As part of Live and Teach Guitar Membership you can set up your own fully functional website at no additional cost. There are many features you can use with your website and these tutorials will help you get the most out of your site. Of course if you need extra help in setting up or customizing your website, you can always contact us here.
Alternatively, if you want to set up a website on your own through a hosting company such as Bluehost, check out this step-by-step tutorial.
Setting Up Your Website
Create your website template
This tutorial will guide you step-by-step on how to create your website and start editing the content of each page. It can take less than five minutes to have your website up and running. By the end of this tutorial you will have a fully featured website set up and ready to attract new students.
Change your website's theme
When you set up your website it will start off with a basic template using our yellow 'theme' (the design of the website) as shown to the right.
If you don't like the theme there are other options. This guide will explain how to change your website's theme. You can change it at any time and you're not stuck with your choice. So later on if you decide you would like to refresh your website, simply go through these steps again to change the theme.
Invoicing and Billing System
With your custom website you can actual create and issue invoices to your students and collect payments electronically. It's an excellent way to streamline your payment process and keep track of payments. Students will receive an email notification of any new invoices then they can view the invoice on your website (only they will see it). Then they simply click the payment button and can complete payment online.
You can even set up automatic recurring billing which will automatically collect payment from your students at a regular interval (eg: monthly) without any effort on your part.
The system is compatible with popular payment gateways such as PayPal, Authorize.net, MerchantPlus.com, Stripe & Google Wallet.
Set up invoicing
This tutorial will walk you through step-by-step how to set up invoicing on your website. There's a few steps involved but the good news is that once you complete the setup process, it's very easy to use the system.
Creating and issuing invoices
Once you have your invoicing system set up, you can start creating and issuing invoices. This tutorial explains every detail about invoicing so you can create invoices for any situation. Want to send a once off invoice to collect a month's worth of lessons? Easy. Want to set up an automatic payment to collect your monthly fee? Fully explained.
Paid online courses, student membership or VIP content
Another feature available to you is the ability to create your own membership based website where students can sign up and access exclusive content you create. Some teachers use this feature to set up a 'Student's only area' on the website while other teachers use it to sell full online courses. You have a lot of flexibility with this very powerful feature at no additional cost.
Tutorials will be developed on these topics so in the meantime if you want to sell your own courses or use any other feature, contact us here and we'll walk you through the process.
Whether you already have a website set up or are in the process of creating one, there are best practices you can apply to get more student referrals. We've created a comprehensive workshop that will go through your entire website and help you apply best practices and strategies.