Your website should be your hardest working employee. It brings in the clients, never takes a break or a sick day and is hard at work promoting you while you’re working with another client, on the school run, on vacation, walking the dog or with your feet up in front of Netflix.
READY TO LAUNCH YOUR NEW WEBSITE IN JUST 2 WEEKS?
Before we get started, I’ll send you a welcome pack to help you prepare all the content for your website. Once you’ve gathered everything you need, you’re free to sit back and relax!
We chat about your website goals, your style and the features you love, to make sure we’re on the same page
I’ll take over and use your content to build your amazing website while you get to relax!
I complete all the design, ensure your site if fully functional, and meets all the SEO requirements
You get to finally take a peek at your new website and can send through any edits you want to make during this week
At the end of the week, I’ll teach you how to use your website so you are confident making any future changes
On the last day, we will launch your site together and clink virtual champagne glasses!
It’s that easy!
EVERY CUSTOM BRANDING AND SQUARESPACE BUILD PACKAGE INCLUDES:
ON BRAND DESIGN
I'll make use of any existing branding you have – logos, color codes, photography, etc. If you don't have existing branding, I will design you a professional, polished, one-of-a-kind brand to tell your story.
SKYPE STRATEGY SESSIONS
We'll get on Skype/phone in the first couple of days of your build slot to talk through your ideas and mine and make sure we are on the same page.
Squarespace websites are automatically optimized for mobile viewing, but good design and layout can still be hard to achieve without a little coding trickery. Your website will look gorgeous whether viewed on a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Guaranteed.
IN-DEPTH PRE-BUILD CREATIVE BRIEF QUESTIONNAIRE
After your booking is confirmed, I'll send you an in-depth questionnaire where you can give me all the details about your business, brand, your current website woes, and what you'd like your new (or first!) website to be doing for you. Your answers will get my creative juices flowing and technical brain ticking well in advance of your build slot.
HANDOVER LESSON & EMAIL ASSISTANCE
Once your website is up and running, we'll have a handover session via Screenshare to get you up to speed in Squarespace and get you comfortable editing and updating your website yourself. If you have any further questions, 60 minutes of email assistance and 30 minutes of hands-on assistance in the first four weeks after handover is included.
THOROUGH SITE TESTING
I'll test your website on phone, tablet, laptop and desktop. Most designers do this using a website that 'simulates' the device but I insist on testing on the actual devices, just as your visitors would.
DOMAIN AND EMAIL SET-UP
A professional business needs a professional web address. If you already have a domain name with another provider, I'll take care of transferring it to Squarespace or we can register a new one for you right away.
SOCIAL MEDIA & EMAIL INTEGRATION
I'll get all your social media accounts linked up and integrated into your website so those dream clients know where else they can connect with you.
+ You may upgrade if you use MailChimp email marketing. I'll integrate sign-up forms in key positions around your website.
Get to know my seamless, collaborative process
Step 1: Consultation Call
If you're interested in a Custom Build Brand & Website, scheduling a 30 minute complimentary Consultation Call is the best way to ask any questions you might have and to help us both decide if we're the right fit to work together.
Step 2: Secure Your Build Slot
To begin, I'll send along a Client Contract and a Payment Plan for your review. You can secure your Build Slot in my diary by signing your contract electronically and paying your first invoice which amounts to 50% of the cost of your package plus any add-ons you've chosen. All prices are in USD. You can use a currency converter to find the price in your local currency.
Step 3: Planning and Prep
I’ll send along everything needed to begin a super seamless design process. I’ll send a Pre-Build Creative Brief Questionnaire to better understand your vision and goals. It is important that I design and build something just perfect for you! I’ll also send other resources to help you plan your content, write your copy and collect your images. To gather and share content, we’ll use a Shared Folder in Google Drive. (Don't worry, I'll provide plenty of guidance along the way!).
Step 4: Brand discovery meeting
When I've had an opportunity to review your Creative Brief Questionnaire and Shared Folder content. I'll create a Proposal containing a strategy for your business — solidifying your design direction as I begin the design process. We'll jump on Skype or phone to talk through my ideas and you can give me your own input. It's also a great time to ask any last minute questions.
Step 5: Purposeful brand design
Using my trusted project management system for professional, timely, collaborative communication, I'll begin my design process! I'll begin with Logo Design. I look forward to laying a solid foundation for your brand design and collaborating with you as we polish and perfect your beautiful, purposeful brand.
Step 6: Strategic web design
When your Logo Design has your approval, I will continue my design process with strategic Web Design. Your web design will be one-of-a-kind, created using Squarespace. My designs are beautiful as they are strategic. Best of all, you'll have the freedom to maintain your design! I'll send you a first draft of your website about 1 weeks time. You'll be able to send me all of your feedback on the first draft and I'll make any required changes.
Step 7: A launch day celebration
Once all revisions have been made and second invoice is paid (usually at end of 2 weeks). Your brand new website will be up and running on your domain! We'll conclude our design process by celebrating your Launch Day! Using the Styled Graphics I've provided, you can professionally, seamlessly share about your brand and web design on social media, in your newsletter, on your blog — and elsewhere! I am excited to celebrate alongside you as you begin a fresh, new season in your business!
Step 8: Handover and aftercare
We’ll meet again via Screenshare and I'll go through the ins-and-outs of how to manage your website. I'm also here to answer questions and give you some hands-on help for two weeks after you take over your site. Squarespace is really intuitive, but it's good to know you're not being thrown in at the deep end alone! You’ll receive 1 hour of email assistance and 30 minutes of hands-on assistance in the first four weeks after handover.