I’m not a web designer. I’m not promising to custom design a website for you.
I’m giving you the tools to create a simple yet effective website for yourself. Your FIRST Author Website will not have all the bells and whistles great designers can give you, but I believe your FIRST Author Website does not need those bells and whistles.
Your FIRST website's job is to establish your presence online. It serves as a good looking, straightforward cornerstone for your author platform.
I believe that authors who are just starting out should create their own websites, so they have control of their content and are able to update their sites easily. Authors should know how to update their site with each new publication, appearance, contribution to their literary community, etc., quickly and with ease. Unless a designer teaches you to update your site, you’re stuck the minute your next publication is available. Even when designers do teach you to make simple updates, if you get stuck, you might still need to re-hire them to consult.
Also writers who are just starting out usually don’t have hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend on a website design. That money is better spent on submission fees or on a course like this one.
My approach is to have you invest today in learning how to build and maintain your author website yourself and when you’re more established and have a clearer vision of your writing career and the website you need to match it, then you can reevaluate and choose to pay a designer.
Since I will no longer update the tech tutorials (last updated in 2020-21), I am able to offer the meat of the course at a deep discount.