Are you looking to set up your artist website but don’t know where to start? Look no further because in this tutorial I will give you step by step instructions on how to start a website on SquareSpace! I currently have my artist website (Latashanow) on SquareSpace and I absolutely love how user friendly and easy to use the platform is for artists like myself.
1 . Sign up for SQUARESPACE: The first thing you want to do is go to SquareSpace and sign up for an account. With Square Space they let you sign up for a FREE 14 day trail to test the platform, which I think is totally COOL! After the 14 day trail they give you the chance to upgrade your account. When you upgrade your account you will be able to also pick your NEW domain name which will be included in the package that you choose.
Once you get to the Square Space website you will see a main page like the one listed below! Once you get here simply click on “Start NOW” to begin the process!
Next you will see two options, “Build a Website” & “Build an Online Store”. Simply Click on the “Build A Website” Option
2 . Choose your Template: The next step you will do is choose the website template that you want to go with for your website. It’s a ton of amazing templates on Square space to chose from so have fun picking the RIGHT one for your brand.
3. Create your site: The next thing you will do is create your site! Simply click the “Start with” option to continue. Keep in mind, It will be different depending on the template you pick. Below as you can see I picked the “Horizon” template and it says “Start with Horizon”.
Then type in your information to create your site
4. Welcome To SquareSpace: After that you will see a screen like the one listed below and you will be ready to test out the Square Space platform on your 14 day trail. Wooo hoooo!
5. Upgrade Your Account: Now, if you really love the platform and want to upgrade your account, simply click on the click “Upgrade NOW” at the bottom on the screen
6. Select Your Upgrade Plan: Then you will be prompt to the screen to select Your Plan. As you can see Square Space has two plans you can choose from. The Personal and Business plans. For my website I went with the Personal plan and if you are just starting out I think the “personal” plan choice will work great for you as well. Square Space gives you two options you can either plan in full during your sign up or pick the monthly payment option. Please note that if you pick the monthly payment option your monthly payments will be $ 12 per month verses the $ 8 rate that you will get if pay in full during sign up.
After that you will be prompt to a screen with your total and as you can see below they give you a chance to pick between the two options of paying in full or setting up monthly payments. Below is an example of signing up for the personal plan.
Whooo Hooo! You have successfully signed up for SQUARESPACE! You are now on your way to making a SUPER awesome new website. If you need help designing your new website check out Fiverr! Make sure to research the different sellers to see if they can fit your needs! Happy Designing! 🙂