Learn Squarespace Fast, Like a Pro.

Build your dream Squarespace website with one-on-one custom training & skip those time-consuming online courses and videos.

 
 
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Quit tearing your hair out wondering why Squarespace is so hard to use

(When everyone promised it was easy!)

 
 
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Stress Free

Learn stress-free page layout tips that you can use each time you update your Squarespace site.

 

Expert

Set up pages like a marketing expert to attract the right kind of traffic and get leads and subscribers.

 

Answers

Get your specific questions answered. No more Googling for 5 hours for that one tiny tweak.

 
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Choose from 3 Waste-No-More-Time Squarespace Trainings

If you’re a service-based professional, consultant, or web designer just starting out who wants to master Squarespace in no time flat, then this is for you. Become confident with the Squarespace platform so you can get on with doing work that actually pays.

 
 
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1-Hour Squarespace Beginner Advice & Strategy call

Perfect for you if you are brand new to Squarespace and have never built a website before.

What you get:

A private lesson on the basics of Squarespace and what to pay attention to when building out your Squarespace website.

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A resource page saved on your website that acts as a guide as you continue to build out your website

CAD $150

Schedule Your Call

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Squarespace Training & Consulting - 4 call package

Perfect for you if you have already planned out your content, learn best by doing, and are able to make quick decisions that align with your website goals.

Book 4 calls and get:

4 scheduled 1 hr calls with custom training, strategy, copy consulting, done-with-you edits and site review

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A custom checklist so you know what to do at each stage of your website build

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A Q & A document to ask your questions in one place. We’ll cover these topics during your calls

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A resource page saved on your website that acts as a guide as you continue to build out your website

CAD $600

Schedule Your 4-Call Training Package

*To be scheduled within one month

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Squarespace Training & Consulting - 8 call package

Perfect for you have already planned out your content, learn best by doing and want more time to plan, build, and update your Squarespace website.

Book 8 calls and get:

8 scheduled 1 hr calls with custom training, strategy, copy consulting, done-with-you edits and site review

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A custom checklist so you know what to do at each stage of your website build

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A Q & A document to ask your questions in one place. We’ll cover these topics during your calls

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A resource page saved on your website that acts as a guide as you continue to build out your website

CAD $1000

Schedule Your 8-Call Training Package

*To be scheduled within 2 months

 

(Pssst - Think of the time saved. No more desperately watching tutorials till well past midnight.)

 
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Prefer Done-for-You Design?

 

Training and DIYing sounds fun and all, that’s why you’re here. You learn best by doing.

But you realize a) web design is not really your thing and b) you have paid client work to do! That’s why my colleague Sarah Moon and I developed our signature, quick launch Squarespace Design in a Day™ process for service-based business folks like you.

*When you click this button, you’ll be taken over to Sarah Moon and Co.’s website to learn more and schedule.

 
 
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Your Squarespace Authorized Trainer.

Squarespace Training and Consulting with Kath O'Malley, Squarespace Designer Partner

Hi, I'm Kath.

I train entrepreneurs, freelancers and newbie Squarespace web designers using smart, logical and time-saving methods to build and update Squarespace websites.

I know how frustrating it is seeking answers to something that SHOULD be easy, but just isn't.  

Half the battle is knowing where to look in the first place.

Using the correct jargony jargon is the other half of the battle.

Then there’s that little thing about being able to talk to a real person who knows what’s going on, is happy to dig around for answers if it’s something not so obvious and is up to date on the latest Squarespace feature changes. 

Little Known Facts

I have a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto and taught IT even though the kids knew waaaaay more than I did. What they didn't know how to do was troubleshoot and find workarounds.

That, my fellow Squarespace-rs is my secret weapon. And it can be yours too.

 
 

Squarespace Training FAQs

Will I have a finished site by the end of the 4 or 8 calls?

First, I don’t think there’s such a thing as a ‘finished’ site. :)

Will you have a launch-ready site after all your calls? The answer: It depends. You’ll need to make some content and style decisions - Decide on your fonts colour palette, images. You’ll need to write the words you’ll put on your website. Content is crucial - without content, you have no site!

Here’s what’s possible: once you’ve written your copy (aka text), chosen your images and optimized them for the web and know what colours/fonts you want to use, you can probably have a Home Page that includes a blurb about your signature service and a simple Contact and About Page. Together, we’ll also have filled in all the behind the scenes stuff too. That’s a launchable site, imo.

Don’t let perfection, complexity or distraction (LOOK! Squirrel!) hold you back.

What if I have no content yet? Can I still do the 4 or 8 call packages?

Writing web copy, sourcing images and deciding on fonts and a colour palette can take time. For a lot of clients, it reminds them of high school! All that homework. Yuck.

Still, it’s critical that you have your content prepared in advance of booking the 4 or 8-call packages, so that we can dive straight into using Squarespace.

Need some guidance? Book a call with me to discuss your website goals, how Squarespace will help you achieve these goals and how to prepare content for your website. I’ll share tricks of the copywriting trade so that it doesn’t take you ages to get this part done.

Do you offer email support?

For the Squarespace training call packages, I offer a Q & A Google doc where you can type your questions. During our scheduled calls, I’ll answer these questions or point you to resources for further research. I may recommend a developer who can code or suggest another paid resource if you need a feature that Squarespace doesn’t have. I’ll also add resource links to your Q/A doc.

Email threads can get lost in our inboxes, which is why I answer all questions in a single document. At the end of your call package, I create a PDF of the document and upload it directly to your website on a hidden page.

I already started a website and want to switch my template, can you do that?

Yes, if you’re using version 7.0, I can switch templates into one of the Brine Family of templates before your first call, then we can go over the change and what that means for your website. The fee for switching is $200 and will be included in your package invoice.

Be prepared to be frustrated. Sometimes the switch brings up something unexpected, even if you like the change overall.

Did you know that if your template is in the same template family, you don’t need to switch? I even wrote a blog post about it!

I’m a web designer / marketer who is building a client’s site for the first time on Squarespace, can you help me out here?

Yes, of course. These trainings are perfect for newbie Squarespace designers. I can help you get a bunch of stuff done so that you finish up your client’s project sooner, rather than later. (Hello to getting paid on time!) In training, you’ll learn some cool tricks and shortcuts, so that on your next project, you’ll be able to do it on your own.

Prefer a 1 hour call with sound advice on what to look out for? Book it here.

Do you do SEO?

I use Squarespace’s built-in SEO tools to optimize your site. I’ll show you some simple tricks to find keywords and develop content around common questions your ideal clients might be searching.

If you want full SEO strategy before developing your content, I recommend you schedule an SEO-focused strategy session and audit with Sarah Moon, my Design in a Day™ colleague.

Are you designing my site for me during these Squarespace training calls?

No, I don’t 'design’ your site. The focus is on training, so I’ll show you how and where to style your site based on your own design aesthetic and what Squarespace tools allow you to do without code.

When you book your training calls with me, we’ll prioritize what you need to learn and what’s possible on Squarespace in the time available. You’ll learn how to use Squarespace so you can design and update the rest of your site at your own pace.

If you’d rather have someone design your brand new site for you, check out Design in a Day™ with my colleague, Squarespace Specialist Sarah Moon. You give us all your content and we take care of the rest. (And yes, there’s a training at the end of it!)

How do I pay?

For the Beginner Advice and Strategy call, you can book and pay directly via Acuity Scheduling.

For the 4 or 8 call training package, simply fill in this form. I may email you some questions. Once it’s a yes from you, I’ll send you a contract and invoice and we’ll schedule your first call.

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What’s NOT included in these trainings.

  • Customizing your Squarespace website using complex code. I can tweak your site with simple CSS code and will recommend trusted coder/developers for more complicated asks.

  • Setting up Mailchimp, Acuity and other 3rd party integrations. If you’ve set these up already, I can embed your 3rd party tools onto your Squarespace site using the code block or built-in content blocks (and then show you how for next time.)

  • Writing your website, newsletter sign up, or other copy.

  • Creating graphic designs in Photoshop or Canva for your website

  • Solving complex domain registration, email or billing issues. If there are technical or billing issues during your call sessions, I’m happy to point you in the right direction for support, but you’ll need to open a support ticket with the platform or service that’s not working and have them fix the problem.

Sound Good?

 
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