My mission is to help people feel understood so they can connect with the people they need and continue to do what they love, all through the magic of the internet.

Alisha McFarland

Official Bio

Alisha McFarland is a Website Designer. She has spent the last 25 years mastering the art and science of creating and updating websites for Independent Professionals and Small Businesses.

Alisha's greatest satisfaction is helping people share their unique value and knowledge online. She does this by helping them craft WordPress websites that are clearly written, cleverly designed, solidly built and consistently profitable.

You can read and listen to her at alishamcfarland.com, connect with her on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Pinterest at @alishawordpress or reach out directly via email at alisha@alishamcfarland.com.

Fav Publications

Springfield Business Journal (SBJ)
Since 1980, Springfield Business Journal has been the only regional weekly paper providing comprehensive business news for southwest Missouri.

Biz 417
Biz 417 is the magazine for local business; a business advocate committed to inspiring, developing and connecting entrepreneurs, managers and professionals in southwest Missouri.

417 Magazine
With powerful writing and appealing images, we serve our readers as a guide to the best 417-land experience possible. 417 Magazine is a lifestyle magazine. Our mainstay is personal service—feature articles that include our don’t-miss events calendar, perceptive dining and travel stories and eye-catching spreads on fashion, home décor and outdoor living. 417 also profiles local people whose ideas and actions make impact on our region; we write about trendsetting local businesses, and we do groundbreaking issues coverage.

the Skimm
The Daily Skimm gives you everything you need to know to start your day. We break down what's going on in the world with fresh editorial content.

Fav Events

November 2017 Regional Success Summit [Speaker]
Concentrated training on how to keep your BNI chapter growing and successful. This month's focus was keynote presentations.

2017 BNI Mid America Fall Success Conference - Little Rock  [Speaker]
Each fall, members of BNI Mid America come together for an event that includes training, networking, and fellowship. The conference serves as the training ground for all Leadership and Support Team members to prepare them for a successful and profitable year ahead. I presented a General Session entitled, "BNI Connect, Social Media, and You."

2017 BNI Mid America Fall Success Conference - Springfield MO [Speaker]
Each fall, members of BNI Mid America come together for an event that includes training, networking, and fellowship. The conference serves as the training ground for all Leadership and Support Team members to prepare them for a successful and profitable year ahead. I presented a General Session entitled, "BNI Connect, Social Media, and You."

WordCamp Fayetteville [Speaker]
WordCamp is about WordPress — open source software that now powers more than one quarter of all the websites on earth — but it’s also about bringing people together. I presented a General Session entitled, "WordPress Website = Virtual Assistant."

WordCamp Kansas City [Speaker]
We are the place to learn more about WordPress in Kansas City through weekly work sessions, monthly Meetups, and a yearly WordCamp Conference. I presented a General Session entitled, "WordPress Website = Virtual Assistant."

SPIN66
Engaging thought leaders and trailblazers with inspiring speakers, opportunities for synergistic collisions, and plenty of coffee.

eFactory Accelerator Program Demo Day
Join us and the four other awesome companies from the eFactory Accelerator Program. We will make our final program presentations and share with the world the progress we've made in 12 short weeks.

Memberships

Business Networking International (BNI)

Through weekly meetings and exclusive resources, BNI helps business owners build a strong network that fuels professional growth. By joining BNI, you'll increase your exposure to like-minded professionals, gain referrals from a global network and sharpen your business networking skills with exclusive resources.

ROSIE SGF

ROSIE helps support, assist and serve as an advocate network for current and prospective female founders, business owners and leaders in the Springfield region. ROSIE’s mission is to help connect, partner, collaborate and continue to increase the support and access to resources for women as it relates to professional development, business assistance and leadership. As a ROSIE member, you will be connected to an advocate and mentorship network (over 500 members!), business and professional development resources, events, board training and a board pipeline program.

Springfield Creatives

Springfield Creatives is a collaborative group of local creative professionals committed to the celebration, continued development and promotion of the rich creative community in Springfield, MO and the surrounding areas.

SGF Web Devs

SGF Web Devs is a Meetup group for anyone with a fondness for web technologies. They do not limit meetings to one such topic. Instead the idea is to cover any and all things web. Ranging from the usual suspects (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) they also dive into other topics like programming languages like PHP, Ruby, C# and server technologies.

Springfield UX Design

Springfield UX Design is a Meetup group that talks about User eXperience design (UX). Meetings cover a concept that has many dimensions, including different disciplines—such as interaction design, information architecture, visual design, usability, and human-computer interaction.

Interested in talking?

Here are the topics I like to talk about:

  • WordPress
  • Websites
  • Marketing
  • Design
  • Copywriting
  • Online Scheduling
  • Email Automation
  • Online Payment Processing

Reach out to me:

Phone: (417) 986-4932

Email: alisha@alishamcfarland.com

Skype: alisha.mcfarland

LinkedIn: alishamcfarland

Twitter: @AlishaMcDesign

Facebook: AlishaMcDesign