Questions and answers:
Will this course help me create the best website possible in the history of the internet?
Erm … Though I will talk about design principles and what to think about when creating your website, this course can’t make you a professional graphic designer. Graphic design is a skill that takes years of practise and study to master. I’ll help you create a website that reflects your brand and looks good, but if you want something super slick you might want to hire a professional website designer.
So once I build a decent website, the clients and the cash will roll in?
Getting your website in a good place won’t automatically lead to an infinite stream of work. People still have to find your website – and that’s where your marketing efforts come in. Having a website isn’t a marketing strategy in and of itself – your marketing efforts often lead people to your website. But once they’re there? Now they’ll be more likely to stick around – and hire you.
Are there any additional expenses?
Indeed there are. If you don’t already have a domain name and website hosting, you’ll need enough money to buy these things. This usually comes to around £60/$100 a year. Fortunately, you can claim this as a business expense!
Do I need to know how to code?
Absolutely not. A little bit of coding know-how might help you make tweaks to your website, but I’m going to show you how to use a Content Management System (so you can control the content of your site) and WordPress themes (so you control the design of your site) without writing a lick of code.
Does this course only teach me how to create a WordPress site?
Yes. You can apply everything you learn about branding and what to include on your website to any other type of website, but I highly recommend you use WordPress – so all the instructions are written with WordPress in mind. WordPress is easy to use and has all the tools you need and plenty of customisable options. Search engines (like Google) also like WordPress sites!
How much time will I need to set aside to complete the course?
It depends how fast you work! The branding side of things might take you a couple of hours or a couple of weeks – depending on how deep you want to dive. I’d say it takes at least a full week to build your website from scratch, but you don’t have to do it all in one go of course.
Do you offer refunds?
No, so please purchase mindfully! I like to think I’ve included enough detail for you to make an informed decision about whether this course is right for you, but if you’re still hesitant about buying, feel free to email me first.
The course fees are in British pounds – do you accept payment in dollars/euros?
Yup! Your currency will be automatically converted when you go to pay. To check the current exchange rate, visit this useful online currency converter.
WHY HAVEN’T YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTION?
Calm it, Kermit. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you.