Web Design Courses and WordPress Training

Discover How To Easily Attract Clients, Use WordPress To Build Websites Faster, And Create A Sustainable Long-Term Business

Over the past 11 years, we have taught over 31,873 students how to build websites using the best platforms, including WordPress. We got great results, but one of the biggest challenges our students faced was how to generate more business. They had the technical skills, but they needed a steady stream of good-paying clients.

So we rolled up our sleeves and rebuilt our entire training program to include marketing and business training, as well as detailed information on technical skills.

“Soon into the course I gained enough confidence and knowledge that I ventured out and easily got my first client. To be able to discuss the clients needs with them and continue with their website development can be attributed to the course material. Word of mouth advertising has already spread to the point where I have gained three more new clients in the last month.” – Paul Kiziak

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Announcing The Most Comprehensive Training System in the Industry: “The Successful Web Designer”

The Successful Web Designer is a monthly membership designed to get you up and running as a web designer faster than ever.

We’ll teach you exactly how to get started, create your first website, build your business, write proposals, send invoices… You name it – We’ll teach you everything you need…

Including how to find clients.

Most web designers think clients want a pretty website. But, what they really want is a website that makes them money. That’s where we come in.

When we teach you the techniques for quickly and easily building websites that make money, you’ll be able to charge 4 times more than other web designers. Plus, our methods are simple, easy-to-follow and they work for beginning or advanced web designers.

If you’re a complete beginner – I’m talking “barely-know-how-to-turn-on-the-computer beginner” — all you have to do is follow along with us and in just a few months you’ll have a successful – and profitable – web design business. You’ll be knocking out websites and lining clients up.

There won’t be anything to sort through. You won’t have to figure anything out on your own. We’ll give you everything in a step-by-step format…

Real student work.

Unique, one-of-a-kind training

Live classroom training provides one of the best experiences for learning. You get to interact with the instructor as well as your peers, and there are very few distractions. The downside is the cost (as much as $500/day) and the inability to learn at your own pace. Conversely, online courses are cost effective and allow you to learn at your own pace, but often lack the support you will need. For 11 years we have been perfecting our training system so you get the benefits of classroom training, and self-paced online training, all at an affordable price.

Step-by-Step Courses

Step-by-Step Courses

Combined written and video course training provides fast learning and quick reference.

Live Classes

Live Classes

Connect with expert trainers and your peers for a more complete learning experience.

Expert Help

Expert Help

When you get stuck, contact our experts directly. No more waiting for answers on forums.

Business Coaching

Business
Coaching

Coaching calls focused on helping you reach your income goals.

Laser focused step-by-step courses

After designing hundreds of training courses, we have learned a thing or two about what works. These web design courses are structured so you will see results quickly. We have carefully designed the courses so you won’t get bogged down. You have two options when going through the training: You can go through individual courses at your own pace, or follow specific paths that we have created.

Our courses are presented with a combination of written material, screenshots, and videos. The videos are short and specific, so it’s easy to refer back to them if you need a refresher. We’ve found that this is the most effective way to train, and it accommodates everyone’s learning style.

Startup Track Training Material

Our Startup Track is designed for both beginner and advanced students alike. If you’re just getting started, you’ll learn everything you need to know to build and run a successful web design business. If you’ve already got a business, you’ll learn specific techniques that will set you apart from your competition.

Prerequisite: Goals and Experience

      • Defining your income goals
      • Documenting your experience

Course 1: Finding and Working with Clients

      • Client interaction fundamentals
      • How to quickly find your first client
      • Interviewing your prospective client

Course 2: Introduction to Project Management

      • Estimating the scope of the project
      • Setting pricing for your services
      • Creating pricing packages
      • Creating a proposal
      • Drafting a contract

Course 3: Initial Site Setup

      • Keywords and domain selection
      • Domain registration and hosting
      • Installing WordPress

Course 4: Working with Themes

      • Resources for free and quality themes
      • Selecting the right theme for your website
      • Installing the theme

Course 5: Introduction to Plugins

      • Essential plugins for every site
      • Finding and selecting plugins
      • Installing and activating plugins

Course 6: Configuring Sitewide Settings

      • General and Reading settings
      • Discussion and Permalinks settings
      • Creating a client logo and favicon

Course 7: Customizing the Display

      • Understanding Theme Options
      • Customizing the theme for your website

Course 8: Adding Pages and Navigation

      • Adding and editing pages
      • Adding widgets to the sidebar and footer
      • Adding navigation menus
      • Client review and approval

Course 9: Adding Posts and Setting Up the Blog

      • Adding and editing posts
      • Creating categories and tags
      • Creating snippets

Course 10: Adding Images and Video

      • Understanding the Media Library
      • Adding images to pages and posts
      • Adding video to pages and posts

Course 11: Completing the Site

      • Implementing client change requests
      • Adding a Contact Us page
      • Completing final changes
      • Final client review and approval

Course 12: Testing and Transferring the Site

      • Testing the site
      • Transferring the site

Course 13: Introduction to Traffic Building

      • Understanding traffic channels
      • Organic Search (SEO)
      • Social Media
      • Email Marketing
      • Paid Advertising

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Supplemental Training Material

You’ll have access to our entire Training Library the minute you sign up. Our Training Library is a comprehensive set of articles, videos, and live classes which covers every aspect of owning and running a successful web design business.

WordPress

      • Security for your WordPress website
      • Best Practices for customizing WordPress websites
      • WordPress child themes
      • WordPress backup
      • Firebug tool for WordPress
      • Gravity Forms tool for WordPress
      • Advanced WordPress without coding
      • Hottest free WordPress plugins
      • Using eCommerce tools to earn more as a WordPress web designer

Design and Development

      • Fonts as a design element for websites
      • Managing space on your hosting plan
      • List of resources for quickly building websites
      • Using Adobe Typekit
      • How to improve your website’s page ranking
      • How to build powerful backlinks
      • How to create WordPress landing pages with CSS and PHP
      • How to style your pages and posts without HTML or CSS
      • Aesthetics of web design
      • Foundations of coding

Copywriting and Website Content

      • The basics of copywriting for web designers
      • How to write amazing headlines
      • How to create a web design newsletter in 9 easy steps
      • How to create a business card for your web design business
      • How to increase your sales with autoresponders
      • Copywriting with SEO in mind
      • How to run a usability test on your website

SEO

      • SEO and WordPress
      • Off-page SEO
      • SEO Checklist and Cheat Sheet
      • Search Engine Marketing
      • 5 steps to easy SEO for web designers
      • Optimizing your website for the search engines
      • How to make your domain name attract attention
      • The basics of link building
      • Tool tip for driving traffic to your site
      • How to make your web design site more popular

Social Media

      • Introduction to Social Media
      • Using Facebook to build traffic to your website
      • Using Twitter to build traffic to your website
      • How to use YouTube to increase your traffic
      • Additional social media sites
      • Three keys for web designers to dominate social media
      • Managing your personal and professional online identities
      • 40 best twitter tips for newbies and old pros

Lead Generation

      • Introduction to Landing Pages
      • Calculating your Lead Conversion rate
      • Landing Page offers
      • The importance of readability
      • Improving your website conversion with trust and credibility
      • How to run a successful landing page test
      • How to get a 42% opt-in rate
      • How to use persuasive copy to boost landing page response rates

Marketing and Sales

      • Business Marketing Plan
      • Selling your services
      • Pricing marketing services and consulting
      • Establishing a strong Unique Selling Proposition
      • How to determine your Irresistible Offer
      • How to drive traffic to any website
      • Email Marketing explained
      • How to use video to market your business

Business Operations

      • Building your team
      • How to write a successful web design proposal
      • How to write a flawless web design contract
      • The five stages of a web design business
      • How to work less and earn more
      • Managing WordPress projects
      • How to price your web design services

Mobile Web

      • Eight ways to optimize web content for mobile devices
      • Optimizing your website for Mobile Web
      • How to create QR Codes for your business and your clients
      • Mobile friendly WordPress websites

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Real student work.


Course: Advanced Client Support

      • Researching your client’s competition
      • Managing spam with Akismet

Course: Advanced WordPress

      • Manually installing WordPress
      • Importing and exporting sites

Course: Advanced Customization with CSS

      • Creating a child theme
      • Understanding the browser debugger
      • Customizing the theme

Course: Adding eCommerce

      • Installing and configuring WooCommerce
      • Setting up a PayPal account
      • Setting up a Shop page

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Live Classes with Q & A

Each month we have live online classes on a wide variety of topics. The classes include a Q & A session so you get all your questions answered. This is a great opportunity to interact with our expert trainers as well as other students. All live sessions will be recorded, so you can review them later if you are not able to attend a class.

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Expert help when you need it

Our team of experts are available to help you when you get stuck. Since our experts have years of experience in their respective fields, they can help you resolve issues – issues that may take you hours to resolve – in short order. By leveraging our experience you can spend less time troubleshooting. This will help you complete your first project faster and get paid sooner.

Here are the areas our team of experts can help you with:

  • Web Designers/Developers to help you install WordPress, install themes, install and configure plugins, edit and format images, build web forms, and CSS customization
  • Editors to help you with website content
  • Copywriters to help you with sales and marketing related website copy
  • Marketing and Sales Experts to help you create and implement your marketing plan (see video on right)
  • Marketing Specialists to help you set up marketing campaigns – search engine, social media, and online ads
  • Business Experts to help you estimate projects, write proposals, and set up tools for project management

Watch this video to see Conrad explain what expert help will do for your marketing plan

Here’s one student’s experience working with David, one of our development experts…

”I had posted my problem on the WordPress support forum and created a ticket regarding the same with my hosting provider. But the hosting provider did not notice the mistake I was making in the style.css file (although it had access to all my files). David did. And it saved another day from being wasted. Thank you so much, David.” – Ambika Poddar


Business coaching with Conrad Feagin

Hiring a coach has been the best investment I have ever made in my business. There is no substitute for having someone who has “been there and done that.” There are so many decisions to make in your business, and if you make the wrong decision it can set you back for years. You need someone who will guide you and keep you on the right track.

You will have two personal one-on-one coaching sessions with me. In session 1 we will review your income goals, discuss your biggest challenges and then create an action plan. In session 2 we will review your action plan, track the results and make adjustments to meet your income goals. This is my favorite part of our training system. It is not uncommon to find hidden opportunities that produce big results for my students.

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[The coaching call with Conrad] was great! I really appreciate him taking the time to talk with me about my plans to develop a web design business in Boise.

He had some great advice on what to do after I complete my project with my current client. One tip was to leverage the success of the project into testimonials and a case study. This will make for a great marketing piece to present to potential clients down the road. – Justin Beller

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In addition to all the step-by-step courses, live Q&A classes and expert help, you’ll also get:

Our Risk-Free 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

We’re backing this WordPress Bootcamp with a complete Risk-Free 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. With this amount of live training, video training, expert one-on-one support and weekly check-ins … I’m convinced you’ll be able to build and customize WordPress websites – AND find clients willing to pay you to build and customize WordPress websites for them – by the end of the Bootcamp.

I believe it’s virtually impossible for you to fail with this level of coaching and expert training. And because we’ll be with you every step of the way, helping you when you get stuck, answering your questions as you go along, giving you feedback and support… I know that you won’t be left behind or distracted like most people are today.

But just to make this program a complete “no-brainer” for you, I’m offering a risk-free 30 day money back guarantee. If for any reason you’re not satisfied with the program, simply contact us within 30 days and we’ll happily issue a refund.

Here’s what our students are saying…

“I have been able to stop doing everything with my business myself and get help in specific areas. I have also found new services to add to my business. I was only charging for web design and giving other services away for free.” – Jonathan McDougald

“I built two sites, one for my business, and another as a learning site. I would have paid thousands for the business site. I am now capable of managing it myself and improving as my skills develop.” – Wayne Cordrey

“Well, before I started the course, I only had one client. Since I’ve taken the course I’ve created 3 sites and I have one that I’m currently building and someone actually contacted me last night about a site. Things are great.” – JM Burelle


Become a Successful Web Designer Today

The information in The Successful Web Designer previously sold for $1,000+ so this is easily the best deal we’ve ever offered.

You’ll get the complete week-by-week training program, plus live online training classes (a $97 value each month), 1-on-1 support (a $47 value each month), and technical video training…

“A funny thing is happening that is keeping me from finishing the course faster: I’m getting small website side jobs. The extra money really helps. The funny thing about these jobs is that their needs usually coincide with whatever I am learning at the moment, so I am able to use them as tools to drive the lessons home.” – Caroline Siecke-Pape

Become a Successful Web Designer Today

 

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Successful Web Designer
Membership - Monthly

Only $49.95 per month

Pay As You Go - Month-to-Month

• 1 hour of 1-on-1 Support Per Month
• Access to all training materials
• Videos Tutorials and Marketing Training
• Live Online Training Classes

Successful Web Designer
Membership - Yearly

Only $33.30 per month

Same Perks, Plus Get 4 Months Free!

• 1 hour of 1-on-1 Support Per Month
• Access to all training materials
• Videos Tutorials and Marketing Training
• Live Online Training Classes

Remember, No Long-term Commitment

“It has enabled me to offer clients open source sites, something that I have always stayed clear of. In fact it enabled me to get several jobs from having that knowledge. It has given me the confidence to talk to prospective clients without feeling out of my depth. I feel now that I have all the tools needed to go on and be successful.” – Mike Hunter

“The step-by-step movies, combined with the one-on-one support made the learning process so much easier. This program is not offered anywhere else… You’d be a fool to NOT to take advantage of this at this price.” – Jim Carruth

“This is the best product! So well-done. You just can’t beat it. No back-and-forthing between rushed tutorial books. No high-cost, low-return cram classes. I do the tutorials when and where I want. They are extremely well put together and completely informative and best of all–always there for me if I need to take a look at something in the future. Again, I’m so pleased with this product.” – Will Christen

Previously we requested that our students commit to at least 12 months, but many were worried that web design wouldn’t be for them.

As a result, many of them passed up their opportunity to become successful web designers.

We would hate for that to happen to you.

That’s why we’re offering The Successful Web Designer on a pay-as-you-go plan.

Feel free to join and check us out. If you don’t like what you see, just let us know and we’ll cancel your account and you won’t be billed again.

We’re confident, however, that once you see what we have in store for you, you won’t want to ever cancel – it’s that good!

Of course, we prefer that you stick with it until you’re successful – and we’re going to do everything we can to help you.

And, because each month we’ll give you advice for increasing your web design income, this training program will easily pay for itself month-after-month.

All we ask is that if you have a problem, you contact us as soon as possible for help and support.

We’re here to help you and make sure you can build a business that will give you the life of your dreams.

Lock In Your Rate

Right now, when you join The Successful Web Designer, you’ll lock in your monthly membership rate. Your rate will never increase, no matter how much content we add to the site.

Plus, you’ll get special perks, training and tutorials before anyone else and you’ll have the opportunity to submit your content ideas and help us develop the resource YOU want and need to be successful.

However, because we’re constantly updating and expanding the resources in The Successful Web Designer, if you don’t lock in this low price today, you might miss it.

Real student work.

“I started using your free videos and I learned so much. I must admit that I am very very frugal (CHEAP!) to say the least . But after seeing some of the other free tutorials that are out there I began to notice a serious difference in the quality of the instruction. So I knew that eventually if I wanted to grow in my knowledge I would have to invest in a full series or two. When I saw that you offered a monthly subscription for less than fifty bucks I had to do it. I have a very busy schedule so I am only able to watch one or two videos a night but let me tell you that the website building bundle has me ready to completely revamp my website in less than a week. I cant wait to send you before and after files. Please keep up the great work.” – Mike Hackley

Real student work.

Real student work.

“I would personally like to thank you and your team for helping me build a successful business here in Australia. Your products have helped me build sites for my clients that they are very happy with. Oh also..you have helped make a few dollars for me as well along the way :) Cheers.” -Neil Bishop

“Love the videos and find them much more effective than classroom instruction or text books. I can replay them as often as it takes to learn a technique unlike a class room demo (when the class is over, IT’S OVER). Hearing a live human being offering arcane tips and placing emphasis on important points during the process is something a book can never do. Your tutorials have given me the confidence to call myself a professional.” – Elinore Snyder

Real student work.

Become a Successful Web Designer Today

Have any questions? We’re here to help you! Click here to contact us.

Successful Web Designer
Membership - Monthly

Only $49.95 per month

Pay As You Go - Month-to-Month

• 1 hour of 1-on-1 Support Per Month
• Access to all training materials
• Videos Tutorials and Marketing Training
• Live Online Training Classes

Successful Web Designer
Membership - Yearly

Only $33.30 per month

Same Perks, Plus Get 4 Months Free!

• 1 hour of 1-on-1 Support Per Month
• Access to all training materials
• Videos Tutorials and Marketing Training
• Live Online Training Classes

YOU can do this.

Regardless of your experience level, this program will teach you the skills you’ll need to build a successful web design business. The combination of step-by-step courses, live Q&A classes, and one-on-one support will assure that no question will go unanswered, and you’ll have everything you need to be successful.

You don’t need to be “tech savvy” to be successful with our WordPress Bootcamp program. Because WordPress is such a simple platform to use, all of the technical stuff is taken care of. You can build beautiful, feature-rich websites without ever touching a line of code.

This program is perfect for you if:

  • You’re brand new to web design
  • You’re an experienced designer and want to learn the WordPress platform
  • You’re an experienced WordPress designer and need help finding clients, managing your projects, and generating more traffic and leads

You can build any type of business you want. Our students range from stay-at-home moms who are earning some extra money by working part time, all the way to full-time web designers and developers who are earning six-figure incomes.

No matter what your goals are, we can help you achieve them. But you need to take the first step. Enroll now and find out just how simple it is to build a successful web design business. And remember, with our risk-free 30 day money back guarantee, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Become a Successful Web Designer Today

Have any questions? We’re here to help you! Click here to contact us.

Successful Web Designer
Membership - Monthly

Only $49.95 per month

Pay As You Go - Month-to-Month

• 1 hour of 1-on-1 Support Per Month
• Access to all training materials
• Videos Tutorials and Marketing Training
• Live Online Training Classes

Successful Web Designer
Membership - Yearly

Only $33.30 per month

Same Perks, Plus Get 4 Months Free!

• 1 hour of 1-on-1 Support Per Month
• Access to all training materials
• Videos Tutorials and Marketing Training
• Live Online Training Classes