Course Content

Module 0: Getting Started
Module 1: Building your Website
Module 2: SEO
Module 3: Web Analytics
Module 4: Email Marketing
Module 5: Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
Module 6: Social Media Marketing
Module 7: Facebook and Instagram Ads

0.3 MUST READ What you need to start the course

As you know, this Master requires the student to be able to apply all the knowledge learned in a project that is a real, live, professional website that will enable you to attract real visitors to make an impression, make sales, build an audience, use as a CV to get a job etc.
To create this WordPress website you will need a hosting account and a domain.

What is a hosting account?

Web hosting is a service where a provider allows you to store all kinds of files so that they can be accessed over the Internet.
It is the place where the files of your website will be stored.

What is a domain?

A web domain or Internet domain is a unique name that identifies a website on the Internet.
I.e. Facebook's domain is www.facebook.com, Google's domain is www.google.com

My domain is scottmax.com
You will need both to take the course and to do the assignments.

And for us to teach you properly with our course and for you to graduate your course, we need you to get your hosting account and domain here, where we have a deal with Hostpapa to get you over 70% Off.

Click here to have a look, later on in the module we have a step-by-step tutorial get your hosting account and domain.

In the introductory module, we will have a section dedicated to helping you find your ideal domain name as well as helping you define your website, business model. (And yes, we consider getting a job a business model)

How much does the hosting and domain cost?

A basic hosting like the one you will need costs between 5$ and 6$ per month (usually, hosting costs 20-30$ a month or more). A domain name usually costs $12 per year.
Our partnered hosting provider gives you the domain for free when you sign up and a very nice deal for 1 or 2 years of hosting (part of our lovely deal for our students).

Are the additional services they offer worth it?

In short, no. We will teach you how to set up your WordPress website properly in module 1 to a professional, fast-loading, and secure standard. All with free plugins which you can opt to pay for the professional versions if you want more features later on.

But for the hosting account, no. 

Just get the hosting account for at least a year and your included domain name.
The prices you see are exclusive for MAX Business School students.
Disclosure: We are affiliates of Hostgator and may earn a small comission by sending you to their site and educating you in how to build a wordpress website hosted by them.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you are buying the hosting via our affiliate links posted here, elsewhere in this course or on our website at scottmax.com.

It is a core part of our business model and it's why we can offer a great education at no cost to you.

It really helps support our cause of making excellent quality education accessible to as many people around the world as possible.

Which hosting provider do we recommend?

Hostpapa is our number one recommendation for beginners and that's why we have chosen to work with them throughout the course. They are extremely cheap, have great quality, and are super easy to learn with.

Perfect for our course. 

All our tutorials are using Hostgator so that's why we require our students to take our course using them as their hosting provider. That way we are able to assist our students at scale as well as students being more able to assist each other in our community.

Our recommendation to learn:

We strongly recommend that you opt for paid hosting and getting your own real domain, it is an investment you make in your education and it really costs very little money.
It's only $2 to $6 a month, which you can easily spend on Starbucks, dinner with friends, a drink, a Netflix subscription, or the gym.

Plus, it's far cheaper than the 3,000$ to 80,000$ you would be spending to get a less practical academic education in the same subjects at a traditional business school.
Having your own hosting means having your own private space on the Internet, where you can develop your business or your personal brand!
Plus, if you are not satisfied, you have up to 45 days to cancel and get your money back.

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1 year ago


Shweta dwivedi
1 year ago

What if I already have a domain name and hosting??

Patrick Iradukunda
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott Max

Thanks for the help all the resources provided for us to complete the course. However, I would like to know if it is allowed to be having the domain without paying for it.

Martin Yaw Amuzu
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott Max

does it mean that if I already have a domain name and host which I didn't get from hostgator I will not be accessed or certified at the end of the course?

1 year ago


Chigara Oubeida
1 year ago

did u get the certification even if u didnt get the host and domain from another provider ?
( i can't even get main from hostgator it's apears that there is some probleme ... )

1 year ago

Martin, Max created all this course for free and it is an awesome course what he asks in return is to sign up with hostgator using his affiliate links, he gets little commissions and I think he uses that to maintain the site and run everything as you see it. So it's better we support him because so many people around the world have benefited from this.

Andrew Bazolo
1 year ago
Reply to  Mugisha Albert

Yeah, I'm agreed with you

1 year ago
Reply to  Mugisha Albert

Yes I completely agree with you.

Ameenah Bamgbopa-Alabi
1 year ago
Reply to  Mugisha Albert

Honestly and I thank him for this great opportunity. God bless

Frank Kaiya
11 months ago
Reply to  Mugisha Albert

I am in total agreement. What we will pay for will be ours forever apart from supporting Max to continue the good work and make this platform accessible to all.

Ben-Vindicien EBENGO
7 months ago
Reply to  Mugisha Albert

Well spoken, friend! We ought to give a hand of support to Max for, at least, his generosity. Thanks Max for being there for us.

1 year ago
Reply to  Scott Max

Should I do the hosting before starting on the course or can do it on due course?

Paul Ambala
1 year ago
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Peter mutale Sinyangwe
1 year ago

When is the next lesson

Bishal Shrestha
1 year ago

I don't have website

Oluwaseyi Adaralegbe
1 year ago

how about us that has a domain and hosting account?

Mesfin Habtamu Tola
1 year ago

I can't buy your hosting

Merouane Sabrine
1 year ago

It’s the same thing for me 😩

Md Ashraful Hoque
1 year ago

Affiliate link ain't working.

1 year ago

I'm really excited about this opportunity however I cannot buy the hosting account because we don't have the access to PayPal here and my credit card works only locally so I cannot buy anything from the internet if it's not from my country
Is there any way to solve this issue

Egide Niyonsaba
1 year ago
Reply to  Rania

This can't limit you. If you have the sum of money to buy it, find a friend of yours who have international card and purchase it.

Hamza Shaibu
1 year ago
Reply to  Rania

Hi,See me private I new for you
or leave to me a whatssa pnumber

7 months ago
Reply to  Hamza Shaibu

How can I get access to you @Hamza, am having the same issue as Rania

1 year ago

can a hosting service be used just for single site in a plan?

Muhindo Esther
1 year ago

Hello Sir, as per (It's only $2 to $6 a month), do we pay monthly or ?

1 year ago

I am living Ethiopia. I need to take this course very much. How can I buy hosting?

Nehemyha Abebe
1 year ago
Reply to  Sisay

Hello, i think you need to find some one who can pay you in US dollar and you give it in a birr. some one who has credit.

1 year ago

hi there after I complete the course how would be the price of my hosting account? and my
domain after 1 year?

Mohamed Radhouani
9 months ago
Reply to  Scott Max

hi Scott its a good idea to add your affiliate links in comments like this 😉
Congrats for the great course and business model.

Bukhosi Stezi Manana
1 year ago

Very interesting

Mahidi Anes
1 year ago

Good Afternoon ! Thank u very much for this opportunity it's a pleasure to be here with u !! i have a question if u don't mind ! what if i already have a website how the processe will be ?

Edward Nii Addo
1 year ago

Please which of the hosting parKjage will you recommend for your students

1 year ago

I can't buy it from hostgator! I don't have an international payment card
But I really need this course

Last edited 1 year ago by Fatima zahra jaouad
1 year ago

Hi I can't click on the link for the hosting account. please help

Zineb Saghraoui
1 year ago

Unfortunately i can't afford to buy the package :/

Hamza Shaibu
1 year ago

Why,see me give to me your whatsapp number

Kaweesa Hassan
1 year ago

I am loving the course

Mark Anthony Grabillo
1 year ago

I have a domain and a hosting website. Do I still need to purchase from Hostgator?

Frankstar AFC
1 year ago

Suggest you set up a telegram channel or group

Boudour Mansour-Ramzi
1 year ago


Kindye Ewket Bashaw
1 year ago

I haven't credit card yet so how i can pay for hosting account creation fee?

1 year ago

Hi. Just want to ask which plan is needed for the course? Hatchling, Baby or Business? Thank you

Manzoor Ahmad
1 year ago

Hello Max, Hope you are doing well,
Hosting Plan Baby package costs.3.43 per month for 36 months. Does it cut the amount for three years at once or in a frequency?
after three years does it gets renewed automatically or manually?
I have a master card in USD can I make a purchase from Afghanistan?

Mohamed Juube
1 year ago

Hello to you all,

I am Mohamed Hassan, founder and chairman for Dynamic Enterprise which is clearance and forwarding agency operating in Somalia, with partnership transitor in Ethiopia an Djibouti.
my question is " based on the nature of my company which is the best domain?

Mohamed Hassan

Blessings Chitedze
1 year ago


1 year ago

hi so your advisable hostgator package type is "hatchling" right?

Timothy Mwakazi
1 year ago

Hi Scott, I guess I can't purchase a new hosting plan with Hostgator. I had a website a year ago that I had paid for a 4 year hosting plan, I prefer using my existing plan because I simply can't afford another plan. Is that okay if I use a different host for now?

Kholoud Atef Zayed
1 year ago

Why I should buy domain name if the website like google blog will provide free domain? what is benefit if already they provide free one?

Yosef Gebrehiwot
1 year ago

I cant afford the cost. Can I just continue without using the your host

Amal Mohamed
1 year ago

Can I study without domain?

Vuyolwethu Mamba
1 year ago

About the web hosting plan do they need to charge me for the next 36 months or just charge me on monthly basis?

Abrham kedir
1 year ago

My name is Abrham kedir i am from ethiopia i don have money can you help me free i need to learn

1 year ago

Excuse me, The hosting provider is asking for payment I thought It's for free What is z solution?

Emmanuel Gume
1 year ago

Hi! so after completing module 0, I will need to purchase the Domain in order to be able to submit my assignments from module 1 onwards?

1 year ago

Thanks Mr Max

Anasobi Mariagoretti
1 year ago

Hello, good morning I'm Mariagoretti from Nigeria. How do I make payments since I don't have a credit card or opay account.

1 year ago

Which plan should i subscribe to in hostgator or it's up to me to choose?

Mohamed ibrahim hussein
1 year ago


Rahamot Ullah Ullah Family
1 year ago

I am Rahamot Ullah..I am from Myanmar..I wanna to learn on online class.If I am accepted,I will thank

Tatenda Jenje
1 year ago

Hie I'm new here. In zimbabwe, it is hard to get a bank card that buys online. can I purchase a domain and server from any hosting platforms?

David Williams
1 year ago

In hosting
Which one can I choose for starting
Hatchling, baby or business
In my view,I would love to choose business

1 year ago

Alredy I have purchased domain and hostings with other platforms. So this is ok??

1 year ago

2$ in my country currrency is a lot of money but I'll follow up thanks

1 year ago

i will use another hosting and domain because that i do have an international card...
i will use OVH domain

1 year ago

Hi Scott,
I've a website in blogger which has blogspot domain do I need a separate domain with .com?

1 year ago

Scott i'm from Ethiopia i haven't the access to get $. Can i pay in Ethiopia currency?

Birhanu Mebratu
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott Max


1 year ago

I can help you with that make use of flutterwave you can create dollar cards and convert birr to dollars or send me a message on Whatsapp +2348028138541.

Last edited 1 year ago by Victory Simon
Murad Ahmed
1 year ago

Hi scott Max am very delighted to follow this course but, look am from ethiopia, what should i do ?

1 year ago

Can you help me

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