Learn How to Create the Ultimate Personal Website

Create a beautiful personal brand website that will send job opportunities to your inbox while you sleep.
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  • Lectures 42
  • Contents Video: 3.5 hours
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  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Dec 28th Update: Almost 1000 students now! Thank you!

Jan 22nd Update: Many people have been asking me for the link to my personal website. I should've included it earlier! Here's the link: sunnytrochaniak[dot]com

Creating your own website is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself and your personal brand. According to the Huffington Post, over 80% of employers Google search applicants before inviting them to an interview, and almost 50% of them have said they changed their mind based on what they found online. This is only trending upwards; this is just the beginning.

Most people scramble to simply change their Facebook name and remove their drunken photos, and while and this may be an effective hiding strategy, you need to ask yourself this question: you are competing for a position with tens, hundreds, or even thousands of other people. Do you really want to be hiding? This is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

When it comes down to it, having a personal website is great at 3 things:

  • Landing your dream job. When employers Google your name, a stunning personal website can be the icing on the cake. A resume simply demonstrates that you're qualified; a personal brand website tells your story, showcases your personality, and demonstrates why you'd be a great fit at that company.
  • Creating new opportunities. You never know who might stumble across your site. Having a personal website can open doors you never knew existed. You have no idea the number of times I've been contacted by a complete stranger, because they read about something on my website. You'll be able to start evaluating and actually choosing which career path you want to take.
  • Establishing yourself as an expert in your field. Sharing your thoughts and experiences gives you an opportunity to showcase your knowledge. By demonstrating your expertise, you begin to build credibility, not just through your words but by your actions. Both people and companies will start coming to you for your expert opinion.

The other great thing about having a website is that it's online 24/7. Take a little bit of time to set up your site right now, and you will reap the rewards it provides. Your website will be at work for you even while you sleep.

"Sunny, this sounds great and all, but I don't think it's going to work for me, I've never created a website before!"

Perfect, that's exactly the reason I created this course. The lessons are so simple that a baby could understand.

Not only that, I'll show you how you can make one in just a couple of sittings.

What are you waiting for, let's start building your personal brand powerhouse right now! It's time to make a name for yourself.

*You have my personal promise that you will get every penny's worth out of this class. If you put in the effort, your career will change for the better. If not, you have 30 days to get a full refund. No questions asked :)

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Details

  • We'll be making it on Wordpress (completely free, easy to edit, and has some awesome plugins)
  • In this class, I'll be using a premium Wordpress theme ($55). You can definitely use a free theme, although using a premium theme will put your site on the next level, and is definitely worth it in my opinion. I'll show you some great options of course.
  • You'll also need hosting ($5-10/month). To make it easy for you, I've set one up specifically for students of this course. I'll walk you through setting it up.
  • Your own domain. This is $10/year just about everywhere.

What are the requirements?

  • A basic understanding of the internet. That's it!
  • Note: You will need to buy a domain name ($10/yr) and hosting ($5-10/month) for your site.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create your own personal website in just a couple of sittings
  • Have a website that looks similar to mine: www.sunnytrochaniak.com

What is the target audience?

  • You're looking to stand out from the crowd
  • You're willing to experiment and try something new
  • You want to make a name for yourself
  • You're aware of the value of having an impeccable personal brand
  • You're looking to land your dream job
  • You're open to new opportunities

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Why you absolutely need a personal website
Preview
02:19
My story and why I'm teaching this class
Preview
02:49
Section 2: The Low-Down
What we'll be doing & what you'll get out of this class
Preview
03:48
Section 3: Setting up shop
Choosing your domain name
01:51
Buying your domain name
04:10
Hosting your site
05:42
Connecting it all together
02:15
Installing Wordpress
07:31
Setting up shop recap
02:42
4 questions

This quiz goes through the steps/actions that are required to get set up for your personal brand website. If you answer false to any of them, make sure to review that lecture once again!

[LINKS] Where to get your domain and hosting
Article
Section 4: Look & Feel
Where to find a beautiful theme
04:23
How to pick the perfect one
03:17
Sealing the deal
03:12
Applying the theme
04:35
Importing demo content (optional)
09:06
One thing to read before we get started
02:15
[LINKS] Where to find a beautiful theme
Article
Section 5: Laying down our foundation
Building our wireframe
06:18
Picking the right settings
11:59
[BONUS] Creating your personal brand logo & favicon
04:10
Section 6: Creating your killer content
About Me: Telling your story
02:47
About Me: Creating the page
12:17
Blog: 6 key benefits of having one
Preview
05:26
Blog: Creating the page
07:56
Resources: Offering value
02:14
Resources: Creating the page
08:32
Contact page
Preview
02:56
Home page
17:49
Fine-tuning to get the look you want
14:21
A Simple Formula for Writing Kick-Ass Blog Titles
Article
Section 7: Bonus Essentials
Bonus Essentials: An intro
01:26
Section 8: Get found!
How to rank well on Google
09:17
The plugin you need for SEO
06:35
Social like a butterfly
05:40
Measuring results
05:28
The Beginner's Guide to SEO
Article
Section 9: Protect This House
Preventative security measures (don't skip!)
06:53
Keeping spam away
06:08
Backing up your site
03:39
Wordpress Security: The Ultimate Guide
Article
Section 10: Looking ahead
Never be finished
01:54
That's a wrap
01:29

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Instructor Biography

Sunny Trochaniak, Entrepreneur, Personal Brand Coach, Digital Marketing Guru

Sunny is a game-changer whose analytical skills and innovative synergetic strategies allow him to over-deliver, particularly at highly-matrix organizations.

Just kidding.

I’m a business professional with a passion for marketing, technology, relationship-building, and creating something out of nothing. While most strive to fit in, I strive to be different.

These qualities seem to have come together and brought me to where I am today. Formally, I call myself a Digital Marketing Specialist, with a heavy focus on inbound marketing. I love offering real value and establishing real relationships as a result.

My work experience and entrepreneurial ventures have offered me a fantastic opportunity to learn and experiment, refining my craft in the process. Working primarily in a B2B environment, I’ve created dynamic websites using WordPress as a CMS, performed Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to generate organic traffic, and have developed social media and email marketing strategies to generate/nurture leads. I’ve used Salesforce CRM to manage these leads and campaigns.

I’m also someone who sets out to develop the skillset I need to get things done. Because I enjoy creating, I have over 9+ years of experience (dating back to my early highschool days) with web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, & jQuery, as well as Adobe Creative Suite; primarily Photoshop.

Lastly, I understand the importance of measuring results in order to improve my actions. I do my best to track KPIs, and Google Analytics is my friend. I’m one of those people that consistently finds myself wishing there were Facebook Insights for personal profiles.

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