Author Web Design

The essential elements of a great website and why you absolutely need one for to succeed

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As an author, a website is the most important part of your internet presence. It's your home base — where all of your marketing eventually points back to. It's essential that all authors and writers have a website, even before they're published, to build a fan base during the writing of their book.

This course is specifically created for those who don't have extensive experience with building websites. It breaks web design into small, easy to understand lessons so when you do it (either by yourself or with a developer) it will turn out stellar.

We'll Explore:

  • Why you absolutely need a website if you're a writer / author
  • What goes into making a compelling website
  • How your website is the hub of all your marketing efforts — your home base on the internet
  • The pros and cons of website building platforms — Wordpress, SquareSpace, Wix & Weebly (it's ok if you don't know what those are!)
  • The ways you can create a stunning and compelling website yourself

Once you enroll, you'll have complete access to everything in the course, and you'll get a workbook you can download. The workbook has additional resources, and goes further into detail than we do in the video clips.

You won't leave with a completed website in this course — instead, we'll explore the psychology behind good websites, what goes into building a website, the best website design platforms, and what you need to know before you design your site.

Your Instructor

Taylor Rubart
Taylor Rubart

Taylor Rubart owns and runs a marketing company called Flannel Media, based in Bellingham, WA. He's taken his knowledge of marketing, and brought it to the author realm.

"It was so helpful to learn about elements that are/are not important on a website. Technology changes so rapidly that what was true a year or two ago might not be true today, so it's good to hear the latest info."

- Jenny Leo, April 2018 Graduate

"My favorite part was learning the exact right reasons to have a website"

- Sue Rau, May 2018 Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?
This course is for writers or authors who have a website and those who don't. Your website is your most important part of your internet presence, yet most authors aren't taking full advantage of their website because they don't know how. You might know you need a website, but are intimidated by the process. You might not be a techie, and that's ok. Taylor explains website design in a way that's easy to understand and implement.
I have an author Facebook page — should I still take this course?
YES! Most authors think an author Facebook page / social media account is enough. This is a huge mistake. Readers are looking for a website where they can connect with you — and this is a great place for you to connect with them via blogs and email marketing. Editors and agents are looking for a professional site that reflects the professionalism you bring to your writing.
Will this course teach me how to build a website?
This course teaches website design — what goes into a website to make it successful. By the end of this course, you'll know exactly what you need to put into your own website. It's important to note this course will not teach you how to use a web design platform to create a website. This course is about setting you up for success, and explaining everything that goes into building a stellar website, before you sit down to build one, or hire one out to be built for you.
If I won't have a website by the end of this course, what will this teach me?
This course will give you all the knowledge you need before you sit down to design your website / hire someone to build your site for you. Whether you hire experience, or do it yourself, this base knowledge will put you lightyears ahead of other writers and authors who don't know how to design a compelling website.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Do you have a refund policy?
Yes — you’ll get a total refund within 30 days if you don’t absolutely love our course. This means you can try it totally risk free for 30 days — there’s nothing to lose!
Will I leave with a completed website?
No. This course will teach you everything you need to know when you go into building a website. It won't teach you the technical details, but will discuss the options you have when you build a website.
How is the course set up?
It’s all video content — think of it like me teaching you, one one one. I wish I could sit down with everyone personally, but I think this is a great alternative.
I still have a question
Then please email us — [email protected]

By the end of this course, you'll understand:

  • Why you absolutely need a website as a writer
  • The basics of web design
  • What pages you need to include on your website
  • How the human brain works and how to harness that knowledge in your own website
  • What makes websites successful
  • The basics of web design / color choice / font choice

If you're looking to have a career as an author, you absolutely need a website — by the end of this course, you'll have a base of knowledge which will allow you to build a website for yourself, or find a web designer who can build one for you.

So what are you waiting for? As with all of our courses, you can try this 100% risk free — if you aren't absolutely thrilled with this course, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund. That's how strongly we believe in this material.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask — [email protected]

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