The Easy Web Development Course that will introduce you to a Whole New World of Opportunity
** Includes over $30 worth of downloads and resources **
This course is a hands-on workshop aimed at beginners who want to learn to quickly build modern, responsive websites that can be used for a wide range of purposes including home business, blogging, affiliate marketing and more.
Discover why WordPress is such a powerful Web Development platform
Because this course uses the full version of WordPress, there is no experience necessary to start creating professional websites fast, so don't let any technical fears hold you back.
The course concentrates on utilizing specially developed website templates to create a framework to build on, so early on you'll have a website up and running that can then be adapted to your needs.
So far this course has received above average rating for web development courses, and some great feedback...
"Clear actionable information presented with honesty and step by step
instructions. I feel so much more equipped and empowered to make my
website a reality. The template has meant I can set-up and go go go" ...KP
East to Get Started
We will use a full version of WordPress, not the free blogging service. This means you will need a hosted service, which will be covered in the first few lectures.
After the introductory videos, there are a series of 'live example' screen-based walk-through videos that take a step-by-step approach to creating fully working websites with the templates.
Included is a resource pack with 3 different website templates that are designed to be easily modified to make your own professional website. I'll walk you through customizing your site to make it your own unique piece of the web.
Next we move into the marketing side of things and look at niche-markets, affiliate marketing and how to use the tools provided to 'monetize' your site. For many lectures there are further resources provided online.
Finally we wrap it up by covering how to develop a long-term strategy for your site, how to get noticed by the search engines, and how to choose domain names and hosting services.
You also get full access to an online resource that gives extra information on the main stages of building your website.
This course is about much more than simply building a website, it's about helping you discover the possibilities for yourself both professionally and personally.
Introducing WordPress (full version) as the basis of all the work we are going to be doing.
Learn why WordPress is such a solid foundation for almost any kind of website, and why I'm so excited by the possibilities it can open up for you.
Throughout the course I'll show you how WordPress forms a solid platform to build on, for a home-business, side-business, a hobby, or as a personal development tool.
Every good website needs a good Domain Name, but choosing one can be hard work. I'll cover some of the things you need to take into consideration.
For the purpose of this course I will show you how to you how to get a free Domain Name on a sub-domain in the next lecture, so that you can get a fully-working 'test' site up and running as quickly as possible.
When you are clearer about the direction you want your website to take, you'll be equipped to get yourself a real Domain Name.
It's important to remember that Domain Names, and Hosting are two separate services but are often provided through the same company.
WordPress Free Hosting Services for Building a 'Test' Website.
Learn how to set up a free WordPress installation on a sub-domain with a free hosting service. Using a free sub-domain allows a certain freedom in that you can make all the mistakes you want without worrying about it.
Once you are more certain of what you want your website to be about, and know how to choose a domain name, you can go ahead and move over to a LIVE site (covered near the end of the course).
Note that using a subdomain, I talk about the website as a test site. It is still fully functional and fully accessible to anyone who has the website URL, and would eventually be 'trawled' by the search engines, so in theory at least may come up in a Google search.
An introduction to affiliate marketing and how to go about researching niche marketplaces for your business or hobby website.
A brief overview of affiliate programs, looking at Amazon.com as the recommended starting place.
If you are building a website for the purpose of starting a home-based business, you need to be sure you research your niche market thoroughly and understand how to match your interests and ideas with a need in the marketplace.
I will also cover keyword research, a vital part of building a picture of your niche market.
Now you have logged in to your first WordPress website, I'll give a brief overview of the WordPress dashboard and how to navigate around.
WordPress provides an easy-to-use interface between us and our website that takes away the need to know any coding, and does a lot of the hard work for us.
Most of the 'work' is done through the 'visual editor' that gives us a standard text editor similar to MS Word, and you'll find it has all the tools you need to create professionally laid-out pages for your website.
Introducing the Theme-Packs we are going to be working with to give us a fully working website 'template'.
These theme-packs have been specially developed to give you a head-start building a professional WordPress site, and can be easily adapted to suite any number of niches and marketplaces.
There are currently three different themes, each with sample data to populate the site. Choose the one that is closest to your needs and we'll cover how to fully modify it to create your own unique site.
Currently there are 3 theme-packs available to download from www.webpressive.com/involve-theme
Affiliate Marketing can either form the basis of an online business, or simply be used as a way of generating some extra revenue through your website.
Either way, you'll know how to use Amazon and eBay tools to generate links that can be added into your website (in a later lecture).
The Adcodes feature is unique to the webpressive theme-packs and allows easy integration with Amazon Native Shopping Ads to create fast affiliate shopping pages.
Images and Photos can form a great fist impression on the visitor. Now we'll cover how to change those big slider images.
I'll use a live example to show you how easy it is to start turning any of the basic theme-packs into your very own eye-catching website.
Walkthrough of how to quickly generate product shop pages using Amazon Affiliate tools and the Adcodes features.
This is a great way of seamlessly building out an online shop that integrates with Amazon.
This also works with some Ebay affiliate links.
This lecture also introduces you to "Shortcodes", which is a quick way of adding in a function or data into a web page. These shortcodes help to simplify adding in the code that we looked at in Lecture 9.
Each theme comes pre-loaded with example Info or Content Boxes, which are quick links that can enhance the functionality of the site.
This walkthrough shows you how to modify and change the info boxes, add symbols and insert links to other pages.
Modify how people Navigate around your website with custom menus and links. Menus are a very important feature of any website, so make sure you put some thought into what you want to include and what you don't need in your menus.
Want to make you website even more unique? These next two lectures will show you how easy it is to create a custom logo
I recommend developing a strategy for your website that includes writing articles, blogs, reviews etc with an intentional purpose. These tips will help you form a long-term vision for where you want to go.
Understand the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with a look at how the pro's do it, and what makes for good material, as far as Google sees it.
This video goes into some more detail regarding writing articles, and how to use some of the WordPress editor tools to format your post.
Training with a Purpose
Craig is an Entrepreneur, Writer and Online Instructor. After a career in IT and Project Management, Craig decided to change the direction of his life by building a multi-faceted Online Business.
At the heart of every course that Craig teaches is the underlying desire to help individuals unlock their potential and create their own opportunities.
Personal Development has been an important foundation in Craig's business, and he encourages everyone to make personal growth a priority.
Craig lives on the Mediterranean coast of Spain with his wife and three children.