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10 questions before beginning your website:

  1. What are your primary and secondary goals for your website?
  2. Who is your target audience?
  3. Describe your typical client.
  4. Who are your online and offline competitors?
  5. Are you doing any marketing offline?
  6. Where is your target audience (local, national, global)?
  7. Do you have brand guidelines?
  8. Do you have a content writer available?
  9. What kind of assets will you provide? (photo, videos, images, brochures)
  10. Can we access your current site analytics?

Congratulations! You're nearly ready to launch your Squarespace website. Use this
checklist to make sure you're taking advantage of the Squarespace features and to
ensure your site looks as professional as possible.

1. Add your own favicon
What's a favicon? It's the little icon at the top of your browser page that allows
people to identify your website if you have multiple tabs open. By default
Squarespace uses their own black cube, so changing this helps to provide
consistent branding across your website.
Go to Design > Logo & Title > Add a favicon
More information: Click Here

2. Fill in your SEO information
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO for short) helps people to find your website on
search engines like Google. Squarespace allows you to add a description about
your website that will appear in search results. You can also add SEO information
for each page via Page Settings on certain templates.
Go to Settings > Marketing > SEO
More information: Click Here

3. Remove the "Powered by Squarespace" link
All templates by default include a link to Squarespace at the bottom of the page,
in the area known as the Footer. You can make your website look more
professional by removing this and adding your own copyright information.
Go to the Footer area and hover over the text until you see the "Edit" option.
Delete this text and replace it with your own (e.g. Copyright 2016 Your Brand).
More information: Click Here

4. Link your social media accounts
If you have a presence on any social media platforms then you can connect your
accounts to Squarespace. This allows you to display social icons and Twitter or
Instagram feeds on your website, as well as allowing you to schedule blog posts to
automatically publish on platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Go to Settings > Connected Accounts > Connect Account
More information: Click Here

5. Check your links and URL “slugs"
If you've started with an example page from a template then you may need to
review your "slugs". These are the bits of text in the link that come after your main
website address. For a professional appearance, www.yourbrand.com/about-us is
much better than www.yourbrand.com/new-page-1 and also will help more in your
search engine results. It's also a good idea to go through your site and check that
all the links go to the right place, especially if you've changed your slugs.
Go to Pages and hover over the relevant page or section, then click on the cog
icon to open up Page Settings. Scroll down to the URL Slug section to update your
link for that page.
More information: Click Here

6. Redirect your old URLs
If you have changed your slugs, or you are moving from an old website on a
different platform, then you will need to tell Squarespace to redirect people that
use the old link to go to the correct place on your new site. For example, if your
old website had the link www.yourbrand.com/pages/about-us then you would
need to redirect this to www.yourbrand.com/about-us as Squarespace has a
different page structure.
Go to Settings > Advanced > URL Mappings
More information: Click Here

7. Link Google Analytics to your account
Squarespace has a built in analytics section but it's useful to have Google Analytics
linked too in case you ever need a more in depth analysis of your website traffic.
You can easily set up a Google Analytics account at https://www.google.co.uk/
analytics.
Go to Settings > Advanced > External Services
More information: Click Here

8. Customise your 404 page
If there is a link that doesn't work, or if someone types in a page link incorrectly,
then by default your website visitors will see an error page, known as a 404 page.
You can change this to either redirect to your home page, or a page of your
choice. If you're feeling adventurous you can even create your own 404 page and
use it to offer a discount or similar, creating a marketing opportunity from what
could have been a lost customer.
Go to Settings > Advanced > 404 Error / Page Not Found
More information: Click Here

9. Enable the Mobile Information Bar
If you want people to easily contact you when they visit your website on their
phones then you can turn on a feature that allows visitors to email or call you with
one click, no matter which page they are on.
Go to Design > Mobile Information Bar > Enable Mobile Information Bar
More information: Click Here

10. Get 10% off your first year
Squarespace have a secret discount code that allows you to get 10% off your first
year, whether you pay monthly or annually. Enter code GIMME10 at the checkout
to get this discount.
Go to Upgrade Now (bottom right corner) and then once you've selected your
plan, scroll down to the bottom of the payment information page. You should see
a box to the right of the Subscribe button where you can enter your offer code.
More information: Click Here


WEB DESIGN - SUPREME PACKAGE

from 2,250.00
The Supreme Package includes all of the setup and design included in our normal web design service, and also includes an upgraded graphic design package that will take your business to the next level.  To go even further, our Supreme+ Package also includes social media marketing design.

SUPREME PACKAGE BREAKDOWN:

  • Complete website setup and domain connection.
  • Full graphic design package including banner images, custom buttons and icons, and logo/corporate identity design. 
  • Overview consultation that will teach you the in's and out's of Squarespace, and insure that you will be completely prepared to take ownership of your new website.

SUPREME+ PACKAGE BREAKDOWN:

  • Complete website setup and domain connection.
  • Full graphic design package including banner images, custom buttons and icons, and logo/corporate identity design. 
  • Overview consultation that will teach you the in's and out's of Squarespace, and insure that you will be completely prepared to take ownership of your new website.
  • Full social media marketing package that will seamlessly connect your website to your social media accounts.

This is about so much more than a website.
 
OPTION 1 - CUSTOM WEBSITE / BLOG WITH MONTHLY SUPPORT ($1100 DOWN THEN $65 / MO.)

  • Up to Five Pages
  • Basic SEO Optimization
  • Social Media Integration
  • Implementation of Your Current Logo and Brand Elements
  • Favicon and Social Sharing Icons
  • Newsletter (Mailchimp)
  • Lawyer approved Privacy Policy ($600 value)
  • Built-in sitemap that helps Google to crawl, understand, and ultimately, rank your website
  • Four updates to your site included every month! (great option for those wanting to blog weekly)
  • Note: hosting and domain name NOT included; one year contract required

 
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  • Up to Five Pages
  • Basic SEO Optimization
  • Social Media Integration
  • Implementation of Your Current Logo and Brand Elements
  • Favicon and Social Sharing Icons
  • Blog (optional)
  • Newsletter (Mailchimp)
  • Lawyer approved Privacy Policy ($600 value)
  • Built-in sitemap that helps Google to crawl, understand, and ultimately, rank your website
  •  Note: hosting and domain name NOT included

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  • Up to Six Pages
  • Basic SEO Optimization
  • Social Media Integration
  • Implementation of Your Current Logo and Brand Elements
  • Favicon and Social Sharing Icons
  • Newsletter (Mailchimp)
  • Lawyer approved Privacy Policy ($600 value)
  • E-Commerce site (up to 25 products included)
  • Built-in sitemap that helps Google to crawl, understand, and ultimately, rank your website  
  • Optional monthly support which includes up to four updates to your site every month: $75 / mo (great option if you plan on updating or adding products to your store)
  • Note: hosting and domain name NOT included

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I run my my business off Dubsado + Coffee (but mostly Dubsado). The hardest part is getting your account up and running. Once everything is in place Dubsado will help you run your business like a boss! Send proposals, contracts, invoices, questionairres, and more with this incredible platform. Here's what's included with your set-up:

Integrate logo and brand settings
Add packages and create proposal to match your brand
Set up invoicing system
Embed lead capture form into the contact page of your website (when a lead fills out your form it will automatically populate their information into your Dubsado account)
Integrate payment processor so you can get paid!
Create custom signature for emails
Create custom questionnaires and other forms (up to three) to send clients during the on-boarding process
Walk you through how to use this amazing system
And more!

SEO PLUS
Improve rankings, drive traffic, and get results. I could not be more excited to offer this service to my clients. If you're interested in landing on the front page of Google ask me about my SEO Plus plan.

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
If you are a non-profit organization with an amazing mission contact me for special pricing. I have a soft place in my heart for those who help animals, women, children, veterans, and the environment. 


WEB DESIGN + BRANDING PACKAGE - $4,200
INCLUDES:

  • The Clarity Workbook + two strategy sessions to identify your aesthetic brand identity, unique offerings — and to dream all the details about your website vision. 
  • Up to eight custom page designs (i.e. Home, Offering, About, Blog, Contact).
  • Brand style guide + mood board + type treatment logo to compliment your website.
  • Crafted graphics to highlight your unique voice.
  • An online platform that's optimized for mobile.
  • Basic SEO optimization for Google.
  • A post-design training session to give you the tools to keep your website fresh as your business grows.
  • Connection, love, and support along the way!
  • Bonus — Free access to my DIY Newsletter online course.

TIME FRAME: 6 WEEKS
OPTIONAL ADDITIONS AVAILABLE:
Adding a store + setting up E-Commerce (cost dependent on the number of products)
Custom type treatment logo design + 3x design iterations.