Build Your Site Right
You’re probably on this page because you’re thinking about building a website on your own. A lot of people do, especially new businesses that want to bring in funds before investing in a professional website designer. I totally get it. And I’m here to support you with that! (Check out my video below!)
There are a lot of site builders out there and the options can be overwhelming! You want to make a smart decision so that you don’t end up creating a bigger headache for yourself later on, right?
Something that you won’t have to completely scrap when you’re ready to level up.
When you do your research, there are 100 reasons why every website builder out there is the BEST! But how do you know which one to choose? And then once you actually decide, then you have to learn how to use it!
I’ve had some experience with most website builders and after 8 years of designing websites for clients, and about 12 years of playing around with websites in general, I have not found a more powerful combination than WordPress with the Divi theme.
And here’s why WordPress plus Divi is so powerful!
WordPress has been around forever and therefore integrates with most software available on the internet. That means you can be very selective about the tools you’re using for your business. Some site builders have email marketing or booking software already connected but it can be very limiting in terms of functionality and design. If there’s a tool that’s perfectly suited for your business’ needs, it’ll likely integrate with WordPress.
Once you’ve installed Divi on your WordPress website, you can do just about anything! Their design features are super versatile and easy to use. And they have a ton of modules built right into it that do cool things like calls to action, accordions, pricing tables, a huge icon library, and so much more. Plus when you’re building a page, you can see what it’s going to look like as you build it so you don’t have to go back and forth from a backend builder and then preview what you created, then go back and edit.. it’s a “What You See is What You Get” builder.
There’s honestly not a lot you can’t do with WordPress and Divi. That’s why I use it for all my clients.
I know.. WordPress can be intimidating. There are so many settings! And you have to connect all the different software you’re using to it. It’d take hours of watching YouTube videos to piece the instructions together. That’s why I created this how-to video to walk you through all the important steps to get you started on the right track. I show you exactly what you need to connect and install without a whole bunch of industry terms that you really don’t need to know.
After watching my video you’ll have your domain and hosting connected, WordPress installed, Divi installed, and 3 plugins I use for every one of the websites I build. Follow along with me as I go through each step and you’ll end up with everything you need to start building your new website.
You’ll be able to continue to build out your website as your business grows, and when you get to the point where you’re too busy to continue to manage the site on your own, a professional website designer will be happy you set your site up this way. And it could honestly save you a lot of money because they’ll only need to add to it, not start over!
Let’s Get Started!
I suggest watching the video first to get familiar with the steps, and then rewatch as you follow along.
Want me to do ALL this for you? >>>
- Start with a plan! Download my FREE website planner to get everything nice and organized before you start building.
- Guided DIY Package
- GoDaddy for your domain
- SiteGround for hosting
- Blog post explaining domain and hosting
- Elegant Themes to purchase Divi
- Divi builder demo
- Divi resources
- GravityForms advanced form builder
- ActiveCampaign for email marketing
- Vimeo for creating awesome videos like this one 🙂
- Bonus resource: Digital Accessibility
- Disclaimer: some of these links are affiliate links