LaWanda Earl-Scott with over 30 years of leadership and participation in the fields of education and community services. She is a strong, creative and concerned educator. LaWanda continues to have leadership duties as a Youth Facilitator over the years such as; Project Wonder a inner city youth Summer Camp Program, D.C., Job-Alike Mentor for Early Childhood high school students, Maryland and SCAN facilitator program working on strengthening families, Northern Virginia. "I believe girls can build friendships, while developing lasting positive changes in their mind-sets."

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LaWanda Earl-Scott

- LaWanda

Q: Could you describe your experience working with me?

"As a novice with the current technology, I found myself praying for guidance. I went to a Facebook group I hadn't gone on in a while and there was Julia making herself available to set up a free WEBSITE, and she chose .thatgirlconnections.org. Julia adjusted and learned more about the things we could do with WIX. I feel like a Big Winner and frankly, I've received big points from visitors on my site. Also, Julia taught and encouraged me to learn enough to update my website myself with little assistance. Julia, you’re AMAZING."

The Beginning

LaWanda and I started working together after she replied to a post I posted on the Facebook group we were both a part of. I was offering my website design skill for free for anyone that needed a website. Now you might be wondering why I did that. The reason behind my act of kindness was to expand my portfolio. I was aware that I had a talent for website design, but I did not have any websites to show for it. The websites I made during my e-commerce era had been deleted. It was too expensive to keep dead websites alive that I was no longer using. As beautiful as they were, 2020 was not the year to keep paying for things that weren't necessary. 

The websites I made during my e-commerce era had been deleted. It was too expensive to keep dead websites alive that I was no longer using. As beautiful as they were, 2020 was not the year to keep paying for things that weren't necessary. Fortunately for me, my Facebook post attracted many people, and one of the people I chose was LaWanda. She was an absolute gem to work with. At the very start, we had a 2-hour zoom call talking about her needs and desires, and every step of the way, she was clear on what she needed and helped me understand her vision! She did ease any anxiety that I had with working with a new client.

- LaWanda

Q: Would you recommend me to other people? If yes, why?

"Yes, Why? This is my list: productive use with time...fast response to questions...major recommendations which helped with our Vision for the site...just so creative, professional, and attentive. Details Details Details."

The Process

What I loved about her business was the mission behind it. "We strive to change the mindsets of girls, so they believe in themselves and what they can accomplish. Teaching entrepreneurial and economic principles built for prosperity." (About page on thatgirlconnections.org). As a young adult myself, I really appreciated the fact that she was putting her time and energy into helping the new generation. I felt like it was an honor and privilege to work with someone as kind as she was.

What was also very lovely with working on thatgirlconnections.org was finding ways to express the importance of her nonprofit; as someone who made websites for products working on a nonprofit organization website allowed me to use my talents differently. There was more heart needed for her site, and it made me realize how much I enjoyed creating sites, even if they were outside my comfort zone.

We worked together for about a month. I worked on her site like it was my own, of course with check-ins to make sure LaWanda was still satisfied. There were even points where we worked together, selecting photos she wanted and designing her logo together. After every check-up, it felt very satisfying seeing her website come to life. As the days went by it started to feel like I was part of her team!

We had to first break down her vision and what the website needed and did not need. Those needs became the navigation bar. From there, I designed a look for each page that expressed what that page was about. How could I get the attention of her future clients? One page was done, and I got the thumbs up from her. It was time to move on to the next page or task.

We worked together for about a month. I worked on her site like it was my own, of course with check-ins to make sure LaWanda was still satisfied. There were even points where we worked together, selecting photos she wanted and designing her logo together. After every check-up, it felt very satisfying seeing her website come to life. As the days went by it started to feel like I was part of her team! We had to first break down her vision and what the website needed and did not need. Those needs became the navigation bar. From there, I designed a look for each page that expressed what that page was about. How could I get the attention of her future clients? One page was done, and I got the thumbs up from her. It was time to move on to the next page or task.

What I loved about her business was the mission behind it. "We strive to change the mindsets of girls, so they believe in themselves and what they can accomplish. Teaching entrepreneurial and economic principles built for prosperity." (About page on thatgirlconnections.org). As a young adult myself, I really appreciated the fact that she was putting her time and energy into helping the new generation. I felt like it was an honor and privilege to work with someone as kind as she was. What was also very lovely with working on thatgirlconnections.org was finding ways to express the importance of her nonprofit; as someone who made websites for products working on a nonprofit organization website allowed me to use my talents differently. There was more heart needed for her site, and it made me realize how much I enjoyed creating sites, even if they were outside my comfort zone.

- LaWanda

"Positive-Although I am a business owner I was in a crisis regarding the funding for the website and when I chose to work together with Julia I only received great returns. Negative.. She's leaving us. Ugh!"


Q: What were the positives and negatives of working with me?

The End Result

Finally, the day came when the website was done. Even though our journey had been short, I enjoyed every step. Seeing a creation go from non-existence to thriving made me realize how much I loved creating sites. I loved seeing people excited and overjoyed with having a place to express their business and dream. This is what inspired J.E. Templates.

. A place where I could create sites for the masses and have more and more people moving into their next era of life. I was able to combine my knowledge of e-commerce and my skills for website design and morph them into what you see now. This is only the beginning, and I hope to use my talents far and wide. Thank you, LaWanda, for helping me unlock a passion I didn't realize existed.

- LaWanda

"Yes, Why? This is my list: productive use with time...fast response to questions...major recommendations which helped with our Vision for the site...just so creative, professional, and attentive. Details Details Details."

Q: Would you recommend me to other people? If yes, why?

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What if I'm not tech savvy?

Can You Customize The Template For Me?

How do I launch my site?

Can I use my own fonts and colors?

How Do I Customize This Template?

Are the Templates Customizable?

IS Showit SEO friendly?

Is There Anything Else I Need?

What if I have issues with my template or Showit?

Can I add my Wordpress Blog to Showit?

How much is Showit?

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