What if you could have a website that would meet your needs whether you're a beginner or a NYT best selling author?
What if it could be affordable and easy to maintain?
What if you could have someone hold your hand and walk you through the entire process?
Welcome to the Crazy Easy Awesome Author Website taught by Lisa Norman (Heart Ally Books and Deleyna's Dynamic Designs -- also Margie Lawson's web designer).
We'll cover each part of a website. I'll help you choose a hosting company, get a domain name, set up the space, and build a website using the most popular platform for writers: WordPress. We'll cover how to create your email sign-up forms and even integrate the site with your social media platforms.
Learn how to secure your website to keep it as safe as possible.
Create your proven online author platform without pain.
Lisa will work with you every step of the way, including doing a hands-on review of your site. You'll learn what to do to maintain it, and how to update and make changes.
Get stuck? We'll work through it together.
By the end of this class you'll have a beautiful, personalized author's website that will make you proud.
Note: a website has to live somewhere. This may incur hosting fees. We'll talk through the options in class and each student will make their own choices about where their site will live. Free options will be included, but students may choose to purchase hosting. Fees associated with setting up the website are not included in the cost of the course.
Lisa Norman is the owner of Heart Ally Books, an independent publishing company. She also owns a website design company specializing in creating websites for authors, Deleyna’s Dynamic Designs. For over 25 years, she has worked with both indie and traditionally published writers on everything from writing through publication and marketing. She has taught students from 10 to 80, both in person, locally, and online. Her customers range all over the US, Canada, and as far away as Australia. Mostly she coaches people one-on-one, and she loves public speaking. She’s most proud of her children, adores her husband, and seems to be constantly surrounded by cats.
Lisa is the author of a series of nonfiction ebooks, Publishing Gold: Step-by-Step Guides for Success In Your Writing Career. She also writes under the pen name of Deleyna Marr.
This was an amazing class. I thought I would finish up weeping all over my computer keys. But at every hitch Lisa was there to guide and explain; she is very approachable and patient. I do like the step by step instructions with screenshots. And now I have a website which is already attracting positive attention. Wow!
Do you speak website geek?
Understand CSS and HTML?
Know your plug-ins from privacy policies?
Don't worry - Lisa Norman knows ALL!
Really, she does.
Participants in Lisa's classes never ask a dumb question.
Because all questions are welcome and Lisa's explanations are guaranteed to teach even a neophyte how to navigate website waters.
Through Lisa's careful guidance, I designed and tailored the exact site that I wanted. She answered every question - gently nudging us to try out our website water wings - and explore. Lisa was an amazing safety net. I was challenged and encouraged to build, design, tweak, and dream big for my site.
I'd take any class that Lisa taught, knowing that I'd be a more savvy business person on the other end.
Kudos to Lisa Norman for her teaching expertise!
I had been dinking around with creating a website on my own. I did the research on where to buy my domain name, hosting company, and email marketing companies and I was exhausted. While I had all the pieces I didn't have the energy to put them all together cohesively, until I signed up for Lisa's class.
With her lessons and her one-on-one calls, I was able to easily and quickly put it all together into a working website at MelissaBorg.com. The advice she offers and the clear lessons makes this class easy worth the class price. If you are thinking of building a website or have a website that you want to redo, do yourself a favor and register.
I started this course with absolutely no idea how the "behind the scenes" of websites worked and expected to have to study and work very hard just to keep up. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the lessons were easy to understand and there was plenty of support from Lisa both in online discussions and in one-on-one video chats. Lisa shared resources and her knowledge generously. My website was up and running within the month (marinicol.com) and I couldn't be happier with the result. This was a great gift to myself and I wish I'd taken this course sooner (I took it in Feb 2019).
I initially took Lisa Norman’s Crazy Easy Awesome-Author Websites class because I wanted to learn how to update and maintain my existing website. About two weeks into the class, I decided to scrap my site. Lisa’s willingness to offer personal, hands-on-training made building my new website a breeze. A very patient instructor, she took a technical subject and presented her lessons in a way that empowered me to step out of my comfort zone. By meshing her expertise and my writing ability, I ended the class with a website (www.pamelavarnado.com) I am proud to share with my readers. It has everything I wanted and more. A clear author brand, cool graphics, and top-notch security. My costs were minimal because Lisa provided links to loads of free stuff.
I have taken numerous online classes through Lawson Writer’s Academy. Lisa’s workshop is one of the best. I highly recommend her Crazy Easy Awesome-Author Websites class.
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