3 useful ways to use the spacer block for your Squarespace website

There’s a ton of blocks that are available to use for your Squarespace website but one of them seems to be underutilized. Many times, I’ll get clients asking me questions of how to get a block to be a certain way and it’s a quick and simple fix. I want to show you three different ways that you can utilize the spacer block for your Squarespace website.

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Why Instagram is the best social platform to find your ideal clients

There’s a lot of debate with what social platform is the best one to find your ideal clients and to be honest it’s all a personal preference because every social platform is similar in a sense… with some differences. In my opinion, Instagram is the best platform to find your ideal clients. I’m not only talking as a web designer standpoint. I’m talking about in general, for anyone that owns a business.

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How much money you’ll need to build your website on Squarespace and what’s included in their Business Plan

I get this question asked all the time when I’m working with clients and with every right! If I was also working with a web designer I would ask how much of an investment Squarespace is. I will say that I’m a little biased because I do build websites using Squarespace, but I absolutely love it for several reasons. It’s extremely user friendly, they have an amazing customer support and they have premade templates that are easily customizable.  

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Why setting clear expectations is crucial for good client relationships

As a new business owner, you will be very tempted to try to please everyone by being extremely accommodating and flexible. Although this shows exceptional customer service this can easily be a recipe for disaster. I’m not perfect, I’ve made a lot of mistakes that came from not setting clear expectations and boundaries with my clients. I’ve definitely learned from all of these experiences and will keep on learning as my business grows.

That’s why you should be setting clear expectations since the very beginning and stick to them.

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Why you should choose a Squarespace template that has Index Pages

When it comes to designing your website, I know it can get overwhelming trying to decide on which template to use. I would highly recommend you choose a template that allows you to have Index Pages. Index Pages are extremely versatile when it comes to designing your website.  

Not many people take advantage of this beautiful option that Squarespace has for its users that’s due to the lack of knowledge of how to use them! Not to worry, though I am going to explain what Index Pages are and how to use them!  

WHAT ARE INDEX PAGES?

Index pages allow you to have multiple pages in one page. There are different styles of index pages depending on the template that you’re using.

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The hardest part of starting an online business

There is a lot of different hardships that come with starting an online business but in my opinion, one of them out rules the others.

I believe that the hardest part in starting an online business is the confidence level that you have of yourself. We are our own’s worst critic and even our own thoughts may get in the way from achieving our goals and dreams.

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The meaning behind my branding

I’ve explained in the past how important branding is for your business. It allows you to be consistent, stay true to what you stand for and most importantly it will allow you to connect with your ideal audience.

I have to admit that when I was first starting out I didn’t know too much about branding (trust me, I’ve come a long way). There was absolutely no consistency whatsoever I didn’t know who I was targeting, and my brand was just way off to what I loved and what I stood for.

Once I sat down to really think about what I wanted to do with my brand and who I wanted to connect with I was much more aligned with my goals and my business.

I’ve always been passionate about the beauty industry which includes makeup and skincare. I’m a true believer in “if you look good, you feel good” and that for me is makeup and skincare and dressing nice of course. 👠 

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Why I only take on one web design project at a time

1. DESIGNING TAKES TIME

Designing a website requires my full undivided attention. There’s a lot of preparation that goes before designing a website. Once those two weeks roll around I want to make sure everything is in place in order for me to fully focus on designing my client’s website.

Most of the time when I start a new web design project it’ll be a blank canvas. Meaning the client has compiled some website inspiration that they liked but that’s about it. It’s really up to me to play around with styling and customizing to create the style and feel they’re going for. 

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3 key things you should do before searching for a web designer

I always tell people that 50% of my job as a web designer is to educate the client about what it takes to bring their vision into a fully functional website. There’s a lot that goes into designing a website and educating the client as much as possible before diving into designing their website is absolutely crucial.

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PLANT-BASED BREVARD: SQUARESPACE WEB DESIGN

I'm so excited for this new web launch! This website has been a work in progress but nonetheless has been extremely full-filling to create.

Keenun came to me with what she called a "crazy idea" of wanting to turn one of her passion projects into a full-fledged website. Plant-Based Brevard is a resource for people looking for plant-based and vegan options in Brevard County, FL. What began as just an idea with most of her web layout drawn on paper, she trusted me enough to bring her vision to life.

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How I use Asana to onboard new web design clients

There’s nothing more important to me than having a schedule that both my clients and I can follow. It keeps both of us organized and on the same page, that way there’s no miscommunication. If you’re an aspiring web designer having a CRM system in place can save you a lot of headaches, that way you and your clients will both have the same expectations on deadlines.

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Why you need to shake off the “I’m a bad writer” thoughts and start blogging NOW!

So, you understand that blogging is absolutely crucial for your business, but you’ve been putting it off because you have convinced yourself that you are the worst writer on this entire planet. Yeah, my thoughts exactly except I’m talking about myself. First of all, I hated writing back in college, HATED it. I wasn’t good at it, it was time consuming and I simply sucked 😂. When I started my online business, I put off blogging for as long as I could. Except that no matter who I connected with or what I read was telling me otherwise. “You should have started blogging for your business since yesterday.”

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Do this and watch your website load faster

Is your website optimized to its full capacity in order for it to load fast for your visitors? Your website visitors won’t be waiting for your site to load, in fact most visitors expect your site to load in two seconds or less. Slow speeds kill conversions. Making sure that your website is up to its top speed can also help your SEO. The internet robots love a fast loading website, see let me explain. When someone searches for something on Google, Google does what it does best and crawls all the websites on the internet to search for the most relevant content for you. If your site is slow you’re most likely to stay behind and not be shown at the top. I want to share two tips with you all that will help your website load faster which will make your website visitors and the internet robots happy, it’s a win-win!

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Why your website might be scaring clients

Ok. Let’s get something straight, your website is your businesses online home. It is the first impression many potential clients will have. So, you’ve got to make it worth it. Adding a pixelated photo of you and your dog back in 2005 is not going to cut it. I mean your dog might bring you extra points, but you need to stay on brand with your business. Have a professional headshot of yourself in a familiar setting with what you do whether you sell products or services.

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Lessons I’ve learned after being a full time Squarespace Web Designer for 6 months

It’s been a heck of a ride these past 6 months. Where do I even begin?! From being scared out my mind not knowing where this journey would take me, to now where I can confidently say that I’m proud of how far I’ve gotten and happy to be where I am now. Becoming a full-time Squarespace Web Designer has brought me so much happiness, I feel so much more fulfilled knowing that I can work with amazing clients and bring their vision to life. With that said, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies (unfortunately) because as a service-based business you deal with people all the time so with that can come a lot of unfortunate situations. It doesn’t matter though, because everything becomes a lesson to be learned.

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How to navigate through your Squarespace Analytics

I’m sure we all know that analytics are super important but are you taking advantage of them? Squarespace has built in analytics for its users and it honestly can’t get better than that. Although it sounds boring ehhh “analytics”, it might be the best thing ever (no joke). You’re able to see the amount of traffic you’re getting on your website, where it’s coming from, how much traffic is coming from that source, your most popular content and SO much more. It’s absolutely amazing and it’s extremely important that you start becoming familiar with the Analytics Tab on your Squarespace Dashboard because I guarantee you it will become your best friend. It certainly has become mine I can tell you that much along with Google Analytics (but that’s a whole other monster, in a good way)!

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3 cool ways to use Cover Pages on Squarespace

Don’t be fooled by its name, there are multiple ways that you can use cover pages for. That’s something that I love about Squarespace that you can really make anything happen for your website you just have to think creatively. I am going to be showing you 3 pretty awesome (at least in my opinion) ways to use Squarespace Cover Pages.

First off how do you even create a “Cover Page”? It’s easy, go ahead and click on Pages > plus sign in the top right corner > Find Cover Page

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