Build Your Own Custom Wordpress Website and Blog In a Day
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Build Your Own Custom Wordpress Website and Blog In a Day

How to Create a Custom Wordpress Blog for Less Than $100
4.4 (68 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
15,876 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create your own custom website and blog with Wordpress for less than $100
  • Write blog posts, add images, movies, and documents to your website, and much more
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  • How to use a computer and browse the internet

You're about to learn how to create your own custom business website and blog in a day.

Hi, I'm Tom Corson-Knowles, #1 Bestselling author of over 20 books including Guest Blogging Goldmine and Destroy Your Distractions. I've spent the last 10 years building profitable online businesses and have sold several million dollars of products and services online in the last few years.

But I have a confession to make. I started out as a complete failure.

I wasted $8,000 paying for a custom website, and almost went broke before I figured out how to create a website that actually makes money instead of burns it.

If I only knew back then what you're about to learn in this course, I could have done a better job creating a new custom profitable website in just a few hours with less than $100!

This is the course I WISH someone had given to me when I first started blogging 9 years ago.

Since then, I've created dozens of successful blogs and websites. I've taken a new blog from 0 to over 100,000 visitors a month in just 9 months for free - without spending a single dime on marketing, paid traffic or advertising.

In this course, I'm going to teach you how I did it and how you can, too.

Just do me a favor. Save yourself the $8,000 and do something nice for your family, friends and loved ones. Or save it for your retirement.

Follow Along as We Build Your Brand New Custom Website Together in Just 2 Hours!

In this step-by-step video training course, you're about to learn:

  • How to design your very own custom website and blog for personal or business use using Wordpress
  • How to avoid the 4 biggest mistakes business owners and new bloggers make when creating a new website (Avoiding these common mistakes could save you over $10,000 and months of wasted time and effort)
  • How to set up your blog or website to attract new leads and customer for your business on autopilot
  • How to get up to 100,000 visitors a month or more for your website using one simple 100% free marketing strategy
  • How to connect with the most influential bloggers and entrepreneurs in your market to take your business to a whole new level of success and profitability (again, no cost involved with this life-changing marketing strategy)
  • and much more!

Learn How to Build a Sustainable, Profitable, and Meaningful Online Business and Steady Internet Profits

Starting a business online is easier than it's ever been before. Yet millions of would-be entrepreneurs try and fail to start a profitable online business every year. Why?

Because they don't have the proven tools, systems and strategies for success.

This course is a complete "success recipe" for anyone looking to build an online business.

When you design your website the right way from the beginning and set up these systems to bring in new leads and customers on autopilot, you'll be years ahead of your competition (and you'll save thousands of dollars in the process).

Forget Everything You Think You Know About Building Websites and Making Money Online

When I first started my online business 10 years ago, I thought the key to success was using the latest, cutting-edge technology and gadgets. Boy, was I wrong!

The key to building a successful online business is to have a highly functional and profitable online website that attracts leads, builds your email list, and converts visitors into paying customers. Period.

Everything else is just gravy.

Your website is the backbone of your online business. Sure, you can make a few dollars publishing eBooks on Kindle, selling used stuff on eBay, and following the latest "hot new thing," but real, lasting success (aka big monthly profits) come from having a business website that makes you money 24/7.

If you have a website that makes you money, everything else just adds to your online success and profits. But if you have no website and do everything else under the sun, you'll never reach even a fraction of your potential for profitability, success and influence.

If you're ready to take your online success to a whole new level and build your custom business website in just 2 hours, scroll up and click "Take This Course" now!

You can start watching the video training right away and have your website live and ready to go before the day is over.

Here's to your success,

Tom Corson-Knowles

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to build a blog or website without wasting thousands of dollars on unnecessary web design firms
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
Building Your Website
8 Lectures 36:32

How to get the most out of this course:

1) Take notes!

2) Apply what you learn right away! TAKE ACTION.

3) Ask if you need help! I'm here to help, and so is the community of students.

4) Call your domain provider and web host for support when needed. 24/7 phone support is invaluable!!

5) Join our community on Facebook for support, advice and building relationships with other bloggers and online business owners at

Preview 08:01

In this video, Tom shares the three biggest free blogging platforms along with some warnings and key insights into why you probably don't want to use them for your website, especially if your website is for a business, if you plan to build an email list, or if you plan to sell any products or services online.

Links: (Note: This is the free wordpress blogging platform on Wordpress's website (NOT your website, and I definitely do NOT recommend using it).

Preview 09:24

In this lecture, Tom shows you how to buy your own custom domain for your website.


Domains with GoDaddy


Getting a Domain

In this lecture, Tom shares some resources for cheap web hosting.


BlueHost web hosting

Super Cheap Web Hosting

Traffic Planet Hosting is by far my favorite web host for Wordpress sites. My load speed is about 1 second now instead of 10+ seconds, and it's cheaper than a VPS with Bluehost or other "budget" hosting services.


Traffic Planet Hosting

The Fastest Web Hosting Ever

The process of assigning your domain to your web host will vary depending on 1) where you bought your domain and 2) what web hosting service you use.

You may have to contact your customer support team at your domain provider and/or web host for help with this step. Please don't ask how to assign your domain for different web hosts / domain providers because each has their own process. Just contact their support staff and they will walk you through this step. It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.

Assigning Your Domain to Your Web Host

It's time to install Wordpress once you have assigned your domain to your web host!

You may have to contact your customer support team at your domain provider and/or web host for help with this step. Please don't ask how to install Wordpress for different web hosts because each has their own process. Just contact their support staff and they will walk you through this step. It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.

How to Install Wordpress

It's time to login to your website using your wordpress dashboard!

Your website login will be located at

Logging in to Your Wordpress Dashboard
Wordpress Basics for Designing Your Site
10 Lectures 01:06:41

If you're not happy with how your website looks right now, don't worry! With Wordpress, it's ALL customizable!

What You Need to Know About Wordpress

It's time to write and publish your first blog post! Watch this video and follow along, and then write and publish your first blog post right now. Don't worry about getting it perfect! You can always come back and edit your post anytime you want.

Writing and Publishing Your First Blog Post

Now that you've published your first blog post, it's time to learn how to create pages for your website.

Creating Pages

Now it's time to create your Contact page so readers and customers can contact you through your website.

Contact Pages and Forms

In this lecture, you'll learn how to insert media, images and videos into your blog posts and web pages.

Images and Media

Here are some resources for free custom wordpressthemes:

Here's my favorite site for premium paid wordpress themes:

Free Custom Wordpress Themes

You can browse Wordpress plugins at


1. Akismet

Akismet blocks spam comments and is crucial for any serious blogger. Don’t post without it!

2. All in One SEO Pack

All in One SEO Pack is awesome – it allows you to customize a lot of the basic features of your blog for better SEO (like post and page titles) along with some other neat things. Highly recommended!

3. Facebook

The Facebook plugin allows you to install Facebook comments, like buttons, recommended posts and much more. It’s the official Facebook plugin for WordPress and works great!

4. Fast Secure Contact Form

This plugin allows you to create a contact form super easily and quickly in wordpress and install it on any page or post in your site you want to. Every blog must have a contact page! I can’t tell you how many opportunities and checks I’ve received because I had a contact page that made it easy for others to reach me.

5. Google XML Sitemaps

Great sitemap for Google indexing – helps increase your search engine traffic.

6. Jetpack Lite

Gives you nice and easy WordPress stats within your WordPress dashboard.

7. Pinterest Plugin adds a Pinterest “Pin It” button to every image on your site.

8. Post Layout

This plugin is AWESOME! It allows you to add any html, text, pictures, links or anything else you want before, in the middle of, or after every post on your site. I use it to add an opt-in box below my blog posts and this plugin makes it easy.

9. Shareaholic | email, bookmark, share buttons

This plugin adds share buttons below or above your blog posts – great for getting more social traffic.

Top 10 Amazing Wordpress Plugins

In this lecture, Tom shows you how to set up and customize your Wordpress navigation menus so readers can find what they're looking for quickly and easily. Remember, simplicity is powerful! Don't add too many items to your navigation menu.

Wordpress Menus

In this video, Tom shows you how to use Wordpress widgets to customize your website.

Get the Widget Image plugin for inserting images quickly and easily in your widgets:

Using Wordpress Widgets and Inserting Images in Widgets
Marketing and Monetization (Earning Money from Your Website)
2 Lectures 29:21

In this video, you'll learn how to create squeeze pages with Leadpages to build your email list. In order to do this, you will need an autoresponder.

I recommend Aweber for building your email list.


In this video, you'll learn how to use guest blogging to get backlinks and traffic to your website for free and build relationships with the key influencers in your market. This is my #1 go-to strategy for building blog traffic and SEO, and it's 100% free.

Download the Alexa plugin for your web browser here:

P.S. Make sure you don't spam bloggers! Create customized emails as explained in the video to build solid relationships. Remember, this is a numbers game. If you send out 100 emails, you may only get 10 responses. That's okay. Imagine what having 10 influential bloggers in your market working with you and supporting you would do for your business and your online traffic!

A Quick Guide to Guest Blogging
About the Instructor
Tom Corson-Knowles
4.4 Average rating
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58,157 Students
7 Courses
Bestselling Author of Schedule Your Success

Tom Corson-Knowles is an entrepreneur, blogger and international bestselling author. He started his first business at age 13, manufacturing SAD lamps out of his father's garage.

By the time he graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business at age 22, Tom was already earning a full-time residual income from a business he started from his dorm room.

After taking a few years off to travel and enjoy an early "retirement," Tom decided to jump back into the business world as an entrepreneur, investor, author, coach and consultant. Today, Tom shares what he learned on his way to becoming a successful entrepreneur through his books, video courses, seminars and advanced training programs.

Tom is the author of more than 20 bestselling books including The Kindle Publishing Bible, Schedule Your Success, Rules of the Rich, and Email Marketing Mastery.

Tom is also the founder of TCK Publishing, an independent publishing company that specializes in online marketing.

Learn more with Tom for free on the Publishing Profits Podcast show where he interviews bestselling authors and business tycoons every week to show you how to create the business and lifestyle of your dreams.