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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Self-published Authors

What you’ll learn:

  • How to brand your author website, create a Gravatar, choose a domain name, a hosting package and how to propagate your domain name to your hosting package
  • How to install WordPress, configure the basic settings, install a premium theme, install a premium skin and customise your website to make it look totally original
  • How to choose the correct plugins for your website, add engaging content and of course your library of books

The How To Build A Responsive Author Website course will show you how to create an original, professional-looking, mobile responsive author website, where you can engage with your readers and turn them into fans.

One of the biggest hurdles that a new author faces at the beginning of their self-publishing career is that of anonymity. Fortunately, there are a number of strategies available to self-published authors to overcome this, such as Perma-free Books, Lead Magnets, Front and Back Matter Promotions, Search Engine Optimisation, Video Marketing and Guest Post Commenting, each of which can be very effective.

Central to all of these promotional strategies is an online presence and in particular an author website.

If you have yet to start building your writer platform, then now is the time to do so, beginning with the creation of a great looking author website.

A step-by-step guide to creating a professional responsive website that you will be proud of.

In this course, you will get an over-the-shoulder view as I build a responsive author website totally from scratch for one of my niches, step-by-step.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to build your website as a self-published author.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about building a responsive author website.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction To The Course
An Overview Of The Course 00:00:00
A Brief Look At The Author Website We Are Going To Create Together From Scratch (Without Commentary) 00:00:00
The Four Key Investments Of Self-Publishing: No. 1 – Building An Author Website 00:00:00
Section 2 - Branding Your Author Website
Building Your Author Brand 00:00:00
Brand Image: Creating A Gravatar 00:00:00
Choosing A Domain Name 00:00:00
Getting Your Domain Name 00:00:00
Forwarding Your Domain Name To Amazon Author Central 00:00:00
Section 3 - Hosting Your Author Website
Choosing A Hosting Package 00:00:00
Purchasing A Hosting Package 00:00:00
A Look Around The Control Panel 00:00:00
Propagating Your Domain Name From Your Domain Name Provider To Your Host 00:00:00
Assigning Your Domain To Your Hosting Account 00:00:00
Section 4 - Setting Up A WordPress Site
Why WordPress? 00:00:00
Installing WordPress 00:00:00
Configuring The Basic Settings For WordPress 00:00:00
Section 5 - Adding A Premium WordPress Theme And Skin
An Introduction To Frameworks, Themes And Skins 00:00:00
Installing And Setting Up The Thesis Framework 00:00:00
Installing And Setting Up The Effectus Skin 00:00:00
An Overview Of The Effectus Skin’s Content Settings 00:00:00
An Overview Of The Effectus Skin’s Design Settings 00:00:00
Creating A Header For The Website 00:00:00
Adding A Header To The Website 00:00:00
Section 6 - Adding Content To Your Author Website
Content Is King 00:00:00
Giving Value On Your Website 00:00:00
Differences Between Posts And Pages 00:00:00
How To Create A Post 00:00:00
A Look At Categories 00:00:00
A Look At Tags 00:00:00
Introducing Plugins 00:00:00
How To Create A Plugin-powered Post: Part 1 00:00:00
How To Create A Plugin-powered Post: Part 2 00:00:00
Introducing Custom Page Templates 00:00:00
How To Create A Contact Page 00:00:00
How To Create An About Page 00:00:00
How To Create A Navigation Menu 00:00:00
How To Create A Book Page: Part 1 00:00:00
How To Create A Book Page: Part 2 00:00:00
Adding Hierarchal Pages: Book Pages 00:00:00
Introducing Widgets And Sidebars: Adding A Book Widget 00:00:00
Adding Custom Sidebars: Part 1 00:00:00
Adding Custom Sidebars: Part 2 00:00:00
How To Add An Image To The Action Box 00:00:00
Adding An Author Box 00:00:00
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