- 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.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 20+
- Teaching since:
I'm a graphic designer and I teach WordPress in a way that incorporates SEO, my background in digital marketing, social media as well as my artistic and design strategies.
Teaching since 2009.
My clients are typically small business owners and that's great because as a driven entrepreneur myself, we speak the same language. I share all the goodies I've learned over the years as well as teach you what you need to know about WordPress.
I have startup, corporate, association and small business experience.
IMPORTANT - When getting in touch
Please give me an idea of where you need help. Plugins, installation, navigating a theme, getting started, etc.
If there is a website you need help with, please provide URL.
WordPress - 9 years
Social Media Graphic Design
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.
Chicago native, Cheryl Vargas, is a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and event planner. She is an expert in portraiture—primarily pastels, acrylics, and graphite.
Her art exploits the beauty in the very things which pollute and clutter our environment, primarily plastics and containers.
Cheryl is the owner and lead event artist at Studio 928, which is the culmination of many years of melding together art, technology, and teaching into a business she and her clients LOVE simply because ART IS FUN! Studio 928 recently launched its most anxiously awaited service with the addition of team-building, collaborative art experiences.
A graphic arts graduate from Concordia University in River Forest, IL, Cheryl exhibits locally. Her work life includes promoting Studio 928, teaching, and actively supporting fellow artists.
Worked on design assignments for Samsung, McDonald's, Chicago Food Depository and Kellogg's. Using Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
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!
Managed a team of 50 in the setup of meeting rooms and tradeshows for Chicago's 7.5 million s.f. complex.
Living Leadership combines a Humanities class, community involvement, servant leadership and real life interactions and experience to teach the three tenants of leadership; Community Involvement, Different Perspectives and Conscious Decision Making to result in a Positive Impact on the world around you.Show More
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Absolutely Amazing!!! She was very helpful and provided great information and knowledge. If she did not know the answer directly, she would provide resources and assistance that helped during the session to resolve the question and resources for future questions. I would definitely recommend her and also use her services again.Show More
Great experience! I look forward to working with her again for additional lessons.
Hard work and thorough. Great skill and has definitely improved and fine tuned our webpage :-}
Real Easy to Learn from. A great Listener. Very Knowledgeable.
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 :-}Show More
Excellent work and very helpful in getting my webpages much further along and find tuned. 5 Stars :-}
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!
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!
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.Show More
Excellent, patient, and methodical ~~~ 5 Star ~~~
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 WordPressShow More
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.
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.
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.