Semi-DIY

YOUR HASSLE-FREE WORDPRESS WEBSITE

Now you can build your own spectacular WordPress website.
Easily. Zero coding. In hours & days (not weeks & months).

Skip the learning curve

You know you need a website but you haven't made the leap. Maybe that's because...

  • The budget to hire a designer hasn't materialized quite yet.
  • You prefer to DIY but got stuck choosing tools and platforms and ack!!! so many decisions!
  • You've considered using Squarespace or Wix, but would rather have a site on WordPress so it can grow and evolve with your business.
  • You've got more pressing things to fill your head with. Seriously, what do CSS, SSL, and cpanels have to do with your life?

SAVING YOU A TON OF TIME & FRUSTRATION

I take care of all geeky acronyms, hosting, setup, updates, themes, backups, plugins...everything. All you have to do is dive in and start building your site.

RIDICULOUSLY EASY, DRAG & DROP BUILDER

I'm going to set you up with the coolest drag-and-drop WordPress website builder available today...allowing your creativity to take the front seat...where it belongs.

What you get when you sign up

Zero Tech Hassles for You

I'll handle all of the technical bits through my Website Care Package. That includes hosting, nightly backups & security, and always-up-to-date WordPress.

The care package also includes:

  • monthly updates of themes & plugins
  • licensing for the premium themes and plugins
  • the benefit of never again having to deal with cpanels

A Running Start

I'll install WordPress, the theme, and starter pages to get you up and running right away.

You'll have my Website Planning Toolkit that you can use to map out the site you need and the steps to take to get there.

There are a few dozen (and counting) ready-made templates & content modules that you can customize quickly and easily.

All you have to do is drag & drop. The builder is robust & powerful, yet simple to use. You're gonna love it!

On-Going Support

You'll have WordPress User Manual Training Videos installed right in your dashboard.

All Semi-DIY clients will have complete access to the 30+ videos in my Beaver Suite Academy (coming soon)

Community support. You'll have access to my private Facebook group of DIYers building their own websites just like you. Post your questions and answer questions posted by other group members. 

Direct access to me for a discounted hourly rate. If you need more help or something kinda high tech added to your site, I'm here and ready to help.

Teresa went on and on...

"Oh, man! Larah has made website management such a breeze for me! I don't dread updating information anymore!! Such a breeze to learn and use!"

Leah emailed with...

"OMG! I'm in love with this builder! 🙂 🙂 🙂 "

Val is in love...

"Beaver Builder makes my heart beat fast. LOVE LOVE LOVE. "

Heidi wants you to know...

I was hesitantly excited when Larah told me we'd be working with Beaver Builder on my site - I've used other "drag and drop" WordPress themes in the past, and while they make grand promises, the reality tends to be clunky, slow, and FAR MORE complicated than expected.

Beaver Builder turned out to be everything I've ever wished the other themes would be. It's easy to use, runs smoothly, and doesn't slow down my site. Making changes is quick and intuitive, and I've been able to make GORGEOUS pages with very little effort.

Beaver Builder is hands down my new favorite theme.

Semi-DIY

READY TO GET STARTED ON YOUR WEBSITE?

Until I finalize the Beaver Suite Academy videos, your setup fee includes 2.5 hours of 1:1 design assistance via email or Zoom chat. 

$250 setup fee

$55 per month

Answers to common questions.

What happens after I pay?

After you make your payment, you'll receive an email thanking you and letting you know I'm on the case. There's a link in that email to join the Facebook group. Definitely click that right away.

Within 24 to 48 hours (excluding weekends, naturally), I'll create your new web space then email the link to your new space + login instructions.

In the meantime, you can start planning your site design and architecture with the Website Planning Toolkit.

How do I plan my website? What do I do first?

Start with the Website Planning Toolkit. You can download it here.

Once you have an idea of how you want your site to look and function, you can start designing. 

I recommend you start by customizing the theme. Look for the video about customizing the theme in the Facebook group. 

What templates come with the builder?

I love that you're asking this! Templates are a great starting point for a new design. You can load a template and start customizing it right away.

Your site will come with the Beaver Templates and these Ultimate Templates

But you don't have to stop there! You can customize these templates by adding modules and sections.  Click here to see the sections and click the MODULES link at the top of this page to see some of the cool features you'll be able to add to your site just by dragging and dropping. 

Once you've assembled a page you like, you'll be able to save your own templates and use them as the starting point for new pages on your site.

There really is no limit to the kind of site you can create.

Do I need to buy a domain name?

Yes, of course! 
If you haven't bought a domain name yet, I recommend buying it at Namecheap.com. I don't have an affiliate relationship with them. I just think they're the best and easiest to work with.

I have a site now, will it go down while I work on the new site?

I usually recommend that you build your new website from scratch, so you don't accidentally bring in bugs currently hidden in your old site. 

You'll get a url just for building your new site behind the scenes. When it's ready to go live, I'll help you point your domain name to the new site.

What about the content on my current website / blog?

No problem. If your current site is super simple, you can copy and paste the content into your new site.

If you have a lot of content on your existing site, let me know. We can work together to determine the best way to bring your content into the new site.

I can teach you how to export and import your blog posts, pages, media, etc. Or I can do this for you for an additional hourly fee.

How do I make my Semi-DIY site live once it's ready?

Once you're ready, I will point your domain name to your new site to make it live. I'll need the login information for your domain registrar (Namecheap, GoDaddy, etc). But we can work out those details once your site is ready to go live.

What if I decide to cancel or move my site to another host?

After you've hosted a Semi-DIY site with me for 6 months (minimum), you're free to move it to another host. However, you will need to take over the licensing + the management of the backups & updates.

Get in touch with me and I will walk you through the process of buying your own versions of everything in use on your Semi-DIY site.

If you'd like to cancel and delete your website all together, get in touch and we'll figure out the best path forward.

What if I need help with something that I just can't figure out?

You'll be able to ask for help in the Facebook group anytime. That should be your first step when you need help.

If you can't find your answer there, all of my Website Care clients (including Semi-DIY clients) have access to free 15 minute fixes from me. Usually it goes like this: You send a question. I walk through the solution while making a quick screencast video. I send you the video so you know how to fix it next time. 

If you need more help than that, as a Semi-DIY client you get a discounted hourly rate. Reach out and I'll let you know and send you an estimate for the solution.

I need additional functionality like a shopping cart or an event calendar.

No problem! I have add-on packages and recommended plugins. Reach out, let me know what you need, and we'll make it happen.

What if I start and decide I'm in over my head. Will you build my site for me?

That is absolutely not a problem! Just reach out and let me know.

Together we can determine which website design package is right for you, and I'll deduct your Semi-DIY setup fee from the total price. 

Couldn't I just do this myself?

Sure you can. That would be DIY though, not Semi-DIY.

You can set up your own hosting, buy licenses for the theme and plugins, learn how to maintain the back end on your own. 

There will be a learning curve and less support, but it's totally possible. If you'd like a little help getting everything in place to DIY, I provide hour-long consultation calls for $95. Click her to set up a call now.

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