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Build Your Own Shopify Website: 4 Hour Workshop

  • Are you tired of dreaming of a website and unsure where to start?
  • Do you want to build a website and one without a huge budget?
  • Have you ever wondered exactly what you need to do to get a website fully operational and want to do it all yourself to save a lot of $$$$?
  • Well, we can help you with all of the above and have designed a workshop just for you!

Chris Pana, co-founder of Initium Haus, will take you on a journey over 4 hours to deliver your first ‘Shopify’ webstore, that’s right, you’ll have your very own website operational by the end of the workshop*. There are some clear exclusions and a clear scope to ensure a smooth experience, however, this is aimed at getting the beginner started quickly and easily to then enable you to take the website in whatever direction you decide post-workshop.

Think of this as the ‘kick start’ you need to supercharge your 2022/23 year, to help you realise your dreams, to enable that new idea to finally make it happen!  We have seen and heard from a lot of people who have had to reinvent their careers and who've had a dream finally ready to take flight and only begin to feel the pressure of their idea slipping away due to their inability to bring it to life online.  That and also the fact that dealing with web developers and agencies can be daunting and costly, something we believe can be avoided or minimised with the right tuition and coaching. We stand by our belief that everyone can and should, set up and manage their very own website from the comfort of your home.

Your Trainer - A Brief Background

Initium Haus - Chris Pana’s IT background (Chris Pana's bio on Linkedin) has been extensive as a technology thought leader, strategist and advisor with an extensive professional IT executive background spanning over 23 years, he has spent his time throughout his career helping business leaders and organisations build and develop their online presence to deliver commercial growth and has seen him support everything from small businesses, to large corporate enterprises earning him praise for being the first to take an airline into the cloud among many others, no small feat, however one achievement Chris looks upon proudly.

Having achieved incredible success in his career Chris has his sights set on deploying his vast experience with micro and small businesses who are entering their respective industries and markets as beginners in the online world, he has worked for quite a number of household brands and global institutions such as Tigerair (a Virgin Australia owned subsidiary), National Australia Bank, Non-for-profits & BNP Paribas to name a few and looks forward to working with you too!

Who is the workshop designed for?

The workshop is aimed at the novice/beginner or those who wish to ‘get to the point’ and deliver a basic website. What you do from there is up to you and the possibilities are endless, however the key to this workshop is to arm the beginner with the pre-requisite know-how and knowledge needed, to enable them to confidently get their first website off the ground and to a state they can launch their idea.

What will I get out of the workshop?

  • A basic website utilising the Shopify E-commerce platform and exposure to key / core functionality needed to help you navigate Shopify and its related components;
  • The ability to plan your overall structure and user experience post-workshop;
  • The knowledge and how to properly navigate and maintain the Shopify experience;
  • Some background understanding on how domain names are purchased, chosen and some pointers on how to properly configure;
  • The creation of your very first sample products (up to 2 products) and guidance on structure, layout and theme configuration; and
  • The importance of terms and conditions, shipping and related policies
  • Help with formatting and some important go-live steps and considerations; and
  • Much, much more.

What you’ll need to bring along:

    • A laptop with a fully functioning Wi-Fi capability, i.e. ensure it can connect to Wi-Fi networks assuredly (with administrator access);
    • A credit card (if you're wanting to begin your shopify monthly subscription) otherwise you can put yourself on the 30 day trial and decide your plan at a later state, your questions, a notebook and most importantly; 
    • Yourself!

Please note: This workshop is aimed at establishing a basic core website experience, aspects relating to legal, terms and conditions, invoicing, shipping and related trading & customer-related policies and operational procedures sit outside the scope of this workshop. These topics are discussed and introduced to help people on their way however these are not extensively covered, more footnoted for awareness. So feel free to come armed with questions on them or others you may have, as they will be discussed.  It is recommended any policies, legal terms etc. are developed in consultation with a legal representative or if you're unsure the Initium Haus team can help point you in the right direction.

Once your workshop is purchased, a prerequisite worksheet will be emailed to you to help us to verify further details and to enable us to complete your booking.

Online delivery via Zoom.

Face to Face meetings can be arranged on a case by case basis and enquiries should be forwarded here:  and we will get back you.

Group Bookings

Group workshops (up to 10 people) are also available. To request a quote please contact us here.


  • The purchase and any form of setup of any domain name, ideas can be discussed and questions surrounding this is fine
  • The configuration of any DNS related configuration or related IT configuration
  • The purchase of any theme and the setup, configuration and / or customisation
  • Any legal related matters pertaining to terms and conditions, shipping terms, customer terms of use and any related policies (non exhaustive and used to demonstrate that we are not legal experts and are not in any position to develop or consult on these matters) are out of the scope of this workshop, we'd be happy to point you in the right direction if you didn't have these addressed or unsure how
  • The setup or troubleshooting of your laptop on the day should there be any issue or impact in your ability to participate in the workshop, please ensure any IT issues are resolved prior to attending
  • Anything that's not explicitly listed in out of scope
*Please note: For any travel outside of Melbourne Metro (and within 1 hour of Metropolitan Melbourne) and Victoria is not included in the fee.

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