Create a high-performing Wordpress website in a week

Yes. It can be done!

Overwhelmed at the thought of building your own website, but don’t have the budget to pay a professional?

Creating a Wordpress Website doesn’t have to be intimidating!

In this online course, we’ll hold your hand and guide you through creating a high-converting and visually-appealing website that can grow with your business as it grows

Introducing WP Website In A Week

we'll SHOW YOU: 

• How to use Wordpress
• How to create a strategic website
• What pages you need and where things should go
• How to get found by search engines (SEO)

And at the end of the week you’ll have your very own Wordpress Website to show the world your business!

What you'll get inside...

How to Blog Using Wordpress Wix Square Space

Step by step video training

Learn from Website Strategist Iona Elwood-Smith, and Head Academy Trainer Kat Soper

Comprehensive workbooks

Comprehensive workbooks are provided with checklists, tips and links to all our favourite resources.

Theme and page templates

You’ll get a copy of my favourite drag and drop theme: Themify Ultra. With editable page templates for all your main pages.


Start when you want and use as an ongoing resource to refer back to at anytime. If we add new pieces, you’ll get those too!

Meet your instructors - Kat Soper
& Iona Elwood-Smith

As a business strategists, we're not interested in helping you just create a “pretty” website. Our main priority is helping you create a website which will attract your ideal customer, and inspire them to take the action(s) you want them to take.

We see your website as part of your overall marketing machine. It plays such an important part in your business, which is why it’s worth getting right.

We look forward to helping you create a website you're proud of, and most importantly,
one that gets results!

Course Content

Here's what you'll learn...

How to use Wordpress

We’ll take you through everything from where to find everything, how to set up your domain, hosting, theme, plugins, pages and brand your website with your beautiful brand.

e-commerce fundamentals

How to Create a Strategic Website

Finishing a website is one thing. But creating one that will convert visitors into leads and customers is quite another. Our templates are designed to help you grow your business.

What pages you should have on your website - wordpress course

What pages you need and where things should go

You’ll learn what pages are actually important for your business. Then our simple to install and edit templates will help you create that.

How to market your website - online course

How to get found online by search engines (SEO)

SEO doesn’t have to be complicated. Our Step-by-Step SEO guide will have you getting found online in no time.

Includes our stand alone Blog Your Socks Off course

To blog or not to blog? We’ll take all the mystery out of blogging, teach you why a well-designed blog is essential for attracting visitors, and help you plan your first blog posts.

Course Duration

Welcome Video

Download the WP Website in a Week Checklist

Download the Strategy and Research Workbook

Organising Your Strategy (and why you need to)


The Customer Journey

Links to Everything – Host, Theme and Templates

Setting Up Your Website

Key Takeaways and Notes

Setting up your hosting with Siteground, installing WordPress and updating your MX (Email) Records

Updating Your Name Servers and Installing Your SSL Certificate

Next Steps to Take

Installing Your Theme

Setting up Maintenance Mode

Setting up your Site Logo and Favicon

An Overview of Plugins

Download the Design Workbook


Set Up The Standard Pages & Set Up Your Menu

Links to all the Page Templates

Page Design Shortcuts, Tricks and Templates

Copywriting Basics


Page Layout Fundamentals

Landing Pages

Terms and Conditions + Privacy Policy

Mobile Optimisation

Download the SEO Workbook and Get The Resources

Introduction to Step by Step SEO

10 Steps to Awesome SEO

2. Keywords

3. Header Tags

4. Install and Set Up Yoast

5. Meta Data

6. SEO Images

7. Internal and Backlinks

8. SEO Products

9. SEO Blog

10. Site Speed

BONUS – Sitespeed

BONUS – Google my Business

Finishing! You are on the home straight

Proof Your Site

Add Your Social Links

Setting Up Google Analytics

Verify Your Site

Set Up Your Facebook Pixel

Site Security

Updating Your Site

The Last Last Bits

My New Site Is Live, Now What…

Other Cool Things You Can Add

Download the Free Lead Magnet Checklist Here

Blog Your Socks Off

Why Do I Need a Blog?

Blog Content

Setting Up Your Blog

Setting Up Your Widgets

Marketing Your Blog

Optimise Your Posts

We're not about content consumption
we're about action

This course is designed to save you time, not add another thing to your already over-busy to-do list. By the time you've finished, you'll have a well setup Wordpress website, ready to attract and convert more of your dream clients.

No need to go around in frustrated circles anymore. WP Website in a Week is your step-by-step map to creating a high-converting Wordpress website!

Here's what you'll get:

  • Step-by-step Video Training
  • Workbook and templates
  • Lifetime Access
YOUR investmenT:

$397 NZD

*including GST

money back
100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.

If you find this course doesn’t give you what you expected, email our team within 7 days of your purchase and we’ll give you a no-questions-asked refund.
But, we are so confident in this course, we reckon you’ll be thinking of a different R word …. Rrrrr-referral

student love

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Are there any additional costs to setting up my Website?

Yes - you'll need to have your own domain name and hosting. These will need to be purchased separately by third party providers.

However, inside the course, we'll share who we recommend, and give instructions on how to set them up.

We recommend budgeting an extra $150 NZD to purchase your domain and hosting.

How long will it take for me to complete my Website setup?

That largely depends on how long it takes you to take action and follow the steps. The videos themselves won't take you longer than a day, but, you'll need implementation time.

We suggest completing the work as you go rather than watching all the videos first.
It's best to watch a video then complete that step before moving on to the next video.

What is your refund policy?

If you find this course doesn't give you what you expected, email us at within 7 days of your purchase and we'll give you a no-questions-asked refund.
But, we are so confident in this course, we reckon you'll be thinking of a different R word .... Rrrrr-referral 

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I'm Kat

The Helpful Academy is the resource I WISHED I had back when I started my business!

I’ve been in your shoes, and know how overwhelming it can be to learn all the different facets to running a business (while still mostly working IN the business)

Now over a decade later, it’s a joy to share all the shortcuts and cheats that I’ve learned with you during my time in business.

What makes me happiest about our Academy, are the transformations that I get to see happen every day inside our online school from our students, because we help them save time and earn more money.

I look forward to getting to know you and your business, and helping you grow your dream too!

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