Squarespace Website Design
What if you had an employee who was chasing customers out of your business in under 15 seconds?
You'd probably fire them, right? Right. No one wants an employee who scares away all of their sales.
The average visitor spends less than 15 seconds on your website before deciding whether to click away. You have only seconds to hook them before they flit off to the next shiny thing on the internet – and take their money with them.
In online business, your website should be your hardest working employee. Is it attracting the right customers, wooing them, thrilling them, getting their digits and convincing them to open their wallets and whip out their credit card?
I’m a self-proclaimed control freak so I was a little nervous hiring a designer, but working with Erin was like having my very own personal easy button. She moved my website from lametown to “OMG yes”. She’d anticipate my questions and answer them before I even had a chance to ask, and she went to bat and did more than I could have imagined!
Jacqueline Fisch // Unfussy writer and author
Here's what I'll create for you.
A Custom Website
Show your customers that you're #legit with a professionally designed Squarespace site that converts. Sell your services, digital or physical products, or show your portfolio to the world.
Branding is the front-line in attracting your dream clients. You'll walk away with a branding package including your custom logos, color and font palettes that will be the cohesive look of your business.
I'll help you edit your website copy so it really makes an impact on your ideal people. No idea what to say? I can refer you to a great copywriter to handle your copy for you!
I'll make your website play nice with your email list, appointment scheduler, collect leads, or even create a custom membership site for your subscription based service.
Complete website packages start at just $3,500.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ But aren't all the cool kids on Wordpress these days?
Negatory, my friend. That used to be true, but it's not anymore.
It's true that Wordpress offers complete customization. You can code and add plugins to your heart's content and probably, eventually end up with a great website.
But here's the thing - just because you can spend every waking hour pouring yourself into developing the perfect website and tweaking to get it just so doesn't mean you should.
Here's why I build sites exclusively in Squarespace:
- The look and feel of a Squarespace site is every bit as customizable as Wordpress.
- Once your site is designed and built, the interface is easy to use. You'll be able to update as needed, create new pages, write blog posts, add images - without needing to know a single line of code.
- Squarespace has a broad suite of "plugins". I put plugins in quotes because they're actually native to Squarespace. All the functionality you need is built right in. No digging through the Wordpress plugin directory.
- Everything is meant to work together seamlessly. Your theme will never suddenly break with a new update, plugins won't fight with each other and cause issues or stop being supported.
After spending years and years dedicated to Wordpress – years in which I dumped an embarrassing amount of time tinkering, tweaking and toiling to bend that overblown, overcomplicated system to my will – I finally got wise and made the leap to Squarespace.
Come on over, you won't regret it. We have cookies.
+ I don't want my website to look like a template.
It won't, promise! Squarespace templates are just a starting point.
Remember when I said you don't need to know any code to maintain your site? Well you do need to know code to create a truly customized webite that stands apart in a sea of templates.
And that's what I do.
+ How much does Squarespace cost?
Squarespace plans start at just $12 a month billed annually, or $16 billed month-to-month. Here's their pricing.
Because I'm a Squarespace Circle Member (meaning I build and manage a lot of Squarespace sites), when you partner with me to build your site, you'll receive 20% off of the first year when you pay annually.
+ What if I need a domain name?
I can help you register one. Squarespace offers domain name registration, and the first year is free when you purchase an annual plan. The first year is also free when you transfer your existing name to Squarespace.
I can also help you set up your own branded firstname.lastname@example.org email address with Gsuite for only $5 per month.
+ What do I need to use/have to work with you?
You need to have a business and a clear purpose for your website. Want people to hire you? Wanna sell your products? Want people to come to your shop? Drill down on what you want your website to do.
Don't worry if you don't have a domain name, branding or thousands of followers yet. We can work on that.
+ Couldn't I just build my site myself?.
Let's cut to the chase. I won't lie to you. The truth is, you could do this yourself.
You could muddle through and probably produce a decent-enough website that looks exactly like a lot of other Squarespace websites.
(True fact: I can identify a Squarespace website site using the Bedford template in 0.5 seconds.)
It would be boring. It would not be special. It would not be a polished, professional, high-end website that makes people want to throw their money at you.
+ How long will it take to create my site?
It depends entirely on the complexity of the site. I know, you want a real number.
A very simple site can take as little as few days. A very complex site can take a few weeks.
The first step is to get in touch and let me know what you need. Once I have all the details, I can give you a timeline.
+ What if I already have a Squarespace website that sucks?
Oh no! Did you use a preset Squarespace template, slave over the editor for days, and then find 4,654,648,665 other websites that look exactly like yours?
No worries, you're not alone.
If you already have all of your content in Squarespace, that saves us some time and we can leap right into overhauling your design. Send me the details and we'll create a plan.
+ I still have questions!
I've got answers! Contact me and ask away.