Your Starter Site

Building a business is hard work. 

Not only do you have to be the CEO, the product developer, customer service, marketing director, but also a web developer???
Where does it end!!

Getting people to see your product or fall in love with your service is all you need, and you know building a website is a part of that, but this is NOT what you signed up for when you started your business.

Get the website you’ve always wanted without the overwhelm AND that you can control and grow as your business does the same.

 

Finally feel confident that you’re getting the leads you WANT from your website

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We commit to you for all 12 months. When you sign up, we expect you are committing to us for all 12 months as well. We are in this together! As a result of us holding space for you for all 12 months, we do not offer refunds and we expect you to commit for the full time frame when you join us.

As soon as your payment is received, we’ll send you your orientation email with the link to download the Website (re)Design Workbook.  That’s right, NO waiting.

Introducing Your Starter Site

This is a course that helps you build your own website without wanting to pull your hair out.

This course was born from conversation after conversation with business owners and entrepreneurs that had been burned by developers in the past or had DIY’d their website and just couldn’t get it to where they were seeing results.

Over the course of 9 weeks, you'll learn the tools you need to build a website THAT WORKS!

Each of the 8 modules will walk you step by step through the basics from buying your domain and setting up your hosting to adding analytics and tracking and launching.  

If you’ve watched website tutorials, or taken courses like this before, I promise we’re different.

 

 

Your Starter Site
Your Starter Site came at the perfect time for me.  Relying mostly on referrals to gain new business, my website started as a basic calling card but was not a good reflection of what I did or who I helped.  I was ready to overhaul my WordPress site once again but most importantly, to create the content that would accurately reflect my business consulting practice.  The First Click provided the guidance to further document my brand message and the technical support and resources to continue and maintain that growth.

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What will I learn?

Each module has it's own topic and will provide training on one element of the website building process!

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Module 1: Definitions

Building a website brings with it a brand new language.  This module will introduce you to the terms and language we'll be using throughout the course.

Bonus unlocked: Writing Copy that Sells with Sarah Cook, StoryBrand Certified Coach

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Module 2: Settings

Understanding where things are and how to make adjustments will be critical as you move forward.  And because we use Divi, we want to ensure you know where to find the different settings as you go between the theme and WordPress.

Bonus unlocked: Canva 101 with Sami Bedell-Mulhern

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Module 3: How Divi Works

The Divi Theme is very robust.  Once you understand its structure and how to make the designs your own then it becomes really easy.  This module will walk you through all the elements of Divi so you determine what you want to build on each page before you get started.

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Module 4: Skeleton

There are elements on your website that exist no matter what the page is.  We like to call that the skeleton.  This module walks through your sitemap as well as building out your footer and navigation.  Time to get organized so you're ready to layout pages.

Bonus unlocked: Legal Requirements for your Website wit Sami Bedell-Mulhern

Build

Module 5: Let's Build

Here's where it gets crazy!!  Time to start laying out and building your website.  Each module will give you best practices for the type of page as well as tips for designing them.

Bonus unlocked: Sales training with Christy Lawrence, Time to Profit

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Module 6: Plugins

Plugins are what make WordPress such an amazing tool.  And Divi comes with some added freebies that make it even better.  In this module we'll walk you through our essential free plugins we use on every website, and how to use them.

Bonus Unlocked: Our Favorite Premium Plugins with Sami Bedell-Mulhern & Berkley Bedell

Analytics

Module 7: Analytics and Optimization

It's almost time to launch, so we need to do some final techy things so you track your website against your business goals.  We'll also walk you through final optimization practices to ensure your website is loading quickly and provides a great user experience.

Bonus unlocked: SEO 101 with Sami Bedell-Mulhern

Launch

Module 8: Launch

Here we go!  It's time to launch this baby you've been working on.  You'll learn our checklist for getting your website ready for the world as well as some ways to promote it so people can celebrate and get to know your product/service better.

Bonus unlocked: 30 minute 2:1 consultation with Sami Bedell-Mulhern and Berkley Bedell

FAQs

How long will it take me to build my website?
This is totally up to you and the time you put into it.  If you put in the work you should be able to complete your website during the 9 weeks.  We aren't building the Cadillac of websites here.  So focus on your homepage, services page and contact page and you'll be good to launch and add additional elements later.
When does it start and how long is it?
Course materials will be unlocked for you on July 29th.  We'll provide support for the following 9 weeks in a student only Facebook group before moving you over to the membership group for an additional year of support.

You will have lifetime access to the course materials.

Why is the group open for 9 weeks but there are only 8 modules?
Why thanks for asking!  Some of the lessons are simple and easy to work through, but some are really robust and require a bit more work on your part.  We've built in a week to work just on implementation so that you have a bit more time to get it all in.
What if I don't want to be in the membership?
We built the membership into the program because we feel it's critical to your ongoing success.  You're going to be taking a lot in over the course of the program, and while you can always revisit it, tech is also changing all the time.  We want you to have the ability to continue to develop your website and have training on new functionality that Divi releases over time.

 

If you use it or don't, that's totally up to you, but you get access to it anyways!

Who are consultation calls with?
You get the best of both worlds here!  Both Sami and Berkley will be on the calls.  Sami provides strategy, copy and business goal expertise while Berkley brings design and development expertise.
I'm not on Facebook, can I still take the course?
Absolutely!  The course materials will be accessible with a login to our course portal.  While the Q&As take place live on Facebook, they will be downloaded and saved in your course platform as well.
What do I have to have to take the course?
Nothing to get started.  We'll walk you through all the steps to set everything up in the first few modules.
Do I have to use Divi for this course?
Yes!  This is specifically designed around maximizing the Divi theme.  If you don't want to use it then we recommend finding a different resource and are happy to help provide some to you.
I already have a website that I like but want to keep learning, should I take the course anyways?
This is totally up to you.  If you're happy with what you have so far, but just want to get more training on marketing your website or additional features you can add then the membership might be a great place for you.  Doors open on October 1st.
Have additional questions? Feel free to send them to us at hello@handemarketingsolutions.com and we’ll respond within the next business day!

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