Sheila Bowen

Do-It-Yourself-er, Entrepreneur, Graphic Designer

For many years as small business owner, before pursuing my bachelors degree in graphic design, I built my websites much like everyone and paid for premium services I thought I absolutely needed to pay for in order to effectively run my businesses online. I paid for e-commerce, I paid for an appointment scheduler, I paid for sites to host my digital content for sale, I paid for a business phone line, I paid, paid, paid! To the tune of $350/month (not including merchandise and other expenses) for "premium" services to run my website and reach my customers.

I knew there had to be a better way! I was putting out as much money as I was taking in. Fast forward a bit and I'm now a graphic designer building websites for myself and for my clients with the same design and functionality as those "premium" services I used to pay big time for. But now I'm saving a load of money every month doing it using only four resources that I already had free accounts with, and most of you do, too.

All of the methods I show in this course are tried-and-true effective for real-life businesses. Not only the content for your website and other business services (like a phone number), but even the method by which I'm teaching this course. I chose the platforms I did not only because of the cost, but because they are extremely user friendly. I know that when I build a website for a client, more often than not, they will be the one who manages it. My objective is to make it as easy as possible for them while still maintaining the quality. After the website is complete, I host a video training session with the client and we go over each stage of the build step by step, just like you will in this course. You'll be able to take what you learn in this course and expand on it. You'll realize how much you can do with free resources, and that's something you'll take with you beyond this course.

pre·mi·um [pree-mee-uhm]


1. of higher price or cost.

2. of exceptional quality or greater value than others of its kind; superior: a wine made of premium grapes.

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