FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ WHAT PLATFORMS DO YOU DESIGN YOUR SITES ON?
I use and recommend squarespace. You can read about why I choose Squarespace in this post.
+ IS SQUARESPACE RIGHT FOR ME?
Squarespace is perfect for you if what you're looking for is a modern & clean design, and you would like a website that won’t cause you technical headaches.
Squarespace is best for entrepreneurs, creative professionals, small business owners and bloggers. If you run a large business, or an organization with complex website requirements (forums, very complex booking systems, online shops requiring individual client login accounts, etc.), Squarespace might not be the right option for you.
+ WHAT TYPES OF CLIENTS DO YOU WORK WITH?
Primarily female creative entrepreneurs.
+ HOW MUCH TIME WILL THIS TAKE ME?
Pre-design client homework: 1 hr - 8 hrs. This includes creating a Pinterest inspiration board, completing 2 questionnaires & compiling content. If you already have photos and text ready, closer to 1 hr, if you need to take photos or write copy, closer to 8.
Week 1: 1 hour for our initial consultation call.
Week 2: 30 mins per list of edits, 1- 1.5 hrs for our "Get savvy with your site" call.
+ WHAT EXACTLY IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGES?
You’ll receive a completely custom built website (up to 6 pages) that is ready to launch on the last day of your design period, and all the design files that were used to create the site.
You’ll have a designer all to yourself and unlimited rounds of edits within your 2 week period. Plus, a 1- 1.5 hr Squarespace lesson and a designer with you every step of the way, right up to the launch of your site.
Other bits included: Google Analytics setup, "Coming Soon" page, mood board + color palette, custom buttons & icons, domain linking, and linking up any 3rd party integrations.
If you book The Website & Brand Package: 2 graphic items are also included, eg. logo, opt-in gift, pricing catalog, event flyer, business cards, media kit, social media banners, etc.
Not included: Site content - copy & images must come from you gal, as well as any custom illustrations, fonts, paintings, or calligraphy, etc.
+ WHAT DESIGN DATE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
There's no amazing website without content.
If you have photos and text content prepared (say, on a current website) choose the next available design date.
If you need to write your text content and take photos, choose a start date 1 month out.
If you'll be hiring others to write your text and take photos, choose a start date 2+ months out. Speak with your photographer and copywriter to get a firm estimate of how long the project(s) will take them and book accordingly.
These suggestions work for most client's, however be sure to adjust according to how busy your schedule is.
+ WHAT’S YOUR NEXT AVAILABLE DESIGN DATE?
My design calendaron my website is always up to date. Please check to see when I'm available and lock down a date convenient for you.
+ CAN YOU LAUNCH MY SITE BY A CERTAIN DATE?
If there’s an available design date before your needed launch date, then for sure we can launch! Go plan that business grand opening/ relaunch party, marketing campaign or conference speaking event. Your site will be ready - promise!
+ HOW MUCH DOES USING SQUARESPACE COST?
Most of my clients use the $12 or $18/month plan (Business plan). Included in this is the cost of website hosting. You'll also need to purchase a domain name (roughly $10-$20/year).
PS: If you work with me, you get 20% of your first year, if you pay a year upfront for the business plan.
+ CAN I KEEP MY CURRENT DOMAIN?
Yes! Of course you can!
+ IF I BOOK TODAY, HOW MUCH DO I PAY?
You pay 50% of your package price; this saves your spot in the design calendar. Then on the last day of your two week design period, just before launch, you'll pay the 50% remainder.
+ WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I BOOK?
You'll receive an email with the studio's Welcome Package. It will walk you through preparing your content; you can get started right away if you'd like! I will also follow up by email with a contract to be signed. (You can sign it easily online). Once the contract is signed, your preferred design date will be saved for you and become unavailable to others.
+ I AM SO SO READY NOW!! HOW DO I HIRE YOU?
There’s 2 steps to get the ball rolling!
We’ll hop on the phone to chat to ensure we’re a perfect fit, then if we’re ready to move forward, I’ll send you over an invoice and contract to sign. Once you’ve paid your deposit and signed the contract, you’re all booked in! Your design date will be saved with your name and become unavailable for anyone else.