Yes, I Stopped To Get Directions

Greetings fellow travellers. Yes, it’s been some time since my last post. I seem to have gotten off at an exit only to find myself back on the same highway. I’m stuck in a loop but can’t find the End statement. A little lame programmer humor for you. The story is that I had a freelance job here and there, nothing big. Did some dog sitting for a friend, which was a delight but kept me busy with two silly dogs in the house instead of just the one. Dealing with some back problems but that seems to have turned the corner now (acupuncture, who knew?). Also my ongoing struggle with depression, sigh. In other words, just been busy with everyday life in my cartoon household. But now I have a few new goals and projects and some more classes that I have completed. So on with the show.

If you remember, I took a class called Affiliate Marketing Beginner: Sell T-Shirts With TeeSpring. The instructor was kind enough to offer his Advanced class to those that finished his Beginner class. I completed that class and learned more in-depth information about using Facebook for marketing. Again, the courses were at I haven’t followed up with selling a t-shirt in earnest although I do have some designs for sale at Spreadshirt. Without doing in real marketing as of yet because I don’t have the budget. However I did sell one shirt there just by being listed in their Marketplace. I’ll follow-up on the t-shirt endeavor later because I have a new project in the works. You can see the latest list of Certificates of Completion at the top left sidebar of the page.

My boyfriend is an outstanding guitarist and an equally fabulous teacher. He has come up with a series of guitar lessons aimed at children although, they are ideal for any beginner. We’ve decided to combine our talents and offer the lessons online. That means I have to really get it together and know what I’m doing to successfully make his site user-friendly so the visitor can easily purchase lessons and download the digital files.

Lo’ and behold I received another email from Udemy about Infinite Skills having a sale on their classes. I’ve been happy with their classes in the past so I checked it out. I’m now in the middle of a class called Using WordPress for ECommerce. It only cost me five dollars! It’s turned out to be one of the best classes I’ve taken. The instructor speaks English clearly, very knowledgeable of the subject and the material is extremely comprehensive. It covers all sorts of shopping carts and checkout software and plugins. I highly recommend this class to those interested in the subject. There is even a section on how to use WordPress to sell digital files, but I haven’t gotten there yet.  I’m so happy that I got that email from Udemy right when I needed it.

I don’t think I have to explain how a project like this could be a strain on our relationship. My boyfriend and I just need to be patient with each other and keep our sights on our goal. LOL. So I shall leave to go back to studying. I’ve got air in my tires, checked the oil and got a Big Gulp. See you in the fast lane!


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