This episode is part one of our four-part “Ask the Experts” series on best practices for websites, technology, and business tools you will want to use in your speaking and writing ministry.

In today’s episode, Roger Lipp and Angela Bouma join Kathi to talk about the beginning stages of a website. They go over confusing terms like host and platform, plus give you their favorite partners and solutions so you can start out of the gate with only the best. Whether you already have a website and want to do some upgrading, or you need to create a site from scratch and have no idea where to start, this episode will help you understand the not so basic, basics.


Web Host Recommendations:
AWS (advanced version)

WordPress (recommended)


We went through a ton of definitions in this episode so we created a handy download for you. Click here to download.

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Thanks to Roger and Angela for being our guests this week. Next week they’ll be going deeper into website plug-ins and which they recommend in order for your website to look awesome and work well for your audience.

Meet Your Hosts & Guests

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Communicator Academy Creator and CEO

Communicator Academy founder, Leverage: The Speaker Conference creator and master instructor Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 17 books including “Clutter Free,” “Overwhelmed,” and “The Husband Project.”

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence and be the person God made them to be, inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. The podcast as an extension of Communicator Academy is just another way Kathi wants to serve her audience.

Roger Lipp

Roger Lipp

Productivity and Quality Engineer

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

Angela Bouma

Angela Bouma

Web and Graphic Designer

Angela began her work as a corporate marketing professional, more than 16 years ago. For the past six years, Angela has been working side by side with speakers and authors to build their business through branding strategies. Angela is a web and graphic designer and works with clients in platform building. She is also a contributor on the Communicator Academy blog. Learn more at her site.

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