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Build your own WordPress Website

Build your own WordPress Website

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

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

Pyrmont & the Northern Beaches, Sydney.

Build your own WordPress Website

Pyrmont & the Northern Beaches, Sydney.

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!!

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the cost of the packages?

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 website – $895.00 +GST [Total of 7 hours]

6 hours of training. 2 x 3-hour sessions – [10 pages].
60 minutes of after course support via.
Up to 10 pages. [unlimited is available].
Social Media.
Blog.
Mobile friendly.
Customised home page.
Plugins like; security, backup.
Training and support.
FREE Divi theme worth over $100 AUD.
FREE Divi tutorials.
Skype share screen.

This price does not include hosting.
Hosting is an extra $100 for the first year then $180 each year after. Includes SSL.


A medium website with advanced add-ons – $1200.00 +GST

[total of 10 hours].

9 hours of training – 3 x 3-hour sessions. [20+ pages].
60 minutes of after course support via Skype share screen.
10-20 pages. [unlimited is available].
Social Media.
Blog.
Mobile friendly.
Customised home page.
Customised generic pages like; services, about, contact etc.
Basic plugins like; security, backup.
Setting up more advanced features e.g, shopping cart, events management, membership, SEO.
Training and support.
FREE Divi theme worth over $100 AUD.
FREE Divi tutorials.

These prices do not include hosting.
Hosting is an extra $100 for the first year then $180 each year after. Includes SSL.

EMAIL for more details about building your own WordPress website.

What are the benefits of doing a course over hiring someone to build it for me?

You sit with a trained WordPress designer and build the website together. This ensures you get what you want.

Lots of people who are starting a new business or a small business that wants a re-vamp, do not have the budget to pay thousands of dollars to a web developer who they do not even know will do the job correctly.
We have taught many students who have paid anywhere from $5000 – $10,000 to a web developer and they haven’t built the website that was promised.

Some students had no access to change things in the WordPress admin, so we had to redesign the website in the training to allow them to make the changes they needed to be able to manage their website ongoing.  This cuts out over-priced web developer fees ranging anywhere from $500-$1000 for each change.

So this is the perfect solution to take control of your website & ongoing costs.

The aim of creating a WordPress website together with a trainer is to help you:

  • Get the results you want.
  • Teach you how to manage your own website ongoing.
  • It will also make you more aware of the web design process, which can help prepare you for dealing with web developers in the future.
  • Lastly, this training will help save you money which can be allocated to other areas of your business  – like online marketing like Google and Facebook.
  • There is no point in having a website if no one can find it.
  • Once your business grows, then you may be able to afford a web developer to manage your site ongoing.
  • This training will teach you how to create a WordPress website, whether it’s to build your own website or so you can build websites for clients.
What is covered in the course?

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.

Who should attend this course?

Anyone 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.

Will we get my website completed in the course?
  • 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 next package up – $1095.
  • 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.

What template/theme do you use?

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

What type of websites can we build in the time we have?
  • Startups
  • Redesigning of old sites – HTML, Catalyst, ASP
  • 5-10 pages – you can add more later
  • Small business sites
  • Blogs
  • Events
  • Shops
  • Health
  • Solictors

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.

Whats not included in this course?

Coding PHP pages.
Coding templates from scratch.

How long does the courses take?

We break up the course into the sessions as below.

The $849 package – is 2 x 3 hour sessions. Plus 60 minutes of Skype.

The $1200 package – is 3 x 3 hour sessions. Plus 60 minutes of Skype.

Is there after course support?

Yes, both packages have support.

We provide a free 60 minute Skype 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.

What's the next step after the course?

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 [$250] 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.

If you want to find out more about our SEO training – email [email protected].
Click here for more information about SEO Training.

Do I need a logo?
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/

Do I need images?
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).

graphic_river

 

Check out our list of free images.

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

What do I need to do before we start?

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).

Do I need hosting and a domain name?

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 $15-$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 $100 to set this up. Then every year after it will cost $180.
  • This includes an 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 Quadra 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 and weekly backups.
  • Firewall protection.
  • Free move between hosts.
  • Free restore of the website if something goes wrong.
  • Antispam/anti-virus

If you prefer to purchase the hosting yourself. Go to one of the following companies.

Quadra Hosting

We use Quadra a lot, so are very confident using this company.
Click on the link below and purchase the WEB VALUE package. Then send us the login details including the username and password.
https://www.quadrahosting.com.au/web-hosting/cheap-web-hosting.html

Digital Pacific

  • Click on the image below to purchase the hosting.
  • Then send the details to us, so we can set up your account before the training.

What resources are included in the course?
  • A comprehensive WordPress Ebook.
  • A premium WordPress theme – Divi [for free].
  • Divi is valued over $100 AUS and includes lots of templates.
  • Free images.
  • Free Google/SEO tips.
  • Support via Skype share screen. 
  • The knowledge of qualified Web Designer.
  • Hours of expert training & guidance.

Can I do this course on the weekend?

Yes.

We do offer this course on a Saturday. 

What do I need to bring?

Your laptop.
If you don’t have one we can supply one.
Wifi is supplied (make sure your computer connects to 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 provide tea, coffee and snacks. You may bring your own snacks.

There is a cafe in the building.

When can I book in a date?

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

What are your payment terms?

For the $895 package.

We require full payment upfront before the training.

For the $1200 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.

All clients and students will be invoiced once a course has been chosen. Payment is by bank transfer. We do accept PayPal or Stripe.

Read our Google Reviews

Contact us for more information about building your own WordPress website.

If you need help with WordPress check out our –  WordPress Training

“Jodi is absolutely wonderful to work with and a true professional.”

I can not recommend her too highly. I’m sure you will enjoy working with her as much as I have.

Click here to read more Google reviews.

Robyn,  internationalgratitudeday.org.au

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