Looking to Create Extra Income Today? Have questions about Effective Web Design in our mobile-first world? Wanting to master building WordPress Websites Today? You’re in luck! (Can you tell I’m a little excited about getting back to teaching?)

Once again I’ll be offering classes through Peninsula College Business & Continuing Education in September & October. Then later this fall I’ll be offering classes and workshops online to prepare you for the New Year. The schedule for the online classes is To Be Determined, so be sure to sign up below for notification once the dates and times are set. (This will also let you know of any upcoming free webinars, mini-workshops or speaking appearances I’ll be making.)

Peninsula College Business & Continuing Education Schedule for Fall 2017

Effective Website Design

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m. (1 session,  Lincoln Center, Room 230, Port Angeles, WA)

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m. (1 session, Ft. Worden, Bldg 202, Port Townsend, WA)

Create Extra Income Today

Wednesday, Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m. (2 sessions,  Lincoln Center, Room 230, Port Angeles, WA)

Monday, Oct. 9 & Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m. (2 sessions, Ft. Worden, Bldg 202, Port Townsend, WA)

WordPress Websites Today

Tuesday, Oct. 3 & 10 and Thursday, Oct. 5 & 12, 2017, 5:30 – 8: 30 p.m. (4 sessions,  Lincoln Center, Room 230, Port Angeles, WA)

Online Classes & Workshops for Fall 2017

[Available Dates to Be Determined]

Create Extra Income Today

Whether we call it a side business, a side hustle, a part-time business or a gig, most of us could use some extra income and the extra confidence that comes with it. Learn the various types of income sources, available resources for reaching your target market, techniques to build on current skills and acquire new ones and more. By the end of class, students should have 1-3 side income ideas and action steps for each.

Topics include:

  • The difference between a side business and a start-up.
  • Job versus Business
  • Ways to earn something immediately
  • Online streams of income
  • Identifying your target audience & niche
  • Ways to pre-test an idea before investing too much
  • E-commerce options & how to choose
  • How & when to launch your side business
  • Nuts & bolts: Real world essentials, costs, and time budgeting

Class Requirements: Online access and a web browser on your computer or tablet

WordPress Websites Today

Over 27% of all websites are WordPress-based. Learn the essentials of adding and editing content including embedding content from sources like YouTube, merchant buttons, affiliate sales links and more. Master administration and optimization of users, plugins, widgets and user experience. Explore selection and basic modification of Framework-style as well as standard themes along with methods of improving user experience and search engine ranking. Hands-on practice is available.

Topics include:

  • What is WordPress? It’s benefit and basic Administration Navigation
  • Pages vs Posts: Concept Distinctions & Implications to Site Organization
  • Adding & Editing a Post
  • Adding Images, Galleries & other media and managing the Media Library
  • Adding embedded code safely
  • Managing & creating Categories & Tags
  • Publishing & Screen Options
  • Discussion, Comments, Trackbacks & Pingbacks options
  • Effective use of the Excerpt, Featured Image & Revision options
  • The right way to deleting Posts & Pages
  • Recommended initial WP Settings & setting changes
  • Creating and managing user accounts
  • Content Administration best practices
  • Creating a static Front/Home Page & custom Posts PageSearch
  • Creating & editing Menus
  • What is a WordPress theme and how it controls appearance, including Post types & Templates
  • Types of Themes, including frameworks, visual builders and Child themes, & Safe Theme Sources
  • What’s a Widget & how to use them effectively
  • What’s a Plugin and the difference between a Plugin & Widget
  • Sources for Plugins and Best practices for secure use and site performance
  • Recommended essential plugins
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting Plugins, Widgets, and Themes
  • Before You Launch: Recommended WordPress site development plan
  • After the Party: Recommended WP maintenance plan

NOTE: This class can be a hands-on workshop, even if you do not currently have a WordPress installation, through arrangements with the instructor.