Getting started with Brilliant Site
1. Purchase the domain you want to use
I recommend purchasing the domain through GoDaddy.com – When you purchase, do not buy their website plan, hosting, etc … just the domain. There’s a privacy option you can add to the domain … most folks do not add this. Most domains should cost $10-$15 per year.
2. Select a design
Check out our 3 design demos. Even though one features a female speaker, we can change the colors to match your brand. Any of the designs can be used for male or female speakers.
3. Gather your content
Once you have a favorite design in mind, use the demo as a template to start writing your content and gathering your media (photos/video). I have clients gather this first before signing up. The reason is when you sign up, it starts charging the $49 monthly fee right away. If you have your content ready to go first, you won’t be paying for that time after you signup.
4. Signup for an Email Opt-in Service
If you plan to use the email opt-in, signup for MailChimp or Aweber. MailChimp has a free account option up to 2,000 email subscribers. Aweber starts at $20 per month and has more features. I’d suggest starting with MailChimp for free and grow as needed.
Head over to mybrilliantsite.com and click the “Get Started” button at the bottom of the page. After signup you’ll be sent a Get Started form that will ask for your content, email opt-in details, etc. Once we get your Get Started form, we’ll begin work on your Brilliant Site! 🎉
When you need a hand, we've got your back.
Your website will make you look awesome. Our team of web pros will make sure it stays that way. It's like having a full-time web person on your team – without the crazy price tag.
Site goes down? We're on it.
Wanna make some updates? We've got you.
Want to integrate your e-mail list? No problem.
Discover the Difference
The biggest difference when using Brilliant Site instead of other"do-it-yourself" website services (Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, etc) is:
We build the site for you and handle all future edits.
Once we receive your content, we get to work building your site. We provide more than just offering templates and expecting you to build the site on your own. After launch, we handle all future updates for you. We're with you every step of the way, and beyond.
"When it comes to getting gigs, a professional website can mean the difference between a phone that never rings and a steady stream of awesome, paying gigs. Brilliant Site's designs don't just look great - they're designed to sell your passion, with space to share everything clients are looking for. With their support team behind you, you can stop wasting hours on tech stuff you're not good at and put that time into growing your audience. I proudly recommend them to anyone who asks."