You want a website. You NEED a website. You've got a great business idea, a growing business, or a blog and you need a home base online. Can you build your own website?
You want complete control. You don't want (or can't afford) a designer, and you want to Do It Yourself!
There's tons of information and tutorials out there. Go to it. Build your own website!
If only it was that easy!
To build your own website is a lot like building a house. It can be overwhelming, time consuming and frustrating.
Like building a house, you need blueprints. You need the right tools, skills and direction to make it all come together the right way.
Sometimes, it can be hard to figure out where to start!
You COULD Hire Someone.
There are a lot of reputable website designers. You could work with someone and get your website done for you!
Sure, it will cost you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
Sure, you'll have a ton of back-and-forth emails while you try to communicate your vision to someone else.
And sure, you'll have a professionally designed site afterwards -- but will you be able to maintain it? Can you update it? Or will that cost you MORE money??
Can you afford the time, energy and financial investment long term to hire a designer?
You CAN Do It Yourself.
All you need to build your own website is the Step-by-Step instructions.
With the DIY Your WordPress Website course, I'll show you how to:
- set up your hosting and domain name
- choose and install a theme
- choose and coordinate a branded look
- customize your theme to work for you
- download and install all the necessary plugins
- make all the widgets work together
- integrate your social media and email marketing links
and generally make your website do exactly what you want it to do.
You CAN have complete control.
And it isn't actually that hard! No more having to wait on someone else's timetable, email back and forth, or panic because you accidentally "broke" something.
You'll know your site inside and out, because you built it.
The Terms of Wordpress Websites Part 1 The Terms of WordPress Websites Part 2 Terms of Website Building Worksheet (to go with the video) WordPress.com vs WordPress.org Choosing a Host Choosing a Domain Name Choosing your Domain Name Worksheet
What is the purpose of your website? Creating a Site Map Choosing a Theme
What is a Plugin? How to Install a WordPress Plugin The Essential WordPress Plugins Plugins checklist Setting up Jetpack Setting up Akismet Setting up AutoOptimize Setting up UpDraftPlus - Backup/Restore Setting up WP Super Cache Setting Up MonsterInsights Setting Up MonsterInsights
What is a brand? Branding for Beginners Workbook How to create your brand Brand Board Template and Sample
Elements of a Good Logo Your Website Header How to Upload a Graphic to your WordPress Website Graphic templates you can use on your site
The Essential Pages How to create a page on your WordPress Website Elements of Every Page The About Page Your Legal Pages Legal Pages Templates The Work with Me Page The Blog Page The Home Page
How to Create and Edit a Menu What is a Widget? How to manage widgets
Yoast Tutorial Canva Tutorial Gutenberg Tutorial How to Write a Post Before you publish checklist
What is the purpose of your site? Static home page or dynamic? The Elements of every Main Page How to design your main page layout
Connect your Payment Processer