How To Use Squarespace To Build Your First Website and Launch Your Online Brand in 1 Day

 

Hey there! Welcome to this one day challenge where I’ll be walking you through how to use Squarespace to build your first website and launch your online brand in just 1 day.

In this challenge, I’ve created five video lessons to walk you through step-by-step on how to build your website, create a logo, set up a professional email, and launch your brand.

First things first, click the play button below to watch the quick intro video. Then, keep scrolling down the page for your next lesson.

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Lesson 1: Build your homepage 🏠

Welcome to the first lesson! I'm super pumped to have you here. In Lesson 1, I show how you how to build your homepage, layout your content, and style your site with Squarespace. Jump on over to Squarespace to get started and follow along in the video.

Action items:

  • Pick a homepage layout

  • Layout your content

  • Style your homepage

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Lesson 2: Establish your online brand

Great work so far! Now that we have your homepage built and set up, we need to do a couple things to help establish your online brand. In Lesson 2, I walk you through how to purchase a Squarespace plan, set up or connect a domain, and sign up for a professional email account. To get started, jump back into your Squarespace account and follow along in the video.

Action items

  • Purchase a Squarespace plan

  • Purchase or connect a domain

  • Set up your Gmail account

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Lesson 3: Create a logo and site favicon

Welcome to Lesson 3! So far we've built and designed your homepage, set up a Squarespace plan, connected your domain, and set up a professionally branded email.

Now it's time to create a logo for your brand. If you don't have a logo yet, Squarespace makes it super simple to create one for your site. Not only will the logo be for your site, but it’s something that you can use for business cards, t-shirts, printed materials, and other branded items as well. To create your logo, head over to Squarespace’s logo maker and follow the steps in the video.

Action items

  • Create your logo and add it to your website

  • Create your site favicon and add it to your website

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Lesson 4: Finishing touches before launch

Welcome to Lesson 4, you’re doing great so far! You’re one lesson away from launching your website and brand to the world! But before we do that, we need to go through a few finishing touches to get your site ready for launch. There are also a few resource links below that will help you prep your site before the big moment. To get started, jump back into Squarespace and watch the video.

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  • Connect your social media accounts

  • Update business information settings

  • Update page title, meta description, and SEO advanced settings

  • Enable SSL and HSTS Secure

  • Set up your cookie banner (If necessary)

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Lesson 5:Launch! 🚀

Congrats! We've made it to the final lesson. You’re one simple step away from launching your website and online brand. Thanks for all the hard work you've put into this. I hope you found these videos and online tutorials to be helpful and valuable. I'm so excited to be able to help you launch your website.

Now for the moment of truth… Watch the short video below and launch your website!

One thing I want you to do once your website is live is to grab your new URL and share it in the comment section below. Let me know what you thought about the lessons and what you’re looking forward to learning now that your website is launched.

Action items

  • Launch your site!

  • Share your live URL in the comments below

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Bonus lesson: Connect your Squarespace site with Google Search Console and Google Analytics

Welcome to this bonus lesson. Now that your site is launched, there are a few things to do help expand your brand online. Inside the lesson I walk you through how to connect your Squarespace site with Google Search Console and Google Analytics. Taking care of these few items will help you get discovered more easily online and drive more traffic to your site. Watch this video lesson and let me know if you have any questions.

Action items

  • Set up Google Search Console for your site and index it with Google

  • Add Google Analytics to your Squarespace site

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