Web Services for Powell River

Mon Jan 22, 6:45 – 8:45 pm
Townsite Anglican Church basement, 6310 Sycamore St
(please enter through rear doors)

Who this course is for:

Small businesses (even if it’s just you!) and non-profits who want to connect with their community and spread the word about their products and services.

You should know how to use the Internet, and you’ll find it easier if you are already familiar with using a personal Facebook account.

If you already have a Facebook business page but you’d like to make better use of it, this course will help you too.

What we’ll cover:

  • What is a FB business page good for?
  • Why a Page and not an Account or a Group?
  • How to create a page
  • How to get people to Like your page
  • What to post
  • How to “Like”, comment and post as your page (and why)
  • How to create an Event for your Page

How Will This Help You?

Your customers and clients are on Facebook. When they look for you there (and many people now use Facebook as a search engine as much as Google) you want them to find you, so they can get in touch with you and learn more about you. Even a Google search for you will often return a Facebook business page in the first few listings. A Facebook business page is free to create and can be a great way to connect with people.

You’ll leave this course with your Facebook page set up and basic information added, and the knowledge to add more content and engage with visitors. We’ll also cover how to use FB Events to promote your business.

A second evening session, “Facebook Business Pages 201” will cover more advanced uses like advertising on Facebook, and this course will give you the foundation to benefit from that.

Why I decided to do this

I see so many people missing out on this opportunity! Some have new businesses and haven’t got around to setting up a web presence for themselves yet; some are using FB but don’t have the information they need to get the best out of it; some think it’s too difficult or complicated (it’s not!); and others just don’t know how it could help them.

Because I want to make this info available to everyone who can use it, I’ve decided to make this course “Pay What You Want”. That means, you choose the price. It also means that those who need the info but don’t have much cash to spare right now can get it – and those who can afford to help others out and pay it forward, can pay more to do so. Can’t do your karma any harm, either!

So how much should you pay? The usual cost for a session like this would be $30 – $50: for example, the Urban Homesteading School classes that I run cost $30 – $50 per session, and VIU’s computer classes cost $149 plus tax for 4 sessions (that’s $37.25 per session). If you can only pay a little, $5 would be a good minimum.

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How to Pay

  • Paypal send your payment to kevin.wilson100@shaw.ca
  • Cash or check (made out to Kevin Wilson): send to or drop off at 5865 Mowat Ave, Powell River, BC, V8A 4C2
  • Email bank transfer to kevin.wilson100@shaw.ca

What to Bring

You will have the opportunity to create a Facebook page during the class, and to do that you’ll need to bring a laptop or a tablet, and be able to log in to your personal Facebook account on it.