You want a pro website, but you can’t afford the pro price tag, right?
Trust me, I get that. It’s hard to shell out that much, especially when you are just starting out.
But you want to do it right.
You don’t want to use one of those builder websites (like Squarespace, Wix, Weebly or Showit), because you totally understand that easier doesn’t mean better.
And you know, because you’ve done your homework, that once you build it on one of those builders, that you are basically stuck with them forever.
Stuck paying their ever increasing fees…
Stuck with paying for every little extra thing…
And if they go under or you just want to move to another platform… Stuck rebuilding everything you created, with no way to transfer it to something more permanent.
That’s why you want to go with WordPress.
The other thing you know is that you don’t know where to start, and that’s where DIY a WordPress Website comes in.
After you take this course you will:
- =Have a gorgeous website that attracts your ideal clients
- =Have complete control of your website + your content
- =Gain a complete mastery and understanding of WordPress
- =Have a checklist for always creating a great blog
- =Get feedback + help in our community of like-minded folks
- =Learn a valuable skill that you can use again and again
- =Be able to help all your friends manage their websites too (Kidding - you can charge them for it.)
Do you really think I can do this?
Well, I mean, I totally believe that anyone can do anything that they set their mind to.
That being said, I don’t think my grandma could do this without a lot of hand holding. (No offense Frannie!)
This Course isn’t for you if…
- =You get overwhelmed easily.
- =You aren't good with tech stuff.
- =Your kids have to set up your phone for you.
- =Your computer was purchased pre-2000.
Otherwise, I totally know you can do this. And I’ll be here to help you along the way.
Here’s What You’ll Find Inside:
- Website Basics: An Overview
- How to choose and purchase your domain
- Hosting – what is it, and how do you get it
- What is ftp and how to use it (because sometimes you need to)
- Why WordPress is your best option + how to install it
- User Experience
- Identifying Your Audience
- Planning the website
- What is a Theme and how do I choose one?
- What is a Sitemap and how do I plan that?
- Nailing the Vibe of your Brand
- Branding & Color Schemes
- Pictures for your website
- Choosing fonts
- Copywriting (not Copyrighting – that’s something else)
- WordPress: An Overview
- Installing WordPress & Connecting your Domain
WordPress Dashboard Intro
- Important Settings
- Theme Installation
- Google Analytics
- SEO (search engine optimization)
- Email Marketing
- Opt-ins and autoresponders
- A community where you can ask questions and get support
- A swipe file of my favorite plugins and design resources
- The Anatomy of a Blog Post Checklist
- Launching Your Website Checklist
Want a sneak peak?
Is there support available?
Yep. You will have access to a private group in my free community. I’ll be in there regularly, and you can ask for help and/or feedback from me + any other members.
What else do I need to pay for besides this course?
You will need to pay for website hosting. GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress basic plan is more than adequate.
You can also get your email address through your hosting, or you can use Google Suite, which does add a small cost.
If you want a free option for your email marketing, you can go with Aweber or Mailchimp.
Either way you go, nothing is free, but there isn’t anyone trying to always upcharge you for minor add-ons.
What's wrong with Squarespace?
Don’t get me started.
Squarespace is average at best when it comes to powering a website. There are a limited number of templates, and they aren’t as customizable as they make them out to be.
For true customization, you have to be able to access the style sheet, and that’s not possible on the basic account.
They also nickel and dime you for services that don’t need to be paid for. Like analytics, contact forms, and ecommerce solutions. You can’t even have a full ecommerce store without paying for the highest package.
Finally, if you export your site and try to move it to anything else, you can only move the content, not the design.
What's wrong with Wix and or Weebly?
Basically everything I said about Squarespace, except that you can’t export your website to another platform at all.
What's wrong with Showit?
Showit is overpriced WordPress.
You can read all of my thoughts on it here.