October 10, 2016 — Blog monetization is always a hot topic, but what does it REALLY take to go full-time?
Professional blogging is a business…potentially a very profitable one. With the right strategy, skills, and mindset, you can build a revenue stream from your WordPress blog that supports your lifestyle.
In this session, we’ll discuss why you need a business plan and how to write one, and how to develop a monetization strategy that makes sense for you. Plus, we’ll discuss exactly how you can use your WordPress blog to develop an income that supports your lifestyle, even if you don’t have hundreds of thousands of unique web visitors every month. We’ll probably also have a few laughs at the speaker’s expense. It will be a good time.
October 10, 2016 — Online courses are hot in business, right now, and the best classes are much more than a series of videos. With WordPress, you can create a perfect platform for learning along with solid courses to serve your audience. We’ll explore what makes a great platform and a solid course plus WordPress configuration options to create this. From bbPress and Learning Management Systems to BuddyPress, we’ll look at what’s possible along with difficulty levels of the various implementations.
October 10, 2016 — Varvara Lyalyagina is a Communications Specialist who helps website owners and developers & designers communicate on the same wave length.
October 8, 2016 — The transfer of information is paramount in design. Technology has made it possible to consume a mass of information in minimal time – is your design helping the flow of this information, or hindering it? While accessibility for those with challenges is one end of the spectrum, have you been designing for the other end? Have you been designing for telepathy or those with advanced capabilities? This talk will explore the spectrum of accessibility for both the challenged and the more advanced in today’s design.
October 8, 2016 — We’ll discuss tools that can help you create a sustainable business. I’ll touch on various tools and specifically detail how you can use automation to get over the hump by saving your time, nurture leads, and get more revenue.
October 8, 2016 — There’s an old saying that when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. You can build almost anything with WordPress, but should you? If you build a single landing page or a 5-page brochure site in WordPress, you may be burdening your client with the cost and effort of constant maintenance of a site they might update once in a year. But if you don’t use a CMS when you need one, managing that site is going to be a nightmare for the client. Here’s how to explain to clients what a content management system is, how to tell whether they need one, where to go if they don’t, and why WordPress is worth the higher cost of hosting, the ongoing maintenance, and the time it takes to learn how to use it in the first place.
October 8, 2016 — Dissection of website development from the ground up for a millennial news website project for Ovation TV. Session will show off wireframes, UI mockups, Custom Post Types, plugins and dare I say it? Code.
October 8, 2016 — When your website is accessible, all users can access your content no matter their abilities. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader.
October 8, 2016 — Even if you’re not trying to compete with Amazon, it’s good to know your customers and competition. While building your WooCommerce store you’ll want to know some items to consider that will help you to build a meaningful brand that your customers will be loyal to.
In this session we’ll touch on tactical items you can include on your site/store to increase customer loyalty