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How should I prepare for our project?

I'm not gonna lie, there's some work to be done on your part. You'll need to fill out questionnaires, create an inspiration board, and gather or create content for your website. Don't worry, I guide you through all of it with a comprehensive Welcome Package. This part can be a lot of fun and will help you hone in on your message and vision. If you already have brand photos and have written out all of your copy, you'll only need to invest a few hours. If you don't have any of those, you'll need at least double that.

Why Squarespace?

In a nutshell, Squarespace websites are beautiful, user-friendly, and all-inclusive (they offer hosting, domains, & templates all under one roof).

Squarespace is an incredibly powerful platform thats ease-of-use is incomparable. Their templates are stunning and responsive/mobile-friendly. This is so important as over half of all web traffic is from mobile devices. They also offer awesome 24/7 customer support and built-in SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

More reasons to love Squarespace: integrated blogging, no plugins required, no software updates required, MailChimp integration, e-commerce capability, SSL security...I could go on but I think you get the point. I've tried many website and blogging platforms and none offer the same bang-for-your-buck as Squarespace.

That being said, Squarespace isn't ideal for everyone. If you are a large organization and require lots of intricate, complex functionality, you'll have to look elsewhere. However, if you are an entrepreneur, blogger, artist, maker, creative, writer, coach, etc. and want a modern, easy-to-navigate and easy-to-maintain website, Squarespace is perfect.

How much does Squarespace cost?

Squarespace offers 4 pricing options*:

  • Personal - $12/month when billed annually (up to 20 pages)
  • Business - $18/month when billed annually (unlimited pages)
  • E-commerce Basic - $26/month when billed annually
  • E-commerce Advanced - $40/month when billed annually

In most cases, the Personal or Business plans are sufficient. You can learn more about each plan here. In addition, you'll need a domain which, on average, costs around $10-20/year.

*Don't forget, my clients get 20% off their first annual payment because I am a Squarespace Circle Member.

If Squarespace is so easy to use, why do I need a designer?

While Squarespace is remarkably simple and user-friendly, there is a bit of a learning curve if you want to customize your site so that it stands out from the crowd. I use custom CSS, markdown, and other coding in many cases in order to create a unique website for each client and I handle everything from set-up to launch so that you can focus on what you love to do.

Can I hire you just to design a logo?

I strive to provide my clients with a cohesive brand identity so I do not take on clients for logos only or a la carte items. However, once you have chosen one of my packages you can add on items at any time, now or in the future.

Do you offer copywriting?

I don't provide copywriting as a service, but I can offer guidance and direction for effective copy. I will also gladly provide recommendations for professional copywriters.

What payment methods do you accept?

I accept credit cards and PayPal. All prices are listed in US dollars (USD).

 

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