How To Design a Gorgeous Website in 1 HourNovember 1, 2017
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In addition to running this blog, taking care of two young kids, and spearheading numerous home renovations, there’s something else that occupies my time on a regular basis. I am a tutor. It’s something I started doing many years ago as a side hustle… you know, a way to earn extra money on the side. I am currently trying to expand my business to offer tutoring online and GoDaddy GoCentral is my one-stop-shop to design a killer website in no time!
One could say I have always been a serial entrepreneur! I remember in high school, I used to make beaded jewelry to sell at craft fairs. Throughout college, I developed the skills to design websites and I ran a successful graphic design company online. After graduate school, I began my tutoring business. At first, it was just me tutoring a few kids after school. Then I got my husband involved (he was salutatorian of our high school class; I was valedictorian). Eventually, we recruited a few other qualified tutors. I have been trying to scale up my business but it’s hard to drive to students in other counties every single day after school. So that’s why online tutoring makes a lot of sense; it will allow me to expand my market way beyond just the kids in my zip code!
Tutoring isn’t just a way to make extra money. It’s a way to help students who are struggling. I have always loved the subjects of science and mathematics. After all, I’m an engineer. Helping students really comprehend the fundamentals of math & science is a passion of mine. It doesn’t even feel like work!
Any entrepreneur will attest to the fact that having a sharp website is essential nowadays! A company’s site is a true representation and reflection of the company in so many ways. In the past, designing a website used to be a difficult proposition for so many people. Either you had to be very tech-savvy and knowledgeable in HTML programming to design the site from the ground up. Or you had to be willing to shell out a good amount of money to hire someone else to do it for you. Not anymore, friends! With GoDaddy GoCentral website builder, it’s possible to easily & quickly design a stunning website in one hour with a simple drag-and-drop interface… with no programming experience required! Here’s the home page of my tutoring website. It took me just minutes to put this page together!
Pretty impressive, right? It totally looks like a professional designed it – and I’m no web programming pro! GoCentral gives busy moms like me a simple way to share a business idea with the world. Here’s another page from my tutoring site.
I love that the GoDaddy GoCentral website builder makes it easy to select different layouts for different pages. For the page where we describe our methodology, I selected this eye-catching layout of alternating text boxes & engaging photos. It took me minutes to put this page together! Mere minutes!
GoCentral offers more than just a website builder – it actually provides all the components required to make a great impression online, from built-in email marketing and search engine optimization tools to professional imagery and contact forms. How was I able to put my web pages together in such little time? Here’s a sneak peek into the back-end of the website builder.
- You can choose professional images from the built-in stock photo library or you can upload your own photos.
- You can add action buttons to any page to encourage your site visitors to take a specific action (sign up for the newsletter, order a tutoring service, contact the company, etc).
- Organizing the page structure of the website (About Us, FAQ, Pricing, etc.) is simple with a drag-and-drop interface. You can also use this easy interface to design the specific layout of each page.
I am so impressed by how quickly my website came together. The ease and convenience of this process have been a total WIN in my book!
Since the GoCentral website builder allows me develop my site quickly and easily, it lets me spend more time doing things that matter most to me, like spending quality time with my girls!
My tutoring strengths have always been math and science. For my husband, history and English are his fortes. Plus, we have a few qualified tutors as contractors so we are able to offer a wide variety of tutoring subjects to our customers.
Since the website can be updated on mobile devices, it’s possible to edit my site while I’m waiting for my daughter’s art class to end or while I’m waiting for my daughter to finish her play date at the park. If you’re a busy mom or dad with a side hustle you’d like to share with the world, be sure to check out GoDaddy GoCentral!
Learn more about how the GoDaddy GoCentral website builder can give you the tools to design a gorgeous website in no time! Have you been doing any side hustle work to make extra money? Would you like to turn your hobby into a lucrative business?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Wow, I had no idea it was so easy to build a website. It sounds like this tool from Go Daddy really simplified the process.
Yes, it’s totally a time-saver!
It’s so much more simple these days to design a website! Back in the day, it seemed to take forever. Good luck on expanding your tutoring business.
Thanks! I’m really looking forward to being able to reach more students online!
You have given someone just starting out wonderful tips and ideas on how to start and design their blog page. Easy to follow.
Awww thanks! So glad it helped you! 🙂
Thank you for these tips! I need to re-do my website so I’ll keep this post in mind. I like how it didn’t take forever!
Yes! It was so quick!
I totally hired someone to design my website, LOL! I just don’t trust myself enough and I also have little patience 😉
This is definitely something I need to look into because I’m considering opening up a side business. I’ll have to check out Go Daddy and what they offer for websites.
I am so ready to make the jump to self hosted and I’m hearing great things about GoDaddy. Everything looks so quick and easy and I may to just go ahead and do it.
Yes, you should totally give it a go! I’ve been loving the process!
I’ve been blogging for five years. An easy website that looks good used to be impossible. It’s great to know things have improved. Good post for a new blogger or business!
I’ve always passed my website creation on to a professional. I stink at it and would hate to have something mediocre. That’s amazing you can do it in an hour!!
With GoCentral, you don’t have to settle for mediocre. You can get a professional look without the professional skills! Check it out!
Wow, that sounds really quick and easy. What a perfect way to create a website for those that aren’t quite techy or for those that need a quick site up and running.
I really like how easy they make it for people to get started with a website. Their website builder is so cool!
Yes, it’s pretty cool! Totally easy and fun!
This sounds like a huge time saver when you are designing a website. I will have to share this with a friend of mine. She is just starting out.
I remember thinking starting a website/blog was way too complicated. I think people don’t realize how easy it is to create one in this day and age!
This sounds like a great way to design your own website!! I took a WordPress class and that has helped me so much!!
Decent websites are getting simpler and simpler to create. I always recommend WordPress for everything, this might be a solution for someone who prefers a template.
Designing a great website takes some planning. Although I hire it out, I know it’s key to have a website theme that’s functional via mobile.
Yes, having a dynamic layout that works well on mobile is key nowadays!
Go Daddy GoCentral Website Builder really makes it easy for a non-techie like me to be able to build a website!!!
YES! No web programming skills required! I love that.
This is a fantastic! When set my blog up, it took me hours, even days to finish! I am happy with godaddy’s GoCentral. I will take advantage of this the next time I create a new blog.