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Build Your Own WordPress Website Course

The perfect course for web design & development, bloggers, startups & small business.
We’ve created an advanced WordPress course (Divi course for those of you that know about Divi!) to help you build your own WordPress website. We can help you get a website online fast!

After a few sessions, you will walk away with a professional WordPress website that you can use & manage yourself.

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How Does It Work?

First, we discuss your website wish list and requirements. Including; what type of website you need, how many pages, what type of features you want e.g. a shop, events, membership etc.
Then, we give you some design options, so you can choose what your website looks like. We also provide free resources to help you design a logo [if required] and where to source FREE images from. Saving you money that you can allocate to other areas of your business.

Then, we will work out all the details, so you don’t need to stress about anything. Once this is done, we will book in your training to build your new website.

FAQS

We have been running this course for several years now, and have learnt from experience, that everyone has different learning abilities and requirements for their websites.

Therefore we offer 2 packages to cover everyone’s needs.

Basic 5 page website package – $990.00  [Total of 7 hours]

This includes;

  • 6 hours of training including 2 x 3-hour sessions.
  • 5 custom designed pages but unlimited pages are available.
  • 60 minutes of after course support.
  • Social Media.
  • A Blog.
  • Mobile friendly.
  • Customised home page.
  • Plugins added like; a contact form, security, backup.
  • Expert website training and support.
  • FREE Divi theme worth over $130 AUD.
  • FREE Divi tutorials.
  • WordPress Ebook. Written by Jodi Allbon – WordPress Expert.

This price does not include hosting.
Hosting is an extra $200 for the first year then $230 each year after. Includes a free SSL certificate (security).

Medium 10 page website package – $1400.00 [total of 10 hours].

This includes;

  • 9 hours of training including 3 x 3-hour sessions.
  • Up to 10 custom designed pages but unlimited pages are available.
  • 60 minutes of after course support.
  • Social Media.
  • A Blog.
  • Mobile friendly.
  • Customised home page.
  • Advanced Plugins added like; shopping, events, membership.
  • Expert website training and support.
  • FREE Divi theme worth over $130 AUD.
  • FREE Divi tutorials.
  • WordPress Ebook. Written by Jodi Allbon – WordPress Expert.

These prices do not include hosting.
Hosting is an extra $200 for the first year then $230 each year after. Includes SSL.

Yes, it would be considered a WordPress web development or web design course. As we are building a website from start to finish.

This course can be a stepping stone to a web design career.

It can also include some HTML and CSS for those who are more advanced in WordPress web design and want to learn more.

But for those people who just want to build a website for their business or to build websites for clients, this is the perfect course.

This course is the perfect solution to take control of your website & ongoing costs. Building a WordPress website together with an expert WordPress trainer can help you:

  • Get the website you want.
  • Manage your own website ongoing.
  • Be cost effective if you are starting a new business or want to redesign your website, but don’t have a huge budget.
  • Create a WordPress website that you understand and can edit yourself, without the need for a web developer. 
  • In addition, be more aware of the web design process, which in turn, can help you deal with web developers in the future.
  • Lastly, this training can help you save money which can be allocated to other areas of your business – like online marketing with Google and Facebook.

This advanced WordPress course may include and is not limited to the following;

  • Setting up hosting.
  • Installing WordPress.
  • Pointing your domain name.
  • Downloading and installing a WordPress theme.
  • Setting up a complex WordPress theme.
  • Customing a WordPress theme.
  • Modifying a theme with CSS.
  • Building a complex system like; a members directory, a travel website, adult content, coaching website, client portal, forums, shopping carts, payment systems and more.
  • Setting up the site structure.
  • Setting up generic pages.
  • Setting up a navigation menu.
  • Setting up sliders, galleries.
  • Adding videos.
  • Adding pages.
  • Creating layouts for pages.
  • Adding a blog.
  • Searching and installing complex plugins.
  • Backing up your website.
  • Website security.
  • Everything to create a WordPress website.

Anyone can attend our build your own WordPress website course as long as you can use a computer and the Internet.

Including;

People wanting to build their own website for their business.
Start-ups or small business with a limited budget.
Charity websites.
WordPress developer training.
Advanced WordPress training.
Inspiring entrepreneurs or bloggers.
To migrate a current website over to WordPress.
A business that wants to re-design their website.
Someone who needs the one on one help and support
of a professional web designer to guide them step by step.
Anyone who wants to create WordPress Websites for clients.
E.g. A graphic designer or web designer.
We use the Divi WordPress theme, so anyone who wants to learn Divi also.

  • Before the training, we will talk about what type of website you need.
  • Once we know what you want, we can then decide which training package will most suitable.
  • From experience in setting up other student’s sites, we usually always have enough time to set up the main structure of the website in the basic website package. Including; the homepage layout, other generic pages like, contact, about, services, blog and add the content to these pages.
  • You will learn all the WordPress basics, so you should be able to go away knowing how to add content like text and images to your new site.
  • If we think your website is more complex, then we will recommend you do the medium website package.
  • This package allows more time for more advanced features of a website. For e.g. like a client portal, membership or events, and even a shop.

We give you the Divi theme for free, which is included in the price of the course.

If you would like to source your own WordPress theme you can. Go to themeforest.net to view more wordpress themes.

  • Startups
  • Redesigning an old site
  • 5-10 pages – you can add more pages later
  • Small business sites
  • WordPress Blogs
  • Events
  • Shops
  • Health
  • Solicitors

Unfortunately, we don’t have time to build complex websites that require coding in this course.

We can, however, set up the pages and structure of the website. Which could then be coded later.

We do offer coding services, but this would be a separate cost.

  • Coding PHP pages.
  • Coding templates from scratch.

We break up the course into the sessions as below.

The $990 package includes 2 x 3 hour sessions. Plus 60 minutes of follow up support.
The $1400 package includes 3 x 3 hour sessions. Plus 60 minutes of follow up support.

Yes, both packages have support.

We provide a free 60 minute online session after your training.

We also offer after course support at affordable rates for people who book this course to help them build and maintain their website ongoing.

After completing this course – what should I do next to promote my website?
Building a website is one thing but getting visitors to your site can be more complex. You need to work on your online marketing to get traffic and the right type of visitors to your website.

We can offer you a further 2-hour training session [$300] to help you get your website found on Google and Bing on the first page. Building up your web presence in the search engines is a process that doesn’t happen straight away.

The website is the first step to online presence, the second step is marketing it. You can market via paid advertising or build up your site’s reputation and authority with some organic (free) search engine optimisation (SEO).

Obviously, with a startup or small business, you might not have a big budget for paid advertising.
We recommend learning some basic SEO to get you started.

You can learn some simple techniques to help your website list on Google organically.
Then once you have the budget start a few advertising campaigns with Google, Bing or Facebook.
Having both an organic Google listing and Google Ads can really boost your online presence and bring more traffic to your website.

Click here for more information about SEO Training.

Yes, you do.

When creating a website, you should have a professional logo.
We have listed a few sites that we use and recommend for buying or creating logos.

Graphic River

  • You can buy professional logos from Graphic River.
  • Logos starting from $30 USA.

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Check out our list of free images.

https://www.letsbuildawebsite.com.au/list-free-image-sites/

Yes, you do.

You can buy or get free images from numerous sites.

We recommend the following websites.

PhotoDune

Photodune is great for buying cheap but professional images to add to your website’s page or posts.
Images from $2 USA.

Click the image to view. (This is an ad).

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Graphic River
  • You can buy professional logos from Graphic River and they are well priced.
  • Logos starting from $30 USA.
  • Graphic River also supplies logos, fonts, icons and info-graphics.

(This is an Ad).

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Check out our list of free images.

https://www.letsbuildawebsite.com.au/list-free-image-sites/

Think about the goal of your website

Most importantly, what the user needs or expects from your website.

For example;

  • What pages you will have?
  • How you want the pages to look?
  • Have you got any websites you like the look of, to use as a guide?
  • Are there any special features you require? For e.g. testimonials, social media, blog, videos etc.
Logo
  • How will you get a logo?
  • If you don’t have a logo we can get our graphic designer to create one for you.
  • Logo prices range from $200-$300.
  • Otherwise, there are some great websites out there to help you.
  • https://graphicriver.net/category/logo-templates
  • https://www.sothink.com/product/logo-maker
  • https://www.logomaker.com
  • https://99designs.com.au
  • https://canva.com
Content
  • Do you have content ready?
  • Who will write the content?
  • Bring what you have ready.
  • If you don’t have any copy ready, don’t despair. You can always add this later.
  • You can easily add more pages after the training once we show you how.
Images
  • Bring any images you have ready.
  • We can show you how to make them web friendly to add to your site.
Blog
  • A blog is very important.
  • It helps bring traffic to your site.
  • If you are creating a WordPress website from scratch then you may want to bring some content to add to your blog.
  • If not you can add this later – as we will show you how.

What you can write about may include;

  • Tips or tutorials.
  • How to’s.
  • Industry related information and/or advice.
  • Or just general chit chat about your business.

Bring anything else you want to add to your website.

Login details – this is important!

If your website is already set up make sure you bring;

  • Your WordPress login – username and password.
  • CPANEL or your hosting login including the website URL.
  • PLEASE TEST these LOGINS FIRST. (Very important to save wasting time).

Yes, you need both before the training starts.

Domain Name

A domain name is the business or website name.

We prefer you to purchase this in your name for security reasons.
You will need to add personal details including your ABN.

Click here to set up your ABN if you do not have one.
https://abr.gov.au/

Some websites to buy your domain that we recommend:

Or any other websites you prefer (it doesn’t really matter where you buy the domain from).

Cost of a Domain Name
  • Approximately $30 for com.au for 2 years.
  • You shouldn’t pay any more than this.
  • .com is cheaper. But .com.au is better for an Australian business.
Once you buy the Domain name

Send us the login details so we point the domain to your hosting (if applicable).

Hosting
  • If you don’t have hosting or don’t have a clue what this is.
  • Just leave it to us!
  • We charge $180 to set this up. Then every year after it will cost $230 + GST.
  • This includes a free SSL security certificate.
  • If you want to buy your own or already have your own hosting you will need to bring all the login details to the training.
We use Digital Pacific for our hosting for the following reasons:
  • They are Australian owned & operated.
  • Support WordPress.
  • Located in Australia.
  • Reliable.
  • Custom emails.
  • 24-hour email support.
  • Daily backups.
  • Firewall protection.
  • Free restore of the website if something goes wrong.
  • Anti-spam/anti-virus
If you prefer to purchase the hosting yourself. Click on the following image.
Digital Pacific
  • Click on the image below to purchase the hosting. (Ad)
  • Then send the details to us, so we can set up your account before the training.

  • A comprehensive WordPress Ebook.
  • A premium WordPress theme – Divi [for free].
  • Divi is valued at over $130 AUD and includes lots of templates.
  • Free images.
  • Free Google/SEO tips.
  • Support via Zoom or Skype share screen.
  • The knowledge of qualified Web Designer.
  • Hours of expert training & guidance.

Yes.

We do offer this course on a Saturday for an additional $100. 

A computer/laptop.
Wifi.
Pen and paper to write notes.
Any questions you may have.
Any content – e.g. text in a Word document and images on a USB.
Any logins for e.g. hosting, domain and WordPress login (if applicable)

We require at least 5-7 days to book in your training.

If you want to be able to edit your site to save ongoing costs. You do need to be confident to use the Divi page builder. It’s not complicated once you have been taught how.

However, the course does require you to have basic computer skills, as we cannot teach in this course. We simply don’t have time.

If you feel the course is too complicated for you, we can build the site with you watching and giving direction with the design.

And then learn just how to do very basic edits. You can also record your sessions to ensure you have don’t forget anything.

$990 package

We require full payment upfront before the training.

$1400 package

We can split the payments into 2 invoices if required. But the first invoice must be paid before your first training session.

Then the second invoice must be paid before your second session.

Click here for our terms and conditions.

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