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About this book Many people look for ways to earn money at home, in their spare time or for a second career. If you are one of these people, this book will show you a way to make money while working from home, without falling victim to one of the many faulty work-at-home schemes. There are many small businesses that still dont have websites, or are in need of new websites. With the advancement of WordPress, it is now possible for anyone without computer coding skills to design sophisticated and elegant websites. So this is an opportunity for anyone who is willing to put in a little time to learn this skill, to be able to provide this design service to others. Without needing to learn any computer coding, this book guides you through the entire process, with step-by-step instructions. Beginning with the selection of a hosting company, the book goes through the setup process of an automated WordPress installation. But the WordPress installation is only the very beginning of the process. The key to any successful WordPress website is an elegant theme which that can be modified to user requirements. For a newcomer, the selection of a theme can be a daunting task, because when a theme has lots of customization capability, then it is usually difficult to learn. I have experience with many themes and suppliers, and have found a company which that provides a large range of premium themes, that can be easily modified for any requirement. I will teach you how to install and customize these themes to create great websites. Another powerful WordPress capability, is being able to choose from thousands of plugins, which can add important features to websites. In this book, you will learn about several key plugins which that any website should have. You will get step-by-step instructions for installing several plugins, including custom forms and enhanced page editing capability. Virtually all great websites have great graphics and photos. To build websites, you will need to know a few fundamental techniques of image manipulation. This book will teach you how to modify images and incorporate them into themes, so you can create stunning websites. This book also provides several suggestions about starting a website design business. In summary, this book will teach you: Why WordPress is so powerful Recommended hosting company, which has Hosting company with easy setup and recovery Creating a website step-by-step Setting up a website for yourself Choosing Domain names Building a website for someone else Helping your customer get set up with a hosting company Selecting and installing a theme Preferred themes and why Customizing a theme Customizing Widgets Selecting and adding important plugins, (page duplication, custom forms, and enhanced editor) Working with pages Working with menus Creating sub-menus Creating menus with links Working with a drawing program Cropping an image Resizing an image Removing a background from an image Creating composite images Adding text to pictures Working with your first customer Working with your second customer Growing your portfolio Getting information from customers Options in paying for premium themes Your fee structure Where to get customers Get a development contract Create a documentation package Keeping out of trouble Installing WordPress manually, and how to create multiple websites with one hosting account.