Don’t you wish getting your brand out on the web could be easy?

Everywhere I go I get the same sort of questions and comments from creative people, authors, filmmakers and small businesses.

know I need a website to showcase my (business/portfolio/startup) but where do I start?

My cousin set me up with a WordPress site but I don’t like the template and I feel like my hands are tied in terms of customizing it.

My website feels out of date but I don’t know how to approach a redesign.

“Learning to code” is super trendy right now but I have my hands full running my business!

The good news is there’s a brand-new free WordPress theme, Twentytwelve, you can make a completely unique, branded website, without using Photoshop, hiring a designer, or spending hours of sweat and toil on your site.

Part of my blog’s raison d’etre is to empower you to understand and fully harness the low cost technological tools that can help you take your brand to the next level. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve developed an online course that will take you from idea stage to completely custom, branded website in no time at all. 


This course is for the entrepreneur, small business owner or creative who wants to know *just enough* about WordPress to create a killer website all their own.

Because it’s completely up to date on all the features of WordPress 3+, and the brand-new default theme Twentytwelve, it’s a great course for those who have some familiarity with WordPress but want to take their skills to the next level.

By focusing not only on building you a great site but also on branding, it will further help you launch a site well positioned stand out and get surfaced in search.

In the course, you’ll follow along a set of short online lectures while building your own website.

What you’ll have at the end of the course:

A cool-looking, mobile-responsive website that has custom web fonts and a strong, branded positioning without a lot of muss or fuss.

What you won’t get:

  • A cookie-cutter site based on a theme that looks like everyone else’s
  • A better understanding of Adobe products like Photoshop and Illustrator (though they are helpful, you don’t need them and they aren’t covered)
  • A course in “how to code” (because truthfully, that is extremely time-consuming and probably better left to the experts)
  • A deep look at theme functions in PHP (because all the customizations we’re doing can be done in CSS)

The course launches on Friday, March 1st, but as a reader of my blog, I’d like to invite you to enjoy a special discount off the full price of $79. Sign up here, and you’ll get advanced access to the course and the best discount possible.

I can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

2 Responses to “Don’t you wish getting your brand out on the web could be easy?”

  1. Mitchell Teplitsky February 26, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    hi Jellybean aka Amanda: Nice post, as usual. A bit confused by the sign up link – is that to your mailing list to which I already subscribe? What is the discount? Aside from that, are you also personally available for consulting or WP design? I may have something for you.

  2. @AmandaMcCormick February 27, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Mitch, sorry for the confusion — the sign-up link will put you on a sub-list too (but everyone on my lists gets a discount, actually, thanks for faithfully reading). I do have limited availability for WP consulting, email me!

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