If you are a U.S. Veteran, running your own personal Website or sole proprietor business, all you have to do is register and let me know how I can help. Easy as 1,2,3!
I am also honored to help fallen hero’s families to establish a Memorial or Foundation WordPress site/Blog in honor of their loved ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
I’ve always been passionate about our Veterans. My Father, Uncle, Aunt, Sister and my Husband are all Vets. Besides giving regularly and often to Lone Survivor Foundation, Special Operations Warriors Foundation, WWP and PVA I wanted to do more.
Having run my online business coaching firm for over 20 years and being an established Business Coach and WordPress Consultant, I was contacted on a regular basis by Veterans looking for help with their WordPress sites — and I had a really hard time charging them. It is my way, albeit a small one, to offer some payback!
Helping those, who due to their bravery and sacrifice I have been able to live the American Dream, is the least I can do.
Helping those who have served our Country!
This was created as a resource U.S. Military veterans to get the help and support they deserve when starting a new Website or Web business (sole-proprietors).
- How does your WPVets program work?
It’s as easy as 1,2,3!
- Submit your Membership application. Don’t worry your info is for my eyes only!
- Once your application is approved, you’ll get a confirmation e-mail from me with further instructions.
- You ask questions, I’ll provide reliable answers!
- How are you able to help every Veteran that applies?
Sometimes it requires a bit of overtime — I am one person with only so many hours in a day. I choose those individual Veterans that need my help most when approving applications and take a lot of things into consideration when making this determination. The more information you can provide the better when submitting your application!
- Do you help the families of fallen soldiers?
If your family member paid the greatest sacrifice, I will be honored to help you set up a Memorial or Foundation WordPress website in honor of your fallen Hero for only the cost of hosting (for Memorial sites I recommend GoDaddy for hosting @ $4-8/mo). Apply to find out more…
- What type of stuff can you help with?
From simple stuff like how to customize colors, widgets or plugins to troubleshooting an error message. You’ll get step-by-step direction on how to accomplish what you desire, or, you have the option of providing your login info for me to go in and take care of business for you.
- General “How To” Questions
- Business Model and Best Practices
- Hosting and Theme Selection
- WordPress Updates, Setup, Security, Backups
- Theme Uploads
- Adding or Modifying your theme’s header image.
- RSS / Feedburner Setup and Customization
- Spam Prevention
- Error Message Troubleshooting
- Plugin Suggestions, Plugin Installation, Plugin Setup
- Theme Style Tweaking
- Widgets and Widgetized Areas
- Social Media Setup and Use
- SEO Suggestions and Recommendations
- What type of stuff do you NOT cover?
I’ll do my best to help you with all of your WordPress, eCommerce and Website needs based on my over 20 years of online experience. As I am sure you can understand, to focus solely on Veterans, I am unable to extend my pro bono services to consultants who need help with their client Websites. If your clients are Veterans, they are more than welcome to apply and request assistance directly.
- How can I pay you back? There are those who want to pay something — they aren’t into “charity”. In that case, feel free to use this link. Or maybe I would love to have one of those handcrafted items you’re making! Help is not contingent on your ability to pay.
- How quickly can I expect a response?
I’m here and online every business day between 9a-5p CENTRAL TIME. You’ll usually get an answer pretty quickly.
“Non nobis solum nati sumus. (Not for ourselves alone are we born.)”
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero