Set Up and Manage Online Stores with Shopify

Shopify is one of the most popular platforms for setting up an online store for any type of ecommerce business. In light of the global pandemic and the subsequent growth in ecommerce, there is a great demand for freelancers with solid Shopify skills! In this course, you will learn a step-by-step process to building an online Shopify store from scratch. You will also discover how to build a profitable service managing your clients’ ongoing ecommerce responsibilities.
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Course curriculum

  • 1
    • Shopify Course Introduction
  • 2
    MODULE 1: Shopify Introduction
    • Download Module One Handout
    • LESSON 1: Introduction to Shopify
    • LESSON 2: Say Hello to Shopify
    • LESSON 3: Shopify Tour
    • Lesson 3A: Shopify Account Options
    • LESSON 4: Shopify Support
    • Module One Resources
  • 3
    MODULE 2: Ecommerce Essentials
    • Download Module Two Handout
    • LESSON 1: Ecommerce Terminology
    • LESSON 2: Ecommerce Essentials
    • LESSON 3: Ecommerce SEO
    • LESSON 4: Shopify Settings
    • Ecommerce Essentials Mindmap
    • Ecommerce Essentials Checklist
    • Module Two Resources
  • 4
    MODULE 3: Create Shopify Website
    • Download Module Three Handout
    • LESSON 1: Design Essentials
    • LESSON 2A: Using a Custom Domain
    • LESSON 2B: Custom Domains Demo
    • LESSON 3A: Shopify Themes
    • LESSON 3B: Theme Editor
    • LESSON 4: Using Hatchful Logo Maker
    • LESSON 5: Creating a Coming Soon Page
    • LESSON 6A: Adding Pages
    • LESSON 6B: Embed a Google Map
    • LESSON 7: Adding Navigation
    • Module Three Resources
  • 5
    MODULE 4: Set Up Shop
    • Download Module Four Handout
    • LESSON 1: Adding Products
    • LESSON 2A: Tags and Product Types
    • LESSON 2B: Variants and the Bulk Editor
    • LESSON 3A: Creating Collections
    • LESSON 3B: Using Collections
    • LESSON 4: Checkout Customizations
    • Module Four Resources
  • 6
    MODULE 5: Launch & Beyond
    • Download Module Five Handout
    • LESSON 1A: Testing and Cart Checkout
    • LESSON 1B: Cart Checkout Demo
    • LESSON 2A Adding a Blog
    • LESSON 2B: Other Features to Build Buzz
    • LESSON 3A: Shopify Marketing Features
    • LESSON 3B: Shopify Marketing Demo
    • LESSON 3C: Email Settings
    • LESSON 3D: Shopify Email Demo
    • LESSON 4A: Sales Channels
    • LESSON 4B: Shopify Buy Button
    • LESSON 5: Store Launch
    • Module Five Resource
  • 7
    MODULE 6: Shopify Services
    • Download Module Six Handout
    • LESSON 1: Shopify Services Part 1
    • LESSON 2: Shopify Services Part 2
    • LESSON 3: Course Wrap-up
    • Module Six Resources


  • Susan Weeks

    Susan Weeks

    Technology Instructor

    Susan Weeks wears several online hats. Online marketing & content marketing consultant, podcast host of the Stitchery Stories podcast, podcast producer, mentor, and technical training.She started her professional career as a mainframe computer programmer, working in the automotive industry and international banking, whilst living in the North of England. An opportunity to study for a Training & Development qualification whilst at Nissan laid a strong foundation which paved the way for a major opportunity at her next corporate job. Susan developed and delivered technical training programmes to enable the company to expand with a pipeline of experienced and trained staff ready to work with international banking clients. This grew into establishing a training department and managing and growing a team of trainers to serve the rapidly expanding and successful organization.Fast forward a few years and a few unexpected life experiences. Her online career developed whilst living in France, when her son was old enough to go to school, so Susan set about finding a way to take the best of her professional IT career and earn a living in rural France. She discovered VAClassroom in 2008 and has been a part of the community since those early days.Imagine her delight at this latest evolution of her career.... Creating technical training for VAClassroom University. She gets to combine her love of training and helping people to be the best they can be, with her love of learning, her technical IT skills, and an interesting online business. Susan is delighted that these strands have come together. She hopes you will be equally delighted with learning new skills and growing your business around them. Let's get started!

Course Reviews

  • Shopify

    Tricia Hiebert

    Great course, Susan!! I feel so much better prepared to head into a Shopify store build for a client.

    Great course, Susan!! I feel so much better prepared to head into a Shopify store build for a client.

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  • Mastering Shopify

    Claudia White

    A very good overview of what can be done by a Shopify Expert. There is really a lot of areas that you can become an expert in from setting up the shop to fo...

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    A very good overview of what can be done by a Shopify Expert. There is really a lot of areas that you can become an expert in from setting up the shop to focusing only on maintenance. As the course facilitator said, you just need to learn all you can about it and then decide which of the six areas you will focus on to provide as a freelance service. Next for me is to learn and do the exams in the Shopify Academy.

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