We know that creating or updating your author website can be daunting. So we've put together an easy to follow course on how to build a beautiful author website.
Why you should take this course:
You will Save Money
Most authors spend upwards of $1,000 dollars to build their first website, and they continue to incur high monthly costs to update and maintain their website. This course will teach you how to build a beautiful, functional site on Squarespace. The cost of your website will be $8 per month. If you don't already own a domain, there is an annual fee of $20 for your custom domain. That's it. No more paying a developer to add a new book or feature. No more unexpected web-design costs. Just $8 per month.
You will Save Time
The process of building a site from scratch yourself or managing a website developer can take 20-50 hours of your time. Once your site is developed it will cost you time you every time you want to update it. This course will show you how to use all the features of Squarespace so you can build a beautiful, functional website in less than 4 hours. By the end of the course you will be confident and adept at using Squarespace. You will have full control over your website and you will have all the skills to make future updates and edits quickly and easily. No more spending hours and hours trying to load your newest book onto your site. No more spending an hour on the phone with your nephew so he can explain how to edit a page. If you do run into trouble, Squarespace has 24/7 email support so you'll always be covered. You will be the master of your domain.
Your Website will be Mobile-Friendly
Today the majority of people browse the web on mobile devices. That means your website must be mobile-friendly if you want readers, publishers and the press to be able to learn about you and buy your books. If you have an existing website that was built over 2 years ago, there is a high probability it is not mobile-friendly. In this course we will show you have to test if your current site is mobile -friendly and we will show you how to build a site that is 100% mobile-friendly.
You have a Money-back Guarantee
We know that spending money, no matter how much it is, can feel stressful. What if you don't understand the course? What if you don't like Squarespace? What if you don't like the sound of the instructor's voice? We provide a money-back satisfaction guarantee so you can feel good about this purchase. If you don't love what you learn we'll refund your money. No questions asked.
Who should take this course:
This course is designed for authors of all technical levels. This course is perfect for
- Authors who already have a website and want it to look better
- Authors who already have a website but want it to be easier and cheaper to manage
- Authors who are creating a website for the first time
- Authors who want to transition from a blog site (Tumblr, Blogspot) to a full-feature website
- Authors who are looking to get a publishing contract
Ready to get started?
StartSetting up your Homepage (Jane Austen Example) (9:40)
StartSetting up your homepage (Jack London example) (14:18)
StartCreating the Books Page (23:46)
StartCreating the About Me Page (9:10)
PreviewCreating the Mailing List Page (9:04)
StartCreating the Contact Me Page (11:42)
StartCreating the Blog Page (optional)
COO of Written Word Media
Ferol’s mission is building useful technology for the readers, authors, and publishers of the world. Ferol has been building web technology for over a decade, and knows all the mistakes that are commonly made with standard websites. After working with over 20,000 authors he's identified the best (and easiest) ways to build and maintain a website. Ferol Vernon holds an MBA from Duke University with a focus on technology and entrepreneurship.