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Create Your Own Website From Scratch using WordPress

Ever wanted to create your own website? Learn how to build your online business from scratch - no coding required!
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Created by Evan Dowsett
Last updated 9/2014
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course, you will have enough information and excitement to create your own website from scratch, even if you have had no prior experience with website design or coding.
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  • All you will need to complete this course is a computer, an internet connection, a few dollars and a passion for success.


Want to create your own website but have no idea where to actually start? This course will take you through, step-by-step, the entire process of creating your website. From the fundamental aspects of your back end, to your final product and design, upon completion of this course you will know exactly what it is you need to do in order to take your business to a new level online.

What you'll get with the course:

  • 7 Lectures covering every step involved in creating your own site.
  • A Free Report - "The 7 Most Common Fatal Mistakes Made By Budding Online Startups Just Like You"
  • A printable checklist - takes you through every step you need to do in order to get your site online.
  • A Resources report on the different options for web hosting providers and the benefits of each.
  • These materials are provided with Lecture 2.

The course goes through a method that involves simple, quick, cheap, effective steps that will let you create your online presence. Using a platform called WordPress, I will teach you how to create a website that can be used as a blog, online store or simply an information site.


You do not need any prior experience or knowledge about this subject, the course is fully comprehensive and explanatory. There is no coding required.

I will provide you with the tools you need to be successful online. All you will need is your computer, a passion for your business and a willingness to learn. The course is structured in an easy, step-by-step approach and will allow you to complete the necessary steps between each lecture.

It is so unnecessary to pay thousands of dollars for a website to be made. I can create a website from scratch with only $60, and you can too.

Don't let some random freelance web developer make your business site. If you're like me, you'll want to have control over every aspect of your development and design process, and love learning the background behind certain processes. If so, this is the perfect course for you.

The course also includes a Free Report "The 7 Most Common Fatal Mistakes Made by Budding Online Startups Just Like You".

I only wish there was a course like this when I created my first website.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a passion for their own business who wants to take it to a new level and become the online experts in their field. No prior experience is necessary.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Using GoDaddy
2 Lectures 25:40

Securing a domain name as your own is perhaps one of the most important aspects of starting up your own site. This is the first step to propelling your business to a new level and getting online. It is essential for you to get your own domain name that is particular to your business or venture so people can find you online.

Have a look at the 'Resources' supplementary material to check out your options!

After watching this lecture you will be able to:

  • Begin the process of getting an online presence.
  • Purchase that domain name that is so important to your success.
  • Start your online adventure!
Preview 09:55

When you have your own domain name, you cannot do business without having your own personalized email address. You don't want to have a tacky hotmail address or home-based address. You want to have a professional email address that is specific to your website.

For your very own website, you'll need your very own web hosting provider. This means you'll have your own little space secured on the Internet where you can keep your website!

After watching this lecture you will be able to:

  • Obtain a 100% personalized email for your new business or website.
  • Connect this email address with Outlook and view your inbox through Outlook on your desktop.
  • Get your domain name connected to a host (your website will be live)
Preview 15:45
Starting with WordPress
2 Lectures 31:20

WordPress is the platform with which you are going to create your website. By now you will have set up your domain name and hosting account, and all that is left to do is to match a web design to those back-end setups. This is obviously another important part of the whole process.

After watching this lecture you will be able to:

  • Install WordPress for your site (the easy, no-hassle way).
  • Set up the fundamentals of your WordPress site including overall design and pages.
  • Edit SEO (Search Engine Optimization) settings for each page and how that shows up on Google.
  • Embed any video on to any of your site's pages.
Installing WordPress

Now that you have WordPress installed and ready to go, let's cover some further aspects of the platform. It's important to be able to customize your site effectively, and that's what you're going to be doing.

After watching this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Customize your site, including logos, headers and page details.
  • Insert social media plugins, with various social buttons including Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
  • Insert media into your pages.
  • Create a custom contact form with Name, Email, Subject and Message areas.
Further WordPress
Advanced WordPress
3 Lectures 36:29

If you ever get tired of your website design, you should know how to change it. WordPress allows for a complete, easy redesign if you ever need it. It is also very versatile in terms of blogging and website purposes.

After watching this lecture you will be able to:

  • Change your website's theme with ease.
  • Completely customize the look and functionality of your site.
  • Create a blogging site and post to it as frequently as you like.
Changing Your Theme and Learning How to Blog

This lecture goes over one of the main functions people want to create their own websites for - an online store. An eCommerce site is one on which you list your (or someone else's) products for others around the world to buy. This may be a digital product or a physical product, it doesn't really matter in terms of creating your site.

After watching this lecture you will be able to:

  • Set up your site so that people can buy products off you.
  • List products on your Store page in a simple and easy manner using WordPress plugins.
  • Create a professional online store that automatically emails your customers once they have purchased their items.
  • Make money!
Setting Up an eCommerce Site (Part 1)

This lecture is the second part of Lecture 6. It will continue to cover all the topics first mentioned in the last lecture.

Setting Up an eCommerce Site (Part 2)
About the Instructor
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My name is Evan Dowsett. I have a passion for helping others develop their small businesses or ventures to a point where they can enjoy some extra income. A very effective way of doing so is to increase your knowledge about getting online and creating your own website. I love teaching people how to do this.

I have had experience with building websites for different businesses and now I want to share this experience and knowledge with you!

Take a look at my courses, they are so helpful to anyone trying to create their own success online.


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