Learn web development and save money!

Happy New Year everyone and hope you enjoyed the holidays!

As part of my new years resolution for 2014, I wanted to brush up my skills again for web development. It was a perfect time because recently, I signed up for an online course for web development after hearing about it on Cult of Mac's article "Learn HTML, CSS and More With The Become A Web Developer Course". The course usually costs $199. I was able to sign up for the course for $39 this past week. The course comes in the form of videos which you will have to watch and follow along. I have bad habit of losing focus and attention when reading a book. So watching a video and learning how to do something like coding a web page is a perfect solution for me because it'll allow me to focus on an activity. It'll also be hands on as well since the videos allow you to follow along the instructor's examples. Definitely worth taking the course to get into the realm of web development. I'm doing this to refresh my skills and learn more about CSS and HTML. 

Until next time folks, have a great week and stay warm!


New York Business Xpo was excellent!

Today, the New York Business Expo was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. This event provided small business owners and marketing professionals the ability to catch up on the latest news happening in social media, search engine optimization strategies and email marketing. Presenters included speakers from Constant Contact, Message Medium and CoCommunications. The Constant Contact panel gave participants the ability to learn about how social media and email marketing can work together to expand your audience. They also gave tips on how much you should write in your posts on social media and provided suggestions on how and when emails should be sent. The Search Engine Optimization workshop was presented by Maisha Walker who is the President and Founder of Message Medium which is a company that provides courses in online marketing including social media and search engine optimization. Maisha Walker also writes articles on Inc. Magazine which covers topics related to online marketing. 

The events were informative and allowed me the opportunity to stay up to date with social media and search engine optimization strategies.  The best part about the New York Business Xpo is that we got tons of freebies like bags, pens and even earphones from some of the exhibitors.