This week I explored the wonderful complications of choosing a site builder for my online business and a host for the site. There were so many options and things to consider! I felt a little lost at first. I learned a lot though. I knew that I needed a place to build my site. I did not know where to find that though. I also thought that hosting was built in or like the same thing. BUT THEY ARE NOT. They can be separate and they are different. I looked at iPage, HostGator, Weebly, and Word press for hosting and I am still looking for a good solution. I was impressed by WordPress the most for price and service. My problem is that I only need a website for 3 months and not many places want to host that, or the price starts getting steep. For site building, I liked Weebly and WordPress. Weebly is for anyone really. I think WordPress is for people whoa re already experienced in WordPress, which I am, so it takes some time to get used to and I don’t recommend it to everyone. Many hosting sites offered Adwords and search engine SEO credit, which was a huge perk to signing with some servers. Overall, I am going to do some more research to pick a final site but I know I want to stick with WordPress if I can. Those are my thoughts from this week!
It ‘s been a long time since I have posted on my school WordPress, but I have returned! My 20 month break is at an end and I am back to posting about my thoughts and progress in my education in Communications and Business. This semester I was SO excited to have been able to get into a small online class called Web Business Creation. I knew I wanted to take this class because running an online business is one of my dreams! I think it would be just so great. I knew I had to get a spot if possible. I’m two weeks into the class now and its been an eye opening experience. My parents own their own business and I have been pretty involved with it throughout my whole life and I have seen the struggles and complications. But now a similar opportunity is before me. I know that if I actually learn something from this class, this will not be my one and only online business, and I know my piece of entrepreneurship is a lot smaller than my parents business, but its a start and I identify with it well. There is just so much detail involved! I am grateful I’m taking a class to figure it all out even though its a little complicated. I think the main lesson I am taking away this week is that I have a lot to learn still, but I have to jump in and jut go for it right away! I cant make up for what I don’t know so I might as well get to work. Its been enlightening to learn about the different types of business models out there and the different approaches people take to create a need for a product or service. Ideas are endless and there are so many ways to approach making money online. I am excited to continue t learn more and I will keep you updated. Until next week…
All Business/Comm majors should be visit this page for great resources located on the Business homepage
Things that this page can do for you
- This page has a list of societies that are available within the College of Business and Communication. Societies can add resume prevalence, added experience in the emphasis it applies to, and has opportunities to get to know others in your major which is very helpful in networking, school assignments, and as outside resources for your work.
- The homepage has lists of competitions that you can participate in to add to your experience and trophy case. There are also resources about dining etiquette, which is very helpful when trying to network and get to know others. It helps to present your most polished self!
- Hours and contact info for the ADC for Business and Communication are posted. This is helpful in planning your classes and answering any odd questions about your major or any other educational technicalities.
- You can go to Europe! There are links that can help you go to Europe as an educational trip. This is a great opportunity to get outside of Rexburg and get some outside experience and memories. As well as a quality education in another land 🙂
- You can also find the College of Business and Communication on LinkedIn. Their link is on their contact page. Receiving updates from the college is helpful in making connections and seeing their updates on internships and other scholarly articles about getting a job and other fine tips in the job and college world.
I was looking forward to this class all week! Visual Communication was our topic with Caryn Esplin. My emphasis is Visual Communication and I soaked this class up We learned about some basics in Visual media such as always adding a photo to blog posts, generating original work for portfolios, keeping a portfolio, and keeping track of your Klout score. I am happy to say that my Klout score is 52, I signed up as soon as I got back from class and integrated all my social media accounts. Sister Esplin also talked about some of the changing classes in the future and I am excited about them! I have made my grad plan already so I don’t think the new classes would show up but I hope I can catch the changes. I am interested in Vector Graphics and Social Media Design.
Visual skills are in high demand. Visuals go into everything we do in the business world. We need them to catch attention, to explain, to advertise, to inform, to be pretty, to represent…everything! Visual media is something I am interested in because it is creative, in demand, and it has elements of psychology to it, and I like to make things that are useful and beautiful. Hopefully I’ll be able to become my best with Visual media and do all I have hoped for. I am really glad we could learn a lot more about this emphasis, it gave me an extra kick to be better and keep learning.
This weeks Comm 100 topic was Video Production. It was cool! I am not particularly interested in film and all that goes along with it but this introduction made it seem awesome! All the video clips they showed were amazing and they just made it seem like it was so easy, but I know they out a lot of hard work into making those 90 Second clips. I learned that there are many ways you can go with video production. many companies need training and instructional videos for their employees. That was something I had not thought of before, and there are millions of companies everywhere and they all need video pro’s to make their company better and more efficient by having well trained workers that understand the process. That was an obscure career option, and some of the other ones were more common such as making commercials and making informative videos about the company for consumers. Some others are promotional videos that are more PR related. All of these options are viable career options. All companies are in need of people who are competent in making videos for their company. My dad owns a custom closet company and he has me make short clips of product reviews and demos and he uses them on his website. So yes, there is a need everywhere! Video production is cool and has many elements that go along with it. That’s what I learned!