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Wix Launches WixEd, A Free Online School For Website Design

TechCrunch

DIY website creator Wix wants to make starting a career in web design as easy as it’s made building your own site.

Today, the company is launching WixEd, a free online education program that teaches Wix users everything they need to know to launch their own website design business.

The course consists of three parts: Wix Webmaster, which teaches web design with the tools Wix provides, and two business and marketing classes that cover all aspects of running a small business with intros to SEO, e-commerce, accounting, and photography.

A group of Wix instructors are on call to answer questions and review the homework that’s assigned after each section, including building a website for a real small business client.

“It’s not only about building websites, it’s about being the person who is responsible for the online presence of a small business,” says Yuval Finkelstein, who is running the WixEd program for Wix. “All of the strengths that online marketing had two…

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