Author Platform Websites
Get a clean, simple, appealing WordPress website for as low as $299. Ideal for authors.
For that low price you’ll receive:
- Installation of WordPress on your hosting service. If you don’t have a hosting service*, I can make suggestions. I can also help you get a domain name if you don’t have one.
- Install the Hueman template for look and feel of your site. Customize the basic look and color scheme. As an example, this site uses the Hueman template.
- A “Responsive” site. That means it works and looks good on computers, tablets, and smartphones.
- Video ready. Displaying videos on your site is as easy as pasting in a YouTube link.
- Configuration of the site which includes these menu options (pages):
- Home Page (static page or your blog posts listing)
- Your Blog/Categories (set up for nearly endless blog posts)
- Your Book Sales Page
- About Page
- Contact Page
- Terms of Service Page (I supply “boilerplate” text for your approval).
- Plus a sidebar on each page for menus, ads, sign-ups, etc.
- Technical configuration which includes:
- Yoast SEO module to help you get more traffic to your site.
- Connection to your Google Analytics account so you can monitor traffic to your site.
- Anti-spam plug-in to help eliminate spam emails.
- Wordfence Security to help protect your site from hackers.
- Social Media buttons (Like, Share) that connect to your established Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Price includes 30 days of email support. This is huge. I answer all your questions about how to use your site for a minimum of 30 days. I offer prompt responses and will cut your learning curve and frustration.
|My author websites are like a newly constructed fully functional house. But you add the furniture, landscaping and love to turn your house into a home. With this website, you add content and other features over time to make it just like you want it to be.|
Extra features and functionality are available for an extra fee. For example, you can upgrade to things like:
- A different “look” template
- More menu options
- Image sliders
- Email newsletter set-up
- Advertising set-up (Adsense and others)
- Custom videos (Book trailer, Facebook ads, backgrounder, etc.) about you or your book.
- Almost anything you’ve seen on other sites.
Ask for prices on these upgrades.
Most basic sites are up and running in 3-5 business days. Please contact me with your questions.
* There are many good hosting services and I’ll be happy to recommend a few. GoDaddy is not one of them and there is an extra fee if you use them as your hosting service.