Over the course of writing this blog, I’ve been lucky enough to meet some truly talented women. Melanie Craft is certainly one of them! She’s mentioned that this little space inspired her to develop her own blog, and every time I think about that I feel truly blessed to have had a part in someone else’s story. I’m thrilled to bring her story full circle today and have Melanie write to you guys about how Squarespace and Canva can help you DIY your brand!
The end of the year is fast approaching, which means that a lot of you are going to be looking to hire a designer to design your brand or website for you so that you can get the look and feel you’ve always dreamed about.
But with Christmas coming up, all of your money is being spent on gifts and traveling. That also means that hiring a brand and web designer isn’t exactly in the budget. They do really great work, but for a hefty price! Your average brand and web designer will cost you anywhere between $500-$3000. I’ve even seen it go as high as $6500 – That’s an insane price! Lucky for you, my friend, you have another option!
What if I told you that your dream website wasn’t too far out of your reach and didn’t require a designer to do the work for you?
What if that designer was YOU, and the only tools you needed was little to no CSS knowledge, Canva, and Squarespace?
That sounds crazy doesn’t it?
Let me explain that a little more!
WHY CHOOSE SQUARESPACE?
Squarespace has been a quick growing platform since it first started in 2004 and is now the host of over millions of websites – some of the most popular ones being Target, HBO, V Magazine and more.
Bloggers and business owners have been making the switch from other platforms for so many reasons (here’s why I decided to make the switch), but the most popular being the following:
1 | It’s User-Friendly
Creating your website with Squarespace is really simple for everyone – especially those who know absolutely nothing about CSS. It has the drag and drop feature, which basically allows you to add or rearrange any of your content anywhere you want.
Squarespace really allows you to make any website your own by using the Style Editor. Here you’re able to customize your fonts, colors and the layout of your website so that you can create any look you would like. There are so many more awesome features that don’t require any kind of tech knowledge for you to choose from.
2 | It’s Flexible
What’s great about Squarespace is that their web developers create tools specifically designed for their platform. All of these tools are always closely monitored and tested on their own website to ensure that it works properly. Even though Squarespace creates their own tools, you’re still able to use those that are designed for other platforms.