Having a strong web presence is more important than ever. If you’re starting a new business, but unable to code your own website, let alone hire someone else to do it for you, then what options do you have?
Up until now there have been many great solutions via online portfolio sites such as Behance and Carbonmade, but these can be limiting with their features and can simply look, well, like generic portfolios. A better option has been with Wordpress and the many themes you can access, but even that can sometimes prove over-complicated.
But forget all that, as things are about to change forever. Enter Squarespace, a website publishing platform that makes it easy to create beautiful websites, portfolios, blogs and online stores without touching a line of code.
Even better, you never need worry about all the other things that come with a website because Squarespace does all that for you. It offers an inclusive, all-in-one solution with content management, hosting, domains, social integrations, e-commerce and 24-hour customer support.
Of course, we’re not one to belittle the skills and expertise of web designers and developers. It’s just that there are many who simply cannot afford to have their own website built. When being online is so crucial, Squarespace offers an alternative to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have their own professional-looking website.
So what’s the deal? How much does it all cost? You can start a free 14-day trial with no obligation and no credit card required, and just start building your own site right away. After that, it’s just $8 per month, and you even get a free domain if you buy Squarespace for an entire year.
And what about the features? Well, you can take a tour and discover the dozens of award-winning templates to choose from and how you can use its very cool ‘drag-and-drop’ facility to create your website. You’ll also find there’s 24/7 ‘live chat’ support for when you get stuck, offering extra peace of mind.
If you need some images to add to your site, Squarespace has recently teamed up with Getty Images to offer its users some affordable stock photography. There’s also a Cover Pages feature where you can create a bold single page website to really make an impact.
Everything’s responsive and you can track, manage and update your website with a suite of free apps for your smartphone, making it easy to keep on top of things while you’re on the go.
Every website comes with a free online store facility. And if you’ve not yet got your logo sorted - Squarespace has a free professional ‘Logo Maker’ that helps you create a beautiful identity within minutes. Not bad huh!
If you’re thinking of signing up, don’t forget to use our offer code CREATIVEBOOM for 10% off your first purchase. In the meantime, make sure you read our series of tips, in association with Squarespace, to learn how to make your website as successful as possible.