You don’t have to have a graphic design degree or even a design eye to create a professional, one-of-a-kind website.
But you do need:
A website platform that you actually know how to use, with beautifully designed templates and a drag-and-drop platform that easily allows you to make customizations and updates
A comprehensive game plan that cuts through all the noise, with the exact steps you need to take to get your professional website up and running
Accountability from a friendly community of creatives who care about your success and provide helpful feedback on your website along the way
A willingness to buckle down and work hard
For several years now, people have been coming to me for direction on how to set up and customize their Squarespace sites.
They have a vision in their head of what they want their site to look like and how they want it to function, but they don't know how to bring it to life.
I’ve just put the finishing touches on a brand new Elle & Company course that will walk you through a proven, step-by-step game plan for creating a beautiful, customized Squarespace website in just 2 weeks!
Introducing Zero to Squarespace
My name is Lauren Hooker and I’m the founder of Elle & Company.
Over the past 3 years, I’ve designed 40+ client websites on the Squarespace platform, most in just under two weeks.
I continue to recommend this platform to business owners in every industry because:
Squarespace doesn’t require an expert to design or update.
It doesn’t require any knowledge of CSS.
It doesn’t require hosting, a separate domain, or plugins.
It doesn’t require a ton of money.
Whether you already have a website that needs a facelift or total makeover or you’re starting your site from scratch, this course will walk you through a comprehensive, step-by-step process of everything you need to do to finally get your site up and running.
And by “site,” I don’t mean a basic, run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter website that looks DIY.
In less than a month, you’re going to create a unique, professional Squarespace site that looks like you and helps you reach new customers. A site you’re proud of.
Enrollment will open again Fall 2019
Here’s a look at what you’ll learn
This course covers everything you need to know to create, customize, and launch your one-of-a-kind Squarespace site in 10 days:
Here’s a look at what you’ll get
6 in-depth Prep Work modules will help you create and organize all of your content before you ever login to the backend of your Squarespace site. The secret to creating a website in 2 weeks isn’t in having great design skills, an efficient workflow, or Squarespace experience. It’s in coming prepared.
So before the course officially kicks off on Monday, November 5th, you’ll spend time working through the 6 lessons included in this Prep Work.
Daily lessons over the course of 2 weeks. Zero to Squarespace is designed to help you create your custom Squarespace site in 2 weeks. A new recorded lesson will go live on each weekday of the course at 12:00 am EDT.
Just like the Prep Work, each lesson is around 10 minutes long and includes an estimated implementation time to help you know how much time to set aside to work through the action steps.
Live Q+As spaced evenly throughout the course so you can ask specific questions as you set up your Squarepace site.
Lifetime access to the video lessons. I’ve designed this program so you can complete it in just weeks, but you also have the option of going at your own pace. Review your favorite lessons and pick it back up whenever you’d like.
A comprehensive workbook filled with checklists and worksheets for each module.
Lifetime access to our Course Community, an exclusive forum for asking questions, sharing your progress, offering feedback, meeting others in the course, and celebrating the launch of your website.
Monthly maintenance days - To help you make ongoing updates to your site, we’ll be having a Monthly Maintenance Day on the first Monday of the month.
I’ll share a couple quick tasks that you can complete to keep your site up-to-date and jump on a 1-hour Q+A to answer questions about customizing and maintaining your website.
Immediately after purchasing, you’ll be sent an email with a private link for logging into our course page. From there you’ll be able to access the Prep Work modules, Facebook Group, bonus resources, and registration pages for the course Q+As.
How much does it cost?
Enrollment will open again Fall 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
My site is currently on Wix/Wordpress/Blogger. Do you show us how to migrate to Squarespace?
Yes! You’ll learn how to transfer not only your domain, but all of your content (including blog posts and products) to your new Squarespace site in Lesson 2 of the course.
I know I need to update my website, but I just don’t have time to work on my business right now. Is it really possible to get my website up and running by the end of November?
I understand being short on time (now more than ever as a working mom)! I kept each lesson as brief as possible without robbing you of important information, and I provide specific action steps so you don’t waste time on unnecessary tasks. An implementation time is provided with each lesson to give you an idea of how long it will take, and you have lifetime access to the course. So if you need to take the course at a slower pace, you can do so! This course is an opportunity to finally spend the time on something that's easy to put off but essential to bringing in clients and sales - your website!
There’s so much information out there about Squarespace already.
I agree! And it’s difficult to find the time to sift through it all (let alone implement it) when you have client work, administrative tasks, and emails that seem more pressing. One of my goals in creating this course was to cut through the noise and teach you exactly what you need to know in order to create, customize, and launch your Squarespace site. No extra fluff, no rambling, no piecing articles and how-to videos together from all over the internet. Just follow the plan!
Haven’t you already covered all of this information about Squarespace on your blog?
I’ve definitely written my fair share of Squarespace posts, but I’ve never walked people through my step-by-step process for customizing a Squarespace site (or put it all in one cohesive, convenient spot). I’ve also never shared my Prep Work - a 6-part series that teaches you how to create and organize all of the content for your website - with anyone other than my design clients. And Zero to Squarespace students will get specific feedback on their sites during the live Q+As during the course, monthly maintenance day Q+As, and our exclusive Facebook Group.
I already have my Squarespace website up and running, but it’s missing that “wow” factor. How can this course help me?
Because Squarespace is intuitive and user-friendly, it’s easy to set up a site in no time. But choosing the right template, creating and organizing your content, and making your site look uniquely your own can be challenging. Zero to Squarespace walks you through exactly how to do all of the above. I’ll be sharing how to take your site beyond the template and provide design tips along the way.
When will you be offering the course again?
This course will only be offered once a year, and the next enrollment will take place Fall 2019. So if your website is in desperate need of an update or you don’t even have your website up and running, now’s the time to take action!
Do you offer monthly payment plans?
Yes! I offer a 2-month payment plan of $150/month.
Do you have any other questions about the course? Send me a message through the form on my Contact page and I will be happy to answer them for you!