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Genesis and the DIY Designer

Designed for beginners all the way up to aspiring designers. Over $200 of materials included + the WordPress Beginner's Course

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How would you like to never call a designer for website help again?

How would working on your website be different if you could:

  • Change out your own header/logo whenever you wish
  • Adjust and customize your menu bar to your heart’s content
  • Completely revamp the homepage layout on a whim
  • Understand how to add and design opt-in boxes that increase your email list?
  • Be able to go onto your server and fix problems without crying or smashing your computer?

Web Design is one of those huge pain points for the DIY entrepreneur. Most of us can't afford to pay for professional help, and yet we know our web presence is one of the most important tools in online business!

And even if you can afford help, where do you turn? There are thousands of self-processed designers out there, but many of them leave a trail of unhappy customers. Long turnaround times, high rates, and horrible follow-up are just a few of the problems.

Genesis and the DIY Designer is a training course & membership program specifically for the following people:

  • Bloggers who want to know how to design their own websites and blogs on the Genesis Framework.
  • Small businesses who want to understand how to modify their Genesis website.
  • VA's or OBM's who are looking to increase their skill set for their clients.
  • People who are interested in the field of website design.

I cover how to install and set up Genesis child themes, how to make built-in customizations, how to use widgetized homepages, advanced customizations, beginning with CSS, some Photoshop/Canva graphics tips, how to make interesting opt-ins, extra plugins that go with Genesis, and how to build a Genesis site from scratch without knowing code.

No more endless hours of YouTube, hassling for good recommendations of web fixers, and stressed out nights wondering if you can figure out how to make one simple change.

Full of practical tips, step by step tutorials, and live Q&A calls, Genesis and the DIY Designer will massively accelerate your WordPress design skills.

In addition, you'll get access to a private Facebook group where you can reach out to me and other students to get your questions answered. This is available for lifetime students and those on the subscription plan!


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My expectations were too low. Before taking this course, I had zero experience working with the Genesis framework. I knew there was a learning curve and I figured I would at least come away with the basic tools to build on. I've learned so much more than I expected. After 5 weeks in this course I am confident of my ability to redesign just about any area of a Genesis theme from header to footer and all areas in between. This course has given me the boost I needed to stop stalling, step out and start my own design business. Julie is amazing. If you really want to learn how to design Genesis themes. Take her course. You get more than you pay for because she over delivers. -Taylor M.

I would say that if you have any desire to learn about Genesis design then this is the course that you need. It's well put together and easy to understand and extremely informative. I’ve taken several courses with her because of her approach and teaching style. She has a way of showing you the important steps all while cutting away the BS. She keeps it fun and interesting and can answer any questions that you could possibly have. She’s reasonable, reliable and available that’s a combination that’s hard to find these days! - Rena M.

The Genesis design course gave me additional tools that I didn't even know existed in order to improve what I deliver to my clients. It has helped me to better understand the Genesis theme where before I was mainly using themes that had page builders. Overall, I feel better equipped in the design area!

For clients, it has definitely improved my confidence level in designing their websites. I have a new client that I will begin designing her site next week, and I am so excited to do that, mostly because I feel better equipped because of this course.

If you want to learn how to tweak Genesis themes to improve the design of your website, then take this course! It will help you with those small details that make such a big difference for your website. - Camille L.


Sweet bonuses!

Tons of FREE tools

The bonuses almost pay for the course itself. I give you ALL the materials you need. That means...

  • A year of hosting if you need it ($110 a year) for LIFETIME ACCESS MEMBERS only
  • The Genesis Framework and a child theme ($100) for both LIFETIME and subscription members
  • The Genesis Premium Extender Plugin ($40) for both LIFETIME and subscription members

These tools are yours to use as you practice and learn the art of design.

*Please note, these tools are for personal use only, and not to be used if you are going to be designing other peoples' sites.

EXTRAs for Lifetime Access

The materials will continue to grow and expand, adding more value to your investment as you go. You'll also be invited to monthly LIVE Q&A sessions.

“I really feel like I understand the Genesis platform better after Julie's Genesis Design course. I probably knew just enough to get myself in a lot of trouble before the course, but at this point, I'm really starting to feel confident in my design abilities. I know where to look for elements of my design to customize my look, and that is translating directly into my being able to really use my website to its full potential. One of the biggest benefits of the course is the direct, live interaction with Julie during the class! I feel much more confident in designing now. Julie's instructions and direction have given me enough confidence to work on customizing my design, and when I encounter (or create my own) challenges, I have enough knowledge to find them and fix them! This is HUGE!

If you have a basic understanding of Wordpress and are looking to understand how to work in CSS to customize the design of your website (from top to bottom), as well as learn how all the pieces of the design puzzle fit together, this is the course for you! In a few weeks, I've grown so much in understanding design - from the basics to tweaking details. A bonus has been Julie's own design perspective and experience - I love it when she shares about design trends!” - Jennifer M.

Julie does an amazing job at showing us some really techy things in a very non-technical manner. I have four websites, and am constantly wanting to change design elements, but am terrified of messing the sites up. I am learning so much, and I can't wait to trick out my sites! - Alexa B.

It totally exceeded my expectations because typically I pay twice as much for a course like this and only learn half as much. I feel like I can finally have the website I've always wanted instead of just settling for a theme that seems "good enough". You are going to learn a ton! - Amanda J.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The live trainings begin March 15th, but the replays from the BETA run are available instantly. It's literally, the best of both worlds.
How long do I have access to the course?
Depends on the plan you get. Lifetimers get..well lifetime access to everything! If you're on a subscription, you'll have access as long as your subscription remains active.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 10 days and I will give you a full refund.
Is this course for beginners?
Not uber beginners, no. If you have no idea how to use WordPress, then this course is NOT right for you. It's good to have a working knowledge of WordPress before starting!
Do you teach design on other themes besides Genesis?
Nopey nope. You need to either have a Genesis site, or be open to having one (since I give you the tools). Don't ask me about Divi or Headway or Avada. They aren't my thing.
Are you going to teach code?
Yes. But I'm going to teach it in a way that DIY designers can handle!

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