Cheryl Vargas

Cheryl V.

La Grange, IL

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I think WORDPRESS is THE BEST, affordable tool for entrepreneurs to build their own websites. You have 100% control. But you DO need help to lower your ramp up time.

I have been building WordPress websites since 2009. But, I have been teaching most of my life. I've taught productivity and organizational skills, MS Office and meeting and event planning to entrepreneurs for more than ten years.

All that to say, I'm also an entrepreneur who is neither a stranger to teaching or to WordPress.
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Cheryl teaches



Cheryl delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 25 to 70

Teaching since:

I'm a graphic designer and I teach WordPress for Beginners and SEO strategy.

I can teach you about:

WordPress Plugins
How to Choose a WordPress Theme that's right for you
How to do on page SEO
How to turn site visitors into leads
How to backup your site
How to create blog posts
How to create visually appealing pages
And lots more....

I've been building wordpress websites since 2009. My clients are entrepreneurs. My students benefit from my design, corporate, association and small business experiences.

If you want a website that is going to convert visitors into actual sales for your service or product based business, let's talk about how I can help you with that.

If you want to build a website for yourself that looks professional rather than homemade, I can help you with that.

Get help with selecting the right keywords to draw people to your site.

Maybe you're missing information that is relevant to your customers' decision making process, let me take you through a site audit.

If you're trying to figure out Woocommerce, calendars, plugins, backups or analytics, then definitely get in touch.

Just complete a brief needs assessment questionnaire to ensure you learn what you need. I offer an easy to follow, customized WordPress guide upon completion that summarizes what we've covered.




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Owner/Managing Director
Jan 2015 - Present
Web Sis

Our beautiful websites attract the people who want to buy what you're selling! Although we love design and all the magic that is the Internet, we understand that you may not.

We like to make our clients look awesome online, so we spend time with you collaborating, learning your business and getting to know your "voice". When you work with us, we're in your corner, carving out your spot on the internet map, step-by-step! By incorporating a healthy mix of SEO strategies, outstanding design and a branded online presence, your site gets that social media muscle it needs to knock out the competition.

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Design Intern
Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
Leo Burnett

Worked on design assignments for Samsung, McDonald's, Chicago Food Depository and Kellogg's. Using Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Jan 2003 - Sep 2013
Organize Chicago

Organize Chicago provides on-site office organizing services to residential and business clients who need a 'finding system' for their paper and possessions.

Established in 2003, offering everyday practical organizing tips and techniques to give results that last a lifetime!

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Meeting Rooms Manager
Jul 2010 - Jul 2012
McCormick Place Chicago

Managed a team of 50 in the setup of meeting rooms and tradeshows for Chicago's 7.5 million s.f. complex.


Graphic Design
Aug 2016 - Present
Concordia University Chicago
Web and Graphic Design
Jan 2013 - May 2016
College of DuPage


Limited Proficiency


Web Design
Dec 2015
College of Dupage

Graphic Design
May 2015
College of DuPage


One Club Creative Boot Camp - First Place Winner
Mar 2014
One Club Creative Boot Camp - Leo Burnett
Girl Scout Volunteer of the Year
Jun 2007
Peggy Sinko


Phi Theta Kappa
Jun 2014

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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12 Reviews

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C.Brown Aug 23, 2017
WordPress · Online

Hard work and thorough. Great skill and has definitely improved and fine tuned our webpage :-}

Byron L. Aug 4, 2017
WordPress · Online

Real Easy to Learn from. A great Listener. Very Knowledgeable.
Pretty Awesome!

C.Brown Jul 28, 2017
WordPress · Online

Very helpful! Cheryl provided several SEO tips regarding my images which helped me decrease my load times on my pages and we also added keyword image titles to help search engines find me, along with several other tips and adjustments along the way to take away some of the WordPress mystery. Excellent :-}

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C.Brown Jul 6, 2017
WordPress · Online

Excellent work and very helpful in getting my webpages much further along and find tuned. 5 Stars :-}

Kayla G. Jun 22, 2017
WordPress · Online

Cheryl is very patient and knowledgeable! As a complete beginner to WordPress, she helped me set up practical foundation needs for my website. I would recommend her to anyone else who is just starting out on WordPress!

Kelly Jun 15, 2017
WordPress · Online

Cheryl is great. She is very kind and patient. She takes her time to explain things and helps you as much as she can. I highly recommend her. Thank you Cheryl for everything you do. You are the best!

Lorri May 28, 2017
WordPress · Online

Cheryl provided me a great Introductory lesson. I had some limited experience with WordPress and she helped fill in big gaps for me. She is an easy going person with a friendly no pressure approach to teaching. Her recommendations for me to consider for my site were on point and appreciated. I will be scheduling more time with Cheryl.

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C.Brown May 25, 2017
WordPress · Online

Excellent, patient, and methodical ~~~ 5 Star ~~~

Dennis Oct 21, 2016
WordPress · In studio

Cheryl provided a great learning experience about WordPress. I was not familiar with the program at all until I went to a workshop she presented at. Cheryl did not present the information in terms that were overly technical, making it easy to understand. Cheryl is definitely well versed in this topic and was very helpful in answering questions after the workshop. I would recommend her to anyone seeking to learn more about WordPress

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Marie Oct 10, 2016
WordPress · In studio

I hesitated for only a moment before giving Cheryl a "Best Instructor Ever" rating because I taught computer applications for over 20 years ;-)
However, Cheryl's knowledge and enthusiasm are infectious and I had to be honest. She is tirelessly devoted to providing her clients with the best service she has to offer (which is the best!) and uniquely insightful and creative when it comes to not only meeting, but surpassing their wildest expectations.

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Nevriye Oct 7, 2016
WordPress · Online

Cheryl makes learning fun! She is knowledgeable, professional, and engaging. From beginners to advance learners, Cheryl will help you design the website that you never knew you could build yourself. Cheryl loves what she does and you will, too.

Kara Oct 7, 2016
WordPress · In studio

Cheryl really knows her stuff when it comes to not only Wordpress but web design itself. Nowadays anyone can pop up a quick (not very good) website but if you want to know how to do it RIGHT then Cheryl will show you how.

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