Category: DESIGN

These days you’ll find a lot of Ads, especially on Facebook, trying to sell you a digital menu that can be viewed by using a QR code.

 

 

Today I’ll show how you can actually do it yourself in 8 simple steps without others taking advantage of the COVID-19 restrictions.

Step 1: Create the Menu on Google Docs

Create your menu on Google docs for free. You can insert your logo and choose from all Google Fonts to make it look nice and pretty. Google Docs works as easy as Microsoft Word or Apple’s Pages. See 1 on the image below.

 

Step 2: Make your Menu visible

As in 2 in the image below simply click SHARE once you are done with creating the menu.

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Step 3: Anyone should be able to view your menu

As you can see at 1 in the image below make sure that ANYONE with the link to your menu can actually view the menu. Normally ANYONE is set as default.

 

Step 4: Copy the Link

As in 2 in the image below simply click COPY LINK and it will be copied to your clipboard.

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Step 5: Create your QR Code for free

QR Code Generator is a free tool where you simply paste the Link you got from your Google Docs Menu as you can see at 1 in the image below.

2 shows you a preview of your QR Code

 

Step 6: Download the QR-Code image

As in 3 in the image below simply click DOWNLOAD and a popup window will open.

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Step 7: Download the image

As you can see at 1 in the image below it offers to Sign-Up but you don’t have to as you can see at 2 in the image it is already being processed.
Then – depending on your Download settings – automatically download or ask you for the destination folder.

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Step 8: You are ready to print

The image below shows you the file you just downloaded. Your personal QR Code that will lead your customers to your Menu when they scan it with their smartphone.

Almost all smartphones have the option already installed and simply need to use their camera function.

Print it, laminate it or make copies that you throw out after it was used.

Save your money and do it yourself

If you are struggling with these instructions then feel free to contact us

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The sudden COVID-19 outbreak has caused a massive set-back to businesses

And even worse, the prompt lockdown in most countries has had such a huge impact on all of us. From small restaurants to multinational corporations. All of them have been forced to change how they do work amid a series of shutdown orders to help stem the tide of the virus. They have also had to implement these massive organizational changes in just a matter of weeks to attempt to stay afloat — with many companies shifting to full-scale working from home plans and others going all in on delivery – if they were lucky enough to do so!

What can big companies and small, local businesses do to avoid bankruptcy?

To be straight up with you – there is no magical formula! Nobody knows how long this crisis will last and what impact it will have on the future “post-corona”

But businesses can and will have to adapt!

Most of trades, purchases and shopping is still done in a personal or physical way. Social distancing prevents people from doing so at the moment so why not using the digital and online way to keep our business alive? The internet is a, at least “short-term” solution to this. If not even the long-term solution to make businesses less depending on physical contact or sales.

Go online and sell your products!

Many companies have the chance to sell their goods and products online. There is plenty of ways of doing so. An online web store for example. Many web designers offer right now incredible deals to help you to keep on selling!

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Use your Social Media platform

Nowadays all of us have at least a Facebook page where we promote our business. That is a great start! Take the opportunity of almost everybody being in lockdown and at home, and most of all – ONLINE!
We all spend more time on our tablets, smartphones and our social media channels at the moment so every business can reach a bigger audience. There is ways and tricks how you can increase your Facebook follower’s engagement and to remain in touch with them for better times. Click here for some ideas

"But even after lockdown we won't get our tourists back right away"

I have heard that phrase so many times over the last weeks as I live and work on an island that does depend on tourism!

And yes, I agree with everyone that says so – BUT! Here it comes. The world is changing and so do we have to change our strategies. +

A local Bar that depended on tourism 24/7 all year round still has ways to keep going!

Rethink your strategy. Don’t think about what has had worked for you over the last 20 years. It won’t help you now! I recently suggested the online sale of meal-vouchers to a Lanzarote based Restaurant and within 10 days the made very good money with it!
All this is obviously based on the fact that you have a well-working website of your business – which is in 2020 a MUST HAVE anyway!

Every business needs to adapt and look ahead. And if you are struggling with ideas then contact me

I am happy to help you with keeping your business alive!

Follow my blog and get some ideas of what you can do in the near future to remain “in business”

If you have any particular question then do not hesitate and contact me directly

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What is Branding and why should I need that?

 

Answer: Branding is basically giving your “brand” / “business” a consistent look.

 

People will recognize your business easier. It gives you more credibility. Good branding stands for “consistency”. You will stand out from other businesses

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