BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE
Building a website is hard if you’ve never done it before.
- What should go on the website?
- What’s SEO?
- How can I make my website appear on the first page of Google?
- How do I get a logo?
- What colours should I use?
- Does it matter what font I choose?
- Why does my website design look like a 5 year old was helping?
- How can I add a form?
- How do I set up an online shop?
- What’s a domain?
- What’s hosting?
- What’s a cpanel and FTP?
- What’s WordPress?
- What’s a theme?
- What are plugins?
- What’s CSS?
- Will my website get hacked?
- Why is it so expensive? Is there a way to do it cheaper, but also properly?
Webbie Dooo is an online course teaching small business owners how to build their own professional, mobile friendly website.
That’s right, you’ll do it yourself.
You won’t be on your own though. A team of industry professionals will work side by side with you, holding your hand every step of the way.
It’s a kind of ‘best of both worlds’ situation. You’ll learn all the tricks (and get help) from people who normally charge $5000 or more to build a website, but it will only cost you a fraction of that because you’ll do most of the work.
Normally, doing it yourself means figuring everything out from scratch and making LOTS of (costly) mistakes as you go.
At Webbie Dooo, we save you those months of brain melting frustration, showing you exactly what to do – and what NOT to do!
Try a sample:
In the lead up to launching this course, we released 3 free lessons. If you didn’t get to see them you can do that now.
It will give you an idea of our teaching style.
Our instructors are what set the Webbie Dooo course apart . You will have access to EIGHT industry professionals, each with a different area of expertise. Together they will ensure that your website is perfect. We’re not just talking about a few random snippets of help either.
You will receive 8 SOLID HOURS of one-on-one assistance.
These are your instructors
Jinny is our design, branding and logo guru.
We are REALLY excited you’ll get to work with Jinny because we know you’ll build a spectacularly professional website as a result of soaking up her expertise.
Jinny says, “I’ll help you strut your stuff with scrumptious branding that’ll have your people banging down your on-line door. They’ll be aching to work with you or buy your product.
If you have branding already, together we’ll look at your fonts, colours and imagery. Then we’ll twist it, turn it & play with it until it’s perfect. Then you’ll create a mood board for your website.
If you’re starting from scratch, I’ll get your creative juices flowing with brainstorming games to get you thinking creatively. You’ll put all your ideas into a box & shake it, turn it up-side down & toss out the weak bits. Now the real the fun begins – creating your website mood board to guide your website design decisions.”
Wherever you start your journey with me, by the end of our time together you will have a look & feel that is perfect and that you ADORE.
Olga is an artist of the internet. She builds beautiful and creative websites with the aim of making the world wide web a more beautiful place one pixel at a time.
A perfectionist, Olga says that every time she builds a new website she wants it to go into her portfolio. And when people look at her portfolio, she wants them to think, “I want a website like that!”
It’s this attention to detail that makes Olga a great instructor. You won’t be getting away with any shoddy work with her on your case!
Olga has other skills too – she can solve a Rubik’s cube in less than 2 minutes, and she speaks and writes fluently in 3 languages (4 if you count sarcasm as a language, she says).
“Olga recently designed and developed my website. From start to finish my experience with Olga was nothing short of fabulous. During the designing of my website, Olga listened to what I wanted and made suggestions based on research that she had undertaken before our first meeting.”
Jodie Hill, Hill Accounting Services
Alicia is a numbers-geek and your SEO Engineer.
She firmly believes that a website is only as good as the return on investment that it provides for your business. She says, “The most beautiful website is not providing any value to your business if it does not rank high enough to get seen, or if it fails to convert viewers into customers.”
Alicia’s passion is helping small businesses compete with the big guys. She will help you to identify your target audience and optimize your website so that it is seen by those folks who are looking for your products and/or services.
She will work with you to help you get your website ranking better on Google and converting more viewers to customers.
“You’ve worked hard to build the perfect website, now let’s get that website working for you!”
Marleen is our marketing go to lady.
She can help you with your email marketing and will show you how to set up an email “sales funnel”. She knows the ins and outs of email programs like Mailchimp which means you’re guaranteed to avoid at least one brain explosion.
Marleen also teaches her clients how to create eBooks and courses, including writing and editing.
She’s is a big believer in empowering her clients, explaining each process so they can do things themselves.
Based in the Netherlands, Marleen speaks Dutch as well as English. She loves Belgian beer and Star Trek. And she’s pretty sure nature made a mistake, she should have been a redhead.
“Marleen helped me understand my own website. She is always willing to explain everything even if it takes me 10 times to understand. I even have an ebook now that I can give away.”
Kolleen helps small business people compete with big budget companies by helping them look just as good.
She says, “Entrepreneurs and small businesses should have access to professional consultants and stunning artwork. I don’t believe in a cookie cutter approach. Every business has individual needs. By paying careful attention to that I help my clients gain a competitive edge.”
Kolleen comes from an advertising background and has extensive knowledge of the printing industry. She will advise you on copywriting, SEO, email campaigns and social media.
Kolleen says, “I teach my clients that if they want their business to grow they have to spend time, or they have to spend money. They can do it themselves with my direction (blogging, social media, listings, backlinks) or they can hire me or someone else to get them there.
Although my background is in design, I honestly don’t push design first anymore. There are too many variables now, and even the best looking sites can have high bounce rates because there’s nothing grabbing the person to stay more than a few seconds. Good design used to be enough, now it’s not. We have to adapt and change.”
“The word “Chocoholic” was coined the year I was born. Coincidence? I think not.”
Noëlle builds beautiful websites that are easy to use. She specializes in a design style that’s sleek and sexy – modern, flat and minimal.
Her focus lies in identifying your most important information and getting it in front of your customers with as few clicks as possible. This helps you turn your website visitors into customers.
Noëlle brings a lot more to the table than utterly gorgeous and user-friendly websites though. She is also a digital marketer specialising in social media, Facebook PPC and SEO. She’s always thinking about those other promotional channels when working on a website – are your heading tags correct? Will your images get pulled by Facebook?
Building online stores is Noëlle’s thing so if you want to set up one yourself then you’ll want to work one-on-one with her.
Noëlle is a digital nomad who works from a different country every 2-4 weeks, the lucky duck.
“Building a website that’s just pretty is not going to cut it. Let me help you build one that’s simple to use, for your visitors and yourself.”
Cath is the one that got this whole thing started.
Cath taught a large number of small business owners to build their own website in full day workshops before deciding it would work better for everyone if the course was offered online, over a longer time period. She’s confident there should be less exploded brains this way.
Cath has a knack for explaining complex things in an easy to understand way, and is well known for being patient and understanding when people ask the same question for the 5th time.
“Cath is great! Cath is there with you for every step of the process, no matter your level of knowledge. She is helpful, patient, easy to understand and makes it fun too! She has a great passion for helping you get your website up and running and it looking professional and working correctly. She’s the best!”
Careth, Margaret River, Western Australia
Simple Things Photography
Deonne is a talented photographer with a great eye for website design too!
She hosted a small workshop in her home then proceeded to build a stylish website that perfectly captures the essence of her photography business. The black and white colour palette works beautifully.
“Rather than paying nearly one thousand dollars to have someone build me a website which I would have no idea how to change or update, I decided that I would try to do it myself (against lots of advice saying not to due to the technicalities of it all!). When a friend told me about Cath’s workshop, I contacted her and am so pleased I did.
The workshop enabled me to get the website going, which I finished in my own time in the following weeks. It is so great to have total control of my website, which I designed, totally understand, and can change and update whenever I feel like!
Cath is a down to earth trainer who taught me what I needed to know, without drowning me in technological information that I didn’t need to know. Cath’s workshop was definitely worth doing!”
Nannup Hemp Company
Marion was about to launch her brand new business and had a lot to do. She had to develop the products, lease and fit out a brand new shop, build a website – the list (and the expense) went on.
Marion attended a live workshop then built the site whenever she had a few moments to spare. Working with a developer would have been difficult because Marion was so busy – when she was available her developer would have been busy, and when the developer was available, Marion would have been up to her elbows in something else.
Marion added ecommerce to her site so that her customers from all over the world can purchase her beautiful products.
Shep Huntly, Master Showman
Shep built 3 websites after doing a workshop via Skype.
“I can’t recommend Cath’s course highly enough. When I reached out to her I could do a Word document and emails, but that was the extent of my knowledge as far as internet stuff goes. I needed a website to promote myself.
Cath was the perfect person to reach out to because she’s so knowledgeable, and yet so patient. Over the course of the time, my skills just went bang, bang, bang.
She’d sew a seed, then let that seed grow in my brain and let me practice it, then sew another one. So I never felt rushed, and I felt really listened to. If I ever had a problem it was sorted out pretty much straight away. It was super empowering. I felt like a great human!
I like learning things and I found it really empowering that I could be on a Skype call with Cath then at the end of it be a web designer! I can basically say that I’ve made 3 websites, and if anybody ever needed one I’d feel comfortable that I could do it for them.
And that’s all because of the gentle way that Cath imparts her skills. It’s just bang on perfect.”
Margies Big Day Out Beer & Wine Tour
This business already had a website but it was dated. The tour industry in the Margaret River region is competitive – Margies Big Day Out needed a website that was modern and mobile-friendly, which they could update themselves.
Jaime did a workshop then built a brand new website over the following weeks. She did a particularly good job of the Tours page, coming up with a layout that worked well to showcase her offerings.
Thank you Cath for your wonderful informative workshop. I learnt so much and for someone who was not interested in technology at all I left feeling inspired and armed with knowledge to build my new website.
It is now live and I am able to keep it current which I am surprised to say I am really enjoying. I look forward to learning more being part of your private Facebook page. Thanks Again.Chris
Cath is awesome!
While I am reasonably computer savvy, the extent of my website knowledge was 100% from the shopping side & a big zero from the selling side!
Cath set us up with a list of handy stuff to do to prepare for our workshop & a list of photos, ideas & written script to bring along.
One day – yep, one day workshop with Cath & my site was up & looking fab!
It’s certainly been a learning experience along the way but a year on with bazillions of emails to Cath which were patiently & thoroughly answered & I’m STILL online!
Great teacher – perfect balance of instruction & guidance vs have a go yourself. Highly recommended!!!Alli
Just a quick note to thank you SO much for helping me set up my new website. I am so pleased with how it has turned out!! Not only does it look great, it also reflects ‘us’; not how a web designer thinks we should be portrayed! I know of many sites that cost a fortune to be set up by a designer & still look less professional than ours does!! It also has the benefit that I can update it as necessary, ie: Christmas trading hours, updated photos etc.. I’m sure if I was paying someone to make changes I’d think twice, whereas now I can easily just make changes when needed.
In addition to ending up with a great looking website, it was also personally rewarding for me – a person with a very rudimentary computer knowledge – to be able to make such a great end product!! And that is thanks to your step-by-step instructions & patience!!
As a small business operator, the 2 things that were my biggest hurdle to replacing our old website were cost & time. I didn’t think we would get enough web traffic to make a big expense worthwhile & I didn’t think I had the time to spare to set it up. But the cost ended up being amazingly cheap & it took me 2 days in total, including getting photos etc out before time. I’m sure it would have taken me at least that long if I’d engaged someone else to set up the site! Also, we have had so much web traffic since we set this up in December, that I can’t believe I didn’t get it set up earlier!!
I would recommend your Website Training for any small business operator!!
Thank you again.Michelle
I attended one of Cath’s Workshops which was fantastic. It was full of information and the day was packed with practical application and tips as we began the creation of our websites.
Cath is great! Cath is there with you for every step of the process, no matter your level of knowledge. She is helpful, patient, easy to understand and makes it fun too! She has a great passion for helping you get your website up and running and it looking professional and working correctly. She’s the best!Careth
What is actually covered in the course?
A whole lot about your branding, colours, fonts and logo – in other words, the look and feel of your site, and how that relates to you and your business.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) – how to make sure your site is found by Google
How to actually lay out your site – thinking about giving your visitors a reason to stay, and convert into customers. You do NOT want a high bounce rate!
Copy – what to remember when writing the words that will go onto your site
What is WordPress? (This is the program you’ll use to build your website)
The meaning of a ‘responsive’ website and why it’s critically important
How to prepare your images so that your website loads quickly
How to get your words and pictures onto your website
How to change the menus, headers, layout and other things on your website
How to set up a blog
How to integrate your social media.
How to set up an online shop.
How to test the speed of your website (and other websites!)
How and when to backup your site so that you’re covered in the event of an emergency
How to secure your site against hackers
How to keep your website up to date (and what you MUST do before you hit the ‘update’ button)
Computer tricks to impress your teenagers
And a whole lot more. Some of the content will be dictated by what you want to learn. For example, do you have a channel manager you want to integrate? Do you want to know about email campaigns and Mailchimp? We can cover those things.
Will my website be finished by the end of the course?
So long as you do the work required, yes – absolutely.
By the end of the course you will have a professional, mobile-friendly website that you’ll use to attract customers.
Will I learn to use different themes?
No, you will learn to use one theme, however a lot of what you’ll learn is general, transferable knowledge. We use the Divi theme which is extraordinarily powerful and flexible, yet intuitive even for beginners.
Once you’ve used Divi’s Drag and Drop Builder you’ll never want to use another theme, believe me. Cath had a student come to a workshop once who had previously struggled with other themes. She stopped the workshop at one point to exclaim, “You guys, this is the most amazing theme! You have no idea how much time you’re saving because Cath found this one for you!”
We agree. Using the Divi theme is a pleasure. We love how quickly and easily we can move elements around when we’re designing a page.
Will my website work on mobile devices?
Can I have an online store?
Can I integrate my accommodation booking system, ie my channel manager?
How long is the course?
The course will run over 9 weeks.
During the first 2 weeks we’ll have a webinar pretty much every day, then there’ll be one or two a week as you work on completing your project.
Webinars will be up to an hour long and they’ll be recorded so you can go back and access them again.
We know that you’re busy and we are too, so webinars will be kept tight and efficient, rather than full of irrelevant waffle.
What are the course dates?
The course will commence in the week of 29th May to 2nd June.
We’re not 100% sure of the exact day yet because we need to get everyone set up with their Starter Site first.
Webinars will be held at 2pm Western Australian time. Remember they’re all recorded so you can catch up if you miss one.
Will I be able to ask questions?
Yes, absolutely. The webinars will be live and you can ask questions that we’ll answer.
You can also ask questions in the exclusive Facebook group.
Plus you’ll receive 8 hours of one-on-one assistance from the instructors.
Will there be written documentation or just the webinars?
We’ll try to provide all the handy reference guides you’ll need. We already have quite a few documents prepared.
You’ll be able to request written documentation as we go along too.
We’re aware that courses that are run totally by video can sometimes be a bit of a nuisance for people in rural areas with limited bandwidth. However it’s also by far the best way to deliver the information that we need to give you, so we’ll be relying on you to tell us how it’s working in different areas.
Who will choose which instructor I get to work with?
You have 8 hours to use, and you can spend them all with one instructor or spread them around. It’s totally up to you.
Everyone needs different things, and although every one of our instructors is a completely beautiful human, we know that you’ll click better with some than others. So you get to choose who you work with for your one-on-one sessions.
You’ll get to meet the instructors in the following ways:
- Each instructor will introduce themselves during one of the early webinars.
- Some (but not all) will teach a segment of the course.
- All instructors will be active in the exclusive Facebook group, so you’ll get to know them there.
- Each instructor has provided a ‘layout’ page to go on your Starter Site, containing all sorts of information about them. Not only that, they’ve made the layouts totally gorgeous and useful, so if you like them, you’re allowed to use them on your own website!
*A layout is kind of like a starting point. Instead of beginning with a blank slate, you start with a completed page, then you take out their words and pictures and put in your own.
What if I need more than 8 hours of one-on-one help?
If you need more than 8 hours of one-on-one assistance you can simply choose which instructor you’d like to work with and pay them directly for their time.
As you can imagine, it was tough for us to work out how many hours to include with the course. We’re passionate about ensuring that every website coming out of the course is absolutely fabulous, but every hour makes the course more expensive.
Cath’s experience with the workshops was that people usually did much better with some extra help rather than being left totally on their own. That’s why we decided to make the one-on-one help an integral part of the course.
We think 8 hours will be about right for most people, based on that past experience.
Why is this first course half price?
This is our first time running Cath’s physical workshop as an online course with 7 additional instructors.
As you can imagine, there’s quite a bit to figure out. We know that it might not always go how we planned. There’s every chance that we’ll experience stuff-ups in the technology because……it’s technology, and that’s what it does sometimes.
We’ve chosen to work with a small group of students for our first run, and we decided to offer you the course at half price because we’ll be asking you questions every step of the way.
“How was that?
Did it work?
What was good about that?
Did we miss something?
Do you need something repeated?
What would you like more of?”
In other words, you’ll be helping us to shape the course. We have all of Cath’s experience from working around the table, but how will that translate to the online environment? We’re not 100% sure yet, but we’re about to find out. 🙂
What skills do I need to build my own website? How computer literate do I need to be?
It helps to have some basic computer knowledge because it means you’re only learning one new skill – how to build a website – rather than trying to do that at the same time as learning basic computing skills.
It’s good if you can use email, Word and Excel, and find your way around the internet. You also need to know how to find files and folders on your computer.
Probably the most important skill is the ability to listen, read and learn. We will teach you some very important rules about images, for example, but if you don’t follow those image rules you’ll create a slow, bloated website, which Google doesn’t like – and it doesn’t matter how great your website is if nobody sees it.
Will my website look ‘professional’?
Yes, so long as you follow the recommendations given by your instructors, who are all industry professionals.
It’s our aim that another industry professional should not be able to tell that your website was built by a novice first-timer (ie, you).
Will I be able to update my website by myself?
Do I need a new computer or any special software?
You don’t need a new computer but having said that it shouldn’t be antique either. You’ll need to have Office installed so you can open and edit the Word and Excel documents we’ll give you. You’ll need wifi capability. It’s ideal to have 2 browsers installed, for example Chrome and Firefox.
You don’t need any special software; we use WordPress which is free and accessed over the internet rather than installed on your computer.
I have a Mac. Is that ok?
I thought WordPress was a template that walked you through the website process? Couldn’t I just work this out myself?
WordPress is the program we use to build a website in the same way that Word is the program we use to write a letter. Although it would be lovely if Word told us what to write in the letter, unfortunately we have to decide that ourselves.
You could work out how to build a website yourself but the problem is that it can take weeks to figure out something we will show you in 30 minutes, and that’s just one tiny aspect. There are things you probably don’t know about so you wouldn’t think to ask, but they’re vitally important so you could end up making costly mistakes and learning the hard way (ask us how we know this….)
This course is designed to save small businesses months of brain melting frustration, which means you get your new website live quickly and easily, then get back to the many other tasks you have to do.
I thought you need lots of coding to create a website?
I need a website but I don't want to build it myself. Can you do it for me?
Are you going to try and flog me a whole lot of other products?
No, we’re not.
Believe it or not, this course will do what it says it will.
We’re promising to teach you how to build a professional, mobile-friendly site and that’s what we intend to do, by hook or by crook.
We know, crazy right? Shouldn’t we be all sleazy and lure you in with a bunch of false promises?
No, we should not. We’re normal humans, just like you. We will be absolutely stoked off our collective nuts once you have completed your website. We’ll run around showing everyone what you did and bragging about how great you are and stuff.
What's with the dancing?
Dancing is fun, and fun is good.
I guess it’s just that a topic like ‘build your own website’ can be so serious. And the process of pulling together all the elements for this online course is quite challenging.
So a bit of dancing helps to lighten things up for everyone.
Was this FAQ section hard to make?
No it was amazingly easy, actually. We used ‘toggle’ modules then just popped in the words. The technology does the rest. It’s pretty fancy how each section opens and closes, isn’t it?
We will show you how to do this.
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