Ah, rainy days, what to do with them in Greater Vancouver? People retreat to their homes and what do they do? They go online. That’s where more and more customers are doing their shopping. So, if you don’t want to lose out on customer traffic, maybe it’s time to assess that website of yours? Is it up to date with your latest posts or product info? Do your images need some refreshing? Let’s not forget e-commerce capabilities. If you have something to sell, what about creating coupons or setting up free shipping?
If your website needs some TLC, maybe that rainy day is just the opportunity you need to whip it into tip-top shape. How can I do that myself, you ask? Here’s where we make it easy for the average business owner to be their own content manager…
You’ve probably heard of WordPress.
In fact, there’s a good chance that your website is built on the WordPress platform. And if we built your website, you’re probably using it right now. Why? Because WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that makes it possible for non-technical people like you to update your own website content with relative ease, so that you don’t have to pay a webmaster to do it for you. And that’s a huge win given how important it is in today’s digital world to have the latest information about your products and services available online.
We could go on and on about why we’ve fallen head over heels for WordPress, but if you’re website is run on it, then you probably know why we love it so much!
But as easy as it is, there’s always room to do more. A WordPress website can evolve as your business evolves, and to keep it relevant and fresh, there may be times when you need to post a new blog, upload new images or videos, or create a gallery.
How can I manage content on a WordPress website myself?
That’s probably what you’re wondering right now. Thanks to the ease of CMS platforms like WordPress, there’s a way to do the basics without learning code or paying your webmaster to do it. There are a few tricks and tips you can learn on your own, but you might require a little guidance from people who’ve been doing this for years. That’s why we’re excited to tell you about our latest service offering: Our NEW Learning Center.
This is exactly what our clients have been asking for! A resource hub full of useful “how-to’s” and video tutorials! Finally, a way to learn, or refresh, some valuable website skills, and for small businesses, a way to save money by learning how to update and manage your own web content.
Our Learning Center let’s you harness the power of online branding and marketing!
Our membership-based service gives you access to a wide range of valuable and powerful video tutorials. Our tutorials are up to date, accurate, easy to follow and all for a fee that’s less than a technical course, and much less than hiring a webmaster to make every tiny change on your website.
Right now, we’ve launched courses related to these 2 platforms:
- WordPress Website Content Management – how to manage website pages and post content
- Ecwid E-Commerce Management – how to manage shopping cart products and customer orders in your storefront
Our courses will cover many of the basics you will need to confidently manage these popular platforms.
We also have two bundles that for $65 each, will give you access to all our video tutorials for 6 months! Also, with a bundle membership, you will gain access to any new videos that are added, at no extra cost. And we plan on adding new ones every month!
Intrigued About Our Courses? And Our Value-Added Bundles?
See What They Include… You’ll Get All the Basics of…
WORDPRESS WEBSITE CONTENT MANAGEMENT
These courses are designed to help you manage your basic website content, so if you want to post a new blog or upload some new images, you can do it yourself, with relative ease. You can purchase these course-by-course, as needed. We cover all the basics in a series of video tutorials.
Topics such as:
- How to Add or Remove Text, or Edit Existing Text
- How to Format Text in WordPress Editor
- How to Add or Edit Blog Posts
- How to Schedule Blog Posts for a Later Date
- How to Add Images to a Blog Post or Page
- How to Properly Size Images for your Website
- How to Crop and Resize Images to Optimize Your Website Loading
- How to Add or Remove Hyperlinks to Pages and Posts
- How to Use Pre-set Headings
- How to Add and Use Categories
- Other WordPress Editor Basics
- How to Add Video to your Site
- Basic SEO Tips – how to avoid rookie mistakes
WHO THESE COURSES ARE FOR:
If you have a WordPress website, and you wish to learn how to manage basic web page and post content yourself, these courses are for you. The course bundle is even better, as it covers all the basics in one convenient place.
ECWID E-COMMERCE MANAGEMENT
Have a website that also has Ecwid e-commerce shopping cart integration? You’ll probably be interested in our E-Commerce series of tutorials…
These courses are designed to help you manage your Ecwid shopping cart content, products, inventory and orders so if you want to add a new product or update an order status, you can do it yourself, with relative ease.
You can purchase these course-by-course, as needed. We cover all the basics in a series of video tutorials.
Topics such as:
- How to Add or Remove Products
- How to Edit Existing Products
- How to Add Product Options like Colour and Size
- How to Add Related Products or Items
- How to Add Multiple Images for a Single Product
WHO THESE COURSES ARE FOR:
If you have a WordPress website with an Ecwid shopping cart integration and you wish to learn how to manage basic tasks yourself, this series of tutorials are perfect for you. You can purchase these course-by-course, as needed.
For the best value, though, we suggest our bundle!
WHO THESE COURSES ARE NOT FOR:
Professional designers, developers or marketers. They are not for people who wish to learn how to build or customize a WordPress website or Ecwid shopping cart, add or remove plug-ins, or those who want to implement website maintenance, or website security, since these tasks can jeopardize the integrity of your website. These topics are too complex to cover in a video tutorial, and are best left to those with the technical expertise to do it right, a professional webmaster, or an agency like Original Ginger.
WordPress Beginner Basics Bundle
$65 Semi-Annually inclusive of taxes
ALL of Our WordPress Website Courses Bundled into One Semi-Annual Membership with access to all the basic courses above, plus these exciting new additions:
- How to Add a Downloadable PDF to your Website (New!)
- How to Add Photo Galleries (New!)
- How to Add an Image to your Sidebar Without Using Code (New!)
- How to Add a Video to your Sidebar Without Using Code (New!)
- And Much More!
Every month we’ll be adding new lessons to help you get more mileage from your WordPress website.
Learn and save instead of hiring someone to do it for you.
Best of all, you can learn online at your own pace, 24/7, anytime – on your phone, during a lunch break, between meetings, or sitting on your couch with a hot cup of java. You can pause, replay, and watch each video as many times as you like. You don’t have to book a night class, or commute. And if the dog starts chewing your favorite shoes, just pause your video, and re-watch it when you have the time.
That’s where the bundle really pays off. When you purchase our WordPress Beginner Basics Bundle, you get an ongoing membership/payable semi-annually (every 6 months) to all our WordPress-related video tutorials. You don’t pay extra as we add new videos – they are added to your bundle automatically!
BONUS: If there’s a specific WordPress subject, or ‘how to’, you’d like us to add to the Bundle, send us an email to email@example.com with subject line marked Learning Center Request and we’ll put it on our list!
Ecwid Shopping Cart Beginner Basics Bundle
$65 Semi-Annually inclusive of taxes
Our bundle is the best value ever, with ALL Ecwid Ecommerce Courses Bundled into One Semi-Annual Membership. Topics like:
- How to Add E-Files
- How to Set Up Customer Coupons – Add, Edit or Remove
- How to Configure Shipping and Taxes
- How to Set up Free Shipping
- How to Manage Order Status and More!
When you purchase our Ecwid Ecommerce Beginner Basics Bundle you get an ongoing membership/payable semi-annually (every 6 months) to all our Ecwid-related video tutorials.
And again, with our Ecwid Bundle, you get to save money, because you won’t need to hire a webmaster when you want to change a product picture or add an item to your product list. These easy-to-learn courses will cover all the need-to-know basics of Ecwid e-commerce management.
Plus, with your bundle membership, you can watch each video as many times as you like as long as you remain a member. 24/7. At your own pace.
Same as with our other bundles, new lessons will continually be added, to help you get more mileage from your e-commerce. And as a bundle member, new courses will be automatically added to your subscription, at no extra cost, so the learning is ongoing.
BONUS: Is there a specific Ecwid subject, or ‘how to’, you’d like us to add to the Bundle? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line marked Learning Center Request and we’ll put it on our list!
We’re excited to bring you the very best ‘web-ucation’ through our Learning Centre and there’s an endless list of topics to cover. Clients are always asking us questions, posing their dilemmas, and of course, they’re always eager to learn more about how to keep their website at the top of the search bar. And that’s where content management often comes into play.
We plan to keep up with the latest technology, by adding at least one new video tutorial every month to the member’s area.
Also, we want your suggestions! If you need help in an area that hasn’t been covered in one of our tutorials, let us know. We want to make this a great resource for you, one that you can come back to again and again, and with our bundles, you’ll never miss out on new videos – they’re included automatically in your subscription!
Receive easy, step-by-step instructions related to WordPress and the Ecwid shopping cart. All from the comfort of your preferred online device! Learn at your own pace, when and where it’s convenient.
And with these tutorials, we’re sure you’ll be a proficient WordPress Website or Ecwid shopping cart user in no time!
Any questions about our courses or our fabulous bundles?
Don’t worry over your website skills. It’s easy to become your own confident content manager!
Just get in touch with us, if you want to know more, or check out more information about our learning centre.