The DIY Website Success Academy
The DIY Website Success Academy is a 12-week training and mentoring program for entrepreneurs who want to build their own website.
Are you a business owner who needs an online presence?
You’ve watched the Youtube tutorials, you’ve downloaded the “free” website builders and you still don’t have a clue.
You don’t consider yourself techy but you know that if someone could just show you how you know you might be able to figure it out.
You want a website that looks good, works well and makes money. Most of all you want to be in control.
Welcome to The DIY Website Success Academy. You’ve come to the right place!
What is it?
The DIY Website Success Academy is a 12-week training program for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to get their business online. Combining live coaching and video tutorials, you will learn, step by step how to build your own website.
This isn’t a “go away and watch this video” course, this is a “hands-on, roll your sleeves up and we’ll get this done together” course. I want you all to leave this course with a fully functioning, beautiful website that you can wait to shout about and show the world.
Do you want your own website in just 12 weeks?
87% of all purchases are done online so having a website is essential.
Have you just started out in business? Maybe you can’t afford to get someone else to build your website for you? Many entrepreneurs have a limited amount of cash to invest when they are just starting out.
If you want to build or grow a business but you don’t want to hand control of your website over to someone else this course will show you how to build your own.
I’m Lisa Rees and I am your Website Wonder Woman
I have built thousands of websites and worked with hundreds of women who are starting their own businesses. What all those women have in common is a passion and a vision for their business but a lack of technical expertise. Who am I?
I launched my first website back in 2008 and now run my website business, creating, supporting and training women in business. There’s not much I don’t know about websites, WordPress in particular. I am constantly learning and have a passion for creativity and all things technological!
I’ve created the DIY Website Success Academy so that you don’t have to spend hours trawling YouTube and the rest of the internet trying to figure out where on earth you need to even start from!
My clients tell me they love my super simple way of explaining things and my knack for making complicated techy stuff easy! I’m breaking this down and giving so much support and value in this course that even the biggest technophobe amongst you will be able to follow it!
I created the DIY Website Success Academy because I want to empower women to take control and take their businesses forward.
Lots of women don’t have the confidence to attempt to build their own websites. I want to change that.
Are you struggling to get your business online?
Do you believe, deep down, that you don’t have the skills to build a website?
Are you holding back from creating a website because you’re so intimidated by the tech?
If you have ever considered building your own website you’ll know how much information there is on the internet.
There are many companies offering you a space to build your “free” website and you can buy as many domain names as you like.
- What do you do next?
- How do you get the website to connect to the domain name?
- How do you make sure your website looks how you want it to.
- How do you put a shop on your website?
- What’s a “theme”?
- It’s not long before it’s gotten so complicated and confusing you’ve given up.
In the DIY Website Success Academy you will learn;
Module 1 - Website Basics
Getting everything set up and creating the correct environment and foundations to build your website on, so in this module we will be covering:
- Buying a domain name
- Setting up hosting (the first year is included – worth £30!)
- The hosting control panel
- Setting up a security certficate
- Creating a domain email address
- Setting PHP memory levels
- Installing WordPress
Module 2 - WordPress
I use WordPress on all my websites I create and I find it can do anything I want it to do! But a lot of people can often be put off on how to use it, so in this module we will be covering:
- The WordPress dashboard
- Adding a page
- Adding a post
- Setting the homepage
- Creating a menu
Module 3 - Plugins
WordPress gains most of its functionalities through plugins. There are millions of plugins out there to do just about anything you need so it’s easy to get overwhelmed. So this module we will be covering how to install plugins, what ones you need and how to set them up and use them, they will include:
- Coming Soon
- Divi Booster
- GDPR Cookie Consent
- Google Analyticator
- Login Lockdown
- Monster Insights
- Pixel Caffeine
- Really Simple SSL
- Smart Crawl
- Updraft Plus
Module 4 - The Divi Theme
I use the Divi theme, from Elegant Themes, on all of my websites and not only is it easy to use but you can create just about any layout, so in this module we will be covering:
- Installing Divi (of which a lifetime licence is included – worth $249)
- Creating a child theme
- Theme options
- Customising Divi
- Creating pages with Divi
- Customising pages
This module usually take 2-3 weeks.
Module 5 - Landing Pages
Setting up a mailing list with Mailerlite and integrating it with your websites, along with creating opt in forms and sales pages on your website and also sending out newsletters and automated emails.
Week 6 - Woocommerce
Adding a shop to your site couldn’t be simpler and in this module I show you:
- How to set up Woocommerce
- Add simple or external products
- Add variation Products
- Add services and downloadable products
- Set up shipping
Module 7 - SEO
SEO is a minefield so in this module we will be covering some basic SEO techniques:
- What is SEO
- Choosing keywords
- Google Search Console
- Site speed
- Bounce Rate
Module 8 - Memberships Sites
How to set up a membership site on your website and take recurring payments (this will require an extra plugin that is at a cost).
The DIY Website Success Academy is for you if:
If you are desperate to get your business online
You have a website but you’d rather run naked across a football pitch than have prospective clients looks at it
You want to learn some new skills but want someone to hold your hand while you do it
You want to have something that you built yourself and can be proud of
The DIY Website Success Academy will help you grow your business and give you the freedom and choice and work in the way that best suits you and your family. You will learn new skills but you’ll have the opportunity to practice these skills and have a final product at the end.
What makes the DIY Website Success Academy different?
The DIY Website Success Academy is different from any other business course you’ve done before because of the level of support you get from me.
An important promise from me; anything you break I will be there to fix. I hear this all the time “I’m afraid to do anything in case I break it”.
The DIY Website Success Academy will give you everything you need to get your business online and move your business forward.
I’m ready, enrol me now!
How is the program delivered?
The program is delivered online where you will be invited to join a private Facebook group with all the other DIY’ers.
You will have access to a vault of “How to” videos that you can watch as many times as you need to
Zoom calls 3 times a week to deliver the live tailored to you coaching, troubleshoot and answer all your questions and niggles
- Complete ownership and control of your website
- A future-proofed website that grows with your business
- The skills and the confidence to add all the functionalities you need and make changes as your business develops
- A website that looks EXACTLY how you imagined it
- Instant access to the how to video vault
- Advice and help that you can understand, even if you are not techy!
I’ll be with you every step of the way. You will not be left to struggle alone.
What support do I get?
Along with the actual course you will also be added to a private Facebook Group, where you can post support questions at any time.
I am also around in the Facebook group to answer any questions you may have, via commenting or creating you an extra how to video – to make sure you know how to do EVERYTHING you want to do on your website.
Three times a week we also have hour long Zoom sessions, where I answer any questions and also teach you what you NEED to know to create your website vision – no more wasting hours learning things you don’t need!
Why do I need this course?
This is a hands on course which will not only show you how to create your own website but potentially give you the skills and knowledge you need to set up and sell websites for others.
What if I already have a website?
It’s also ideal if you already have a website but you want to start again from scratch, or you already have a site built with Divi (or are a VA that manages sites for your clients) and want more in depth knowledge on how to use and make the most of it.
How much of my time will it take?
It does require a few hours per week commitment to get your website fully up and running within the 8 week timeframe, but you will have lifetime access to all the materials.