Learn from a professional designer and work on your own schedule while saving major moolah. Not only will you be able to build your website yourself, you'll have the skills to make changes and additions to it whenever you want without hiring a designer!
Learn by Doing
Learn at your own pace - watch, pause and rewatch any video lesson on your own schedule. Take as long as you need to complete the course or blaze through it as fast as you can! You'll learn the skills needed to set up, build and maintain your site after launch.
Customize your site
Design your website to reflect your unique brand and build it around your business goals. Whether you are offering a service, want more email subscribers, are focusing on social media or just want to share your knowledge, you'll be able to tailor your site to fit your needs.
Understand how it all works
A website is more than just a pretty thing to look at
Learn how to plan your website so you can focus on what it actually needs. Discover strategies for creating content that visitors (and Google) will love! Receive tips for effective page layouts that will help guide visitors through your site and lead to more conversions.
You will learn everything you need to update your site after you launch, or create more websites!
Wondering if this course is right for you?
This course is perfect for you if...
Still not sure if the program is right for you?
I'd be happy to answer your questions and have a quick chat about the course before you enroll!
Do I need to be a tech geek?
No, but you should be somewhat comfortable with using the computer, internet and online software programs in general. But don't worry, we will go through the tech stuff step-by-step on video so you can see exactly what we are doing and follow along at your own pace.
While there are plenty of free WordPress themes available, they may not have the best support or range of features and layouts.
I suggest the Divi Theme from Elegant Themes, and will be using Divi in this course to show you how to design and build your site.
You will receive a copy of Divi or your choice of themes from Elegant Themes with your course access, to get you started. You will need to purchase a licence to receive updates and theme support from Elegant Themes.
I am not a "creative" type. Will this course be good for me?
Absolutely! This course will give you the basics of good design that you'll be able to use on your website and other aspects of your marketing and branding.
Is copywriting included in this course?
We will get into creating a content plan and developing keywords and appropriate content for our audience, but we won't get into specifics of what to write (each business is so different, it would be impossible to cover everything in one course). In addition to helpful content guidelines, you will have access to some of my favourite copywriting resources.
Can I get a refund if I don't like the course?
I want you to be happy with your investment in the Website Whiz course, but If you're not, you can request a full refund within the first 14 days by sharing your homework and a link to your live page and receipt. (I just need to make sure you're not changing your mind on a whim and that what I'm teaching you is on the up and up. If it wasn't I wouldn't be out of a job!)
Do I have to have a WordPress website installed?
Not yet! If you don't have WordPress, hosting and a domain set up yet, we will cover that in Module 1 with video instructions to walk you through setting up a self-hosted WordPress website.
What other costs are there?
WordPress itself is free, but you will need to purchase a domain name, hosting and a theme.
I have partnered with reliable and reputable companies that know WordPress and have listed them on my Resources page. You can see my suggestions for hosting, domains, themes and plugins there
Why do you use WordPress?
WordPress is one of the most recognized and reliable website platforms in the world and has a huge network of developers that are constantly improving it. For the DIYer, there are a ton of amazing plugins and themes to do just about anything you need without knowing how to code. Out of the major website builders and platforms, WordPress has the best reputation for good SEO practices.
I've never used WordPress before - will you teach me how?
Yes, there is a full module dedicated to WordPress basics such as creating pages and posts, installing themes and plugins, and how to make changes to the default configurations. I'll even show you what plugins I use to make my clients' websites more effective and efficient.
Your Website Whiz enrolment also includes access to my full WordPress Video Training Library so you can learn all the basics plus more complicated stuff like how to set up Google Analytics!
Can I really set up my whole site in a week?
Yes!! The time it takes for each person to go through the course will vary depending on how much time they can dedicate, how tech-savvy they are and how much they have prepared in advance. However, it is completely possible to go through this course and have a finished PRO website to show off in a week!
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Well hello there 🙂
I am an entrepreneur, graphic designer, web developer and college instructor. I work with entrepreneurs to create custom online solutions that bring their dream websites to life!
I'm really passionate about helping small businesses carve out a unique spot for themselves on the web; it's amazing to be a part of their success as they grow their businesses online. The one thing I don't like is having to turn away people who can't afford our custom services, especially when I can see the potential of their vision and have tons of ideas on how to make it happen.
Between finding a reliable designer that fits your budget, and all of the DIY options available, it can be difficult figuring out where to start or exactly what's involved in setting up a website. I see a lot of business owners become overwhelmed with trying to go it alone. With that in mind I created the Website Whiz course to help business owners and entrepreneurs like you navigate the task of building your own website and come out with a professional online space that you can be proud of!