WordPress tutoring for Canadian seniors/seniors in Vancouver – video series, one on one sessions for two hours total.
Despite decades of experience, seniors assume they can’t be entrepreneurs like they once were. That’s not true, especially with wordpress. The world casts aspersions because we’ve moved from a society that reveres experience and time taken to perfect to a society that likes whatever’s new. You, however, my senior friend, should understand that you have more to offer than someone that hasn’t yet realized how wrong they are and how little they know.
WordPress offers more than its fair share of advantages for seniors, in fact anyone really. Over the past decade plus it has evolved from a simple content management system to powering the majority of the internet and its ecommerce leaps and bounds (primarily using WooCommerce) have helped propel that exponentially. Companies like Paypal, Stripe and Shipstation have made putting any product or service online an easy to achieve and immediately achievable goal. Now getting an audience that wants to purchase your product/service is another matter altogether. What you’ll find here isn’t that, here we’re offering wordpress tutorials for seniors.
The main reason this exists isn’t because I feel seniors are incapable of finding out how to do this themselves. I just understand that like you can read 3000 books and listen to 3000 lectures, getting a quick and compressed summation can also be helpful (depending of course on what you’re trying to do or achieve).
Often people who have been around for a few decades become set in their ways. They’re reluctant to change, adapt and learn. As a result this has them socializing less and thus feeling lonely and isolated. By now you should know that the internet is an antidote to that and although it can be a very cruel terrain, it can also be a beacon for connection and growth that you would otherwise not be as bold or brave as to expose yourself to.
How do I start using WordPress?
There are two easy ways. One simpler than the other, but neither require too much effort to set up.
1. Go to wordpress.org, sign up and follow their directions. It’s as simple as entering an email address and adding some details alongside a password, then following through and setting your site up to be hosted there.
2. My personal preference – host it and run it yourself. There are hundreds of server companies that will easily help you purchase a domain name (whatever.com/whatever.net etc.) and then will use a simple installation program to have wordpress added to your server.
3. Rent or purchase a server, host your wordpress site and manually install your wordpress CMS or content management system. If you’re reading this post on advising, this is probably not only a waste of your time, but a leap down a rabbit hole which will take you away from sharing what you want with the world and/or selling a product. Might be best to leave that for now. If this is something that interests you, click here for a how to.