Frequently Asked Questions
When does this course begin?
Once you enroll, you'll get confirmation emails in your inbox. You get immediate access to the full course. You'll have 12-months access to the lessons.
What is the time commitment for this course?
This course is the equivalent of a 3-day workshop. With 12-months access and short lessons, you can complete your website at your own pace.
What expenses should I expect beyond the cost of this course?
You can have a personal academic website for free. But, I recommend setting aside $80-$200/year for hosting and domain expenses.
Can't I just find free resources online?
Sure, there are lots of articles out there about how to make an academic personal website in 1-hour. But those websites aren't well-thought out. And, they likely won't work for you long-term.
That's why most of my strategic planning clients already have a website that no longer meets their needs.
Articles on academic websites people down the wrong path for them like
- choosing the wrong website host
- using a platform you don't own/control
- how-to for technical aspects but no help for what content to include
Many of the articles online are out-dated. I know because I've read all of them. I've spent years researching the best ways professors and researchers can talk about their work online.
You could spend hundreds of hours combing through old articles and still make a website on the wrong platform. You might eventually give up or abandon your website altogether.
Or, you could sign up for this course. Updated each year with just the information you need.
What is the difference between this course and other courses?
Other website design courses are focused on
- how to design your website
- how to launch it
But they don't cover how to write for your website. They don't help you know what other visual content to place (i.e. photos, graphics, videos).
Courses that do cover everything are usually geared towards personal brands and consultants (who will be selling something).
Create Your Personal Academic Website is a specialized training just for professors and researchers like you. It's designed to walk you through the process of creating your website step-by-step.
I help faculty and scientists around the world manage their online presence. This course sets you up for long-term success, and ensures your website can adapt with you over time.
Who should NOT take this course?
This course is not recommended for
- business owners
This course is not for
- research labs
- academic departments
Please see my services page for options for you.
I'm leaving the academy. Is this course right for me?
Research librarians, Higher Education staff, and other alternate academics have found this course helpful.
Please email me at [email protected] so we can talk about if this is the right course for you.
What is the refund policy?
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you don't like the course, email me within 30 days of purchase for a full refund at [email protected]
What if I want additional support?
Students of my paid courses get access to a special consulting rate not open to the public.