Why Squarespace is the Best Platform for Creative Beginners
How I love Squarespace! When starting my business, I googled endlessly trying to find the perfect platform for running my online business.
I found so many platforms but none of them satisfied me at all!
While others were too expensive, others were affordable but had other hidden fees which I didn't like.
Then I found Squarespace. To be honest though, when I started using Squarespace, I found it too overwhelming to navigate through. I didn't even know how to upload an image into my website!
But time has since passed by and now I can proudly say am a Squarespace pro!
What is Squarespace?
Squarespace is a Content Management System that offers web hosting, domains, email platform and a host of other awesome products!
In simpler terms, it is a drag and drop website builder that makes having a website super easy!
Advantages of using Squarespace
Now that you know what Squarespace is, let me give you reasons as to why you should use Squarespace when first starting your business and if you are looking for a super easy website platform.
Security is guaranteed
I don't know about you but having security for your website is paramount when you have an online presence.
With Squarespace, your website is automatically secured for you and you don't even have to pay any extra money for that!
You can have a peace of mind knowing that security is already handled. But you still have to observe some security measures as a responsible website owner.
Back up is handled
Another added bonus for using Squarespace is that they back up data for you automatically! You don't even have to lift a finger to do anything! Isn't that just amazing ?!!
And it's an no extra cost!
Drag and drop feature
As creatives and micro-entrepreneurs, we all know how hard it is to build a website when we've got 1000 + things to do!
With Squarespace, you don't even have to learn any complex stuff just so you can create your website. There are ready made templates for you to choose from that will help you start building your website in no time!
Squarespace offers help docs and tutorial videos on their website(Squarespace Knowledge Base), which you an refer to when stuck while creating your website.
But if you are looking for a custom made Squarespace website, you can check my Squarespace set up package and we will work together on creating a beautiful, unique and strategic website for your business.
Huge range of products offered
One of the best things about Squarespace is that they offer a huge range of products that you can take advantage of!
They do offer domains, a website builder, online stores within their platform and their latest email campaign tool.
Best customer service
Squarespace is well known for their extraordinary customer service. They do have a 24/7 online chat service and you can contact them via email too.
Although, in my experience, online chat is better compared to email because with email, it can take days to get a response. With online chat, your problem will be solved much quicker.
Squarespace offers three payment plans which suite any type of business at whatever stage of their business.
The lowest price for managing your website in their platform is $16 monthly plan/ $12 annually for the blogger option which is perfect for bloggers just starting out.
The business plan is $26 monthly/$18 yearly which is perfect for small businesses and service providers.
The commerce plan which is perfect for shop owners is in two options: Basic Plan which is $26 billed annually/$30 monthly and Advanced plan which is $40 billed annually / $46 billed monthly.
To learn more about their pricing options, here is the link to the pricing guide.
How to use Squarespace as a business owner
The Squarespace platform was truly created for creatives and businesses that are looking for a clean and modern interface to represent their brand and website.
You can use their platform to manage your blog, sell your products with the shop feature, promote your services and create your online portfolio.
The possibilities are endless if you get creative!
Who can use Squarespace?
Squarespace is perfect for creatives such as designers in all fields, developers, bloggers and both small and medium entrepreneurs.
As long as you know you are a creative or an entrepreneur looking for an easy website platform to manage your online presence, Squarespace is right for you.
The possibilities with Squarespace are endless and the advantages so many that I couldn't list all of them here! But when starting your new business, I believe that it is the best platform for creating your website due to it’s affordability, security and flexibility capabilities that you will love and learn to appreciate.
Let me know in the comments what you think about Squarespace.
If you still looking to learn more about Squarespace and how it can help you in creating your website, book your free consultation so you gain clarity about the platform.