Are you building your own website?
It’s not always possible to find the budget to pay for a professional to build your small business website for you. And with all the affordable DIY website builders now available, a small budget doesn’t have to stop you getting a great website.
But what can stop you from getting a great website, is not knowing enough about website strategy, not planning your site carefully and not having the technical know-how to make it all come to life.
squarespace Diy strategy & training is for you if…
You want to build your website yourself, but you want training, guidance & support to do so.
why choose me to help you with squarespace?
As well as being an experienced marketer, I spent four years designing & building Squarespace websites for small businesses in Hawke’s Bay. I know Squarespace inside out.
I know Squarespace so well they allow me to use these logos to show off my credentials.
Here’s how the sessions work:
Phase One: Strategy, Planning & Preparation
You complete a questionnaire before we start to tease out exactly what it is that you want your website to achieve for you.
We get together in person or via Skype for two hours to map out your website strategy and make a plan for how your site will be structured (see my Website Strategy & Planning Session page for greater detail).
Following on from that meeting, I will send you a task list, that will include a list of all the website content you are going to need to complete your website.
We’ll spend up to 30 minutes together looking at Squarespace templates to determine which will be the best option for you - both now and in to the future.
While you work on your content, I’ll set up your Squarespace website and put the basic structure in place, all ready for your content.
Phase Two: Training & Building
Once you have enough content to make a start, we’ll get online together for a two hour Squarespace training session (or 2 x one hour sessions if that’s easier). We’ll share screens so we can see what each other is doing, and I’ll also record my screen, so you can watch the recordings over again if you need to really get your head around something. At the end of the two hours you will have enough basic Squarespace knowledge to complete your website yourself.
I’ll let you finish the site yourself in your own time until you are happy with it (and I will be available for email support if you have questions during this time).
Once you’re all done, we'll get together for a final 30-60 minutes to optimise things in the back end for Google and for any other questions you might have.
kind words from clients i’ve helped
Kathryn was a huge help when it came to finalising our web site - ironing out any issues, testing everything was working and adding in those special elements that made our website zing. She knows Squarespace inside and out plus is a fantastic communicator, which was critical before go live and launching our website for the first time.
She also has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Marketing strategy and how to move your business to the next step. Highly recommend her work!
The Green Goose
Kathryn has been an amazing help and very informative with teaching me how my website will work and how it will work and look once it goes live. She was very supportive with the marketing side of the online sales which will be only part of the business. I would recommend her to anyone that just needs a bit of advice right through to planning a whole new website. I will be working with Kathryn more in the future to develop another part of my business and look forward to that.
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