Build & SEO A Cool Ecommerce Website Using Zen Cart Platform
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Build & SEO A Cool Ecommerce Website Using Zen Cart Platform

This course will take you through step-by-step how to build & SEO an ecommerce online Shop using the Zen Cart platform
2.0 (1 rating)
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Last updated 9/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build your own E-commerce website from scratch using the Zen Cart ecommerce platform
  • Learn how to FTP files and images to a server
  • Learn how to Add and edit your own products to your store ensuring that you SEO as you go!
  • Learn how to Change and overwrite server images
  • By the end of the course you will have all the knowledge & skills required to Set up your own online business selling goods or services to others
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  • Will need a computer / laptop and an internet connection
  • Will need to have patience and go through the videos & course in a logical order
  • Should ideally have website hosting with cPanel access or intend on purchasing this

***************** PRICED REDUCED FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!!************

SAVE $100s by learning how to build & SEO your OWN ecommerce website from scratch the right way - all without needing any programming or coding!

Join over 2600 other Savvy students & DON'T get RIPPED OFF by those greedy companies (You know the ones I mean. The "Big Boys") that charge you a recurring monthly fee of say $19.99 per month.

What they don't tell you is that you will be paying $19.99 PM for the rest of the natural life of your website! That's:

  • $239 per year, or...
  • 719 in 3 years, or...
  • 1199 in 5 years!!....

.... It's not looking so cheap any more huh??.....Ohhh, and the prices above are per store!.... if you want to have a 2nd or 3rd website - then you had better double or even triple the above costs!.....

..... To be honest, we have completely had enough of this!......

..... It's like the saying goes: "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach him to fish and he will eat for a LIFETIME!"....

Well we are going to teach you how to fish (in a sense), & save you oodles of money $$ by teaching you EXACTLY...

HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN E-COMMERCE WEBSITE FROM SCRATCH. Even if you have never done so before.

You will NOT need to know how to program or code. You do NOT need to have any specialist skills or knowledge. All you will need is the desire & willingness to learn & the rest you will learn on this course.

....THIS IS IT! The E-commerce course that you have been waiting for!

You can now learn via step-by-step video tutorials how to build your own great looking online shop. It's NOT as difficult as you may think and there is absolutely no coding knowledge required.

NEVER again will you need to pay monthly for an ecommerce website that you don't even have full control over (They can't fore security reasons give you full access to your websites code because it resides on their servers).

We are going to have so much fun on this course and you are going to learn a valuable in-demand skill that you can do so much with!.... Like:

  • How to Build your own Ecommerce Store/s
  • Build Online shops for others (your customers for example).
  • Create E-commerce websites to "flip" or sell on for a profit when they have only cost you a few dollars to set up.

So much becomes possible once you have the know how!

That's it for now, I will SEE YOU ON THE INSIDE!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone egar to learn how to build their own Online shop
  • Budding internet entrepreneurs
  • Those who would like to earn money building ecommerce websites for others
  • Anyone wanting to build great looking stores they cann sell on flippa or the like
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
2 Lectures 09:32

In this initial welcome video i welcome you to the course and let you in on exactly what you will be learning, I show you the end result of all our hard work as well as answering a few common FAQS.

I am sure it will entice you to want to join us on the inside & top up your skills!

Preview 08:18

Just a quick video walk through here of the different stages that our ecommerce website will be undertaking and exactly what we will be creating.

Preview 01:14
Just before we begin
3 Lectures 04:10

Just some text about getting your self a domain name & some website hosting.

Domain Names & Website hosting

Just before you begin to install Zen Cart your website hosting should look empty & ready for a new installation just like this.

What your Zen Cart ready Web hosting should look like

I just show you in this video how and where to find the free software programs that we will be making use of in this course. Just click visit & download!

You will need these free software programs
Installing Zen Cart
3 Lectures 14:47

This video will walk you through using the Quick Install application (which can be found inside cPanel) to easily install the Zen Cart E-commerce platform. It really makes life much easier with no need to use FTP to upload files

Installing Zen Cart quickly and easily via cPanels Quick Install

Once you have successfully installed the Zen Cart application, you will need to obtain your log in details to be able to manage your store by yourself. this video explains how you go about doing that.

Obtaining your log in credentials

Take a read for your action steps for success in installing Zen Cart

Installation action steps

What should you do if you want to install Zen Cart on a sub domain?

What should you do if you want to install Zen Cart on a sub domain?
1 question
Finding Zen Cart Themes - It's time to make our store look AWESOME!
3 Lectures 13:34

Now that we have successfully installed Zen Cart you will probably have noticed that the default template just won't do and is not professional enough for your business. In this video I show you exactly how to find cool looking paid templates for your store that will make it look great! Also, the company that you purchase the theme from can often install it for you.

Paid theme sources that others will install your chosen template for you

Next in this video I walk you through how to find 100% FREE Zen Cart templates that you can quickly and easily download and install to your Zen Cart installation that will instantly change the look and feel of your ecommerce website for the better,

How to find FREE cool looking Zen Cart Themes to install

It's now time for us to download our Zen Cart theme of choice. We will be using the "All Business" theme for our E-commerce website.

You are free to choose to install a completely different template if you wish. Once you understand the basic principles, the process to install any Zen Cart template will be exactly the same.

Downloading the free All Business Zen Cart Template that we will install

Zen Cart Questions

Zen Cart Questions
3 questions
Manually installing a Zen Cart theme that you download yourself
6 Lectures 21:52

Just a reminder video here to ensure that you have downloaded and extracted all of the required files of our Zen Cart Theme

Have you Unzipped your theme files ready to be uploaded?

This lecture will walk you through using the FREE File Zilla FTP client to upload your Zen Cart theme to the correct place on your web hosting server.

During the uploading it is important to pay attention to the section that will show you how to ensure that you are uploading the files to the correct place on the server!

Uploading the template files to our Website hosting using FIle Zilla

As we have already uploaded our Zen Cart template, all we need to do now is to activate it. In this video we log in and simply activate our theme. We are nearly all there, It's nearly completely installed!

Logging in to Admin to complete our theme installation

This lecture will show you how to upload the demo content into the database. It will fix the error on the website which is caused by content not being where it is expected to be.

Installing the Database Patches and Demo content

You need to resett the cache of the template in order for everthing to show up correctly. I show you how to go about doing this in the following

Resetting the Layout boxes & fixing our template. Final Stages of installation

Follow these action steps in regards to your templates download & install

Action Steps

We need to actually Unzip the files of our template before we can upload them

Template files quiz
2 questions
General Website configuration
4 Lectures 14:33

The side boxes on the left and right hand side of your ecommerce website are very flexible. In this video I walk you through how to edit all aspects of them. You can move them left, move them right or even delete them completely and they will no longer show.

Left and Right Layout Boxes Explained & Manipulation

Just a little info about the side boxes just in case you were curious.

Layout boxes editing will work with any Zen Cart Template

Check out how easy it is to change the default currency of you Zen Cart store in this video.

Preview 02:50

We need a reliable payment processor if we want to be able to accept payments right? THis video walks you through installing and setting up PayPal on your website so that you are ready to take payment from your customers.

Adding a payment merchant (PayPal)
Changing Logos & Banners
3 Lectures 21:37

I hope you are able to make use of this cool and 100% free graphic design software tool

The super cool and FREE design tool

WHy not outsource and allow someone elso to do the graphic design work for you? In this video I walk you through how.

Kick-back & Get someone else to design a logo or banner for you!

The default header and slider images just wont do for your business. You can use the free images editir located at to edit your images. Once you have this video will walk you through how to upload them to your website & overwrite the old existing images.

Changing / Overwriting the websites Header logo & Banners

What do you need to do to overwrite an old image with your new one?

Banners & Logo Quiz
3 questions

How exactly do you find the path to the images on your Zen Cart website?

Images & banners Quiz
1 question
Editing the themes default content
1 Lecture 00:24

This is how you go about changing the default content that is there on the template straight after you install.

Removing / editing default text & content
Adding products, & SEO as you Go
3 Lectures 18:07

This video lecture will walk you through exactly how to add categories and sub-categories to your E-commerce website quickly and easily,

Adding Categories & Sub-categories

We look into adding a new product and it's image here in this video. It's a straight forward process. You just need to make sure that you are in the correct category that you wish to add the new product to.

Adding products & Images

It is very important to SEO each product by giving it the correct bespoke meta data that will help the search engines understand what the item is- and so index it correctly. This in turn will lead to it being easier to find for us humans.

This video walks you through how and where to add the Meta data such as: Title, Keywords and Descritions for each item.

SEO for our products

SEO Quiz
1 question
Advertising & Promotion Advice
1 Lecture 01:17

Just some hints and tips on how you would go about advertising and promoting your business.

Advertising & promotion advice for your new ecommerce website
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