How much is Squarespace?
Building a Squarespace website can be hectic (we get it!). There’s so much to think about- SEO, strategy, the technicalities of actually building the website, and the BIGGEST question of all how much is it going to cost you? Worry no more! This blog will put your mind to rest by outlining the time vs money vs outcome questions you may have. I will explain the different ways you can go about creating a Squarespace website, so you’ll have a clear idea of what option is best for you and your budget.
DIY (do it yourself)
Hire a Squarespace Expert
Take a moment and really think:
Do I want to create my Squarespace Website myself?
Do I want to hire a Squarespace Expert to take care of everything for me?
Hold on to your answer until the end of this blog. You may even change your mind!
Creating your Squarespace website yourself is tricky! You have to do everything yourself from strategy to choosing photos that match your brand, learning a new platform, all the way to optimizing your own website.
This option is great for those who:
Have a lot of time to learn and not a lot of money to spend.
Are up to date with website trends.
Understand SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Know how to choose great photos
Understand how to choose the right Squarespace Template
Know how to add CSS
All the elements above are a lot! Not only do you have to have graphic design skills, but also you have to put the hat on of a web designer (that’s too much for one person!). Let’s also not forget that when you DIY your Squarespace Website, you’ll only get the option of designing on platform Squarespace 7.1. Squarespace 7.1 is more of a drag and drop platform that doesn’t allow for further customization. With all of the elements above, it is very unlikely you’ll achieve the highly converting website you’re looking for.
You can DIY your Squarespace website for as little as $15 per month for a Personal Account. If you have an eCommerce brand your Squarespace website will cost $46 per month. This doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but you also have to account for the amount of time it’ll take you to actually learn Squarespace, create your website, and keep it updated. This could be hundreds of hours, which could be better used for winning more clients.
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Also, don’t forget to consider that you may have to purchase a few courses to learn about CSS (coding), Squarespace, SEO, and website trends. This could equal out to be hundreds, especially if you want to learn from experts in the field!
So who is the option best for?
This option is great for those superpeople who have the free time to learn Squarespace and are ready to spend valuable business hours on their website rather than focusing on bringing in more clients.
We also see that entrepreneurs who DIY their website are typically never happy with their own design, so they are constantly changing the design from day today. You are your worse critic overall! You can also run into the issue of not having the necessary skills to finish the website to a standard that doesn’t appeal to your clients.
Working with Squarespace Experts such as us is a great way to save you time in the long run and get your website right from the beginning. Squarespace Experts will take the lead in your website development, from understanding your brand to choosing images that relate to your audience, all the way to strategically creating a website that’ll convert your visitors into customers. Squarespace Experts understand Squarespace through and through, so we’ll know exactly how to choose the best option for your business. If you want a booking system- we have a platform that we trust to use! If you want to rank at the top of Google, we have a special formula we use to implement an SEO strategy on Squarespace.
Hiring Squarespace experts will result in a beautiful website that will align with your brand vision. Typically, Squarespace Experts use platform Squarespace 7.0, which is a more customized platform where we can create a bespoke look for your website. You will also save a lot of time and money as you won’t need to re-do your website for the future or spend more time understanding Squarespace. You won’t need to keep going into the backend of your site to update the design. We KNOW what works - we’ve done it for over 500+ clients!
Seems like the best option, right?
Squarespace Experts will cost $2,995+ for an all-in website experience (this also depends on if you need e-commerce or not). The website package will have all the elements you need, such as an in-depth branding questionnaire, 5-pages with custom CSS plugins, stock photos, and SEO so your website will align with what you believe in and the overall goal of the website.
You will also have to pay for your Squarespace Subscription on top of hiring the Squarespace Experts (you will, however, receive a 20% discount for working with a Squarespace Circle Member - that’s us!).
Squarespace Subscriptions pricing can vary. We suggest purchasing a business account at $26 per month. If you have an e-commerce brand your website will cost, $46 per month. These prices don’t include the 20% off for working with Visuable.
So who is this option for?
This option is for those business owners who want to get it right. Maybe they’ve just started or are ready to up-level their websites, they are all ready to take their websites seriously. Instead of spending time on learning Squarespace they rather hire a Squarespace Expert who will ensure everything is set up right so they can focus on marketing themselves as experts or getting their business out there.
So, which option would you like to go for?
Each one of the options that I outlined above is great! You can’t make a bad choice. It all really depends on how much time vs money you have. Weighing up your options and seeing how much you can spend on your website is always the best option. If you’re ready to create a Squarespace website with a Squarespace Expert and have the budget, please get in touch with us! We’re ready to digitally transform your brand.
Sarah from Visuable