Launch Your First Site in Squarespace
Launching a web site is a necessity
It's the modern equivalent of a Yellow Pages Ad, allowing folks to easily track you down and make contact. Unless you're literally launching a web design company, you'll likely want to spend more time writing your content and working with clients than figuring out how to make the web site work. Most of my clients are Authors and Coaches who are looking for a site that then can add content too easily, but not drain time and money managing.
There's more to a healthy web site than fresh content and readability
Web sites are valuable business assets that need to be maintained and secured. If the platform your web site is built on is compromised with malicious software or ads, it's your responsibility to get it repaired for both the safety of your visitors and the integrity of your brand.
Keeping startup expenses down
Doing as much on their own as they can sometimes leads business owners to tying multiple services together to create the appearance of a united web site. Due to differences in how services are implemented, there can be complications in building a frictionless online experience. If problems arise with any of the services, it can be a handful to track down the right support department to sort things out because multiple services are involved.
Even having built many business web sites, I don't want to spend a lot of time or effort on the maintenance and upkeep of my personal web site. I want to focus on client interaction and revenue building. For folks who want to focus on what they do best and maintain editorial control of their site, I recommend the comprehensive and low-cost solution of Squarespace.
I do not make in any way make money promoting Squarespace. I'm passionate about their product as a user, and because of how well they've performed for many of my own customers. Because of Squarespace, I no longer have to field heart-breaking calls from clients whose web sites have been compromised.
Beautiful, Easy to Use
Squarespace has built-in design templates, easy-to-use controls, blogging, photo galleries, podcast hosting, and e-commerce. It's all setup to enable you to get up and running quickly. You can create funnel pages and sign-up forms; integrate with MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter (and more!); add and edit images and galleries; plus many other features.
You don't have to know any web site coding, Squarespace provides all the design controls in a friendly point-and-click interface. Best of all, Squarespace handles all of the web site security and platform maintenance, while also providing Live Chat and Email Support. You get a robust web presence with one-point-of-contact support for as low monthly fee. There's a 14-day free trial which includes 24/7 customer service. No credit card required.
Squarespace Works For You
I offer "Will Squarespace Work for Me?" consultations. Send me your current web site address, or a brief explanation of what you're looking to build, and we'll schedule a one-on-one call. It's a simple path to peace-of-mind. I look forward to hearing from you! [Ask Andrea]
When I first happened upon Drea I had no idea the depth and breadth of the services she offers nor of her competence, intelligence and speed! I had assumed Drea was another "VA" who operated behind the scenes making technology and social media work for facilitators, speakers, coaches and consultants like me. But as we began working ...
Working with Andrea is a complete delight. There is zero sales pressure - and lots of education, helpful suggestions - anticipating my needs on every level. She takes client service to the next level. AND it's because she is an awesome human being. Every interaction is helpful and fun. I feel grateful to be able to work with her. And all of my technology is safer and more secure because of it.
Working with Andrea was such a delightful change for me - I was used to technical changes taking so much time and effort and challenges with communicating what I really wanted. But Andrea made it so easy. She is highly skilled - she knew exactly what I needed as I explained it ... She's enjoyable to work with ... She's engaging and smart and funny.
Working with Andrea was hands down the best experience I've had. Service, Clarity, Speed, Delightfulness, Understanding what I wanted almost intuitively, AND being able to deliver what she promised. If there were a five star rating, I'd give her 10.
Andrea is the professional I go to over and over when I need someone who can give me a complete solution to my trickiest technology and business problems...I never worry about security, losing data or things breaking or going haywire--she handled it all for me in a way that makes sense...She never ceases to amaze me with the level of her resourcefulness and expertise. A consulting superhero! Cannot recommend her highly enough.
I was pulling my hair out, trying to gain access to my youtube account for almost a year! I had emailed YouTube, webinars on air, and google, and no one could help me gain access into my account! ... I posted on Facebook about my dilemma and a friend linked me to Andrea. She had me signed into my YouTube account within 30 minutes! I couldn't believe it. I had been at the end of my rope and Andrea waltzed in to save me like a dream. This is a true example of a business owner wasting time when I could have hired her right off the bat. Learn from me and hire Andrea now, don't wait!
Updating my website was something that I had put off for a very long time because I thought that it would be an excruciating process. So many decisions to make and I wondered if my designer would be able to fully understand what I was trying to accomplish. I am happy to say that did not happen! Working with Drea was such a painless process and actually was fun! Really fun!
Every interaction with her was informative and highly productive. Drea seems to also have such a gift for understanding exactly what you want and anticipating what you need.
Drea surpassed all my expectations. She showed up with a clearly defined scope of work (wow - already blew me away) and then let me know she'd be digging into the nuts and bolts of my existing systems to MAKE SURE that everything would work, nothing would break, and there was nothing squirrelly that was going on behind the scenes from my own fiddling. She shaped my DIY worksite into something elegant, high-quality and functional ... And just as importantly she does it with heart, laughter, and soul ... She'll help propel you forward with ease, expertise, and grace.
I loved working with Andrea ... The non-tech person in me appreciates the documentation she provided so I can add to my project. Working with her is fabulous. She is easy to work with and really good at what she does.
As I’m growing my business and adding services, she’s been able to provide me options and suggestions, often anticipating my needs before I even know I need it. I have really appreciated her advice and suggestions and consider her my “go to” person on my website as well as a multitude of “tech” issues. Additionally, I have found her incredibly responsive and fun to work with.
Andrea is a miracle worker! I had a complicated issue with my website that I'd been trying to fix for a long time and just kept banging my head against a brick wall. It seemed impossible to solve and no one else I'd asked was able to understand the problem. I'm so glad I was recommended Andrea. She quickly worked out the issue (that no one else had spotted) but then was met with another wall of un-helpfulness by the large companies that were creating the problem.