FREE Start a Website Tutorial by Erica Julson 

Learn how to create a beautiful self-hosted WordPress website on your own time. {It’s not that scary – promise!}

This tutorial is being created week-to-week beginning in April 2020. New lessons will be released as they are completed.

Once you’re enrolled, you’ll get emails every time new content is available. Thanks!


Lesson 0 : Introduction

Learn why you need a website, the main steps in setting one up, and how much it costs. Understand the differences between a self-hosted WordPress website, Squarespace, Wix, and


Lesson 1 : Domain Registration

Register your domain with Google Domains.


Lesson 2 : Business Email Set Up

Set up a business email address {} through G-Suite.


Lesson 3 : Website Hosting

Sign up for a hosting account that is right for YOU at this time. We’ll review the pros and cons of the top providers to help you make this important choice.

1hr 26min

Lesson 4 : WordPress Set Up

Install WordPress as the content management system on your website.


Lesson 5 : Point Your Domain

Point your domain to your new website.


Lesson 6 : Install SSL Certificate

Install an SSL certificate so your website is fully secure.


Lesson 7 : Theme Selection & Set Up

Choose a theme and customize it so that your website looks exactly how you’d like.

Lessons in progress!

Lesson 8 : Recommended Plugins

Install plugins to enhance your website’s functionality.

TBD – not yet released

Lesson 9 : Other Best Practices

Additional topics that didn’t quite fit in any of the other lessons 🙂

TBD – not yet released

Erica Julson


Erica Julson is a registered dietitian and proponent of online entrepreneurship for RDs. She is the founder of The Unconventional RD – a blog, podcast, Facebook community, and set of online courses dedicated to helping wellness professionals learn how to think outside of the traditional employment box and start, grow, and scale their own digital empires. She loves talking all things SEO (search engine optimization), passive income, and email marketing!

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