Got a story to tell and need a place to tell it online? Chances are your thoughts will turn to WordPress.
One question I get most often is, “How can I put up a WordPress site? I don’t even know what questions to ask.”
Here are 3 options that I currently recommend. The first two involve learning how to DIY your own website. If you’ve got the time and motivation right now, DIY websites definitely are the way to go. Even if you end up hiring developers later, you’ll be more knowledgeable when you talk to them. You’ll get a better deal and avoid the horror stories.
And finally I offer a way to work with me to get copy *and* a website.
CreativeLive Course: Creating A Responsive Website With WordPress
with Brian Wood. Go through this link to get $15 off.
Makes sense for you if
… you’re a do-it-yourselfer who just wants the basics to get started, or someone who’s been using WordPress and wants a systematic introduction. You’re comfortable with tech and you don’t mind digging in, getting your hands dirty and making mistakes.
… you’re good at making things happen and won’t be tempted to put it off
… you don’t want to spend a lot of time learning: you’ll hire help if you need to get the extras.
This course goes through the website set-up in a step-by-step fashion. You’ll know more than 90% of the WP users out there. Brian’s a good, clear presenter.
Recommended: No matter how to put your WP site up, listen to Brian’s sample lesson that delivers a lot of information, whether or not you choose to take the course.
The downside: You don’t get to ask questions and you have to pace yourself to finish the course. You won’t get personalized guidance for choosing customization options.
The Website Creation Workshop is the Rolls Royce of WordPress courses. (I’ve taken it myself.) It’s much more than just videos and manuals. You get 8 live training calls and a play area to create your website safely.
This course is for you if you’ve been considering hiring a developer or designs but you’d rather DIY. It’s especially good if you plan to host multiple websites over the course of your business, because you won’t be paying for help over and over again.
If you’re slightly intimidated by tech, or you don’t have time or patience to dig around and find answer to your questions, you’ll love this course. If you like hand-holding and you love getting *all* your questions answered, you’ll *really* love this course.
What makes Christina’s program unique is that you get to play around with your own pre-installed and hosted, personal WordPress “Playground” —
your practice WordPress Website to use during the Website Creation Program. It’s completely private, hidden from your clients and competitors.
So you don’t need to know how to set up or install a site before you join. You don’t even need a URL. And at the end of the course, if you like your site, Christina’s team installs your site on your chosen host.
Each week, you get a set simple video tutorials about things like “How to Create a Page in WordPress” and “How to Add Video to Your Website.” If you get stuck, or your business is unique, you can ask questions and get fast answers.
Christina also gives you tips on using your WordPress site as a marketing tool, so the program can feel like a group coaching program for marketing online. She goes much deeper than any program with prerecorded videos.
When you buy through my link, I’ll be available to help you throughout the course, and I’ll give you a free Website Review with copywriting support ($497 value) after you’ve finished. So you’ll have a great website AND great copy.
Finally, is this you:
You’re earning mid to high six figures, your business is growing and/or you’re way too busy with your revenue-generating business to start a new project. You just need website for your business (and if you need more you can afford to pay for more help).
Run the numbers. Sometimes you just don’t have time to DIY. It is not a good use of your time and energy.
I offer a Done For You option where you’ll get website copy and a WordPress site. You can get the details here. Compare this offer with developers who offer to build a site and then say “You supply the content” in the fine print. Click here to learn more.