The Template Process
Pick A Design
You choose which template best fits your business, in look and feel, but most importantly in function. Does it have what you need?
Built for You
We spend a week or less building the entire site just like the demo for you, while you sit back and relax.
Tweak + Launch
You’ll be given access to the site, make any tweaks you want (like add your words and pictures) and be ready to launch.
weighing the options when it comes to your business
Custom Website vs Template Design
|Custom Website||Template Design|
|Description||Fully custom from the ground up. Loads of prep work with your specific business goals as top priority. Solutions to fit your business now, and in the future.||Quickly get a site up and running that looks good and converts potential customers into your favorite clients|
|Level of Customization||Designed from scratch. Unique design for your business or brand.||Easy to customize so no one should have the exact same site as you, but someone somewhere would have one similar to yours, since you'd be starting with a template.|
|One-On-One Guidance||Weeks of prep work, questionnaires, and chats between us. We'll sit down multiple times and really nail down your message, and how that translates to the design of your site. You'll leave your process with custom videos going into great depth on your site.||We'll build the site for you and email back and forth a couple of times to get the site up and running. Once we're done you'll have some short training videos to walk you through making changes and edits to your brand new site.|
|Timeline||6-8 weeks||1 week + any add-ons|
|Investment||varries depending on package||$349 + optional add-ons|
|How to get started||Let's Chat||Purchase a Template|
Questions About Template Designs
Why are these pre-made templates and not DIY ones?
To be honest, it’s not that you couldn’t do it. Squarespace is a simple platform for many. But if you can save weeks of your time, and spend that making your own clients happy, and making money, why would you spend it on something you’re not good at. We believe wholeheartedly in doing what you’re best at. Offering pre-made websites, where we build the entire demo for you, just seems like the right move.
What is Squarespace?
Squarespace is an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop web design platform, which is the home for your entire website, hosting, shop, blog, everything! Squarespace has amazing customer service and plenty of help videos and articles for about any scenario.
Why do you recommend Squarespace over other website builders?
Squarespace is not only user-friendly, but it also offers amazing features like responsive design for mobile viewing, an easy to use drag-and-drop builder, amazing help support, and a library of written and video tutorials. They’ve been around for years and have tons of integrations with your favorite other apps and platforms. Ease of use for you and converting designs for your business, win win.
How much does Squarespace cost?
You can pay for Squarespace monthly or yearly, depending upon your budget. The plan we recommend is the business plan and it’s about $200/yr. Like a lot of online programs/software, the annual subscription is a better deal. If you’ve been paying separate hosting fees, Squarespace will become your new host, which means you’re not paying that every month to another company.
Can you add in all my text and images for me?
Following our setup guide and template customization videos are the quickest to get your content into your site. However, we do offer this service as an add-on. Please select this option at checkout if you’d like us to insert your text and images for you.
Can I have a shop and a blog on Squarespace?
Yes and Yes! Each template has the ability to add a shop and blog rather the design itself has a demo for that page or not. Squarespace has amazing resources for getting your shop and blog set up and there’s not an additional fee to use either feature. You can add additional features by using tags, categories, and more to your blog posts and shop items. We love Squarespace because you can easily feature blog posts and products throughout your entire site, by category or other filters. Squarespace has amazing resources for getting your shop functionality set up as well.
Why does it take a week for me to get my website template?
Squarespace is different from other platforms in that there’s not a quick “copy” or “download” for a template. The upside to this is you get our careful attention to detail while we copy elements and build the entire site for you. It only takes us a few days compared to the weeks and months it might take you.
Do you offer support after I purchase?
After you purchase a template you’ll receive a getting started guide, unique to your specific template. This guide will help you plan your images and text for the site, as well as videos of how to make edits to the site. For help after the launch of your site, Squarespace has an amazing technical support team and a vault of videos, tutorials, and more.
I’m nervous Squarespace won’t have enough features for me, isn’t Wordpress better?
Our favorite analogy for Squarespace is that it’s kinda like Apple vs Android debate. You’ll have an easy-to-maintain product with a dedicated support and development group. Wordpress and “open source” platforms often compare to Android in that there are limitless options for customization, however, you’re dependent on lots of random Joe’s in their basements keeping their code in check, maintaining plugins, etc. We much prefer the “tight-knit” group behind Squarespace.