how to create your own website

If you’ve read my previous blog How Skillshare can make you a better entrepreneur, you already know I’m a huge fan of this platform.

I’m a big believer in constantly learning. Whether it’s learning something new for your business or simply learning a new skill for your hobby, I believe it keeps your brain sharp and helps you be a better creative overall.

That’s why I wanted to talk to you about Skillshare again. This time I bring to you 5 Skillshare classes that can help you create a better website on Squarespace.

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1. Squarespace: Building your Perfect Website

Length: 9 Videos (34m)


In this class Kerim Hudson will cover everything there is to know about Squarespace, from getting started through to customizing templates and adding third-party applications. This isn't just a breeze over but is really an all intensive class to get you to where you want to be with the platform!


2. Personal Branding Essentials: Making the Most of Squarespace

Length: 15 Videos (1h 15m)


Join Squarespace's George Denison for techniques and tips to create and maintain a personal website that's beautiful and helps you achieve your business goals!

Putting off creating your site? Current site feeling stale? Time to refresh!

In 75 minutes, key lessons cover:

  • the value a site adds to your brand

  • tips for optimizing templates, images, and content

  • best practices for 5 essential site pages

  • ways to grow your site over time

No prior knowledge or skills needed. Each lesson uses Squarespace to illustrate key ideas, but you're welcome to create a site on any platform.

There's never been a better time to communicate your brand, give your business credibility, nurture your customer community, and achieve your business goals. Create the site that unlocks your potential!


3. Build Your Own Business Website with Squarespace!

Length: 9 Videos (42m)


In this course, Kelsey Kreiling will teach you to build a basic, but gorgeous, Squarespace site. The video walkthroughs together will include a tour of the tools available to you, steps to successful page building, social media integration and best practices!

By the time you finish this class, you'll have built a modern, polished looking website for yourself, your business or any other topic you might be interested in. 


4. 5 Squarespace Programming Hacks to Grow Your Following

Length: 6 Videos (29m)


In this class, Molly Suber Thorpe will share 5 invaluable programming tips for capturing your site visitors’ email addresses and promoting free materials, coupon codes, and other exclusive content.

If you do any type of online marketing then you probably know that a robust email list is among the most powerful tools. A lot of focus is placed on driving traffic to your website, but once visitors are there, you'll want to capture their details for future marketing.

Squarespace websites have some of the most elegant and user friendly templates out there, and they’re especially popular with creative freelancers for just that reason. Sometimes, though, the widgets and blocks used to build Squarespace sites require creative workarounds to get just the level of customization you want.

All 5 techniques are possible with only a very basic working knowledge of Squarespace, and only two of them require custom code — but fear not! You’ll literally get the exact code you need to copy/paste so the process is entirely foolproof.


5. Superstyle Squarespace Sites with 6 Simple CSS Snippets

Length: 7 Videos (15m)


This class is for anyone who designs or manages Squarespace websites and wants them to look top notch. You don't need to know how to code, you don't even need to know what CSS is! Kyle Domer will give you all the code you'll need in a downloadable PDF document, all you have to do is follow the directions to get the look you want.

These CSS snippets work on all Squarespace plans, and to the best of his knowledge, all templates within Squarespace. All you'll need to get started is a Squarespace website, a free trial is fine, and the PDF provided that contains the snippets of code you'll be installing.

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