About a year ago, we had this idea. What if we taught everything we knew? What if we taught all the tricks and tips we know that make managing a WordPress website easy?
It’s not a novel idea, but it felt game-changing.
There is so much great information out there. The internet is a brilliant knowledge base — if you have the time and patience to search it out and put the pieces together, that is. Not everyone does or wants to, but what everyone DOES need is the know-how. So why not deliver it in a better way?
We are constantly teaching our clients how to use WordPress so that they DON’T have to pay us for things that are simple to do. So they can keep their hard earned money and spend it on bigger and more important things, instead of having someone else change out a couple pictures in a gallery or publish a new page. So they can quickly accomplish what they need to do, instead of writing emails and jumping on phone calls and providing the materials to other people so the work can be done (which all takes way more time and energy than actually accomplishing the task themselves would have).
But what we do still isn’t enough, and not everyone teaches to the extent we do.
If you’re a business owner, or are working on a project you’re passionate about, this’ll really resonate with you. Time is valuable, and attempting to update your website using something you don’t fully understand is beyond frustrating, takes longer than it should, and never quite results in something you’re confident in. Things you think should be easy end up taking forever, all the while you’re turning into a hot mess (figuratively, and literally — hot weather + frustration + hair pulling = mess).
What would help is one full on, sit-down, in-person day, where you focus on nothing but learning how WordPress works.
So you understand it deeply.
So you can manage things on your own without being afraid that a small change will break the website.
So you can be informed consumers who can have informed conversations with your developers, designers, marketers, and communication specialists about what WordPress can and can’t do for you.
We’ve been working with WordPress for years. And WordPress? It just keeps growing. More and more websites are built with it everyday. More and more people need to understand how to use it.
So here’s the proposal, friends.
For one day, in a room where one entire wall is windows, nestled into a hill in pretty Bridgeland, Calgary, we’re going to gather a small group of people who will learn everything they need to know about how to use WordPress.
It’ll be relaxed. There will be coffee, popcorn, and a healthy lunch. We’ll take the day and teach you everything you need to know. You can ask all the questions you want. You’ll get to practice what we teach you and we’ll show you a bunch of tricks that’ll make your life easy. You’ll chat with other people learning how to use WordPress (you’re not alone, you’re never alone) and get to know some cool people in town. We’ll talk about some of the nitty gritty of how the web works, so you REALLY understand what WordPress is and what it’s capable of. Together, we’ll go over the backends of actual websites to show you the different ways WordPress works. We’ll discuss what to do if something goes wrong.
You’ll walk out of the workshop knowing everything you need to know about WordPress as it is now, and with a solid foundation to rely on as new features come out.
The goal? To make you a WordPress superstar.
Now here’s the second part of the deal:
There’s a cost associated with this. We want to keep the group small so everyone gets personal attention and ensure that everyone becomes a WordPress superstar. It’s a jam packed day, so we’re providing food – hangry learning is no learning. You’ll get a digital handbook to refer to and a cheatsheet for when you need quick help. We’ll also be giving you the opportunity to get help with your specific website one-on-one when it works best for you.
Most people pay upwards of $500 a month to people just like us to maintain their website, add simple content, and make small changes. That’s more than $6000 a year. We want to save you that $6000+ a year with one WordPress workshop. It costs $299. (Go ahead and delete that $6000+ you had budgeted for website updates. Not a bad chunk of extra money in your pocket, hey?)
It’s our first workshop and we’re going to do our very best to make it as awesome and helpful as possible. You can expect lots of jokes and stories and goofiness — because that’s how we roll. Learning should be fun!
The WordPress workshop is on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Save that date and go register for it here. We’d really love to see you there.