Do you remember the office? Rewind 14 months and few of us could have imagined a short-term gift where the office would be a thing of the past for many people – something we used to do, like watching TV with antennas or using phones with cables. At best, offices could act as valuable hubs for collaboration and creativity. And even if we spent most of the time scribbling emails or sitting through meetings, they were still an easy way to do something difficult: meet other inspiring people and work together to create work that surpassed anything you did could do alone.
The problem isn’t unique to office dwellers, of course: Anyone building an empire from the corner of a café, from a hot desk in a coworking space, or behind a screen in a shared studio, has probably dealt with it less in the past year Access to other people.
You’d be surprised that Squarespace can help.
Other people mean new ideas that are especially important to starting a new business online. If you’ve neglected to get feedback from your desk neighbor about your work, Squarespace forums have endless opportunities for feedback – not just from your neighbor, but from other Squarespace users and digital entrepreneurs around the world. Are you looking for a fresh perspective on a new website promoting your professional services? Do like Shanhou did when he started a website sharing his work as a psychologist and get detailed advice for improved branding, design and user experience. Video and music producer Brandon received extensive suggestions for color palette choices and even coding additions when sharing his creative portfolio. (Suggested subject line: “Please grill my website.”) Other forums cover the breadth of the website creation process, with topics ranging from coding and customization to image and video handling, SEO and marketing.
Squarespace is a huge learning and skill building facility – a virtual IT department that offers training at no additional cost. You don’t even need a Squarespace account to attend any of their weekly webinar training courses, which focus on topics like getting started with Squarespace and starting your online store. The Growing Your Audience webinar covers advanced topics like building your inventory, processing payments, processing orders, and understanding your analytics – something furniture designer Lulu LaFortune says is one of her favorite ways to bring her business to Squarespace . “I’m obsessed with analytics,” says Lulu. “It’s amazing to see where in the world the traction is coming from and which products are getting the most attention. I get notifications when a particular product is well received, and that just makes my day better. ”During these 60-minute, live sessions, hosted through Zoom, Squarespace staff are available to answer any questions you may have.
In between webinars, all of the Help Center’s resources are available to you as you build your website – it’s often mentioned as one of the most popular features of our community. You will find a learning style that suits your preferences, be it learning from detailed written instructions or via video, like jewelry designer Hannah Jewett. “I love the tutorial videos! Most of my jewelry and 3-D modeling skills were self-taught on YouTube, so I’m a huge fan of Squarespace’s knowledge library. ”And if you’re still stuck, help is just a phone call or click away, with 24-7 customer service teams available for personal advice. “I’ve used their customer service more than a couple of times via chat and email, and they were as responsive and clear as I was able to resolve my question,” says product designer Leah Ring. “I find it very comforting to know that I can quickly find a solution if I get stuck editing or designing something on my website so that I can present the work the way I want it.”
Building your online business is an extremely exciting endeavor that can get overwhelming without the right help. With Squarespace, creative entrepreneurs won’t do it alone, they’ll build something wonderful as part of a thriving and growing community and with the help of the dedicated Squarespace staff.
Are you ready to share your vision or brand with the world? Get started with your own website with Squarespace today. Start your free two-week trial (no credit card required!) And use the coupon code DESIGNMILK when you are ready to receive a 10% discount.