I am finally at a stage of development where I think I can start teaching again after spending the past 2 months back at the drawing board. I have restructured my business and target clients a bit and apologize if I am not able to accommodate the needs of all.
I am dividing the four legs of my marketing plan into different target audiences to teach. This will help me to utilize my limited time best and with the highest success rate.
I am looking for teaching opportunities in the following categories:
1. Social Media Management Classes at High Schools
I charge $150 per hour. One lesson plan objective will include 2x hour sessions in one week with no more than 2 days apart. The first session is for going over the concepts and the second for practical work. These groups will give me the needed help to add a local non-profit community newspaper online I volunteer with, while practicing with real scenarios. I would also be able to comfortably refer my student(s) to local businesses and clients needing interns.
2. Design with Google Drawings to Graphic Design Students
Branded visual digital marketing of small businesses with limited resources goes hand-in-hand with accessible, easy, and quick DIY visual supporting parts. I use Google Drawings set in outbound marketing templates to create all parts of an outbound marketing campaign. These can easily be exported and uploaded to Vista Print for affordable printing. This process definitely changes the role of Graphic Designers so, naturally, visual artists want nothing to do with the process of empowering and setting up a portfolio for small business owners. I aim to change the perspectives of design students while hopefully, again, training students in the amazingly easy and fast alternative way of design so that I can refer clients to them for assistance.
3. Plugin Graph and Link-Building to Web-Developers
For three years now I have been battling an endless battle with developers not able to pass my requirement for a 'working website'. Newbie developers creating beautiful but non-working sites are making my work very difficult. So being part of the process to create 'standard guidelines and requirements' for web designers seems to be the solution. I am still thinking through the approach....
4. Free Website in an Hour (on Your Phone) Workshops for Entrepreneurs
I was asked to do a non-verbal presentation for an organization supporting refugee entrepreneurs on this topic. I am still to present it, but the topic proved itself; to be built using only your mobile phone (Android tested) a month ago! This is why I do what I do; to a business owner in a 3rd world country with limited resources this is the difference between feeding a family or not. Thank you Weebly!
5. Plugin Online Graph and Business Marketing Plan Workshops at Libraries
Plugging in online is one of the biggest problems with small business owners, making it impossible for search engines to sort them into online queries correctly. My Plug in Sessions are developed based on the principles we are seeing unfold in front of our eyes with Facebook IQ and Google Graph. These giant information hubs pull content from what business owners add online or not. When you are plugged in and Google knows who you are then you need to develop a Marketing Plan with a checklist of what to do next. Both these topics cannot be covered in less than 2 1/2 hours each with additional homework. For non-profits, I will present each at $400 a class + gas & milage charges. Printed color coded resource folders will be available for students to purchase at ($20 per student). I plan to do this class at a local church for FREE every 6 months.
I have space for no more than 2 new clients on Skype, teaching Concept Development for blogging and Multi-Source Event Marketing. This includes a session every 2 weeks for one hour at a discounted rate of $50 per hour. I focus on research, meaning I have specific requirements for new clients. My clients are literally my 'test-subjects', helping me to find new ways to make it easier, meaning I prefer technological illiterate students who challenge me.
My aim as always is to revolutionize SEO and to make it easy while working towards my dream of Work for Africa.