The Website Building Course for Non-Techies.
Do you need a website but don’t have the budget for a web designer?
Do you want to learn for yourself but think it’s too complicated or technical to build on your own?
Frustrating, isn’t it?
Everywhere you turn, whether it’s networking, shows, events, phone calls to prospects…. They all want to see your website.
Your online marketing efforts should point to your website so you look like a serious business.
Your business card should have your web address.
Prospects should be able to find you by doing an online search.
Having a professional website is a basic marketing tool that your potential customers and suppliers can check you out before they even make known to you they’re interested in doing business with you.
Let’s face it, your business can’t be taken seriously without a website. And a poorly designed website is even worse than no website.
So if you don’t have a spare couple of thousand to pay a designer to build you one, then DIY is your only option.
But what if you’re not that technical and don’t really know where to start?
Here is the good news!
I’m Vee Smith. I’m the Biz Tech Wiz and I help people like you create professional websites they love and online marketing systems that help them grow their businesses, even when they think they’re rubbish at tech!
I’m the creator of the Business Website Building Course for Non-Techies, an online training programme where I show you, step by step, how to build your first business website in 10 simple stages.
I’m updating the course for 2019 so it’s completely up-to-date and the how-to videos match the interfaces as they look now.
Plus I’ve added in how-to’s on other developments like SSL (it’s the padlock symbol on the address bar that browsers look for before listing it in a search result or displaying it without the ‘warning site not safe’ message) and GDPR (that’s the new rule about how your data is handled that was made law in Spring 2018)
The Business Website Building Course for Non-Techies
(updated for 2019)
This is for you if…
"I built my first website in just 10 days"
In this 10-part course you will learn
1. Planning Your Website
Before we start building anything, we will get up to speed on the latest and best practice of what works today online. We’ll cover the website anatomy and tech terms that are good to know and you’ll be able to tell instantly whether a website is good or bad. You’ll also plan yours with the help of my templates.
2. Domains & Hosting
What they are, the difference between the two, the must-have features to look for when choosing (hint – it’s not about the cheapest), and what you need to know about SSL! Don’t buy your domain or hosting without doing this module first. I’ll tell you what else to look for and if you follow my recommendation, you could have a domain name for free!
3. Installing a Blank Website
Without Coding! Hint, we’re using WordPress which is free forever and really easy to use once you know how. NEW: I’ll also show you how to get SSL, (you know, that padlock symbol in the address bar that google favours over sites that don’t have SSL).
4. Branding Your Website
I’ll show you how to turn your blank website into your brand – no coding knowledge required – shhh, don’t tell web designers about this because it’s ridiculously easy and they’ll hate me for revealing how easy it is.
5. Adding Content
How to add words, images and videos, what pages to have and what each page must have to make sure you get visitors staying and wanting more. I’ll also show you how to quickly check what your pages look like on mobile and tablet and what to do if they don’t quite look right.
SEO stands for 'Search Engine Optimisation' – I’ll show you how to optimise your website to give you the best chance of ranking on the first page of search engines. I’ll also tell you what NOT to do so that you don’t irretrievably damage your ranking.
Very easy steps to keep your site safe from hackers, spammers and skimmers. I also show you how to manually back-up your site and apply updates to keep your site up to date.
8. Sales & Enquiries
How to create forms and making them enticing as well as GDPR compliant. This module also includes privacy policies and cookies (those pop up boxes that check you're happy to have cookies)
You need to track what’s working (and what’s not) and you do that with Google Analytics. This module shows you how to install tracking code and then how to make sense of Google Analytics.
10. Repeat Customers
How to nurture interested's to be customers and how to get customers to buy again and again - hint this is utilising email marketing in a very elegant way.
Ready to get started?
Who am I?
Vee Tanner – The Biz Tech Wiz
I’m Vee Tanner and I’m the Biz Tech Wiz. I’ve been building websites since 1997 when the internet was in its infancy and we used dial-up to access it. There were no training courses back then when the company I worked for (a global, multi-million turnover listed company) asked me to build their website. There were no training courses on web building at this time, so I had to figure it out for myself by trawling the internet and seeing what others were doing and how.
The bosses were so pleased with website I built that it was used as a showcase for the 30 subsidiaries they owned.
When I set my Virtual Admin business up in 2005 clients loved that I could build and tinker with their websites. I’ve since invested in online marketing training and am Constant Contact Core Certified and an Authorised Local Expert for Constant Contact. I make it my business to keep up to date with what online marketing works for small business owners so I can implement that in the hundreds of websites I’ve created for various small businesses and solopreneurs in the past 22 years.
"I thoroughly recommend this course"
“Despite having set-up simple web sites on different platforms in the past, when I installed WordPress I was confused and daunted.
Having faffed for a while, I took the plunge and brought this course to get me up and running.
I’m so glad I did.
I very quickly became confident in the system and developed a site for my new business. Not only does it work, but it looks great too!
This simple step-by-step course allows you to progress at your own pace and de-mystifies the process.
I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone setting up their first WordPress site. Through saved time, it paid for itself many times over!”