Build your website yourself… but not by yourself.
You need to connect with your clients.
(You know, the ones who don’t know you exist yet…)
And you want to look good doing it…
But you don’t have a website.
Or maybe you do have a website…
But it’s old / outdated / impossible to edit / just not YOU (or at least, not who you are now)….
But when you most need to invest in a website, you have more time than money (or not much of either).
And those free online website builders look really tempting…
They’re like those clothes you try on in the fitting room.
(They always look better on the hanger.)
The truth is–
You don’t mind diving into a DIY project, but with a website, it feels so overwhelming.
You’d be willing to put in the work if you only felt supported.
Well, now you are!
Introducing the Show Up! Supported DIY Web Design Experience
Service-based entrepreneurs (such as coaches and consultants) who need an online presence without the hassle of going through a lengthy branding and web design process will love this solution.
When you are ready to connect with your clients, you shouldn’t have to spend loads of time and money on a website that may not ultimately represent who you will become.
You should be able to spend your energy building your client base and figuring out your niche if you haven’t already (and trust me, sometimes it does take a while).
So many clients have come to me having tried the “free” website builders, and the consensus is that they just don’t cut it. Some of the complaints I have heard about these so-called “easy” web development platforms:
It looked like it was going to be easy… and then I spent days trying to figure it out and my website is still a complete mess.
I just realized that I can never host my site where I want to… I will have to build it from scratch somewhere else if I want to truly own it.
Migrating my site over to WordPress was a nightmare… I wish I had started with WordPress in the first place.
The list goes on.
So I knew I had to create a solution just for service-based entrepreneurs–a DIY web design experience where you feel supported along the way…
Where you get clear and concise tutorials on…
And you start with one powerful page that you can expand–at your own pace–into a full site.
A WordPress site that you own.
Want to get started today?
Here’s what you can access right away:
How to choose and register a domain name without getting trapped in unnecessary upsells
Pairing web safe Google fonts to use on your site
Creating your unique color palette for your site
Designing a text logo and optimizing it to use on your site
Overcoming common mindset pitfalls when getting your business online
What Makes a Show Up! Page the perfect way to start connecting with clients
How to get around the back end of your WordPress website
3 decisions to make before you write your copy
How not to break your site
Finding your niche (or letting it find you!)
What to do when resistance pops up in your life and business
Building your page without getting overwhelmed
Using sections, rows and modules to create visually stunning content
Formatting header and body text
Creating backgrounds from colors, gradients, images and videos
Using padding and margins to create space on your page
Asking for help and getting support
What happens next?
While you are going through Module 1, we will set up your site account and send you your WordPress login information.
Once you have access to your site, you can build with the guidance of the tutorials in Modules 2 and 3.
You will receive an email notification as other modules become available.
You will have access to all future updates and tutorials!
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don't have a domain name yet?
We cover this in Module 1. I walk you through how to choose and register a domain name as well as how to properly set your name servers (point the domain at your site).
You will pay your domain registration fee separately to the domain registrar of your choice.
Do I need to secure my own hosting account?
Your Show Up! experience includes hosting on our dedicated server through the end of 2018. You will not need to worry about getting a hosting account on your own. (Whew!)
I'm not very tech savvy. Can I do this??
A few factors besides tech savviness will come into play in any DIY web design experience. These include, but are not limited to:
- ability to let go of the need for perfection
- ability to take a break when you need to
I try to address all of these factors within the Mindset Checks in each module, so you are covered there. I think that once you are able to address common mental blocks that pop up, you will more easily be able to take on the tech end of things. (Plus, my tech tutorials are geared toward the beginner, and you are free to ask any questions at any time, and I will answer either through a response to your comment, or I will create a whole new tutorial to address it.)
How is this different from Wix or other DIY online website builders?
There are many ways in which the Show Up! solution is distinct from your average online website builder:
1. The Show Up! experience is created specifically for service-based entrepreneurs, i.e. coaches and consultants.
2. It is a supported DIY experience, meaning that a real person is on the other side to help you and even create a whole new tutorial to add to the library if enough people ask the same question.
3. Once you have paid in full, you own your site. That means that if you want to, you can migrate it wherever you want. Other website builder solutions have you pay a monthly fee indefinitely to “rent” your site. Once you stop paying, your site is gone! Plus, you can’t just migrate it elsewhere. You would have to completely rebuild it in its new location.
4. Your site is built on WordPress, the most widely used content management system in the world.
I created this solution in part because new clients were coming to me having already tried with Wix and similar platforms with less than satisfying results. In each case, a total rebuild was necessary. I would rather have a scaleable solution already in place so that you and your website can grow and evolve together.