Online Course Coming Soon
My physical workshops are about to be offered as an online course. This will make it easier for everyone. I have invited some REALLY talented industry professionals to help teach the course.
You’ll learn about branding & design, SEO, images, security and backups – important things that most small businesses are doing incorrectly.
We’re not talking about one of those ‘builder’ things either. You’ll end up with a proper, professional website that will drive customers to your business.
The first online course is due to start in late May.
We released 3 free lessons as a bit of a taster:
Lesson 1 – Be the project manager for your own website
Lesson 2 – All the answers to the unsexiest questions in the world
Lesson 3 – The BIG mistake made by most small business owners with their website – and how to fix it
You don’t have a huge budget for your website?
That’s exactly why I started running workshops.
I talk to so many small business owners who have been quoted extraordinarily high prices for a website. Sometimes that’s just not feasible.
I teach you to build a professional level website yourself. I teach you best practice so that you do things properly. And I offer follow up support because I want you to feel confident about managing your own site in the future.
How it Works
We have just one day together so we really make the most of it. I do some setup before the workshop so that you’re ready to start at 9am on the day.
In the morning we cover some important theory, then we get busy building websites. We all do some things together, then you carry on independently, asking questions as you go. Occasionally we all stop to learn something together.
Note – This is how the physical workshops happened. The online course will be slightly different.
Who it’s for
Any small business that needs a website.
- Brand new website
- Update an existing website
Perfect if you don’t have a big website budget, or if you want to manage your website yourself.
Websites Built By Past Students
Past workshop participants have included:
Landscape gardener, shoe designer, make up artist, dance teacher, potato farmer, museum curator, translator, horse therapist, wedding dress designer, blogger, artist, photographer, bookkeeper, psychic medium, vintage car owner, mowing contractor, accommodation businesses, Polocrosse Association, beauty therapist, sandblaster, kids clothing store, freight company.
Check out some of their work:
I attended one of Cath’s Workshops which was fantastic. It was full of information and the day was packed with practical application and tips as we began the creation of our websites.
Cath is great! Cath is there with you for every step of the process, no matter your level of knowledge. She is helpful, patient, easy to understand and makes it fun too! She has a great passion for helping you get your website up and running and it looking professional and working correctly. She’s the best!
Careth, Margaret River
Cath is awesome!
While I am reasonably computer savvy, the extent of my website knowledge was 100% from the shopping side & a big zero from the selling side!
Cath set us up with a list of handy stuff to do to prepare for our workshop & a list of photos, ideas & written script to bring along.
One day – yep, one day workshop with Cath & my site was up & looking fab!
It’s certainly been a learning experience along the way but a year on with bazillions of emails to Cath which were patiently & thoroughly answered & I’m STILL online!
Great teacher – perfect balance of instruction & guidance vs have a go yourself. Highly recommended!!!
“I completed a WordPress training course with Cath more than a year ago and from then until now I’ve received consistently prompt and sanity-saving assistance on a variety of issues even after long periods of non activity; top notch service that doesn’t leave me feeling I’m completely hopeless.”
Thanks for all of your effort. I truly appreciate what you have done with all the behind the scenes…
Shannon, Margaret River
– Tips and reminders for workshop students –
How to build your WordPress Divi theme website
It’s difficult to pick a font when all the fonts are written in the same font! This page lists each font in upper case, lower case and more.read more
Out of the box, Divi allows you to include icons for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and RSS in your footer.
But what if you want to add Instagram, YouTube or others?
This tutorial shows you how to easily do that.read more
Being hacked sucks. Your beautiful website is suddenly black, with big red writing saying terrifying things, and an ugly little man in the middle making rude gestures. It makes your stomach sink as fear kicks in – who would do this? What am I going to do?
Follow these steps to “close your front door” – no point just letting hackers in, right?read more
So you attended a workshop and/or set up your website ages ago, and then you got busy and now you have completely forgotten where to even begin. Right?
The first thing you need to do is log into your Dashboard. Remember what it looks like?read more
Right now there’s an annoying glitch that’s causing the line breaks between paragraphs to disappear.
So if you write 3 paragraphs, for example, you’ll come back later and find that it’s reverted to one big paragraph.
To fix this, log into your Dashboard, then…read more
When you first start building your new Divi theme website you’ll find that any logo you upload will be very small.
You can easily change that in the Theme Customiser.
Log into your WordPress Dashboard, then follow these instructions…read more
Before attending Cath’s workshop I was completely lost as to how I would be able to afford having a website designed for my business, but then I spoke to Cath about her workshop and she was so friendly and helpful and genuinely wanted to see me succeed! At the workshop I learnt so much and found that WordPress and the way Cath delivered the info was incredible! All of a sudden I got super excited and then had built two websites within the next week! I was hooked, the possibilities were endless and I had control! I can’t thank Cath enough for teaching me how to design and manage my website(s!), and it’s not just about how to design, we covered SEO, image optimisation and helpful tips, she really puts a lot in to her workshops and is so helpful!