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Start A Business With The Internet

Learn how to quickly create a Wordpress website to sell your services, product and learn how to setup a real business!
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Created by Nick Marks
Last updated 3/2015
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The goal of this course is to show you how to start a business with the Internet. If you have an idea, skill, talent or product, I will show you how to build a platform quickly to see if you can turn it into a business. If you can show proof of concept with your service or product and you start to make money then I will show you how to turn your platform into a business.

First I will show you how to create your own website so you don't have to worry about hiring a developer.

1) First I will show you how to purchase a domain and website hosting

2) Then I will show you how to use Wordpress so you can create your own website. This will allow you to quickly make updates on your own.

The platform and plugins I recommend you use to follow along is WordPress and the Visual Composer plugin.

In an upcoming section, I will will show you how to optimize your website using search engine optimization to see your service or product. I will show you step by step instructions so you don't have to hire an SEO specialist to get noticed by the search engines.

1) You will learn on-page optimization and receive a checklist in the form of a PDF to use for the SEO process.

2) You will learn about the importance of external signals like Citations, Link Earning, Reviews and Social Media.

Also in an upcoming section, I will show you how to turn your platform into a business. Once you prove that you can start making money, we'll review how to make your business more professional. Many companies fail because they spend too much time and money perfecting a product/service that has no proof of concept. Also spending money on setting up a business is an expense that can hold you back if your startup is a bootstrap strategy.

1) You will learn different ways to incorporate your business

2) You will learn specific techniques to setup your business so you look professional to your potential clients

The strategy that worked for me in building my company is to take an idea, produce the minimum viable product that I could sell and get it on the market as fast as possible. Then as we start making sales we are constantly updating and making our service/product better.

This course has currently over an hour and a half of video content and I will be adding much more video in the future.

You should join this course if you want to start a business and you want to do it with the least amount of financial risk. I will show you how to build a business on your own or with a partner.

This course is for go-getters who want to succeed and have a dream of running there own business! You must be willing to where a lot of hats. I also encourage partnerships if you have a love one, a good friend or close associate. Sometimes it's easier to climb the mountain with a partner. This way you can share the workload and be there to push each other.

I encourage everyone who signs up to send me recommendation of future lessons that can answer questions along the way to help you build your business. Everyone who signs up will be able to communicate with me personally! I look forward to seeing you inside the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who have dreamed of starting a business, have a skill or product and have basic knowledge of using the Internet.
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Aquire the techniques to to build a website, market your brand with SEO and establish modern a business with the Internet.
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  • Students should have a business idea in mind before starting this course.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 15 Lectures Collapse All 15 Lectures 01:50:25
Building A Wordpress Website To Sell Your Services And To Build A Business
6 Lectures 42:36

In this lesson we will review an overview of what a domain (or URL) is and how to purchase one for your website.

Preview 10:04

In this lesson we will review an overview of what website hosting is and how to purchase an account for your website.

Purchasing Website Hosting On A Web Server Designed Specifically For Wordpress

In this lesson I will show you how to install Wordpress using an application provided by the website hosting company.

Install Wordpress On Your Web Hosting Platform Automatically With An Application

This lesson is optional! You only need to watch this lesson if you have to manually install Wordpress on your hosting account.

Install Wordpress On Your Hosting Manually (If You Can't Install Automatically)

In this lesson we will review how to find a premium Wordpress theme that will look like a big time designer created. Then we will review how to install this theme on your website. I strongly recommend you either choosing a theme that comes with Visual Composer or one that is compatiable with Visual Composer.

Installing A Premium Wordpress Theme With An Easy Website Page Building Plugin

In this lesson we will review how to setup your website structure and start creating our pages for the website. Then we will setup our main menu (global navigation) for the website.

Setting Up Your Wordpress Website structure with Pages, Posts and a Main Menu
Building a website and adding the content
9 Lectures 01:07:49

In this lesson we will start by installing plugins that we will use to build the website. Once again, I recommend installing Visual Composer to help you easily build your website. Then you will learn how to setup your homepage slider.

Adding Content Part 1: Installing Plugins and Creating the Homepage Slider

In this lesson we will finish adding the homepage content and start bringing our website to life!

Adding Content Part 2: Finish Adding Home Page Slides and Content

In this lesson we will create the about us page and fill in company information as well as the owner bios.

Adding Content Part 3: Creating The About Us Page

In this lesson we will create the service page for our website.

Adding Content Part 4: Creating The Service Page

In this lesson I will show you how to setup a portfolio page to show off your work or products.

Adding Content Part 5: Creating The Portfolio Page

In this lesson I will show you how to setup your blog and how to add three blog posts to get you started.

Adding Content Part 6: Creating The Blog Page

In this lesson I will show you how to setup your contact page so your customers can contact you.

Adding Content Part 7: Creating The Contact Page

In this lesson I will show you how to put the final touches on your website to get version one ready for launch. I first version will have just enough information for us to get out there and start selling our service or product.

The Finishing Touches For Version 1 Of A Wordpress Website

In this lesson we will review how to add Google Analytics to your website to analyze your website visitors.

Adding Google Analytics
About the Instructor
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Internet Marketing Consultant at Plush Marketing

I am a Internet marketing professional with over 12 years of developing award winning websites, e-commerce sites as well as selling on Ebay and Amazon. I started my business 10 years ago and have been providing businesses of all sizes Internet marketing and video marketing services. I have also been selling successfully on Amazon for 8 years.

Teaching is a passion of mine and I've taught classes and workshops on subjects like Selling Online, Starting Online Businesses, How To Build A Successful E commerce Site, and How To Sell On Amazon. Often courses online are made to be more complicated than they need to be. My goal as a teacher is to make sure my content is as clear and concise as it can be. I believe in getting straight to the point without adding fluff or providing redundant content to my students. My students know that I respect their time and understand that it's a valuable commodity.

I am here to help you. My students can always email me with any questions they have about my courses. I do this to ensure that you get the most out of my instructions and to let you know I'm rooting for you to succeed. When you join my courses you will have direct contact to me and I will answer all of your questions to the best of my ability. I look forward to meeting you.

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