Five reasons to choose Squarespace over Showit

And so it continues, the ongoing debate of which website platform is best for your creative business website. As a Showit and Squarespace web designer, I have some experience when it comes to choosing between these two platforms, so I’m happy to share a little insight on some of the reasons why I would choose one over the other. I previously wrote a blog post about the Five Reasons to Pick Showit over Squarespace, so it’s only fair to flip it for today’s post. In this post I’ll share five reasons why you might want to choose Squarespace over Showit for your website platform. 

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Setting up Flodesk Workflows

And while email marketing is very much still alive, the increased knowledge about this type of marketing has made it slightly harder to grow and thrive from your list. For instance, it is no longer enough to just say “Sign up for my list” as consumers and potential clients have gotten more protective over their inboxes. 

In today’s post, I’ll share how you can easily get started with email marketing workflows using Flodesk!

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Five reasons to choose Showit over Squarespace

There’s no doubt that the Squarespace vs Showit debate is living on as strong as ever. As a designer working on both platforms for my clients, I have gained some valuable insight when it comes to choosing Showit vs Squarespace.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect website as a photographer, or maybe looking to upgrade your wedding planning website or even stationery design website, this blog post will help shed some light on which website platform is best for you! 

In this post, I’ll share the top five reasons why you should choose Showit over Squarespace!

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Setting up Flodesk with Squarespace - everything you need to know

Have you ever found yourself making decisions based on the shiny new syndrome mixed with a little (or a lot) of FOMO?

Yep. I’ve been there too.

If you’ve been around the Hygge Design Co blog for a hot minute, you’ve heard me rave about MailerLite as my go-to email marketing software. I still stand behind MailerLite, and I think it’s a great, free platform for those just starting out with email marketing. But, I’ve recently been testing out Flodesk, and I must say, I’m very impressed.
In today’s post I’ll share how you can authenticate your domain, and set up your forms so your visitors can sign up for your Flodesk email list! 

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Why you need a Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions for your website

I can often find myself paralyzed when it comes to decision making if I’m not sure what the right way to do something is. But luckily for me, there are tons of resources out there to make sure I’m doing things just right! 

Today, I wanted to share one of my favorites with you - The Creative Law Shop - the resource I use for my contracts here at Hygge Design Co.

In this post I’ll explain why you need to have Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy for your website and how you can get these set up quick and easy! 

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Website template, premium templates, or custom design - which one is right for you?

When you’re starting out in your business, or even as you’ve started making some money and trying to figure out where to spend it, website and branding investments always seems to be a bit of a chicken or egg situation. 

Can you get away with a DIY website and still charge premium prices, or does your wedding photography business deserve a little more than that? 

Will a premium Showit template be the right fit for your business long term, or should you go with a designer who can really create something that fits you and your business?

In today’s post I’ll break down the differences between free website templates, premium templates, and custom designs to help you figure out which option is the best one for you! 

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Squarespace Index Pages Explained

When you’re first starting out with designing websites on Squarespace, the index pages can be both confusing and intimidating, but they are an essential part of creating unique eye-catching Squarespace websites. 

In today’s post, I’ll shed some light on Squarespace index pages to help you understand what they are, when and how you can use them, and also a little Squarespace index page folder menu trick!

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How I use Dubsado in my Creative Business

I was talking to a creative entrepreneur friend the other day about systems and outsourcing and how, as entrepreneurs, we tend to have a lot of half-way systems in place that don’t work well, but get the job done. You know, the five calendars, or maybe the notetaking across five different platforms (I’m looking at you Google Doc, Asana, and Notes app). 

Y’all, I had Dubsado for a couple of months before I even took the time to make it work for me. It was just one of those things where I couldn’t find the time up front to set it up, even though it is now saving me so much time every day. 

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How to Style Squarespace Summary Blocks with CSS

The Squarespace summary block is a great way to show off your client praises to convince potential customers of just how wonderful you are to work with. 

If you’re trying to make the decision easier for your potential clients, styling your Summary block testimonials with a little CSS can be a great way to further make these stand out and become even more eye catching! 

In this blog post I’ll walk you through three different ways you can style your Squarespace summary block testimonials using easy CSS (don’t worry, step by step instructions are included).

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The Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing for Creative Entrepreneurs

Email marketing is all the rage these days and with good reason. With Facebook and Instagram constantly changing their algorithms, it can be difficult to keep up with the changes and stay front of mind for the people we are trying to reach. 

In this post I’ll share some of the reasons why you should be using email marketing for your creative business, how you can set up your email marketing systems, and finally what you should be sending to your email list to keep them engaged! 

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How to show off testimonials in Squarespace

In the world of service based businesses, testimonials have an incredible power. It’s human nature to search for social proof to confirm that we are making a good decision, so featuring raving reviews and testimonials is a great way to help our potential clients feel more confident in their decision. 

But how can we display testimonials on Squarespace in a way that is eye catching, fits the overall design of our site, and doesn’t feel boring? 

In today’s blog post I’ll share a quick and easy way to show off your testimonials on your Squarespace site! 

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Five Ways to Incorporate Video on Your Website

Video is the future, right? At least that’s what they say. And as a Squarespace web designer, I’ve been thinking a lot about ways you can incorporate video into your website to create a more engaging user experience. 

June was all about video for The Rising Tide Society and Tuesday’s Together, and attending the meet up sparked the idea for this blog post!

So, in this blog post I’ll share five ways you can incorporate video on your website as a creative entrepreneur! 

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How to spot a DIY website: Easy fixes you can make to your Squarespace website to look less DIY

As a Squarespace web designer, I’ve seen my fair share of good, bad, and ugly when it comes to DIY websites. While some people are able to create beautiful websites on Squarespace all on their own, there are still a couple of things that I look for as a designer that are dead giveaways for a DIY website. 

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Adding a custom font to your Squarespace Cover Page

As a Squarespace web designer, I’m always looking for ways that I can help my clients stand out online and create one of a kind Squarespace websites. 

Sometimes the font options available on Squarespace don’t quite fit the style guide for your brand, in which case you may want to upload your own fonts. I’ve previously done an in-depth tutorial on how you can add a custom font to your Squarespace website. 

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Annie Holst Photography - A Showit vs Squarespace Case Study

Showit and Squarespace are two very popular website platforms for wedding photographers looking for an alternative to Wordpress. Both Squarespace and Showit have large followings of people who are thrilled with their website services, and they are both known for being extremely user-friendly, all in one platforms. 

In this blog post we’ll dive into a case study where I created the same website for Annie Holst Photography with Squarespace and Showit to give you a better idea of the possibilities with both platforms.

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Squarespace or Showit - which website platform is best for your wedding photography website?

Showit and Squarespace are two very popular website platforms for wedding photographers looking for an alternative to Wordpress. Both Squarespace and Showit have large followings of people who are thrilled with their website services, and they are both known for being extremely user-friendly, all in one platforms. 

But how do you know which website platform is right for your wedding photography business? Should you choose Showit or Squarespace to build your website, and which one will serve your business best long-term? 

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The best Squarespace Template For Wedding Photographers

Choosing the right Squarespace template for your business is all about functionality, and in this post I’ll dive deeper into some of the most popular Squarespace website templates for wedding photographers. By starting out with the right Squarespace template, you’ll be able to achieve the look you’re going for, and not end up frustrated and confused half way through the process. Learn more about the best Squarespace templates for wedding photographers!

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Is it time for a rebrand?

Every time I see a brand launch on social media or come across a beautiful brand on Pinterest I get that little thought in my head: “Dang, should I rebrand my business too?” Maybe you can relate to this as well? The shiny object syndrome is all too real with the constant influences from social media and Pinterest telling us we always need to have the most up to date everything.

In this post, I’ll walk you through some of the times when it’s actually a good idea to rebrand your business and what you should consider before diving into a full rebrand! 

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10 Beautiful Free Script Fonts

As a web and brand designer, I’m always on the hunt for beautiful fonts to use in my next projects. This search for fonts that work can be such a time suck (let’s be honest, you can probably spend hours looking for a font to download), and sometimes we don’t have the budget to splurge on paid fonts. I’m so grateful there are so many options for free script fonts to download, so today we’ll take a look at some of these!

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