This is ESPECIALLY for those of you who get overwhelmed by all the tech stuff, because I'm going to take care of that part for you.
Yep, I totally am.
All you're going to have to do is create your pages and write your content. All the wordpress stuff, the plugin updates, the theme configuration, back ups, security - all of that stuff will be taken care of FOR YOU.
You see... *I'm* a web expert and guess what? You don't have to be. I say that will all the love.
I don't think it's the smartest move to spend all of your precious time learning everything there is to know about web design.
Yes, knowing some stuff is SUPER useful. You don't want to be dependent on a designer to always make changes for you, and it's nice to be able to DIY things when you want.
But, I think you should be focusing more of your time on working your business, spreading the word, helping your customers, and making YOUR magic.
You shouldn't be messing around with cpanels, web threats and which plugins to use. The best thing you can do for your business is to focus on crafting your message, sharing your work and building your gorgeous empire.
You with me on this?
In a nutshell, I'm going to set up your website FOR you and get it ready for you to start fiddling. You'll be able to build your website exactly how you want it to be, with some great templates and tools that make it very easy.
The fiddling requires no coding, no heavy tech stuff and nothing too complicated. If you can upload images onto Facebook, make a payment for something online and send an email, you should be good to go.
AND, if you ever do get stuck, need help or advice, or want some feedback about how your site is coming along, I'm available in a few different ways.
Totally havin' your back here!
It's over $2400 worth of value PER YEAR for only $59/month.
If you were to pay for all of this individually, WITHOUT me doing your set up or maintenance, and without the Q/A calls or the facebook group - just you DIYing stuff all on your own - you'd be paying $51/month for these exact same tools and set up.
For just a few dollars more per month, you also get ME. I'll be here to answer your questions, offer feedback, get you out of a jam, and take care of the website tech stuff FOR you.
$59/month, cancel anytime after 4 months.
First off, I love Squarespace! I think their system is pretty easy and their designs are gorgeous. So if you're thinking of going that route, it could be a great solution for you.
The reason I prefer wordpress over Squarespace (or Wix or any of the others) is that you have so much more control over your own platform. As your business grows, your website can grow with it.
There are a ton of things you just can't do (or do as easily) with something like Squarespace. They all have limitations.
WordPress gives you so much functionality and the ability to add new features to your website without having to use 3rd party systems, saving you money down the road.
If you'd like your website to become a robust space for you to run your business online, wordpress is the way to go!
If you need something fairly simple and straightforward and you find a template that you like on Squarespace (so you won't have to tink around with it too much), then that will probably work great for you.
I also like the drag and drop editor that you'll be getting with this program. It's very easy to use and HIGHLY customizable, so you can create a one of a kind website easily - without having to learn a lick of coding.
Then, with this program - you are getting SO much more than the tools and technology to create your website. You're also having someone maintain and manage all your tech details, which is a HUGE benefit.
You'll also be getting my expertise, support and availability to help you along the way. That is worth the cost of admission alone!
Having someone in your corner, advising and guiding you as you build your own website is a HUGE time saver and stress reducer!
At a minimum, I will do a live Q/A call on zoom the 2nd Tuesday of every month at noon PST. If I ever need to change that, I'll let everyone know ahead of time.
I'll add some extra calls as the number of people joining this program increases, or if I feel like people are needing extra support.
I'll need some tidbits from you to get your website ready - a checklist will be emailed after you sign up so you can start gathering your materials right away.
Your website will be ready within 2 business days after you send me everything I need.
That's great! We can use it, I'll just need your login info from where you purchased your domain.
Yep, you can totally do that! How easy that is depends on many factors, so send me an email and we can talk more about it before you sign up.
Additional fees may apply depending on how complex your situation is.
No problem, you can cancel anytime after 4 months.
If you're moving your site, there will be some housekeeping items to take care of. For example, if want to keep using the drag and drop page builder, you'll need to set up your own license - or you'll need to set up your own hosting account and move all of your files over.
Nope, that's not what this is.
I've been working with start up entrepreneurs for many years now. And, I've taught courses on web design. I've seen where people get stuck and what has them NOT get their website created.
This service has been created to help you get your website up and running so you can get to work on building your business!
I've thought alot about how I can best serve the people I love working with and this package, the way it's put together, is what I've created.
Nope! A theme is included that works brilliantly with the drag and drop editor you'll be using. But, if you have a theme that you really love and want to use - they will most likely work together.
There could be 3rd party apps or services that you choose to use for your business.
For example, you might choose to use a paid service for:
Most of those are more advanced business needs, which you'll be happy to pay for when your business reaches those levels.
Just starting out, you can get by with a pretty lean overhead. Feel free to email me with questions if have specific needs for your business and you'd like to make sure that this platform will work for you.
And, a word of caution - don't buy into the hype that alot of online pros try to get you to believe. You can get ALOT of business done without paying for every.single.slick.tool. that's out there. People will try to convince you that you NEED these to succeed, but that just might not be true.
Again, ask me if you're not sure. I'm well versed in alot of the common online business tools.
You have a few options:
Yes, I can do that FOR you - just send me a note with details about what you need and I'll put a quote together for you.
Or, this is something that we can cover on a live Q/A call if you need some help getting this figured out on your own.
Absolutely! That is one of the great things about wordpress.. your blog will be ready to go right from the start. All it needs is your brilliance.
All possible. These are more advanced online tools, but you'll be able to add them to you site when you're ready for them.
I'm available to help with the set up of these extras - for an additional fee, of course. Or, this is the sort of thing you can bring up on a Q/A call or in the Facebook group. I can help get you pointed in the right direction.
There are free and paid options for all of these things that integrate with wordpress, as well as 3rd party apps or services that can make it a little easier. I'm happy to advise and offer suggestions depending on what your business needs.