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Monthly Meeting | Building Your Website: Hire a Designer or DIY?

  • 09 Feb 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom

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  • Non-members will receive Zoom registration link when payment is confirmed.

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You won’t want to miss our very special February meeting, a two-hour deep dive on the importance of establishing your Web presence — how to do it or, if you already have a website,  do it more successfully.

  • In the first hour, we’ll offer the lowdown on how to collaborate with a Web design company to make the best of your Web presence. 
  • In the second hour, you'll be shown the step-by-step process of how you can design and build your own website using the tools of a do-it-yourself company (such as Wix, Weebly, copyfolio, etc.)
Join us for the first hour or the second hour. Or come to both to compare the two options and determine what's best for you. 

The lively session will cover a multitude of Web-specific questions: What are the essential elements of a site? What info should you prepare when working with a web designer? How can you use your website to stand out among the competition? What is SEO anyway, and why does it matter so much? How do you maximize a website's effectiveness? How can you avoid the most common mistakes? (And much more)

Our expert presenters will be Dawn Verbrigghe, CEO & Founder of Jottful, a Website design company that builds and manages websites for small businesses and entrepreneurs, and Dorka Kardos-Latif, Online Marketing Manager of copyfolio, a DIY website builder specializing in creating sites especially for writers. We'll finish up with a Q&A.

An informative, attractive website can make all the difference between getting work...or not. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn how you can create a website that will work brilliantly for you!

Registration

IWOC and IWOSC Members

FREE for IWOC and IWOSC members. [NOTE: Please do not register on this event page. You will automatically be sent the Zoom registration link.]

Non-members

Admission for non-members is $10. To register, simply click the Register button (when active) on this page. Upon confirmation of payment, you will receive the Zoom registration information. [NOTE: Registration closes at 5:30 p.m. Central Time on the date of the meeting.]

Meeting Membership Sign-up Discount

Non-members are eligible for a 10% discount on their first year of IWOC membership with a coupon code available at the meeting!

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