Welcome To the Entrepreneurship & ICT Capacity Building Training In Partnership With Human Rights Radio & TV/Brekete Family/Brekete Academy. My Names Are: Adus Michael, For Amadurs Technology Limited
I will like to start off this online theoretical training material with some frequently asked questions which am sure many among you might have asked too; can we learn these courses and understand how to explore them? The answer is yes you can as long as you really want to.
You are on this platform reading this article because you subscribe to our training program coming up pretty soon.(Apart from you who stumble upon it here on my site). The idea of this training boot camp is to educate you with the basic information in the ICT industry, and also to equip you with the higher skill that includes;
- Problem Solving
- Knowledge & Decision Making
- Critical Thinking Plus Creative Thinking
One of the reasons why we are endorsed by the Ordinary president, the founder of Brekete Family and Human Rights Radio & TV is because of our concept of how we simplify the whole modules that usually looks complex.
Here are courses that you will be learning and after this training, you can sure develop and explore them all.
* Website Development * Website Security * Web Hosting * Domain Purchase * Digital Marketing * Search Engine Optimization * Content Management System * Website Monetization * YouTube Channel Creation & Monetization * Social media monetization * Mobile App Development Introduction
Is very possible that you have a little or no knowledge of the basic tools and system needed to succeed just like every other successful entrepreneur in the ICT world has.
If you must make it in this industry, you must be up to date with the latest and newest tools, skills and ideas that surface on a daily basis. And this training will help you achieve that.
ICT has open to us a medium of income-generating opportunities for us who took advantage of its potentials not even on time, but we’ve been making cool cash ever since.
Through this training, we have realized that, while many of us are languishing in poverty, frustration and unemployed, those who have created advantage, or should I say, have taking advantage of the amazing potentials of the Internet are smiling to the bank every month, and are constantly getting contracts every day.
And some are still seating waiting for ideas to come and meet them, while some are still waiting for the business to call them. As long as you have not dispose of this opportunities that exist on the internet you will still complain like them.
The real world starts with you and me doing business traditionally, but this training will expose you to what goes on in the virtual world.
The idea is to take advantage of the opportunities available on the internet and paint them inside and outside of your personal business or company.
I assure you that you will not be disappointed because by the time you are done learning all the tools and funnels that will enable you to make cool cash on the Internet; you will be amazed how successfully you will become. You don’t even need to have knowledge of computer to achieve this.
What you need is to be ready to go digital. And talking about digitalization, having to embrace the ability to target, more of measurable and interactive marketing of products or services using…… Let me simplify it
The digital market is any form of marketing product or services that involve electronics devices. Am sure you browse and do virtually everything through these electronics devices as the case may be. Apps on your mobile phones, your laptops, and your desktops, etc.
For the sake of this training, let us start with the online brand (your website) which is the heartbeat of digital marketing.
Owning your own website is very important as an entrepreneur because a website can be like someone owning a television station, hope you know what that individual can do? Anything, he can choose to broadcast anything of his choice.
Now the big questions are how can I design and own my own website? What are the required knowledge, tools, and system needed to be in place before I can call myself a webmaster?
1. You will need to ask yourself why you need a website in the first place
The answers to all your questions are as follows:
2. Is the website going to power an existing business or company?
3. Will the website stands on its own (for business purpose or blogging?)
Once all these questions are answered, you can now design your website with the idea and concept you have in mind.
Once that is done you will need to make that website popular by connecting the website to tools and systems that will make it go viral.
Free tools and systems needed are as follows:
1. SEO (search engine optimization)
2. Email Marketing and many others
3. Social Media
Email marketing is the act of sending a commercial message, typically to a group of people, using email. In its broadest sense, every email sent to a potential or current customer could be considered email marketing.
What are the types of website one can design and develop for him or for clients?
1. Social Networking (Facebook)
2. Cooperate Website (Amadurs)
3. Forum (Nairaland)
4. Blog (Linda Ikeje)
Becoming a webmaster requires you to think like or see yourself as an architect with a building plan for any type of house.
And many other unique and amazing types of website out there making waves and making cool cash with great deal of presence out there. So are you ready to start your own online brand?
Because website development is more of building and building of structures that will produce a specific type of website of your choosing.
Now dealing with clients; most a times clients often have a very big picture of their dream website or should I say have an idea of what they are expecting you to design and develop for them, and some might not even know what they want but they believe as a webmaster you must-have solution to that.
Now as a builder, because that’s who you will become after this training. Everything a builder needs to successfully build from a grown zero (from the foundation) to completion of a standard house.
We are talking about the blocks, cement, sands, water, wood and many other tools needed to complete the building of a house.
The designing and developing of a website requires you to bring in so many tools and system in place before it can be built from a grown zero to a complete package website. Every tool is as important as the website himself.
In web design, the tools that replace an architect and his building materials and tools are programing languages in web design and development. But after this training, it will be built with skills and knowledge that will be beneficial to you
They are tools that are must use before a website can be built from scratch to finish. But as time goes by these programmers puts heads together and brought out better and most easy to use tools to build a website.
But before we go into those easy to use tools that even a novice can use to design and develop a website by him or herself. Let us take a journey through that tools that a programmer must use before a website is built before now.
And they are as follows:
Let us take them one after the other;
HTML: Hypertext Markup Language, a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages.
HTML: is like a structure that takes in the blocks, sand, wood, cement, and water, etc. As all of that is required to build up a house so also the HTML needs tools inside of its language to be used in building up a website.
CSS: stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS describes how HTML elements are to be displayed on a screen, paper, or in other media. CSS saves a lot of work. It can control the layout of multiple web pages all at once.
CSS: works with HTML in building a website, it help and complement the work of the HTML. What CSS does is to follow the plan of the house you want to build
The work of the CSS is to make sure every tools and system needed to complete the building, the colors, the paint, and roofing of the house is the same thing with the website from grown zero to finish.
Any function the HTML wants to send out, the CSS collects this instruction and rearrange it properly before disposing it to the website. So when you check out a website, the way it’s arranged, the looks, its colors, and the functionality is the collaboration of HTML and CSS.
While the CSS does a great collaboration with HTML, without the HTML the CSS will not function or work well. Mind you without the CSS the HTML will also not come to light because everything the HTML does will be useless without the support and collaboration of CSS.
PHP: is a general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to server-side web development, in which case PHP generally runs on a web server. Any PHP code in a requested file is executed by the PHP runtime, usually to create dynamic web page content or dynamic images used on websites or elsewhere.
PHP: the function of the PHP on a website is like a messenger who takes the message that he received to a website database.
A database is like a big container that keeps all your information that your website will be accommodating, and the name of this database that stored the information that was sent to the database is called MYSQL.
For example; when you enter your Facebook sign up or sing in details, like the name and surname, email or username and password, it will take this information to the database. PHP is also the power engine behind you having access to your website through your login form.
Now, all the details you entered on your sign up page is called a form, and it is the job and function of HTML and CSS. When those details are entered and send, it is the work of the PHP that comes in. Remember that PHP is a messenger who receives and send an instruction to a database.
PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, but it now stands for the recursive acronym PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP code may be embedded into HTML code, or it can be used in combination with various web template systems, web content management systems, and web frameworks.
But prefer breaking it down with our day to day life experience, hope you don’t mind, or if you want me to use their big words sure I can.
Before now, all these languages are what programmers use to build up a website, which means, if you don’t have any knowledge of all of this languages, you cannot design or develop a website. So, programmers who have people like you in mind (beginners and novice), they came together and decide they should make it easier for you to be able to design a website.
One of the content management systems is called WordPress. This particular content management system has the largest community of programmers in the world. You can check other content management system on Google to know about them and to probably study them and get acquainted with their interface, but I promise you will stick to WordPress.
Part of this achievement and development of this amazing innovation by programmers, there are different content management system that has helped so many beginners in and around the world become a webmaster.
But for the sake of this training, we will use the largest, the easiest to use, the most popular and most powerful. Before developing a website you need an idea that can fly.
Do you know that your Online Brand can even be bigger and even generate cash more than your physical business? Very possible, all you need is an idea that can fly. Just like Facebook and Linda Ikeje’s blog and so many others.
The great names today making waves all started as just a website, but the idea behind that website has changed the face of that website to a money-making machine. As you aspire to be successful in this industry, your idea is the most important tools that will stand you out.
Now the very reason why I took all this time out to spell in details the different functions and the basic abilities of all the languages put together, which are the component buckle up to create a content management system; like WordPress and many others.
All the tools you need are embedded inside this CMS know as Content management system (WordPress) this will also get you covered because they have made available easy to use theme and plugins that will help your dream idea come to a reality.
These components perform very unique functionalities that will brighten up the big picture of your ideas. There are other CMS available, take your time to search about them and see if you will like there functionality.
So as I round up with the theory section, I will like us to concentrate on developing a blog. It will shock you to know that a blog is the heartbeat of any website. The idea of a blog is to pass information, and when you do that on a regular basis your blog gets optimized by a search engine.
WordPress has free themes and plugins to do virtual anything, I mean achieve any functionality. It has the ability, embedded into the theme and plugin to allow you or should I say enable you to deliver any result. But most importantly, I advise you don’t use a free theme for a client, go for premium which you have to purchase to get maximum result and complete access.
Does someone ask if a blog can stand on its own? Yes, it can and it can as well be part of an already existing business, company or an organization.
So with that been said, let us have it in mind that without this basic important steps, your website or blog will not see the light of a day.
And when that happens, you will deserve an opportunity to make your website a money-making machine. Because when your blog post regular, people from all works of life will start visiting your blog and to your website of Couse, and if you happen to sale product or render services, am sure you know the answer to that.
Whether you are taking this class because you want to go into blogging and start making cool cash or you want to be a webmaster, in case you don’t know who is a webmaster:
A webmaster is someone who design and develop website/blog and social media for a client, is contracted to help in managing companies, organization, celebrities, politicians and many other clients presence online.
Now after making up your mind on what and why you are taking this class; this is what you will need first and most importantly before you can get started:
1. A Domain Name; a domain name is your website name. A domain name is an address where Internet users can access your website. Because of this, domain names were developed and used to identify entities on the Internet rather than using IP addresses.
2. A Host Plan; a hosting plan is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed on the Internet. … Most hosting companies require that you own your domain in order to host with them.
So in conclusion
An example of a domain extension which is an Internet category is .com for commercial, .org for an organization, .gov for government, .edu for all educational institutions, .mil for military or .net for a network. An example of a domain extension which is a country code is .us, .uk or .de.
We have so many companies that you can purchase a domain name from and we also have good numbers of host companies. But I strongly advise you choose carefully and make sure to always use foreign companies. Make sure you always advise your clients to buy a .com and if possible its extensions.
We have come to the end of this theory part of this class, is now time for practical oriented training. If you subscribe to our live training, please feel free to surf around the site for more insight. But if you subscribe to our online training then we can start the practice immediately.