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Winter Vacation from Teaching Internet Marketing

October 14th, 2008

Today I want to offer a special “Thank You!” to everyone who has been inquiring about our SEO, AdWords, and Blogging classes.  I really appreciate your interest and I feel I owe you an explanation of why there are no classes scheduled right now.

But first, I want to mention how greatly I enjoyed the classes from September 29 to October 3.  I forgot to get a picture of the students as I have before, but the turnout was fantastic.  As always, there was a wide variety of backgrounds.  We had web developers, web hosts, entrepreneurs, marketers, and employees – all learning these valuable Internet marketing skills.

But now it is October, and I’ve decided to take a break from teaching for a few months.  Here’s why.

1.  I’m a little behind in some client work and really need to focus on keeping them successful, especially during these tricky financial times.

2.  November and December are holiday months and it is typically tricky to fill classrooms while everyone is traveling and vacationing.

3.  I am doing some extra volunteer work (50 hours) during October.

4.  I am starting to work on some new classes on Social Media and New Media.  (I’m really excited about both those topics.)

5.  I want to start creating a regular podcast by the end of the year.

6.  Jason and I are working ferociously on creating a new e-commerce website.  (We’re just getting started, but it will sell housekeeping carts.)

Note:  I’m documenting what we are doing and hope to have an upcoming class (or webinar) on e-commerce best practices.

7.  Jason and I are attending a conference in November in NYC.  This is due to point 6 above.

So given all of the above, our next set of classes will start up in January.  I’m sorry if this is inconvenient to any of you, but I promise that the classes will continue to get better as we fine-tune and improve them.

I’ll post the new 2009 schedule soon, I promise.