Would you like to have a website that looks amazing and that you are happy to show off to the world?
Would you like to have a website that has all the bells and whistles and that you can manage yourself?
Would you like to know how to build multiple websites quickly and easily?
Hi, I’m Julie Hall, founder of Women Unlimited and small business web design agency, Springmedia. I have put together this course to take you step by step through the process of creating and setting up your website in WordPress. Simply. Easily. Having taught hundreds of small business owners how to build their own websites in a day, I decided it was time to put this course online so that you can learn how to create your own amazing websites at your own pace.
I will share with you all the things you need to know to create your own fabulous website that you can be proud of. This video series will take you through the process of creating your own website, but also the applied principles of how to create a site that looks great. I’ll share with you the tips and tricks that you can use that will turn your website from looking homemade to looking like it has been created by a professional.
It doesn’t take just a great design to make a website sing… It takes strategy and clarity. To help you with this, I will also give you strategies, tips and worksheets along with recorded webinars to help you really develop a powerful online presence.
Be proud of your website
Your website is your showcase to the world. No matter how big or small you are, people will want to check you out online. Ask yourself honestly, does your website reflect what you want to project to the world? Does it show your best side? Do you feel looooaaaads of pride when you give people your website address?
WordPress is the most used content management system on the internet today with over 24% (!) of all websites being built using their framework. As an open source (meaning free) platform, WordPress has loads of themes and tools that you can use straight away at no additional cost to really make your website amazing.
What does that mean for you?
- It means no more excuses!
- It means that there are literally thousands of off the peg designs that you can use right now to create a fantastic looking website.
- It means that you can take complete control of your website and not be reliant on anyone else
- It means you don’t have to be embarrassed anymore that your website is not up to scratch
- It means that you can do almost anything on your own website for little to no cost
BUT there’s a problem… It can be a little overwhelming when you are trying to learn a new technology. After working with loads of website clients and WordPress students, I know what the problems are that you come up against and know how to help you through. This course is being delivered over the month of June to give you time to really work on each element of your site. You’ll have time to try things out and then ask questions in the webinars for anything that’s causing you any problems.
I decided to go on the WordPress workshop because I wanted have the capability to manage my website myself. I quickly overcame my initial fears and got a gasp of it all. Since then, I have gone on to create 3 different websites which I manage myself with so much ease.
Viv Oyolu, Dream Corner & Divine Communications Trust
Why this course?
This course has been developed specifically for small business owners just like you. Targeted towards your queries and requirements.
You will learn in an organised and structured easy modules that ensures that you don’t become overwhelmed delivered over a 4 week period.
You’ll be shown how to set up and install your website in under 2 minutes. Really! I want to give you the tools to create a WordPress site any time you want.
I’ll show you tips, tools and plugins on how to optimise your website for Google and other search engines – sharing WordPress best practice
You’ll learn how to quickly and easily create your own pages and blog, perfect your menu and add great images to make your site standout
Learn how to change the appearance of your site at the click of a button and also what to look out for when choosing a theme
Find out how to add almost any type of functionality you like to your site
You’ll learn how to use images and make sure they look great on your site along with online tools to help you customise your images
You’ll be able to download the videos, audio and text files to watch and use on your own computer or iPad in your own time
Blogging is a great way to show your expertise. You can easily have a blog integrated within your website (or not! it’s up to you).
You’ll learn how to make your pages and your site look great using the latest design principles and be given the tools to do it!
There is more to creating a great site than just design. You’ll be given smart strategies to help your site be more successful
We’re including 2 Q&A webinars to answer all your questions and give you support while you are building your site
We’re including our Call to Action recording, a webinar with the fabulous Keren Lerner and a behind the scenes look at the Women Unlimited website
What to expect
I have designed this course to give you the core information that you need … allowing you to build your website and add your content in the first two weeks. In the second two weeks we will look at the ins and outs of great website design, and give you tips and tools to choose the right theme and design for you. I will actually walk you through how to install and set up 3 different themes, showing you how to customise them and make each website unique and fantastic. In the last series of videos, I will show you how to add 15 different plugins from a sitemap for Google, a paypal button, how to integrate a newlsetter form and much more. And that is just the beginning…
As soon as you join in Module 1, you will get access to the WordPress Essentials – this is where you learn how to set up your site, add content, add (and edit) images, how to add functionality and get your site set up properly.
In Module 2 we will look at how to choose a design, find the right theme for you, install your themes in detail (and I will provide you with 3 different themes and show you how to customise each of them).
In Module 3 I will show you how to add all sorts of fun goodies to your site – many of which you won’t have even thought of, but once you do will be glad you have them.
Finally we’re running 2 Q&A webinars plus a Site Review webinar to answer all your questions plus doing a site review to help you plus some great bonuses to help you get the most from your site.
You get lifetime access, so even if you can’t start straight away, you will be able to review the videos at any time
Massive thank you @JulieHallOnline for patiently leading me through wordpress website building, and for being an inspiration to female entrepreneurs
About Julie Hall
I have been building websites for 10 years and the last four of those have been building websites exclusively in WordPress. I am a web designer AND a marketer as well as being the leading WordPress trainer in London, having taught over 300 small business owners how to create their own websites. I understand not only the technology, but also the reasons why and what makes a great site. My web design company, Springmedia, has built websites for loads of small business owners including BBC Dragon, Julie Meyer, leading UK photographer Julia Boggio and legal expert, Jo Tall from Offtoseemylawyer.com. I launched Women Unlimited using an off the shelf WordPress theme called Revolution in 2008 and never looked back. WordPress gave me the flexibility to grow my business with no web costs to become the leading Women’s business website in the UK.
Here are just a few of the websites that we have built in WordPress
This course Simply WordPress for Small Business Owners is designed for everyone no matter what your level of technical competence. All I ask is for your time and I will take you by the hand, through the process of creating a website. Using videos and Q&A webinars where I will personally be available to answer your burning questions while you learn at your own pace.
This is a really practical workshop and delivers everything it promises! I already had some WordPress experience but it was self-taught so there was a lot of trial and error. This course enabled me to pick up lots of time-saving hints and tips which have been invaluable. Julie is a patient, informative and supportive tutor – I’d highly recommend this course.
What we’ll cover
With the Simply WordPress course I will show you how to :
- How to create a fantastic website that looks like you have spent thousands on it
- How to add important functionality like social media buttons, google analytics, social metrics and sitemaps
- How to add your content and all the important stuff you need to know about WordPress
- I will not only show you how to add images, but also take you step by step through the process of editing and resizing your images so that they work
- You’ll have access to my own client questionnaire that I use with every client before starting to work on their websites
- I’ll share with you my favourite websites for images, both paid for and free
- I will not only give you a list of my top 10 plugins (plugins are pieces of functionality like sitemaps and google analytics), I’ll also show you how to install them
- I will also take you step by step through the process of customising a couple of different premium themes and share with you what I look for in a premium theme.
- My number 1 secret to how to make your website truly look amazing (and I’ll show you how to do it!)
Not to sound melodramatic, but taking the Build your own website or blog in WordPress course with Women Unlimited was seriously like a weight being lifted off my chest. I’d had experience running WordPress sites before, but invariably ended up wasting hours trying to figure out what became obvious in a matter of minutes on the course. In just one day, Julie managed to give me the tools to now be able to create and manage WordPress sites independently.
Christian McLaughlin, producer/director, Dakus Films
We will also throw in
- Our preferred domain and hosting companies
- Our top 5 free themes for business
- A behind the scenes look at how Joanna Penn, from www.thecreativepenn.com runs her website (and how she sells products through it!)
- 2 Q&A sessions where I’m in the hotseat and you can ask me anything WordPress plus a website review webinar I will do a website review of your website giving you tips and ideas on how you can improve it!
- How to setup your own WordPress website from scratch the easy way
- NEW: A video on how to keep your WordPress site secure plus a brief introduction to search engine optimisation
Is this course worth taking if I have already started with WordPress?
In the third module I do a step by step through my essential plugins and different types of functionality that are really important on your site.
The course will definitely save you time and short-cut your learning – plus it will make sure you don’t miss any important elements in your settings etc. I will be covering some very general website design and management advice as well.
Should I let go of my existing domain?
Do i need my own hosting
Can I do this course on a Mac with Safari?
Are you going to be doing a live workshop again?
Will the course be available later on in the year?
I’d like to set up a full community site, will you be covering this?
I’m away for part of the course, is it worth me joining now?
Do I need to do any pre wordpress course work before joining the course?
Why is the course only available for a limited time?
What is the schedule for the course?
Setting up WordPress – how to install wordpress >> available immediately
Module 1: WordPress Essentials – how to add content, images and getting familiar with WordPress >> available immediately
Module 2: Choosing the right look and feel for your site >> available immediately
Module 3: Making stuff happen – plugins and functionality >> available immediately
Wednesday January 16th at 10:00 am UK time Q&A Webinar – this is your chance to ask me anything about working with WordPress. I’ll have the best chance of being able to help you if you get your questions to me the day before.
Friday February 1st at 14:00 UK time Q&A Webinar – this is a second chance to ask me anything about working with WordPress. I’ll have the best chance of being able to help you if you get your questions to me the day before.
Wednesday February 13th at 20:00 UK time: Site Reviews plus Q&A Webinar – you’ll get the chance to discuss your site and get feedback on how you can improve it to achieve your goals.
If you do not currently have a domain name and hosting, we will setup your WordPress site for you as long as you use our affiliate link here to purchase your hosting from Hostagator (send us your confirmation email and we will set this up for you).
100% money back guarantee
I would absolutely hate for you to suffer from buyers remorse. If you don’t think that we have delivered on our promise, then send me an email within the first 30 days and I will give you 100% of your money back. Yep, all of it at any time. No questions asked. With a smile. We truly want this course to be useful and to work for you and want to make sure that you are able to get full value from it.
I now have a fully functioning, totally fantastic Word Press website! I love it, it’s easy to use and have really enjoyed putting it together. I really wanted to take control of my website, because things change sometimes daily and it was important for me to be in front of the curve as far as new developments are concerned. Julie has been absolutely brilliant.
Wendy Dashwood Quick, Social Mii
Only £165 + VAT*
Closing Date: Sunday, January 14th
*VAT only applied to UK and EU residents
Once you click to buy, you will be able to pay with Paypal or a credit card and you will be sent an email which will take you to the first part of the course. Feel free to email me any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org