November Write Brain: Web Presence 101

Nov 20, 2018 — 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Location: Library 21c - 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (get directions)

You’ve got a product and you want to market it. Where do you start? Should you create a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter presence and be done with it? Sure, social media is a great marketing tool, but they are not a replacement for a product website. If you want to be successful, you will need to invest a little more effort in presenting your product (you) to the world – your own website is one of the best tools for that purpose.

In this presentation we will answer the following questions and much more: How do I get a website? What does branding have to do with anything? How much will it cost me? Who builds it? What is a hosting space? What is domain registration? What happens if I forget to renew my domain? What do the extensions, like .com or .org mean? What about e-mail? Where do I begin?

BIO: Sharon Manislovich has a broad background in the technology field – teaching, constructing, and supporting website applications and infrastructure for over 25 years. She is currently working as a Web Systems Administrator, supporting over 150 websites and 55 servers.

Sharon has taught computer software courses for Delaware Technical & Community College, UCCS Adult Education, Colorado Springs IBEW, PPLD, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, and an assortment of private corporations.

She also has her own web construction business (among other ecommerce interests) – brightkitten.com.