Establish Your Identity Online
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Establish Your Identity Online

Create your identity before someone steals it
4.5 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,007 students enrolled
Created by Kip Ferguson
Last updated 11/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 mins on-demand audio
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand your online presence and identity
  • Establish social media account
  • Understand the importance of being present
  • Register your domain name and understand hosting
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Requirements
  • A basic understanding of the internet and computer is helpful, but not required.
Description

This course is designed to help anyone looking to establish their business identity online. The target audience for this course is someone trying to start a new business or someone who has a brick and mortar business that has not established themselves online. This course will also be valuable for any business that may have a single point of contact on the internet such as just a website or just a Facebook page.

The first section of the course looks at determining the type of identity the individual or business wants and then how to establish that brand. In this section we discuss presenting as a company versus a persona as well as resources for creating a logo and other images that may be needed.

In the second section of the course we walk the student step by step through the key online properties required to establish a solid foothold on the internet. We walk through the process of establishing a domain and website. Once the domain is established students are walked through setting up accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube/Google. Additionally we talk about other resources that businesses need to examine to round out their presence depending on their specific niche.

The third section of the course takes a look at being present once the various social media accounts have been established. We look at methods for engaging potential customers both manually and by using some tools and tricks to reduce the workload and time spent online. Advertising is also covered in this section with a focus on Facebook and Google ad platforms.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for anyone looking to establish their brand online. If you have a business or are creating a business this course will walk you through the process of making sure you have a solid online presence.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:43:39
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Introduction
3 Lectures 23:55

This lecture provides students with an overview of establishing their identity online through various social media tools and how the course is laid out.

Preview 04:43

This lecture is a discussion on determining the identity that you want to have online. Depending on your focus and the direction you want to go, this could be either a traditional company/business or a persona.

Determining Your Online Identity
04:37

In this lecture we talk about establishing your brand through logos and images and how you can pick those images up through services like Fiverr and 99Designs.

Establishing Your Brand - Logos and Images
14:35
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Stake Your Claim
6 Lectures 53:14

The main part of establishing your brand online is getting establish in various online communities. This lecture provides an overview of this section of the course and the topics that will be covered.

Section 2 Overview
10:28

One key element is making sure you have a domain and have that set-up with a hosting account. This lecture walks you through the process of getting your domain and installing Wordpress on that domain.

Regsitering a Domain and Setting up Hosting
09:47

Learn how to set-up a Facebook page for a business. This lesson will walk you through the process step by step. In a later lecture we will look at how to manage the page.

Get Established on Facebook
08:17

Setting up a Twitter account is pretty straight forward. this lecture will walk you through the process and talk about sending tweets.

Get Established on Twitter
07:18

Creating an account at Google creates an account for all of their properties, including YouTube and Google+. After walking through this process we will take a look at the various accounts/services available.

Preview 09:32

Depending on your product or service there are many other places online that you may want to create your identity. Places like Pinterest, Vimeo, Vine or Tumblr might be valuable for you to establish your identity.

Preview 07:52
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Be Present
3 Lectures 26:30

"Build it and they will come" is not true when it comes to being online and social media. You must engage your audience and this lecture covers key areas that you must focus on.

How to Engage with Your Audience
09:04

Staying engaged can be time consuming. The tools and tips in this lecture will help streamline the process.

Tools and Tips to Engage Your Audience
07:20

To support your organic campaigns you may want to offer a little bit of a paid boost. This lecture provides a high level overview of Facebook and Google advertising.

Advertising with Facebook and Google
10:06
About the Instructor
Kip Ferguson
4.5 Average rating
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1,007 Students
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An Instructor and a Geek

Kip has been working with computers for over 30 years and training on them for over 20 years. His background crosses multiple operating systems and computer platforms from tablets to mainframes.

Kip has an extensive background in the Microsoft Office applications and was certified as a Microsoft Office Training Specialist. He has spent several hundred hours delivering classroom based training on Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access. His training expertise spans from basic introductory courses to advanced programming with Visual Basic for Applications.

In addition to office productivity software Kip has conducted courses on FrontPage, HTML, Java, PHP, and other web design applications. He has worked with multiple companies in not only building their websites but also establishing their web presence. He continues to consult companies on strategies to engage potential customers through social media.