Volunteer Experience: I love helping people - so I decided to help with the online presence of some smaller businesses who just can't afford to pay for my services in order to grow their business.
I work as an online Consultant for Hotel Internazionale Ischia, which is a beautiful family run hotel and is located in Barano on the island of Ischia - with an outdoor swimming pool with thermal water and 39 rooms.
When I first approached them, they had a semi functional website with a pretty outdated design.
I wrote a bespoke CMS for them to handle day to day printing of the restaurant menu and also to manage the new site that I build using WordPress. I focused in particular on SEO, and created for them a website with almost 2000 pages in order to help holiday seekers to find them on the www. I also created pages with (automatically) up to date ferry times and other local information that might be of interest for anyone who is looking to stay on the island. All pages are now in Italiano, English and Deutsch - Before the website was only in Italiano and Deutsch.
CELTA Galápagos is helping to educate the local population, thereby decreasing the demand for foreign workers and reducing strain to the delicate ecosystem, with the aim of combining quality teacher training with enriching sustainable development projects and opportunities to explore the wonders of the Galápagos Islands.Unfortunately CELTA Galápagos had a website that was not really showing up on Google and other major search engines, so they nearly had to close down this project.I rebuild the website and worked hard to ensure that this will not happen. Well after all it also depends on what they offer, but so far it seemss now that they found enough participants to continue their cause.
I work as an online Consultant for Spätzleexpress, which is a beautiful local eatery based in Berlin - serving delicious south German specialities.
First I wrote a bespoke CMS for Spätzleexpress using ColdFusion and Microsoft SQL Server publishing SEO optimised static HTML pages (responsive CSS) in order to grow overall site traffic and therefore also to grow business revenue.
Once the online presence from Spätzleexpress significantly improved I converted this site from Handcrafted ColdFusion to WordPress. This enabled me to build my own plugins and child themes in WordPress to keep the site management for the business owner to a minimum effort and myself to go back to coding in PHP.