Website in a Week Workshop with Expert Handholding by Awake Media
Yes, 49 dollars!
Join our Seven Day Live Zoom Website Creation Workshop
Learn how to plan, design, build, and launch your own WordPress web site in seven one-hour zoom tutorials conducted by the web experts at Awake Media
Next Workshop 11am to 12 noon PST weekdays
October 22- 30, 2020
Weekdays only. Limit 12 students
April 22-28 (CLOSED)
April 6th workshop is FULL
WHAT YOU GET
Three-page WordPress website setup, (home page, blog landing page, individual blog page) with the premium Divi theme/template pre-installed (a $90 value) and speed, security, and performance plugins pre-configured.
Your own live web address with free hosting and access on our servers for up to two months after course ends with option to extend.
Seven one-hour live Zoom tutorials teaching you STEP BY STEP how to build your site conducted by WordPress design expert Lakshmi Narayan, with guest lectures on special topics (see syllabus below.) We will be designing the home page only in class but you will learn how to work inside the Divi builder so that you are empowered to design the site yourself.
Option to hire Awake Media’s web design and media experts to help you complete the site or add features and functionality.
Logging Into Your Website Backend
Review of Online Tools: Color Picker, Stock Photos, Design Tools
Thinking About Look and Feel
Working with the Divi Builder, Pages and Posts Overview
Basics of Logo Design and Clipart Review
The Navigation Menu
Designing the Header and Above-Scroll Image
In Class Home Page Design: Main image, Text Boxes, Videos
Calls to Action and Linking Buttons and Text
In Class Design Day and Questions
Review of each Student’s Site and Discussion
Connecting Your Site to Social Media
Setting Up Your Blog Landing Page and Individual Blog Page Template
Discussion about Writing and Publishing Your First Blog
Selecting and Purchasing a Domain Name
Registration and Hosting Setup & Options
Site Migration to Your Domain Name
DIY Handholding Session
Launching Your Site
Hosting Updates, Maintenance & Security
Discussion about how to make your WP site a self-contained membership-based online community with a Store, Directory, Online Courses, Events, Memberships and Forums
About the Instructor
Lakshmi Narayan, Founder, Creative Director
I have 9 years of professional training in design and communications, and 30 years experience in various print and digital media, including branding and corporate identity systems, WordPress web development, collateral design, magazine design, direct mail, ads, packaging, and scriptwriting. I am passionate about the transformation of consciousness and culture. For the first part of my career I worked in and for major corporations in healthcare, finance, and lifestyle, including EHS Hospitals in Illinois, Arthur Andersen, Schwinn, Encyclopedia Brittanica, and NOAA. In 2010 I shifted my focus to alternative health and counterculture clients as my own spiritual growth and interest in holistic health expanded. I worked with MAPS, the leader in the psychedelic medicine movement, and helped brand their PS2013 conference. I also worked with WVC (Women’s Visionary Congress), Crossroads Ibogaine, and with dozens of solopreneurs and small businesses in California and elsewhere to help them build a foundational brand and web presence, print collateral and videos. DOWNLOAD BIO
HOW IT WORKS
Our commitment with the Website in a Week Workshop is to teach you how to design, format, launch, and manage a 5-page WordPress website with an email capture form and blog setup. We will provide each student with a hosted website and take care of all technical details so that on DAY 1 of class your site is ready for design, which we will do together in the workshop. The student is responsible for providing content — text, images, or videos, or you can use our placeholder class materials for a mockup. The website will be created from activation to launch in 6 recorded one-hour class sessions.
The Website in a Week Workshop is the perfect foundation for you to understand the mechanics of building a web presence, whether you plan to build it yourself or hire a professional. The website itself is built on the premium Divi theme, (a $90 value) that is functional, easy to design, seo-friendly, mobile-responsive, editable, and scalable. We also included a suite of stable performance plugins and security features.
Our team has been designing and building websites for over 12 years, and we have streamlined both process and product for optimal results, and now we want to share our secrets with you.
“I’m so glad I signed up for the Website in a Week class! I have been gearing up to make a “real” website for years, but WordPress was too big of a hurdle, and the other systems like Squarespace don’t have the functionality and flexibility I need in the long run. The expert hand-holding that Lakshmi provides in this course is exactly what I needed, and I have the momentum I need now to finally get this thing done! Lakshmi is patient and knowledgeable and offers not only WordPress know-how but also marketing and design expertise. Thank you Lakshmi!” Maja Appolonia Rode
“Lakshmi pre-stocked my new site with everything I needed and taught me the basics of how to make it my own. She is very knowledgeable and I’m super grateful for her expertise in web design. I’m excited to upgrade my site with a whole new look and feel,and she’s available if I have questions in the future. I highly recommend her Website in a Week course.” Ana Holub, spiritual counselor and forgiveness expert
Who We Work With
Authors & Artists
Holistic Health Clinics
Therapists and Nutritionists
Plant Medicine Practitioners
Just About Anyone
ADDITIONAL FEATURES & BENEFITS
Awake Media offers ongoing hosting, email management, SSL installation, site security, theme and plugin updates, maintenance, and support on an ongoing basis. HOSTING FEATURES
Installation of the premium WordPress Divi theme ($90 value) on your domain. Divi is a great foundational theme for your website because as your business grows and you want to add more functionality to your site, like eCommerce, events booking, courses, or memberships, you don’t have to start from scratch; Divi has the ability to scale and makes everything modular.
You get ongoing support from an experienced team. DIY HANDHOLDING: If you get stuck or get overwhelmed by technical or design issues, expert help is just a phone call away at a dollar a minute (many issues can be solved in minutes). You can also book an additional tutorial, or hire us to design all or any part of your website — from brand strategy to launch — be it a home page video, slideshow, content, events page, blog setup, booking button, store, or any other feature or functionality you want. Once your website is launched we can help you create a growth marketing strategy with FB/Instagram ad campaigns, blogs and email newsletters, and sales funnels for your product or service. You can feel secure in knowing that you’re in the hands of seasoned professionals who care about you.
Please note that some of the samples above have added pages, features, or customizations that may not be included in this offer, however they do represent the level of quality we deliver on all our sites, large or small.