Strategic Squarespace Website Design for Women Business Owners & Creative Entrepreneurs

 FAQs

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Will you design a site for Wordpress, Wix, SHOWIT, or Shopify?

At this time I only work with Squarespace, though I am thinking about expanding to Shopify and possibly SHOWIT in the future. If you're interested in having me design a website for you on Shopify or SHOWIT, reach out and let's chat.

Why do you prefer Squarespace?

I believe Squarespace is the best fit for most small business owners because it’s easy to use and requires zero manual updates. Compared to Wordpress, Squarespace is a huge time-saver. It’s also fast, secure, SEO-friendly, and less expensive in the long run. If you’re not sure whether to go with Wordpress or Squarespace, this quiz will help you figure out which is the best fit for your business.

Will you write my website content for me?

No, but I can recommend a professional copywriter to do it for you.

Do you offer logo/brand design?

No, but I can connect you with an exceptionally talented brand designer for that part of the project.

Will you take photos for my website?

No. I recommend you hire a professional photographer or select some high-quality stock photos to use on your website.

Do I need to have my content and images ready before the project starts?

Images and branding need to be ready to go by the start date. Content delivery varies by client. For some clients, the website mockup serves as a content template that can be filled in later with copy.

I need a website fast. Do you offer rush timelines?

That depends on my current schedule and the complexity of the website. While I do my best to accommodate client timelines, I can’t make guarantees.

How long will my project take?

Projects usually take 6-8 weeks but it can vary depending on the complexity of your website, your adherence to deadlines for feedback and providing content, technical hiccups, etc. I provide a timeline at the beginning of each project but I try to remain flexible within reason.

How does payment work?

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot. The final 50% is due six weeks after the project start date or before the keys to your website are handed over–whichever comes first. If your project is booked more than 6 weeks in advance, I'll split the initial booking fee into 25% at the time of booking and 25% 2 weeks before your start date.

Can you transfer my site content from Wordpress to Squarespace?

Yes, though you should know that sometimes transfers don’t go 100% smoothly. Images in particular can be an issue and may have to be uploaded to Squarespace manually. I generally prefer to design Squarespace sites from scratch rather than importing from Wordpress.

Do I need to purchase a Squarespace subscription before you begin the design process?

No. In fact, I would recommend waiting until I give the go-ahead because if you're new to Squarespace, I can give you 20% off your first year.

Will you do SEO for my website?

I won't write your SEO content for you (meta descriptions, titles, etc.) but if you've already written them, I'd be happy to add them to Squarespace for you.

Do you offer a la carte design services?

I do not offer a la carte services to non-clients. If you are a former client, I'm happy to help you with anything you need.