Thank you for attending The Why of Your Website, here are all the suggested resources we covered in class.
The Why of Your Website (PDF) Class slides June 11, 2014
RECOMMENDED TEACHERS & CLASSES
Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. – Lynda.com is an excellent online training resource. Very high quality content and an ever expanding number of subjects. Search for WordPress, SEO or whatever you want to learn about.
ProductLaunchFormula.com – I’ve had the change to work personally with Jeff Walker and his training (including all his free content) is the best available for learning about internet marketing, product launches, building an email list, squeeze pages… This page itself is great example of a Hard Squeeze Page.
Discover Udemy’s technology & entrepreneurship courses! Udemy is a cool platform full of all sorts of different classes, including classes I’ve created such as The Power of Gratitude and an Introduction to The Akashic Records.
MailChimp – this is free and many people I know start with this. But its free for a reason. I’ve never used it personally.
AWeber – a workhourse of industry. I’ve used them for years. Great support, training and tutorials. Why I like this compared to other service such as Constant Contact is that is can support any number of websites and email lists.
OntraPort – I’ve recently moved to this tool. It costs more and does more. Easy to migrate lists to them when it is right for your business.
VideoMakerFX – if you liked the moving text video promos I made for the course, check out this super easy software to make your own. You can promote your business, events, books… I made this video in under 15 minutes. You can add your own voice over, photos or even video clips to include yourself.
EasySketchPro – lets you make those “magic hand” drawing videos that are very popular. Includes lots of ready made images.
WeVideo.com – online video editing.
Inspiration. Check out this great video all shot on an iPhone. Man Trapped Overnight in Vegas Airport.
Here are some possible courses. Ones I’ve personally taken are years old and no longer available, but these are worth taking a look at.
How To Teach Online – I’ve seen a lot of videos from Huw. What I like best about him is that he teaches how to do professional video work without spending a lot of money. This is great content.
This one is only $9
What NOT to do
http://www.fiverr.com/ – outsource options such as writers, editors, illustrators, format conversion… Offerings start at $5 but rise based on job, speed, etc.
https://www.odesk.com/ – a bit higher quality than you might find on Fiverr.
Evernote – I LOVE Evernote. It is an online writing app that syncs all your computers and other devices so you can update notes, articles, books where ever you are. You can create notebooks within notebooks, create tags, search and much more. Fantastic and FREE for basic level.
Dropbox – Another I app I live by. Storage in the cloud gives you access to all your files no matter where you are and lets you share content with others if you choose.
Copy.com – Similar to Dropbox, but a newer service. So they give you even more free space! I use both of them.
ResizeMyBrowser.com – The name says it all. Visit this site and create a new web browser window sized to lots of standard devices so you know how you site looks at various screen sizes.
WordPress – The leading website creation software today. Was once just a blog platform but now can be your entire site.
WordPress ThemesWordPress Plugins
OptimizePress – outstanding WordPress addon for creating Sales Pages and Squeeze Pages. Can be used as a theme or a plugin.
Audacity – Free audio recording and editing software to make mp3 files, podcasts….
WordPress for Beginners Training:
These are all Udemy classes. Check each one, read the reviews, watch any promo videos and see if they call to you.
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