Websites, WordPress, Widgets (Widg-what?)


If reading any of those words makes you feel overwhelmed or confused … you are in the right place. Kick your feet up, grab a nice cup of coffee (or green juice!) and get comfy. Those stressful DIY website nights are no more!

As an entrepreneur, I know how your focus is on your business and not spending hours trying to master the technical issues of getting your website launched.


That’s where I come in.

I’m Jess, founder of the DIY Website Academy and the host of Making The Entrepreneur podcast.

I created this platform to help entrepreneurs (just like you) take control of their websites and thrive online.

Whether you want to conquer those tech fears and make your own website, master personal branding, or, learn how to update things yourself, I am here to help.

Now, I’m going to let you in on a secret…


You don’t have to be great to get started but,

you do have to get started to be great.


Did you know, I had actually taught myself WordPress when I was first getting started? Even with previous web and graphics design experience, it seemed like I was in a completely different world!

What ended up being hours of watching video tutorials, and reading countless articles with terms I had never heard of, I really do understand how overwhelming it can be trying to learn all of the ropes yourself.

So, that’s why I am going teach you everything you need to know to get started. With my e-books to video guides, I will be there every step of the way. So what are you waiting for? Your new and easy DIY website journey awaits!

Still reading?

Here are a few fun facts…

1. It was love at first “site“.

Call me the classic “computer nerd” but web design really is what makes me tick. I started my journey at the age of 12 with my very first website.

At the time, I was learning basic code on a virtual pet website (see: Neopets) where you could create your pet its own web page. I never saw coding or web design as stressful but rather like a game.

I want to bring that excitement to all of you starting out… making a website should be fun!  

2. I’m also a “twinkle toe”.

Considered the complete opposite (though I disagree), I have also been a dancer since the age of three! Not many people know this but I performed in the opening/closing ceremonies of the 2010 Olympics and toured with Princess Cruise Lines fresh out of high school!

If there is one thing I have learned it’s that creativity can be inspired from so many different areas.

3. I believe in how rather than if.

I think having a strong mindset is the key to making things happen.

By the time I was 24, I was featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine (online), and The Huffington Post. I was also invited to speak at Google Campus in London. On my 25th birthday (literally on that day), I received an email from the Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine.

But, the only reason I’m sharing that is because those things didn’t happen because I was some extraordinary person. I didn’t have a hundred thousand followers or a line up of editors waiting to speak to me (ha, not even close.). Rather than wondering if it was ever going to happen, I asked myself how I was going to do it. Not once did I doubt the outcome.

Do you know what that means, though? It means that you can do it too. No matter what you want to achieve, I encourage you to shift the question from if to how. Thank me later 🙂

4. I like to mix things up!

When I’m not behind a computer or in a dance studio, you will probably find me busting a move in a flash mob (yes, really).

One year, I decided to put my computer and dance skills to the test and combined them for my mom’s birthday. It was one of the most fun things I have ever done (I mean, who doesn’t want to break out dancing in a subway?). Next on the list: I’m going to be doing the same flash mob in different cities around the world… stay tuned!