Website In a Week - DIY Resources & Deals

Meet Your Deals Curator

I’m Shonna and I’ve been making websites since making websites was a thing (circa 1995). I’m now a tech entrepreneur and specialize in helping other business owners with their website and app development needs. I help business owners avoid risks and save money on their tech needs.

If creating or improving a website for your business is something you need right now, then this weekend is the best time to find deals to help you host, design, develop, and maintain a website. I’ve put together my favorite website creator deals right here just for you.

I’ve also included here some of my most popular resources to help you figure out what to do with all these deals:

  • Step-by-Step DIY Guides (downloadable PDFs), and
  • Registrations for live guidance in a DIYish “done with you” Workshop

Affiliate Disclosure:  I am an A2 Hosting affiliate which means I get commissions for purchases made through this link.

Buy Your Web Hosting Package Today (It takes 10 minutes)!

Even if you don’t plan to work on your website immediately, you should buy your hosting package now be prepared for whenever you decide to start working on your website design. You can download a step-by-step guide now that has a checklist of what you need to do get through the checkout process in 10 minutes or less. My top web hosting pick for you is A2 Hosting. I’ve hosted over 20 websites over the past 5 years with A2 Hosting and I recommend them mostly because of their excellent customer support.

Get Step-By-Step Guides to Get Started on Your Website

Want DIY Help?

I’ve created step-by-step guides for the steps you might want to get started on without help. The guides provided below are listed in the order that you should proceed with working on your website.

Make sure the domain name you want isn’t taken and do your research in a safe way (there are unsafe ways that could cause you to lose a name you like).  Download this guide to get started.

Your website can’t be seen by the world unless you have it hosted. Your web host provider keeps the site up and running on servers that they manage.  Download this guide to get started buying a hosting package for your website. You can use a domain name you already bought elsewhere or buy a new domain name during the checkout process.  Grab your credit card and plan to spend approximately 5-10 minutes to complete your checkout. Download this guide now to get started.

Your WordPress website can’t be built without first having a design template in place.  There are plenty of free ones to choose from but they aren’t built for the longevity or flexibility that most business owners need.  Prepare to spend between $40-150 for a great theme.  Its a worthwhile investment in the development of your website. You can always book a one-to-one or group session with me to help you install and setup the theme.  You can get started without me by first paying for it. Download this guide now to get started with my top them pick.

 

One of the most difficult and time-consuming steps in creating a website is coming up with content. I have 2 planning and content creation worksheets that help you get started with this step on your own. Take a look at the worksheets now.  You will need to be logged into your Google Drive account before opening these docs.  Once opened, you’ll begin by making your own copy that will be saved in your Google Drive.

If you want help completing these, consider registering for one of my DIYish Group Workshops.

Want DIYish Help?

Some people prefer to get live help from a live human being for certain steps.  If you prefer live step-by-step guidance, register for one of my live DIYish group workshops where I walk you through the steps and give some live advice too.

One of the most difficult and time-consuming steps in creating a website is coming up with content. I have 2 planning and content creation worksheets that help you get started with this step on your own.

Take a look at the worksheets now.  If you want live content writing helpregister for a DIYish Group Workshop below.

 

*** Registration dates coming soon.  Get on the waiting list to receive an announcement of the next workshop. ***

Once you have a plan for your websites content, it’s easier to start making design choices for your website.  You might want to get some quick tips and guidance on how to make the choices that best fit your business type and content strategy.  I specialize in helping the following types of business owners choose the right website design for their industry and goals:

  • Service professionals, e.g. private practice legal or medical professional; freelancer or consulting agency owners
  • Retail/Commerce professionals, e.g. a business owner that sells beauty products or other similar merchandise
  • Membership-based organizations, e.g. a business or non-profit that builds community through membership or provides premium content accessible to paid members only
  • Entertainer/Personal Brand professional, e.g. blogger, podcaster, musician, comedian, or similar individual

If you fit one of the above business type descriptions and want help setting up your website’s theme, then register for one of my upcoming workshops.

 

Once your website is completed, you will have to plan and budget for regular care and feeding to ensure overall health, safety, and accuracy of your website.  For live website maintenance advice, register for a DIYish group workshop below.

 

*** Registration dates coming soon.  Get on the waiting list to receive an announcement of the next workshop. ***

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