About This Courseadvanced
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.
In this way you will 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 building of a mobile responsive author website really is a MUST for every self-published author. And this course will walk you through it every step of the way.
Who is the target audience?
- Self-published Authors
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.
Section 1 - Introduction To The Course
An Overview Of The Course
A Brief Look At The Author Website We Are Going To Create Together From Scratch (Without Commentary)
The Four Key Investments Of Self-Publishing: No. 1 – Building An Author Website
Section 2 - Branding Your Author Website
Building Your Author Brand
Brand Image: Creating A Gravatar
Choosing A Domain Name
Getting Your Domain Name
Forwarding Your Domain Name To Amazon Author Central
Section 3 - Hosting Your Author Website
Choosing A Hosting Package
Purchasing A Hosting Package
A Look Around The Control Panel
Propagating Your Domain Name From Your Domain Name Provider To Your Host
Assigning Your Domain To Your Hosting Account
Section 4 - Setting Up A WordPress Site
Configuring The Basic Settings For WordPress
Section 5 - Adding A Premium WordPress Theme And Skin
An Introduction To Frameworks, Themes And Skins
Installing And Setting Up The Thesis Framework
Installing And Setting Up The Effectus Skin
An Overview Of The Effectus Skin’s Content Settings
An Overview Of The Effectus Skin’s Design Settings
Creating A Header For The Website
Adding A Header To The Website
Section 6 - Adding Content To Your Author Website
Content Is King
Giving Value On Your Website
Differences Between Posts And Pages
How To Create A Post
A Look At Categories
A Look At Tags
How To Create A Plugin-powered Post: Part 1
How To Create A Plugin-powered Post: Part 2
Introducing Custom Page Templates
How To Create A Contact Page
How To Create An About Page
How To Create A Navigation Menu
How To Create A Book Page: Part 1
How To Create A Book Page: Part 2
Adding Hierarchal Pages: Book Pages
Introducing Widgets And Sidebars: Adding A Book Widget
Adding Custom Sidebars: Part 1
Adding Custom Sidebars: Part 2
How To Add An Image To The Action Box
Adding An Author Box
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