Want to learn how to make an awesome WordPress website?
Take control of your career and learn how to manage a simple WordPress website and blog then turn it into a successful self-managed powerhouse for your author business. Learn via easy walk-through videos as I build an author website before your eyes, and talk about content creation, e-commerce, traffic acquirement and more. At $30 AUS for RWA members, you can’t go wrong!
Downloadable PDFs and worksheets will be available so you can revise at your leisure. Whether you’re a digital immigrant or an author just wanting the latest hot tips on WordPress, you can get the author targeted advice from the current RWA Webmistress (me!).
Each student must be prepared to either set up a free WordPress.org account, or purchase a domain and hosting (explained how to inside the course).
I will be using the Teachable system which includes a private course blog and discussion centre. Course support will run for the duration of the four weeks and includes chat room presence for Q&A. Lesson material includes walk-through videos/live webinar and checklists to download. There will be one lesson each week, but students can move at a faster pace if you require.
- Week 1. Introduction & Setup: Why build an author website? What is WordPress. Planning. Signup for WordPress.
- Week 2. Choosing a theme. Site structure. Homepage or blog. Customising theme.
- Week 3. Creating content and media. Blogging ideas and how to.
- Week 4. SEO. Plug ins. Marketing and getting your website found. Convenience & User testing. Linking up your social media and e-newsletter.
Course Dates: 27 February – 26 March 2017
Cost: RWA-Member – $30.00 (AUS) Non RWA-Member – $80.00 (AUS)
In usual AuthorZoo style, I’ll have loads of free printable worksheets and take home advice. These bargain prices won’t be repeated and you can sign in and learn from anywhere around the world at your own pace. Hope to see you there!