about your future, Your skills will gain their momentum back.

3) Build the skills you lack

No one is perfect. Even the moon has craters yet it’s so beautiful. You need to find those craters of your freelancing skills. Freelancers like creative writers, graphic designers, photographers, etc. are not perfect. As a creative writer, you may not have a strong vocabulary, but you have great ideas. As a graphic designer, you might not be knowing a new technology your client has given to work on. So, different fields have different things you are not aware of. Try and master the things you don’t know. As a freelancer, you’ve got plenty of time to explore. So, use your time to learn new techniques. This will help improve your skills.

4) Always do your research

Whenever you are starting something, you might want to know more about it. Google is just on your fingertips, whenever you are unsure about anything, just Google it. Keep an open mindset. You also have magazines and newspapers to boost up your research. Not to forget, vlogs and free online courses are a boon to the freelance industry. They help in increasing your knowledge and enhance your skills.

5) Stay updated

 It is also advisable to stay updated with new tricks and tips as far the tech is concerned. For example, if you are a content writer, you must know about the latest software and websites helping in headline generation, keyword planning and grammar correction. With time, everything has become technologically advanced. The same applies to the freelance jobs. Each organization is looking for freelancers who can add great value to their business with their excellent skills. 

So these were some of the tips which will help you enhance your skills as a freelancer. Remember, in any field, you will only succeed if you keep working on your success. Hence, it is always recommended to continue working on your skills and knowledge about the particular field you are working in.

After a year, you need to keep a record, how you started, and how far have you reached. Stay updated and always think about what are the next steps that should be taken to improve your skills. Always remember, it is your career and it is never too late to improve your skills by learning new things.


How To Select the Right Wheelchair Lift Sun, 01 Sep 2019 10:23:40 +0000

If you use a wheelchair to move around or have someone in the family who is bound to one, your home should have a wheelchair lift to get around easily. Installing a wheelchair lift is one of the best ways to assist physically disabled people. Also, when you’re moving around in public places with a wheelchair, you can face frustrating difficulties as public staircases and vehicles are designed for the able-bodied. 

Luckily, wheelchair lifts for home and vehicles can help make mobility in public and private areas easier. However, choosing the right wheelchair lift is much more complicated than it looks like. As there are various types of wheelchair lifts available in the market today, it can be quite difficult to choose the one that perfectly matches your needs. 

We have listed down some useful tips that will help you choose the perfect wheelchair lift and make your life easier:

  • Tip 1: Measure the Ceiling Height

This is the very first thing you need to do when you’re planning to get a vertical wheelchair lift for your home is to check how much space/area you need in terms of height. If your ceilings are not so high, you might need extra construction work in the area the wheelchair lift has to be installed or a special type of lift that can fit in that space. Measuring your space will help you maintain safety and security for the person who is using the wheelchair.

Although almost all wheelchair lifts can be adjusted according to the area where they have to be installed, there is still a good chance that you will find a particular wheelchair lift model you prefer over other types after measuring your ceiling heights and evaluating other available options.  For example, some vertical wheelchair lifts may look out of place and bulky if your ceilings aren’t too high or are too low. In such cases, you may want to go for a low-profile lift model that appears more natural in the available space. 

  • Tip 2: Measure the Floor Space

Once you’ve begun searching for the right wheelchair lift that fits your needs, you will get to know that there are two basic options available. The first one is vertical lift, the one we have discussed above, and the second one is inclined lift. Inclined lifts are usually work more efficiently and effectively for homes and spaces with limited floor area. This is because the inclined wheelchair lifts can be attached to your homes’ staircase and do not require additional space for installation. 

However, if you want to go for a vertical wheelchair lift, you will need to evaluate the available floor space and then shortlist your options accordingly. If you have a limited floor space then you might have to consider the smaller models. And if you don’t find a model that perfectly fits your needs, then it is better to go for an inclined lift than risk your safety by installing a vertical lift that is too big for the area. 

Tip 3: Your Primary Focus Should be on Safety  

The most important thing that you need to ensure while shortlisting wheelchair lifts is that they’re perfectly safe and secure. Make sure that you evaluate all the safety features of different types of wheelchair lifts before making your final choice.  While most of the wheelchair lifts come will features and equipment like buttons and doors for movement, you may come across some specific models that offer additional distinct safety features.  

Some people feel a bit nervous before operating wheelchair lift for the first time. These additional safety features will help them feel more comfortable and confident while using it. 

Here are some of the most common types of wheelchair lift to help you find the perfect one according to your needs. 

  • Inclined Lifts

For physically disabled or aged people, one of the major obstacles while moving around in home is the stair because they’re inclined. Inclined wheelchair lifts get attached to the staircase and assist the user in travelling diagonally along the stairs. By using inclined lifts, they can easily move from lowest floor to the top floor and vice versa. Moreover, these lifts can be extremely useful if you have limited area in your home or you don’t want the lift to take a lot of space. It is a perfect choice for those who live in an apartment or have a small home. Inclined lifts can also be lifted up to make way for other people to use the stairs. So they’re very manageable and convenient. 

  • Platform Lifts 

These lifts are basically vertical lifts that help in transporting the wheelchair user from one floor to another. These lifts, unlike inclined lifts, work as a personal elevator installer calgary. The user enters into the lift and the then closes the door. After this, he pushes a button and the lifts transports the user to his destination floor. The user can then get exit the lift by opening the door. 

  • Scalamobil Stair Climber 

The Scalamobil is basically a mobility device that looks like works like a stair climber. However, it requires assistance of a second person such as a caregiver, relative or a friend. This device attaches to the bottom of the wheelchair and helps the user to climb the stairs with the assistance of a second person. Scalamobil is a great choice especially if you have a narrow staircase. 

  • Auto Lifts

These lifts are available in a variety of options and enables the wheelchair users to drive any vehicle while carrying their wheelchair along.  You can either store your wheelchair inside or outside (e.g. in truck bed etc.) the vehicle by using an auto lift. 

How to Make Home Ready With Flower Decoration for Pooja Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:06:25 +0000 The festive season is just on its way. With Janamashtami, Ganesh Pooja, Navratris, Diwali, and so on — An avenue of festivals is awaiting to mark the celebrations. It is the time to get your home ready to welcome all these festivities. And when we talk about festivals, the foremost step we all take forward is to declutter our home and decorate it in the best possible ways to make it look beautiful. Festivals are an integral part of India and a perfect decoration can set the mood for the festive joy. 

A lot of people wish to decorate and redesign their houses before the festive season and are in search of best decoration ideas. Did you know that the design of flowers can do wonders to the decorations? So, whatever the breed of flowers you choose, their presence around your home is necessary because fresh flowers hold the amazing power to emphasize the natural beauty of any space! 

A Warm Welcoming EntryWay 

Well, the first impression is always through your entryway, so create an entrance with a beautiful feeling of fresh florals greeting into your home.  You can do it beautifully in many ways such as—decorate steps with potted flowers as you walk along the way, spread flower garlands, place floating flowers piece near the main door. You can also adorn the area with some flower rangoli on the floor. 

Give Life to Your Living Area 

There’s nothing like flowers when it comes to adding vitality to any living space. It gives your living room a personal touch as well as brings undeniable ambiance in the room. You can instill flower decoration ideas into the living room by placing either fresh or artificial flower vases beside sofa or window to fill up empty spaces, spring unusual floating foliage to exude the spirit of festivities. As well tabletop with a colorful bouquet on a console or sprinkle glitter in clear flower vase and make it glamorous and chic container. 

Decorating the Pooja Room 

At the time of pujas, a little more emphasis should be given to the puja room of your house as it is the most sacred space and ought to be serene. Decorate the entrance to make it appeal more welcoming. All you need to do is to hang a flower garland over the top of the door frame and to both sides as well. Marigolds tend to make the most beautiful garland because of their bright color and size. Arrange flowers across the mandap, and you can also place loose bunches of flowers, or petals, across the mandap to enhance the purity of that sacred spot. Decorate the entire room with natural plants and flowers to enhance the overall look and feel of the room. Doing so will also contribute to bringing in positive energy all around the home. 

Floral Rangoli for Visual Appeal 

Rangoli are considered sacred and are meant to serve as welcoming areas to Gods, especially during festive occasions. Bright and colorful rangoli made from flower petals gives a very inviting splendor. Make them near the entrance or pooja room and see the beauty of floor decoration. 

Arrange Floral Strings Through the Stairways and Railings 

A garland or swag of greenery dresses up a staircase and railings altogether. Enhance the look of the railings across your home by hanging garlands of flowers and tree leaves. It will provide a grand look along the staircase. Simple draping will transform your house railings for festive ceremonies. 

There creative flowers decoration ideas cover every space in your home, and they do not need to be expensive, time-consuming, or complicated. Thus, we found so many ways to add simple floral arrangements to leave a stunning effect on your home decor. You can order or send flowers online and decorate your home for Pooja.

How to recover files from a damaged/broken smartphone Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:19:44 +0000 Have you broken your phone? Has an unexpected accident caused mobile damage? Before sending it to repair and losing all the data it contains, it is possible to recover all the photos and other memories you have inside. Next, we will teach you to recover the files from a damaged smartphone.

How to recover files from an Android with the help of a computer

To recover data from your broken smartphone you can count on the help of your computer. Before starting, we must activate USB debugging in the configuration of the Android device, to ensure that the smartphone will be recognized by the PC.

It may happen that even if the smartphone is connected to the computer, we do not find the data we were looking for. Don’t worry, there are a number of very useful programs to solve these types of problems.

Wondershare MobileGo Android is very easy to use PC application. You just have to follow a few small steps to achieve your goal:

  • Start the program.
  • Connect the smartphone through a USB cable.
  • Wait a few seconds…
  • Once you recognize the device, select the data storage location.
  • Then select the files you want to transfer.
  • Wait for the transfer to finish.

How to recover data with a broken screen

If it still looks but the screen does not respond

Your smartphone has been dropped and now it is impossible to use? This is one of the most common cases: the device is on, but the screen is black and does not respond when we touch it. Although the screen is broken, we can recover the data and files.

For terminals that support the USB OTG protocol, the screen can be controlled thanks to a computer mouse. You just have to connect the mouse, or much better a mouse and keyboard combo, to your smartphone using a USB OTG cable or connector and we will have the mouse pointer ready to click. This way you can use the device as if it were a computer.

If the screen does not look very good or is off

Another option is to take control of your smartphone directly from the PC. There are applications like AirDroid with which we can take control of the device but we have to have them installed before the accident happens.

Cyanogen co-founder Koushik Dutta has developed Vysor, with which we can control our smartphone from a computer. For this, we must install the application in the terminal, which we can send from Google Play, log in with our account from the computer. Now install the plugin for Chrome and the drivers and you can start.

Another alternative is Droid @ Screen. With it we have the opportunity to see the screen of the Android device on a computer as if it were one more window. To use it we need several things:

Have the Android SDK installed (it comes with Android Studio)?

In a command window in Windows (run> cmd) point where the Android SDK is with:  set ANDROID_HOME = C: \ installation path \ android-sdk

  • Have the USB drivers of the Android device installed?
  • Connect the Android device through a USB cable to the computer with USB debugging enabled.
  • Run the JAR file we just downloaded with the command: java -jar droidAtScreen-1.2.jar

After a few seconds, we will have a window with the screen of our smartphone.

With Droid @ Screen you can see the screen of your smartphone even if it has been damaged.

Preventing is important: make backup copies

Our smartphones contain a series of very sensitive data that is convenient to ensure. There are several ways to do it: hide the files you want to protect, block applications to restrict access, use guest mode, make backup copies in the cloud or put passwords to applications.

The best way to secure all the data that our smartphone contains is to make a regular backup. That is, save a copy of the data to be able to recover it even if you lose your device.

There are several applications to make backup copies on Google Play with which we can transfer data and make a backup on our computer. In a few steps, we can have our data safe. Easy Backup is a simple application that allows us to save our data in the cloud or on the SD card.

Do you have any more tricks to recover data from a broken smartphone, with the screen broken or not turning on?

Forgot UAN Password? Here’s how you can reset it Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:27:13 +0000

If you are a working individual, it is most likely that you would’ve noticed that your salary slip mentions a certain amount being deducted from your salary as the PF contribution. The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) scheme was introduced for the benefit of employees so that they can save up for their retirement. Contributions are made towards each individual’s PF account by the employer as well as the employee. The sum can be availed, with interest, on retirement.

If you wish to know how much you have accumulated in your PF account, you can do so through the online EPF portal. Read further to learn how to register yourself on the EPF portal using your UAN number or change your password for account.

How to create a UAN account on the EPF Portal

First and foremost, you will have to register yourself on the EPF portal using the UAN number. You can get your UAN number from your employer or from the portal. Follow the steps given below to activate and create an account on the portal:

  • Visit
  • Under the ‘Our Services’ dropdown menu, click on ‘For Employees’.
  • On the redirected page, you will find boxes with links for different services and information. In the box with the heading ‘Services’, you can click on the link, ‘Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP)’.
  • The link will land you on the UAN portal. On the right-hand side, click on ‘Activate UAN’.
  • Next, enter the UAN, PF member ID, Aadhaar number, PAN, name, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail ID, and captcha code.
  • Then, click on ‘Get Authorization Pin’.
  • Enter the pin you receive on the mobile number you provided.
  • Click on the ‘I Agree’ checkbox and click on ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’.
  • A password will be sent to your mobile number that you can use to log in to your UAN account.

Change UAN password by logging into portal

Once you have created an account on the UAN website, you can either retain the same password or change it. Changing the password is simple. Follow the below-mentioned steps to do so:

  • Visit
  • Enter your UAN, password, and captcha code on the right-hand side to sign in to your account.
  • Click on ‘Sign in’.
  • After you log in, click on ‘Account’ and select ‘Change Password’.
  • Enter your current password. Under ‘New Password’ and ‘Confirm New Password’, enter the new password. Then, click on ‘Update’.

You will receive a pop-up message stating that the password has been successfully changed. Also, you will receive an SMS about the password change of your UAN account.

Ensure that the password you choose is 8 to 25 characters long with at least one special character.

Reset UAN password using OTP from registered mobile number

In case you have forgotten the password to your UAN account, you need not worry as you can reset it by following the procedure mentioned below:

  • Visit
  • Below the box that asks for your login details, there is a ‘Forgot Password’ link. Click on it.
  • On the redirected page, enter your UAN and then the captcha code.
  • Click on ‘Submit’.
  • On the redirected page, re-enter your UAN. Then, click on ‘Yes’ if you want to receive the OTP on the phone number registered. The first two and last two numbers of your phone number are visible below the option.
  • Next, enter the UAN once again for verification and then enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number.
  • In the next two blanks, enter your new password with 8 to 25 characters including at least one special character.
  • Click on ‘Submit’.

You can now use your new password to login to your UAN account on the UAN website. And also Bankbazaar provides all the information about UAN Login, UAN Activation & Registration.

Reset UAN password using OTP from new mobile number

If you are not using the mobile number that is registered with your UAN account, you can change the number and then reset your password. Here’s how:

  • Visit
  • Similar to the previous procedure, click on the ‘Forgot Password’ link mentioned on the right-hand side of the web page.
  • On the next page, you will have to enter your UAN and the captcha code.
  • Then, click on ‘Submit’.
  • Re-enter your UAN on the redirected page and click on the option ‘No’ since you do not want to receive the OTP on your currently registered phone number.
  • Now, for verification purposes, you will have to enter details such as your name, gender, date of birth, and KYC details.
  • Click on ‘Verify’ so that the KYC document details can be verified.
  • Once the details are verified, you can enter the new mobile number that you would like to register with your account.
  • Now, request for the OTP to be sent to your newly registered number.
  • Once you enter the OTP and it is verified, you can reset your password.
  • Similar to the procedure above, you will have to enter the new password in the two blanks provided.
  • Click on ‘Submit’.

Thus, your new mobile number is registered on the portal and your password is reset. You can easily log in to your UAN account using your UAN and new password.