Have you ever felt that everything would be better if you "just had an extra day a week?" How much easier would it be to get through your projects if you could manage to squeeze in extra 8 hours into every week? Or perhaps you could work on growing the business, take on a side project or even take more time off.
Time Management for Web Designers is a self-paced, online training course that teaches you how to get a lot more productivity out of every day. If you struggle to get through your projects and find yourself working weekends and holidays, you're not alone. The good news is it is easy to change by by implementing proven strategies used by top entrepreneurs. You really can get an extra day - or 8 hours - into every week, without burning out. The course was developed by web veteran Richard Pearce, whose development career spans over 20 years.
I know, I know. This course is about time management, yet you have to make time to watch it. That's why each lesson is under 10 minutes. These bite-sized pieces of learning allow you to watch and implement one strategy daily. But do short lessons mean that you're somehow missing out? No. Our lessons are scripted, so we can teach you each point quickly, without the usual umms, ahhs, backtracking and fillers that you'll experience with other training.
Is this only for web designers? No. Although the examples used are tailored towards someone running a web design business, anyone will benefit from these strategies.
I have never been able to stop procrastinating. How will this help? Although procrastination is bad, improving time management has more to do with changing the way you do things. That's what this course teaches, which in turn will help you get on with the work.
How long will it take until I see an improvement? 3 of the strategies can be implemented immediately and you will see significant improvements within a day. The other 3 are longer term and their effectiveness depends on how quickly you act on them. However we're only talking weeks, not months.
When will I need to watch the lessons? This is a self-paced course that you can take at a time that suits you. The lessons are always available and never expire.
Why should I invest in a training course when so much is available on the web for free? The problem with most online advice is that you only learn one or two things which isn't enough for you to experience real change. This course has been carefully created to ensure you are able to move forward and see fast improvements.
Can I ask questions? Yes. The course includes a discussion area where you post questions and interact with other students. We also have a private forum on our main site.
Can I download or do I have to watch online? You can watch the lessons online or download each lesson for offline viewing.
To us, the greatest value in this course is the support. If you're ever stuck, you can ask questions and receive replies from experienced web designers. Past students have told us that the support alone makes the course worth many more times the investment. Imagine always having an expert on hand to ensure you're never stuck again and instead move forward to success!
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I started developing websites in 1995. In those days, there were almost no training materials, but after a lot of trial and error, I managed to produce one of the first retail websites here in Sydney, Australia. I was hooked and continued to build sites for 16 1/2 years.
These days I spend my time sharing my knowledge and experience by producing online courses as well as some classroom training.
When I'm not in front of a monitor, I love exploring Sydney's plethora of bushwalks (hikes), teaching one of my four kids something new or watching my 17 African cichlids.