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PPAedu strives to give photographers the best educational courses on photography techniques and business practices. Many members have already started exploring PPA's online education platform, watching videos and building a personalized program of business and photography courses. And that's just the tip of the iceberg: in addition to the on-demand programming, PPAedu offers live webinars and workshops! PP''s got several live webinars coming up in December and January, read on for all the details:

Live Webinars:

In December and January, we'll be covering a wide-range of topics including marketing, SEO and health insurance reform. You can watch these webinars from your own computer (or tablet!) and have an opportunity to ask questions. Better yet, if you're not a PPA member, you can get a taste of PPAedu by attending any live webinar for free. PPA members can access all recordings of the classes, but if you aren't a member, this is a great opportunity to learn a thing or two, on us (and maybe down the road you'll finally see why 26,500 photographers chose to operate with PPA)! So here's the upcoming schedule of live and (free!) webinars, open to all:

December 12, 2013 - 2 pm ET
With Angela Pointon

Do you have a great studio but need a little help marketing yourself? Pennsylvania photographer and marketing expert, Angela Pointon, will walk you through how to set up a marketing plan for your business. She'll discuss the elements of a killer marketing plan, how to build a plan and how to stick to the plan.
We've been talking a lot about social media lately with our "Be More...Social" blog series. So far, we've provided some social media tips for photographers on why you should get involved with social media (and the lingo you should know), the top six social platforms to consider using and how to develop a social media strategy. 

We hope these blog posts have gotten you pumped up to be involved with social media (or if you're already involved, we hope you got some great ideas), but if you're looking for even more social media advice, consider watching the PPAedu online course "Best Practices for Social Networking." 

In this course, instructor Lindsay Adler, who authored the book "Social Networking Essentials for Photographers," will share her 10 best ways to be efficient and effective with your social networking efforts. Topics she'll cover include Search Engine Optimization (for more SEO advice, watch the "Pitfalls of SEO" course with Brett Snyder, Director of SEO at Nebo) and how to become a resource for your target audience. 

So what's PPAedu? It's the latest member benefit from PPA - a personalized, online education platform with over 150 HD videos available 24/7 and more being added every month! If you're a PPA member the video of the class is available to watch at your convenience 24/7... at no extra cost. For those who aren't PPA members, you can always subscribe to PPAedu and enjoy this big educational buffet. 

On the PPAedu dashboard, once you answer a series of questions that focus on your business, you'll get your personalized recommendations for courses in four technical and four business categories of online courses. You'll then be able to watch any of these courses, tutorials, classes, coaching sessions, etc. on-demand for free, as long as your PPA membership or PPAedu subscription is valid.

If you're still wondering if this is the right educational platform for you, check out how some PPAedu users feel about it:

"I am so excited about the educational videos being a part of our membership. I have purchased them in the past and they were getting costly to keep up. I really feel this value added benefit will make me a stronger photographer!" - Angela Singleton 

"It only took watching one video to get me hooked! I got a lot of what I have been wanting to learn. Very excited!" - Andrea Taylor, CPP

"The whole PPAedu experience is a lot of fun. It is hard to believe this is included as a member benefit. Wow!" - Stewart Powers, M.Photog.Cr., API

"I took the PPAedu self-assessment and I have to tell you that this is a fantastic idea. Thank you PPA and PPAedu instructors for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. If you haven't seen this yet I highly suggest you take a look." - Paul Robinson

Ready to get started with PPAedu? Join PPA or subscribe to PPAedu to take the self-assessment now and access the courses. 


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