Beginners Guide to Landing Pages on Amazon AWS
What you’ll learn
Use Amazon AWS to host your landing page or simple web sites, reliably and cheaply
Learn how to register domain names on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Understand how to use AWS Route 53 Domain Name System (DNS)
Send and receive emails from your new domain name
Capture email address for marketing
Manipulate FREE HTML themes to create truly compelling landing pages
Add social media sharing buttons
Track visitors with Google Analytics
Apply goals and filters with Google Analytics
Visualize and gain insights from visitor behaviours
Absolutely no pre-knowledge required
Be comfortable using a Text editor to modify a landing page HTML theme
A Mac or PC
No special software required
Have an idea and need a landing page or simple web site?
Unsure where to start, or worried about costs and flexibility?
Maybe you’re just fed up of wrangling with WordPress?
Well, thanks to some amazing web services, you can build and host your own professional landing page, for simply the cost of your domain name. What’s more these landing pages or simple web sites, are more reliable, more flexible and offer greater insights than some of the paid for options.
My name is Ben, and I’ve been building and selling software for the last 22 years. I have built a popular Elixir programming course on Udemy with over 1.9k students, you can see my five star reviews.
Why a course on landing pages?
All the current landing page solutions frustrate me.
Wordpress requires a database, which means that I’m going to have to understand it, and maintain it. Also WordPress and all it’s plugins need to be updated otherwise you are vulnerable to attacks. Not to mention the associated costs.
Site builder services like LaunchRock and SquareSpace are inflexible and quickly become costly.
Landing pages are often for testing out ideas, if those ideas fail, you don’t want to have spent too much on them. Yet if those ideas take off you want to gradually build on them and trust that they are reliable and professional.
So I decided to build this course. Landing pages and simple web sites (those that don’t use a database) should have the following criteria:
Cheap yet professionalEasy to set up and maintainFlexible to accommodate future changes and scenariosReliable and fast downloading on my customers web browsersUse my custom domain name, and allow me to send and receive emails from my custom domainCapture email addresses using the email platform I chooseTrack my visitors behaviours, so that I can get insights into how to sell more effectively to them
By following best practices, cherry picking the best services and using my developer knowhow, I have built a course that fulfils these criteria.
I promise, it doesn’t matter whether you’re 16 or 60, absolutely ANYONE will love this course.You can take away the skills to make your ideas real. The only limit? Your imagination.
Don’t settle for tiresome WordPress sites, save your money from site builders, and learn how to build and host your own landing pages and simple web sites.
AND REMEMBER… if you are unhappy with this course, then I’m unhappy – I offer a full money back guarantee within the first 30 days of purchase.
Go ahead, click the “Take This Course” button. Why not? You’ve got nothing to lose and you can make those ideas real.
Section 1: Welcome to Go Landing Pages!
Lecture 1 Welcome to Go Landing Pages!
Lecture 2 About the course and prerequisites
Section 2: Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Lecture 3 Introduction to Amazon AWS
Lecture 4 Register and get Familiar with Key AWS Services, S3, Route 53, etc
Section 3: Finding and Registering Domain Names
Lecture 5 Lean domain naming
Lecture 6 Quick Overview of the Domain Name System (DNS)
Lecture 7 How Amazon’s Route 53 Works
Lecture 8 Register Your Domain Name with Route 53
Section 4: Hosting on Amazon S3
Lecture 9 Overview of how to host a web page on Amazon S3
Lecture 10 Create a primary S3 bucket
Lecture 11 Review of landing page hosting using Amazon S3
Lecture 12 Create a root S3 bucket
Lecture 13 Link Route 53 domain name to the primary bucket
Lecture 14 Link Route 53 domain name to the root / naked bucket
Section 5: Adding Email Functionality
Lecture 15 Send / Receive Emails from your Domain: Registering with Fastmail
Lecture 16 Send / Receive Emails from your Domain: Registering with Google Apps 2
Lecture 17 Register for the Mailchimp Email Service
Lecture 18 Mailchimp Generated Email Capture Form
Lecture 19 Verify Marketing Emails Using SPF & DKIM
Section 6: Using Themes with your Landing Pages
Lecture 20 Overview of Theme Sites, and Download a Theme
Lecture 21 Modify the HTML to Add Your Own Content to the Theme
Lecture 22 Where to Find Good Stock Photo Resources
Lecture 23 Add Images into your Landing Page
Lecture 24 Fix the URL Links, Highlight Keywords, and Embed Our Email Capture Form
Lecture 25 Switch the Banner Background for an Image. Add Social Media Sharing Buttons
Lecture 26 Upload and Test Our New Themed Landing Page
Section 7: Analytics and Tracking Visitor Behaviour
Lecture 27 Install and configure Google Analytics, add goals and IP address filters
Lecture 28 Register for Inspectlet and exclude your IP address
Anyone who wants to set up and manage their own landing page or simple web site,The course describes step-by-step everything a beginner/intermediate needs in order to host and run services for a landing page or simple web site,Anyone who would like an introduction to the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS),Anyone who wishes to intergrate other web services (MailChimp, etc.) into their landing page,If you want to run a simple static web site, cheaply and reliably,People who are interested in lead generation but don’t know how to build and host their own landing page,This course is NOT for students that are proficient with Amazon AWS,This course does NOT is not about learning HTML, but shows how to modify downloaded themes,This is NOT a course on landing page marketing,This course does NOT talk about WordPress or any database driven web site
Udemy | English | 2h 22m | 1.80 GB
Created by: Ben Emson