Do you have a dream that lives inside of you? A dream that’s whispering to you daily – begging to be brought to light?
If you’ve ever wondered “could I really?”, “but where would I even start?”, or “and how the heck would I even get it online?”, then you’re in the right place.
with the online course that has transformed the lives of almost 1,000 women to date!
So, just what IS The Girl’s Guide to Web Design (also known as GG2WD)?
When people ask me why I decided to create GG2WD, I always say that I didn’t do it just because I wanted to teach people WordPress, or how to code. The REAL reason I’ve been doing this for the past 2.5 years is that I love to see what my students are creating blogs and sites for.
Nothing makes me happier than watching our ladies take their unique gifts and use them to power a new business, project, or movement that they bring to life with the help of their gorgeous and enticing web presence.
That’s why the new GG2WD is about so much more than just learning to create a blog or site, or designing & developing them for other people. It’s quite literally about living the life you’ve always dreamed of living, using a stunning web presence as the vehicle for your new reality.
And who are you, exactly?
Eventually, I was guided to create The Girl’s Guide to Web Design, so that I could reach even more women and give them the tools they need to transform their lives. And today I run a multiple six-figure business that makes me ridiculously excited to wake up every morning. I’ve been listed as one of the Top Young Female Entrepeneurs to Follow on Twitter on Forbes.com, I’ve had the magical pleasure of visiting Sir Richard Branson’s private island (that’s him and me in my “Galaxy Girl” costume at left), and I’m also a channel and psychic medium, meaning that I do lots of fun spiritual-type stuff, too!
In short, I’m an incurable entrepreneur who is hopelessly devoted to empowering you – and passionate about moving the world into a vibration of authentic self-expression.
And I want YOU to experience what it feels like to be living your life purpose, by showing you how to step into your true potential and sing it loud and proud (preferably from the rooftops).
Who is GG2WD for?
Quite simply, it’s for anyone who wants to live a more on-purpose life, using her gifts to make amazing things happen in the world. Anyone who’s tired of the soulless 9 to 5 grind, or who’s already working for herself, but who feels there’s something MORE out there for her…if only she had a roadmap to make it real.
Whether you’ve always wanted to run an online shop, start a membership site, blog to your heart’s content, work with your ideal clients via your amazing services, be a web designer, or some combination of those, GG2WD will walk you through doing it, A to Z. And it’ll even help you figure out – once and for all – what it is that you’re really meant to be doing with your life (that’s the part I’m most pumped about sharing with you!).
It’s all taught by me (Amanda Aitken) in the form of videos that you watch and follow along with inside our private, students-only website – accompanied by powerful homework assignments that walk you through masterminding and realizing YOUR specific dream-come-true.
The program will guide you every step of the way, the community will support you to the moon and back, and you’ll have us to come back to time and time again.
Joining GG2WD is an investment in exploring your true nature and the life you are uniquely meant to live.
Keep reading to find out all the details about the brand-new version of the course, which is open for early enrollment RIGHT NOW!
Step into the “you” you’ve always known you’re capable of
GG2WD is about finally making your idea, dream or goal real. No more waiting around while you watch other ladies launch gorgeous new projects and businesses all around you: By figuring out what it is that you’re meant to do in this world, and then learning how to create a uniquely stunning blog or website that effortlessly supports your mission, you’ll finally be catapulting yourself in the direction of your bliss. And what could be better than that?
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! I am amazed at how knowledgeable, helpful, and kind Amanda and the three support gurus are with each and every question.
GG2WD Student (Joined November 24, 2012)
Get exponentially empowered
Thinking of becoming a blogger or entrepreneur? Or maybe you already are one – in which case you know that lots of us end up spending thousands (yup…seriously…thousands!) on strategists, designers, and developers, never quite feeling that our true essence has been captured or supported. But with GG2WD, you get to keep your hard-earned dollars, because you’re the captain of your own (totally awesome) ship. If you choose to sign up, you’ll be gifting yourself with all the skills and tools you could possibly need to create a ridiculously impressive, authentically “you” web presence – not to mention the know-how to reinvent your online presence time and time again as you grow and evolve.
A website that does more than just sit there
Picture this: you pay someone to create a lovely site for you, only to watch the tumbleweeds blow by after you launch it. If you’ve thought about starting a site or blog, but you’ve always worried about the “what next?” aspect of having an online presence, GG2WD is for you. After all, it’s one thing to have a website, but it’s quite another to know what the heck you’re supposed to do with it to make it successful!
I created the new GG2WD to address that problem. The course is designed to guide you through mapping out (and implementing) all the “moving parts” you need to think about to make your online presence soar – from the topics you’re going to blog about to the social media networks that you want to be on board with. The GG2WD approach ensures that your site will keep people coming back, sharing your content, and of course, hiring or paying you for the beautiful work you’re doing! (Because, yes: people WILL be paying you for doing your dream-come-true work!).
GG2WD Student (Joined November 20, 2012)
Know you want to be online (somehow, somewhere), but not sure what you want to do or offer?
So many women have an inkling of an idea for their freedom project, but get lost trying to map out how to make it real. That’s why I developed a special section of the course for you: it’s called Creative Courage, and it will help you hone in on your joyful life path…the one that will allow you to use all your gifts, make money while being in service to others, and have a whole lot of fun along the way.
As a GG2WD student, you’ll also get access to the wondrous Sally Hope, our resident #Wildhearting coach. She’ll help you through the fears and growing pains that pop up for all of us while we’re stepping into our true potential – and she might even teach you to line dance or ride a motorcycle in the process. Just saying.
Learning made delightful
At GG2WD, we believe learning should be something you can’t wait to do more of.
The course content is all laid out for you in the most intuitive and non-intimidating way possible. And I don’t just give you vague notions of what to do…I actually show you HOW, down to the very last detail. I explain everything in simple, friendly language, and I NEVER assume any prior knowledge. After all, this whole “joyful self-expression” thing is uncharted territory for most of us!
All the GG2WD goodness is housed inside our private, students-only website, where you’ll find the videos, worksheets, and exercises that make up the course content. Every topic is explained and demonstrated in a way that works for every conceivable kind of learner – so all you have to do to soak up the oodles of knowledge is do the things I’m showing you while you watch.
Plus, we’re made it super easy for you to fit the program into your schedule. You can follow along at your own pace (there’s no set course schedule), but if you do better when you have some accountability, you have the option to sign up for weekly email prompts that will keep you on-task.
And you get LIFETIME ACCESS to the course and all its updates - including if I decide to redesign the course from scratch, like I just did recently.
Seriously – we make learning an absolute blast. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you: you just may end up cancelling your weekend plans so that you can stay home and tinker with your website!
GG2WD Student (and now, Student Support Guru!)
Joined February 08, 2012
Unparalleled support and community spirit
No adventure would be complete without personalized attention from friends and mentors who are fully invested in your growth and empowerment – and that’s exactly what our team of Student Support Gurus and our Community Manager do for our students!
When you sign up to GG2WD, you’ll enjoy permanent access to our private online forum, where each day, a different Guru is on duty to answer ALL your questions about the course material.
And when you’re done asking how-to questions and are more in the mood to chat or just hang out, we’ve also got an incredibly active, supportive and inspiring private Facebook group where you can get to know your fellow students (all ~800 of them!), share your successes, and shoot the breeze about whatever you like with amazingly positive, like-minded women.
A solution for every woman on a mission (or thinking she may someday have a mission). No matter what. Even you.
Whether you want to start a blog about balloons, finally begin offering your services as a coach, decorator, or mathematician-for-hire, or launch a megamovement that will transform the world in ways never seen before, GG2WD will help you do it.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve got zero web presence and no idea what the first step is in getting one, or if you already have an active blog or site (on any website or blogging platform, including Blogger, Wix, Weebly, WordPress.com, or WordPress.org) and you want to replace it with one that truly supports your dreams and that you can maintain yourself. We have special guides available for every imaginable “scenario” when it comes to where you’re at and where you want to go with an online presence.
GG2WD will meet you where you’re at (even when you’re feeling super lost and alone) and empower you like crazy. I guarantee it.
GG2WD Student (Joined November 26, 2012)
Did somebody say “web designer?”
And some of our students have so much fun unleashing their fabulous new skills on their own websites, that they decide they want to start offering web strategy, design, and development services to others! After all, it’s highly creative work that you can do from anywhere, which means you + a laptop on the beach could actually happen. Not to mention that it pays well, it engages both your left and right brain in the most satisfying of ways, and it feels amazing to help others to move forward with their life purpose by creating their web presence.
So if you have a secret dream to someday be a web designer (or you think you might develop one down the line), this course will give you the skills (and the exact framework) to create gorgeous sites for clients you’ll LOVE to work with.
Being part of The Girl’s Guide to Web Design also means you get to be featured in our Student Directory, so that ladies within our community AND people outside of it can come to you when they’re looking to hire. I’m serious about supporting you guys as much as I can, and that includes putting money in your pocket.
New and improved like crazy
GG2WD has been around since the summer of 2011, and our students are over the moon about the feats they’ve been able to accomplish after taking the course. But the version we’re releasing in January is going to be truly, astonishingly spectacular. We’ve totally reinvented the course, start to finish, making it even more empowering, exhilarating, and in-depth than before. And the new focus is on building a totally responsive site on the latest version of the Thesis framework (2.1), which will make it incredibly easy to create a unique design for every single page of your site, if that’s what you want to do!
GG2WD Student (Joined October 19, 2012)
The power to reinvent yourself, time and time again – for free!
One of the absolute greatest things about learning the GG2WD method is that it’s designed to support your evolution. That means that as your business, blog, project, or movement grows and shape-shifts, you’ll have the skills to ensure your web presence reflects that. You won’t have to pay a designer and/or programmer every time it’s time for a change, a redesign, or a whole new look – saving you tons of money and the stress of having to find someone who’s actually available. DIY 4 eva!
GG2WD Student (Joined September 14, 2012)
So, what precisely will you learn in the brand-new GG2WD course? Here’s the journey you’ll be taken on if you choose to join the program:
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. Even though I’m in Australia, I’ve always had prompt responses to my questions, and nothing’s been too tricky for these gurus.
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!
GG2WD Student (Joined October 27, 2012)
…And here’s a sampling of the kind of site you’ll finish the course with:
(These were all created using the Thesis theme for WordPress, which is what you’ll be using as your canvas if you choose to join us)
GREAT question – and one I’m happy to explain! The sites above look pretty incredible, don’t they? You’ll notice that they’re all completely different in terms of layout, look and feel, and just about everything else – and the reason they’re so attractive and diverse…is Thesis.
Thesis is a premium WordPress theme (don’t worry if you don’t know what that means yet!) that allows you to do anything you can imagine with your blog or site, like a blank canvas that’s ready to receive your vision.
Its drag-and-drop interface makes creating a beautiful web presence incredibly easy – plus, it’s super secure and great for search engine optimization (meaning that once your site is live, people will actually be able to find it on the web).
I personally use Thesis for ALL of my web projects, and have done for several years. The reason I choose to teach Thesis to YOU is simple: I believe in its fantasticness, and I’ve seen how it’s given wings to over 800 of our students.
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!!!
GG2WD Student (Joined February 19, 2013)
GG2WD Student (Joined October 19, 2012)
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 un-expected. 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 GGTWD team!
GG2WD Student (Joined August 06, 2012)
Mostly convinced – but still a little hesitant?
I completely understand – and that’s why I’m offering you a chance to test us out.
I am so incredibly confident that you will LOVE the program, and that it will empower you beyond anything you can imagine, that I’m offering you a 30-day money-back guarantee – the bravest one I’ve ever drawn up, because there are NO conditions attached to it.
If you sign up for the program, and within 30 days of getting access to the material, you decide you are for ANY reason not happy with the empowerment experience that we deliver to you, all you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org saying “I want my money back” – and we’ll refund every single penny you paid to us.
Yup…that’s it. No strings attached, no need to even submit any of the work you’ve done, and no questions asked.
So in a nutshell, signing up for the program is ZERO risk to you – and you have so, so much amazingness to gain.
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.
GG2WD Student (Joined January 16, 2012)