Want to learn to create beautiful blogs and websites? Press play below to find out how The Girl’s Guide to Web Design can help!
Had enough of watching the days, weeks, and months go by while you STILL don’t have a decent website – although everyone else and their mother seems to?
Or perhaps you’ve got a solid web presence already, but you hate how frustrating it is to have to settle for something you don’t totally *love* - just because you don’t know how to make changes to your site yourself, or because you’re locked into a specific look and feel that someone set you up with?
Or maybe you’re gearing up to launch a new project or business, but something tells you you’re just not cut out to work with a designer/developer. Instead, you love the idea of learning how to design and build your own site, so that you can express your creative vision precisely as you see it in your mind’s eye (and save thousands of dollars by not hiring it out in the process).
OR… could you be dreaming of creating sites for others (we don’t blame you – it’s one of the most fun & satisfying “professions” around!) – but you’re not sure where to turn for training that’s going to be relevant, affordable, and not deathly boring?
Whichever of those categories you fit into, The Girl’s Guide to Web Design is likely the *exact* answer you’re looking for: an online course that will empower you like crazy to do whatever you dream of doing on the web!
Check out some of the beautiful sites by our students:
… And meet the women who created them with GG2WD:
Student name: Billie G. Her website: DesireToDone.com How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Empowered!”
Student name: Marci K. Her website: America Ryugaku Shien Center How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Grateful & empowered! I took the course to do 1 site and a year later I have 7 sites out in the world! Nothing super fancy but all functioning for their intended purposes.”
Student name: Amiee M. Her website: Amiee Sue Designs How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Empowered and successful.”
Student name: Amy K. Her website: Amy Kozak Designs How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “This is my favorite class – I continue to learn daily from this course!”
Student name: Ana M. Her website: Ana Micka – Business Numbers Mentor How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Empowered!”
Student name: Heather L. Her website: Archer’s Treehouse Design How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “GG2WD has allowed to me to create a thriving design business, and I am totally grateful to Amanda for that!”
Student name: Susanne C. Her website: Ask Susanne Virtual Assistant For Authors How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Right on the mark.”
Student name: Lynda G. Her website: Vert le Mont B&B How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Proud.”
Let’s talk specifics: what exactly IS The Girl’s Guide to Web Design?
GG2WD is an at-your-own pace journey into webby mastery, designed for the woman who craves total control over her online identity – and the skills to create awesome websites, for herself, or other people.
The program is divided into easy-to-digest “chapters”, to help keep you from feeling overwhelmed, and you have lifetime access to the material. :)
As a GG2WD student, you’ll receive access to a private, password-protected website where all the course content is housed. The course site is online 24/7/365, and you can view it on your phone, tablet, or any kind of computer.
You’ll learn primarily by watching fun and engaging “screencast” style videos, meaning that you’ll hear the voices of your instructors, and see their actual computer screens as they demonstrate various how-tos. Some of the course content is presented in written form as well, depending on whether it’s best taught in that format.
We assume that you have zero knowledge regarding site creation, WordPress, or Thesis, so the course is perfect for total beginners. All you need is trust in yourself and in the process. The rest will take care of itself!
On the other hand, if you’ve got some experience with code or WordPress under your belt, and you’re looking to learn a bulletproof system for creating sites for yourself or paying clients, using the Thesis theme, the course is perfect for you, too! You’ll be learning a complete process that will have you where you want to be in no time!
So, what will you learn? Here’s the scoop on the course material (we cover all these topics in-depth, but without taking ourselves too seriously!):
Chapter 1: Design your Brand
We’ll kick things off with our signature “fearbuster” exercise, which will help you eliminate any worries or doubts you may have surrounding whether or not you’re “actually creative” once and for all (hint: you most definitely ARE!).
Then you’ll choose your unique brand colour palette with our easy, foolproof method. We can’t wait for you to meet the lovely shades that want to make your brand beautiful!
Next, we’ll move on to fun with fonts. We’ll help you to unearth the perfect fonts for your unique visual brand – whether they’re clean and modern, or soft and whimsical. Plus, you’ll pull off your very first graphic design project using a free online image editing tool called Pixlr – zero “artistic ability” or fancy software required!
Finally, you’ll create your very own digital “Brand Vision Board”. You’ll use this as the inspiration for the look and feel of your blog or site, so that you have a visual reference point for all the magic that follows.
We’re also throwing in a bunch of additional Pixlr and “graphic design lite” training resources, which you can use to create lovely graphics of all kinds to enhance the look of your site.
Chapter 2: Website Planning
Here’s where we help you to figure out how your site should be structured and how it needs to function so that it gets you results! After all a site that just sits there isn’t helping anyone!
You’ll complete a thoughtful questionnaire and will learn how to plan out a site that performs like a dream while looking amazing.
I was skeptical when I first read through the Girl’s Guide to Web Design site. I had zero background in anything web techie. After all, I was a CPA – not someone talented enough to build a real live website. Fast forward four months and I launched my very own custom blog design shop. Amanda has a natural ability to break coding down to the basics and make it – brace yourself – interesting! Thanks to this course, I found a calling I didn’t even know existed. I do a thousand cartwheels every time I think about it. Well, okay, not really, but you know what I mean!
~ Taynia GG2WD Student (Signed up November 20, 2012)
Check out some of the beautiful sites by our students:
… And meet the women who created them with GG2WD:
Student name: Gabriella G. Her website: EllasGardens.com How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Empowered.”
Student name: Erin K. Her website: Erinkurup.com How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Inspired, empowered, and deeply grateful.”
Student name: Natalie W. Her website: Half Asleep Studio How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Ready to take on the world!”
Student name: Sonali P. Her website: Leaf and Lemon How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Freedom.”
Student name: Lisa P. Her website: Lisa Margreet. writer. designer. teacher. farmer. How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Empowered and happy.”
Student name: Linda E. Her website: Lollypop Beach How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Skilled and free!”
Student name: Jade S. Her website: Confident Rider How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Creative, demystified and empowered.”
Student name: Desiree E. Her website: Artist Desiree East How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Empowered. Intelligent.”
Chapter 3: HTML, URLs, and Web Hosts
We’ll take you on a tour of the inner workings of the web, demystifying the world of servers, URLs, and web hosting in a humorous, lighthearted style.
Next you’ll be introduced to HTML! We’ll teach you the ins and outs of this super easy-to-understand programming language, without overwhelming you with unnecessary information.
By the time you’re done, you’ll be fully capable of writing your own HTML code, and understanding other people’s: a skill you can apply to nearly everything you do online!
We’ll also give you complete instruction on how to buy domains and get set up with a web hosting company (We’ve even got a special discount set up for you with our favourite host).
No matter your current situation with having a web hosting account or a domain, (or having no idea what either of those things are), never fear: you’ll learn which of the seven “scenarios” you fit into, and we’ll walk you through the exact process you need to follow to get your website “backend” ready to rock, so that you can start building your gorgeous new site on a solid foundation.
Already have a website that needs to stay online while you build your new one? Don’t worry: We’ll teach you a secret trick for keeping your site online and functioning until your new one is ready to go!
Chapter 4: Everything WordPress
You’ve probably heard that WordPress is where it’s at when it comes to powering your website, but which “version” are you supposed to use? And what about learning your way around its big, potentially confusing interface? We’ll teach you the difference between wordpress.org and wordpress.com, and will guide you through installing the correct version of the software on your domain.
Next, our signature method of WordPress training will have you effortlessly understanding and navigating the WP environment in ten minutes flat!
Plus: Have you heard horror stories about sites getting hacked or hijacked? These things can and do happen – so it’s important to start protecting your web presence from the get-go.
We’ll go over which plugins, tools, and techniques you need to keep your web presence safe and functioning optimally.
When you’re finished with this part of the course, you’ll be a confident, savvy WordPress user. Just don’t blame us if all your friends start calling you for tech support. :)
Chapter 5: Thesis Mastery & SEO
We’ve chosen to focus on Thesis, one of the most respected WordPress themes out there, as the basis of your training in The Girl’s Guide to Web Design. Thesis is a premium website framework that allows you to create a blog or site (or combination of blog + site) with literally any layout, any design, and any structure you can possibly dream up. We like to think of it as a ridiculously empowering (and powerful) “blank canvas” for any web project, and we personally use it for every site we build.
In this section of GG2WD, we’ll demonstrate which Thesis license you need (and which ones are just overkill).
Next, we’ll show you how to install Thesis on your WordPress site in about two minutes – so that you’ll be poised to create some website magic!
Already using a different WordPress theme? No problem! You’ve got two options: 1) You can purchase Thesis and secretly build your new, Thesis-powered website behind the scenes while your existing site stays online – and then, when the site is done, we’ll show you how to “flip the switch” so that when someone goes to your domain, she’ll see your new creation! It’s a straightforward process that many of our students use to seamlessly go from their old site to their new one, and the whole thing is explained inside GG2WD. 2) You COULD also choose to stick with your existing theme, as there’s a ton of content in GG2WD that you can apply to other themes. But please be aware that GG2WD is a Thesis-centric course. And you’ll probably find, if you decide to join us, that you’ll want to switch to it once you see what it can do! ;)
Next up, we’ll demonstrate how to use the Thesis Skin Editor to curate the exact design you want for your site.
You’ll quickly see that with Thesis, you really do have infinite flexibility in terms of your page and post layouts, allowing you to create the site of your dreams without having to make a single compromise.
Plus, you’ll be using the “Classic Responsive” skin for Thesis, which means that your site will be responsive (read: look good when viewed on phones and tablets) right out of the box.
And rounding our this chapter, you’ll pick up all the tips and tricks you need to know about SEO (search engine optimization). SEO is important if you want people to be able to find you and your site when Googling your name or something related to what you do, and there are several surprisingly easy things you can do to ensure you’ve got your bases covered in this area.
You’ll also learn best practices for creating and posting content on your site that the search engines will eat up like candy. :)
Check out some of the beautiful sites by our students:
… And meet the women who created them with GG2WD:
Student name: Meg C. Her website: Niche Graphic Design How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Empowered and proud!!”
Student name: Margaret B. Her website: Preschool: What is it, Anyway? How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Skilled and accomplished!”
Student name: Rachel A. Her website: Rachel Alison Video How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Empowered. Badass.”
Student name: Robyn Her website: Social Enterprise Consulting. Doing good by doing good business. How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Empowered, free, confident, enlightened.”
Student name: Valeria E. Her website: Mokovi, Learn Spanish Through Storytelling How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Inspired, encouraged.”
Student name: Hollis English Her website: Murphy’s Farm Market & Bakery How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Empowered and amazing!”
Student name: Gina R. Her website: Music Inkorporated How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Proud.”
Student name: BJ H. Her website: Spa on the Creek How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “I’m so lucky to have found the course! My site is still in progress, but I would never have had the gumption to try, if not for GG2WD. The mix of design, esthetics, and coding really scores.”
The Girl’s Guide to Web Design is so much more than a course. It was the medicine my business needed to launch it to the next level. As an accredited Professional Co-Active Coach and a lover of all things digital, I struggled to find a way to combine techy with tender. Amanda’s course gave me the skills, her community gave me the support, and I gave myself permission to own my passion. Here’s what I know now: I am an artist and the world [wide web] is my canvas. I help women go deep, get real, get it right, and get it all online. I activate their web essence. I went from side-hobby-web-building to a full time web design business with an assistant and it would not have been possible without this course. I heart my work. Thank you for empowering me to own my brilliance.
~ Krista GG2WD Student Signed up February 08, 2012
Chapter 6: CSS Basics
So you’ve got your site layout ready to go, and it’s looking fantastic – but there’s more you can do to match your web presence to your Brand Vision Board! This is where CSS, the sister programming language to HTML, comes in.
This part of the course offers in-depth (yet surprisingly smile-inducing) training on all things CSS: what it is, how it functions, and how to write your own code to bend your site to your will!
Our students repeatedly tell us that the way we teach this stuff is refreshingly unlike any other approach out there, and we can’t wait to show you the doors that this knowledge will open for you!
Then, it’s time to meet the incredible tool that will allow you to peek at the inner workings of your site and fine-tune every last detail to your liking: Firebug!
By the time you’re finished this chapter, you’ll have the know-how to tweak the look of any element on any website: a process that’s oh-so-satisfying to those of us who are bothered when things are not “just so”. ;)
Chapter 7: CSS Wizardry
Here’s where you’ll learn those sought-after techniques that you see on your favourite websites: everything from horizontal opt-in forms, to creating a truly unique graphical menu, to crafting one of those trendy “single page” websites that scrolls down into infinity.
We’ve got a whole series of deliciously fun tutorials that will make you the most in-the-know designer on the block!
The Girls Guide to Web Design was one of the first big investments I made in my business. It is so amazingly informative without being overwhelming. You walk through the program and you’re actually doing things along the way. Before you know it you have a fabulous site ready to rock the world. Amanda presents the information in such a fun and casual way it keeps it from being overwhelming, but it also is incredibly informative and empowers you to do some really cool stuff with your website. This is especially handy for DIYers since no one knows what you want better than you do.
~ Stacey GG2WD Student (Signed up November 26, 2012)
Chapter 8: Responsive Design
“Responsive design” refers to creating websites that magically rearrange themselves for optimal readability when you view them on a small screen – such as on a tablet or iPhone.
With the way we teach, your site will already be responsive right “out of the box”, but if you choose to do lots of fancy customizations, you may need to make some tweaks if you want your site to remain 100% responsive. That’s where this chapter of the course comes in.
You’ll also learn how to “retrofit” websites for responsiveness. It’s tons of geeky fun, and with these skills in your back pocket, you’ll be crazy in demand if you decide to become a professional web designer!
Chapter 9: Get Ready to Launch!
Woohoo! Your site is complete, and you’re ready to unveil it to the world! By following the simple steps outlined in this chapter, you’ll ensure your launch goes smoothly, so that you can focus on getting the word out about your genius, rather than fumbling with last-minute tech quandaries.
A little over a year ago, I started the Girls Guide to Web Design course, and to say that I am ‘untechy’ would be a gross understatement. In fact, in Chapter 1 when asked to take a screen shot of the before website, I pulled out my Nikon D90 (obviously on the automatic setting). Last week, I went back to Chapter 7 to place my new social media icons and thanks to Amanda’s brilliant teachings, I was able to go beyond the videos and test out my own different variations of coding in order to solve a problem. This course has made me extremely confident at dinner parties when tech conversations arise… I would even go as far as saying that I can be arrogant. Thank you Amanda for making me a GEEK!
~ Suzanne GG2WD Student (Signed up October 19, 2012)
Chapter 10: Working with Clients
Want to know how to design and build sites for others? We’ve got you covered with special training on how to manage the creation and maintenance of multiple sites – which could become a fantastic income stream for you “on the side”, or a full-blown new career!
We’ll also share our personal techniques for working with clients and making sure your web design business runs smoothly, from client intake, to how much to charge.
I’m not even sure where to begin with how much Girl’s Guide to Web Design has done for me. After years of teaching myself, watching dry, overwhelming online tutorials, even contemplating going back to college to learn how to code, Girl’s Guide suddenly landed in front of me and I signed up immediately. I completed the course 6 months ago, and I currently (finally!) have my own web design business with a 2 month waiting list of clients. Amanda makes everything easy and fun, while weeding out all of the “fluff” and driving home the important skills. And having lifetime access to the videos has proven to be such a valuable resource that I refer to over and over. Thank you so much for offering such incredible, valuable content!
~ Suzi GG2WD Student
Signed up September 14, 2012
Some of the places we’ve been mentioned:
I’ve worked in marketing for 20 years, launched some fabulous websites with talented developers and I’ll admit it, I thought I was the online queen. I had the lingo down, I knew some basic HTML and espoused the benefits of writing SEO laden copy that converted. So, after my son came into this world, I thought, “Aha! Here’s my chance to start my own ecommerce project.” I knew I wanted to use WordPress and stumbled through the free tools to create a really average online presence – nothing like the gorgeous branded, dynamic and flexible website I was lusting for. Devastated, I resigned myself to thinking I would need to find thousands of dollars for a website designer, and spent hours perusing pretty portfolios that were completely out of my budget.
Somehow, during my search, I stumbled across The Girl’s Guide to Web Design and I just knew I had found my solution. The course has guided me through the basics of WordPress development that I couldn’t grasp on my own. Being a new mumma, I loved that I could tinker at any time that suited me, and I soon found out that my prior website knowledge was just the tip of the iceberg.
I’ve had to put my website project on hold for a few months, but I know that whenever I’m ready to launch, all I’ll have to do is remember my passwords and Amanda and her team will be there to guide me through. If you’re yearning for your very own unique, stunning, and functional piece of the cyber-pie to become your online representation of your business, then The Girl’s Guide to Web Design will make your heart sing!
~ Jade GG2WD Student (Signed up October 27, 2012)
Take a sneak peek inside the GG2WD course site:
Here’s what the inside of our students-only website looks like:
I’m a creative type. Not overly tech-oriented. But oh-so eager to learn. And I had big dreams when I bought my domain. I saw a cool site with a bold & funky design & cool fonts! Only problem was: I just didn’t know how to get what was dancing round my imagination to out into the world.
I tried to sort out web design on my own, but came away more confused than inspired! I thought that I was just one of the creative types who was hopeless at HTML & CSS. And that I was never gonna turn my creative dreams into reality.
Luckily, I found the Girl’s Guide to Web Design & all that changed for me. The course is step by step and easy to follow; everything is explained so that anyone can understand!
And it opened up a whole new world of possibility, inspiration & creativity for me! Whatever I see in my imagination I now have the “know-how” to make it happen. I feel inspired & expansive, knowing that I can create beautiful websites for myself (or others if I want).
The greatest gift this course has given me is self-confidence & creative courage. Thanks for helping me make the leap from being a tech challenged creative soul to a web design superwoman!
~ Sean GG2WD Student (Signed up February 19, 2013)
The Girl’s Guide to Web Design is simply an outstanding course! I was completely immersed in the program for several weeks, so much so that at times I would choose to stay up until the wee hours of the morning working on my site and learning to code. Why? Because the course was so fabulously addictive and the expert guidance so incredibly easy to follow! I knew how amazing and exhilarating it was at the time, but honestly a year later I now fully comprehend how much it has completely changed my life. It has enabled me to begin a profitable business that I absolutely love. It has enabled me to build a close network of women from all walks of life – all with the same wonderful goal – taking steps to further our dreams. Best of all, it has enabled me to have complete confidence in my abilities and the level of accomplishment I can achieve. Who knew learning to code could do all that? I sure didn’t at the time I signed up for the class, but I would shout it from the rooftops now! I truly owe all of it to Amanda and her patience, teaching ability and heartfelt desire to help women succeed. Thanks again Amanda & company – you’re the absolute best!
~ Jennifer GG2WD Student (Signed up October 19, 2012)
A few things you may be curious about:
How do I know if I’m “techy” enough for this course?
If you’re comfortable with sending emails and browsing the web, trust us: you can learn to create lovely websites. Web design & code are not domains reserved for people who have a certain gift or set of abilities. They’re skills that anyone can learn! How do we know? We’ve taught hundreds of women to design their own sites & blogs – and they’ve all been blown away by how easy it is when someone finally teaches them this stuff in a way that makes sense.
How do I know if I have enough of an “eye” to be able to design something that looks good?
The “designing your brand” process that we take you through in The Girl’s Guide to Web Design will ensure that you come up with a beautiful “look and feel” for your web presence, and the “skin” that you’ll be using on top of the Thesis theme is elegant by default – even if you don’t add any of your own flair to it. So as long as you follow along with the videos and refer to your Brand Vision Board while building your site, the end result will be practically foolproof!
Can I take this course if I already have a website?
Absolutely! If you already have a blog or site, and you want to revamp it, you have two options: 1) If you want your existing blog or site to stay online and accessible to others while you create your new one behind the scenes, we’ll teach you how to build the “new” version of your site without anyone knowing you’re doing it. This means you can continue running your existing site in the meantime, posting new content, booking clients, or selling your products – and when you’re ready to unveil your new design, we’ll show you how to “flip the switch” so that people suddenly and seamlessly see your new site when they access your usual domain/URL. 2) Or, if you don’t care about keeping your existing blog or site online and accessible to others while you create your new one behind the scenes, we’ll demonstrate how to start creating your “new” site right away, hidden behind a placeholder page that will inform visitors that your new site is “coming soon”, while you tinker away in the background, hidden from view.
Imagine being a business owner for 6+ years and always wondering how you could take your business to the next level and have more freedom in your professional life.
Then imagine always dreaming of having a skill that combines your creativity with your business acumen and your love of helping people. Then imagine being able to take that skill to make a career for yourself, ANYWHERE YOU WANT!
Imagine that you get help other people doing the same by designing their website so they can unleash their power, creativity and help others in their lives.
See a theme here? Amanda’s genius idea is now paying it forward so we can ALL benefit, go after our dreams and setup our lives the way we want. This is what GG2WD is all about. It’s not just a course. It’s a movement and more importantly, a supportive community in which we all get to support each other and witness our growth and success.
I took the GG2WD in January 2012 and my life has completely changed! I’m now in the process of building a web design business as well as a life coaching practice, and moving abroad to enjoy my life more. All because I believed in myself enough to make this a reality. I’m proud to be part of this movement and I can honestly say that I’ve gained so much more than just web design skills. I’ve reinforced the belief in the possibility that I can DO ANYTHING and gained a killer community of powerful women!
Needless to say, I’m FOREVER grateful and I know that the possibilities are LIMITless.
PS: Everything you’ve wondered a question about web design, is addressed in this course. It’s super organized, efficient and so thorough. Thank you for all your hard work.
~ Sofia GG2WD Student (Signed up January 16, 2012)
What if I like SOME or MOST things about the design of my current site, and I don’t want to start from scratch?
Your new site can definitely include elements from your existing design! The GG2WD method, paired with the infinite flexibility of Thesis, allows you to recreate the things you like about your existing site and ditch the things you don’t.
What if I’ve already bought a premium WordPress theme other than Thesis, and I want to stick with it?
We’re going to answer this question with a question of our own: If you want to have full control over the look and functionality of your website (which we’re assuming is the case, given that you’re here on this page), and your existing theme isn’t giving that to you… why would you insist of sticking with your existing theme?
Sometimes you have to make the choice to equip yourself with the tools that will get you to where you need to go. The Girl’s Guide to Web Design will teach you to do anything you can imagine with your site – but you’ll need to switch to Thesis to reap the full benefits of the course (plus, we walk you through doing the switch, step by step).
Words cannot even describe the magical feeling I had each time I sat down at my computer to embark on yet another chapter… another video! There is something truly awesome about actually WANTING to learn vs. HAVING to learn (as we do throughout much of our childhood and into our adult years – unless we are lucky enough to actually ENJOY certain subjects in school).
My career has been diverse, dramatic, and adventurous…and I am one of those people who just can’t stop dreaming about what I want to do next. The Girl’s Guide to Web Design has literally made my dreams come true. For YEARS I had envisioned utilizing my creative and technical skills in a manner in which I could actually make a living…and from the comfort of my own home (or anywhere in the world). However, the amount of information out there (including the risk of stumbling upon a gimmick) is so overwhelming! Thanks to Amanda and her amazing support team, I have now obtained the skills and resources to create websites that are beautiful, professional, and most importantly, unique!
Amanda’s teaching style is comforting, well-paced, and light-hearted; and her passion for empowering women to learn skills that would otherwise be intimidating comes out in every video throughout the course.
From a support standpoint, this course is top-notch! In my opinion, the support alone is what makes the cost of this course the best money I have EVER spent!
~ Stefani GG2WD Student (Signed up November 24, 2012)
Are there are any costs related to building a website that are NOT included in the price of the course?
Yes, there are a few. You’ll need the following items (we guide you through purchasing each of these in the course, as cheaply as possible, so unless you already have them, please don’t buy these items until you come to the appropriate point in the GG2WD material): - A domain (approximate cost: $10/year) - A web hosting account (approximate cost: $100.00/year – but we have a special 20% off coupon code set up with our web host of choice!) - The Thesis theme for WordPress (one-time cost: $87 – although you won’t have to purchase this immediately, because there’s a bunch of fun “website planning” and visual brand development stuff you’ll be working on before you get to the techy stuff)
Check out some of the beautiful sites by our students:
… And meet the women who created them with GG2WD:
Student name: Lori R. Her website: Unleashed Web Design How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Creative and empowered.”
Student name: Xenia A. Her website: Yeswearestars.com How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Proud and satisfied!”
Student name: Yolanda E. Her website: YolandaEnoch.com How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Design independence.”
Student name: Sarah J. Her website: The Website Doula How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “After years of teaching myself web design and coding principles, GG2WD has allowed me to deepen my skills and get fantastic support that challenges me to continue learning.”
Student name: Suzanne B. Her website: Suzanne Boles, Write Connection How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Incredibly valuable.”
Student name: Lynn W. Her website: TechGoneGlam.com How do you feel when you think of the knowledge you gained from GG2WD? “Amazing!”
This course has changed my life! Sound cliché? Too bad! I only had non-WordPress design skills before entering this class and had never played in the world of CSS and HTML before.
This class gave me the confidence to not only create my site, but to launch the sites of other coaches and people in the health and wellness industry.
So my business took a turn for the unexpected. Now when I consult with clients on biz matters, I can give them design advice and even design their sites for them. This course has paid for itself 10 times over!
Thank you Amanda and the GG2WD team!
~ Anna GG2WD Student (Signed up August 06, 2012)
Mostly convinced- but still a little hesitant?
We completely understand – and that’s why we want to make a pledge to you.
We pledge that GG2WD is going to be the most incredible training you have ever taken part in. We pledge that your life will be forever enhanced by this program, and that you will get everything you want and need out of it – and then some.
We promise that when you’re done with the course, you will be a brighter, bolder version of yourself, with a web presence that you’re in LOVE with, and a seriously impressive set of skills that you can scarcely believe you didn’t have all along (because they’ll feel so natural to you!).
And now it’s your turn to make a pledge to yourself.
You deserve this training. This experience. You can do this, and we believe you know, deep in your heart of hearts, that you are MORE than capable. :)