Course Schedule: 6 week course
Class Days: Two Days / Week (Mon/ Wed)
Time: 2 hrs per session
Available: Online or Local to San Antonio, TX
Make 6 Figures A Year
Kori Ashton has learned WordPress and web design the hard way and now she’s ready to teach you the faster more effective way to use WordPress so that you too can become a freelancer making 6 figures a year.
What will I learn?
- Web Design Fundamentals – what effective elements to have on your website and how to make them look good
- Core WordPress Theme Editing – understanding WordPress and how to edit a site using HTML, CSS & Child Themes
- Online Marketing – what it takes to create a successful online presence that can convert traffic to sales
- Content Strategy – how to write for blogging and keyword strategies.
- Search Engine Optimization – the correct way to establish a website that performs well organically on the search engines
- Social Media Marketing – how to use SMM to sell your service and grow your brand
- Google Analytics – learn the basics of how to read Google Analytics statistics and how to apply them to your online marketing strategy
- Freelancing Tips – if you’re interested in using this course to further a career as a freelance WordPress developer, you will get access to contracts and pricing details, sales and marketing tips as well.
More than code
You’re not just going to learn some basic coding, but you’ll also take away new found knowledge on SEO, SMM, Content Writing and Conversion Strategy.
Learn with a Web Company
Our classroom is typically at a local coffee shop but we’ll have you join us in the office as well so you get to experience the environment of our industry first-hand. You’ll be learning from actual professional nerd coders who live, eat and sleep code. Get insider knowledge directly from our pros.
Just a few evenings per week and you’ll be quickly learning nerd code and WordPress how to’s. Keep your day job and still get nerdy.
WordPress is the best Content Management System on the market and growing more and more daily. There’s over 1 in 3 websites running on WordPress around the world.
One-to-One with your Instructor
In order to give the best learning experience possible for our students, Kori now allowed a one-on-one style learning program. This means that you’ll be able to work at your own pace and get all attention needed to help you fully understand WordPress, Social Media Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization.
It was an amazing course and I feel like I’ve learned so much. So many of the things were [taught in a way that was] not over my head. The pace and the energy of the class was just fantastic. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who is starting out or already knows the bare bones of web coding.
I had the pleasure of taking Kori’s WordPress and advanced HTML and CSS courses. I was always intimidated by coding and never thought I could do it. Kori’s teaching style and hands-on assignments made the courses fun and I learned a lot. I’m no longer intimidated by code even if I don’t fully understand it. Kori’s courses have helped me advance my career as an e-learning developer and entrepreneur. I highly recommend her expertise to anyone looking to learn advanced WordPress.
I’ve been a graphic designer for almost 20 years and wanted to move into website design. I didn’t know where to start and felt overwhelmed about learning web design. Taking Kori’s class gave me the path and direction that I had been looking for. It made learning WordPress a reality for me that wouldn’t have happened without her guidance. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to dive into the WordPress world!
Who should apply to this course?
This Beginner Course is for anyone who wants a better understanding of WordPress and Online Marketing. If you have a WordPress website that you’d like to have perform better on the search engines or you want to make that website convert sales or perhaps you’re just starting a new WordPress website and want some direction, this is the class for you. Maybe you even want to become a WordPress freelancer selling your services to clients. This course is perfect for you.
- Do you run a WordPress website and need help customizing it or improving the content?
- Do you want a better understanding of WordPress?
- Do you want a refresher course of what’s changed with Social Media Marketing and SEO?
- Do you want to be a freelancer and need a quick way to learn business tips for pricing and sales?
What will I take away from the course?
After learning in a classroom you’ll be able to edit & market your own WordPress website / theme because you’ll have learned:
- How to Install WordPress
- WordPress Editing Essentials
- Fundamentals of HTML5 & CSS3
- Demonstrate how to create a Child Themes
- Content Curating
- Web Design & Layout Logic
- Advanced Blogging Skills
- How to use Plugins & Widgets
- SEO Training & Keyword Research – Yoast
- Social Media Marketing Strategies – Hootsuite
- Google Analytics Monitoring
- Security Techniques
- Updating & Troubleshooting
- Deploying a New Website (Going Live!)
- Freelancing Tips for Starting or Improving your Sales
- Contracts & Legal Language for Freelancers
How much should I already know to take this course?
Great news! You can be a total beginner – meaning you know how to turn on a computer! That’s where we start. Within the first week you’ll be learning and understanding WordPress basics!
Kori Ashton has built her company on the WordPress CMS; and since “tens of thousands of WordPress websites are created every day” she’s confident that teaching you this platform can only better prepare you for real-world projects.
Why Kori Ashton?
When you come to learn from Kori – you’re engaging with an actual WordPress expert who make a living building what she teaches. This is what she does everyday for clients around the world! She is a WordPress Contributor, WordPress Meetup Instructor, WordPress Freelancer, WordCamp Speaker & Organizer. See a pattern? WordPress! She knows it and she knows how to teach it! She’s also highly knowledgeable in SEO and Social Media Marketing. She is ready to help you learn WordPress quickly and easily! There’s no huge textbooks, and no boring videos! Get ready to learn in person!
What hours am I required to attend?
No classes are “required”; however, we strongly suggest that you make a commitment to this course and take advantage of all provided hours.
Two days a week – two hours per class. Certain hours on a business day will be available for you, as well, to come in and shadow Kori or another WordPress expert in our offices as well (if you’re local). These hours are optional and included for free with your course.
What materials or supplies will I need?
The only thing you are required to bring to every class is your own laptop (Mac preferred but not required). Your laptop will need to have wifi capabilities. You may want access to the Adobe Suite, but it’s not required as most of WordPress can be worked on directly or in a text editor. If you’re accepted to the course, a complete list of needed (not required) programs will be sent to you in your welcome packet.
If you’re taking this course online, you’ll need a webcam so that you can join in the video calls “face-to-face” with Kori. The video conferencing software is free for you to use during the course.
Can I make payments for the tuition?
Upon acceptance, you’ll have 3 business days to make your deposit payment ($1,500) to secure your place in the class. This deposit is non-refundable, but it is transferable to another class tuition within 90 days. We do offer a payment plan for the balance, but fees may apply. Ask us about this during your application process.
Why do I have to apply?
Kori receives many applicants per month interested in attending her courses, but she only accepts those who truly have a desire to learn. Having an application process allows her to interview and accept those willing to give 100% to the program.
Where are the classes held?
All classes are held at a local coffee shop that is central to the student’s location and offers WiFi. Starting in 2019, Kori also offers this course fully online via video chat.
Is there additional tutoring or mentoring?
If you’re interested in getting help with your specific website, Kori does offer additional workshops with mentors or instructors & of course there’s the one-on-one classes you can purchase for additional fees.
WARNING: Course hours are for course projects!
Each class has 2 hours that will be focused on course projects only. However, you will be taught elements and techniques that you’ll be able to apply to your own website after hours. Learning on your own (after class hours) is very important to the success of your course. Please stay committed to the four weeks!