Janet Schaper – Geekette

I am a professional website developer / designer, and web marketing consultant, with over 30 years of experience in high tech software development, applications, and support. I have a Master’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Santa Clara.

In addition to enjoying all things computer related, I am a huge Doodle fan!  Any spare time is spent enjoying the great outdoors with my Labradoodle, Remy Martin.  Let me help you with your Computer problems!

Leveraging my diverse background in software development, applications and customer support in Silicon Valley, I can offer you a very personal and custom computer help experience.  I not only enjoy resolving computer issues for people, but also teaching new techniques and software apps, which can help you get the most out of your computer/tablet/phone.  For folks who have come from the corporate world and who are used to having an “IT person” to help them resolve problems with their computer, I can fill this need.  For us older folks who don’t have kids around to keep us up to date with the latest and greatest, I can provide that requirement, as well.  I am a very patient person, and I am willing to spend as much time as you need, teaching you new software, or teaching you how to troubleshoot your computer or mobile device.

I have always been interested in amateur photography (I love taking pictures of my Doodle), and I can show you methods and apps related to storing/cataloging/editing and sharing your photos.  I also spend a fair amount of time on social media, so if you are interested in getting started on any platform such as Facebook or Instagram, I can show you the ropes.  It’s a great way to stay in touch with your family, especially kids and grand kids who have forgotten how to use the telephone.  🙂

I have been in the website design/development field for over 8 years, building and promoting many different types of websites for small businesses & bloggers.  If you would like to have website or a blog, or want to get started selling on Facebook or Etsy or some other e-Commerce platform, of course I can help you out there!  I have taught several people how to set up their own blog, using WordPress, it is a lot easier than you would imagine!  If you are trying to learn from a book or a YouTube video, it can be difficult, but if you have someone show you “hands on”, it is not as far out of reach as you would think!  Especially if you are comfortable with “Word Processing” and “Web Applications”.

For those who want the “bullet list” of my skills and expertise, here it is!

  • All things WordPress

    • WordPress core questions & problem solving

    • Installing and configuring plugins

    • Menus/sidebars/pages/posts

    • Email Marketing

    • Social Media connections

    • Photo processing for web

    • Basic Graphics

    • Website security & backup

    • E-Commerce (plugins such as WooCommerce)

    • Photo Galleries

  • Web Marketing

    • All things SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

    • All things Analytics (Google Analytics, SEMRush, Google Search Console…)

    • Google My Business (get that local pin on the Google Map)

  • Printer / Scanner  Installation & Troubleshooting

  • Roku / Amazon Firestick Streaming Video & TV setup

  • Interfacing Mobile Devices with your computer

  • Email: Gmail, Outlook, Webmail, Mac Mail

  • Browser and Internet Issues or Setup

    • How to set up and customize browser for optimum use

    • Online shopping

    • Using Search Engines

    • Social Media Access

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Photo Processing and Management

    • Google Photos

    • Apple Photos

    • Editing photos for optimum exposure / color.  Cropping.  Photo Effects, printing size / resolution

    • Creating Albums & Sharing

    • Storage locally and in the cloud (free cloud storage such as GoogleDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud)

    • Printing: Commercial or your own printer

  • Social Media: Connect with friends and family

    • Setup Facebook / Nextdoor / LinkedIn / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest

    • How to manage account privacy

    • Facebook Business Pages

    • LinkedIn Business Pages

    • Sharing Photos / Videos

  • Creating Blog or Online Store

    • WordPress Blog

    • WordPress Store

    • Facebook Store – Shopify

    • Etsy

    • eBay

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