Team up with a Squarespace Designer Partner without spending a cent*

*Sounds crazy. But it’s possible.

 
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You're A Squarespace Website Designer

With too many clients. Too many projects. Too many revision requests. And not enough time to do it all. You’re turning away perfectly good leads. And perfectly good money.

Sound like you?

Enter Your Squarespace Web Designer Partner

Conquer scope creep, bad copy, and delayed launches once and for all

 

What I Can Do For You & Your Clients

 

We put our heads together (knock knock) and come up with a brilliant Squarespace package that will wow your clients and make you more money. Meanwhile, you get to focus on what you love most - DESIGN.

 
 
Copy Consulting and Feedback Calls

Copy Consulting & Feedback Calls

I’ll talk to your clients so you don’t have to.

Your clients will learn how to develop a content strategy, write for the web and follow your feedback process. No more 5-page essays, point form drafts, zero copy at all or post launch edits and new text that muck up your design.

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Squarespace Training

Stop the incessant “how do I” emails.

I’ll do a 1:1 training session with your clients plus custom training videos.

Your clients will be able to do small upgrades themselves and only come back to you for the big design and rebrand jobs.

 
 
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Who is this partnership for?

 
 

Squarespace web designers with

  • an unmanageable schedule, picky clients and / or low project rates that they want to increase.

  • excellent sales skills but who struggle to launch on time which, of course, affects cashflow. Eeek.

  • clients who don’t get what content is and why a 5-page essay on their homepage won’t convert site visitors into leads.

 
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Lovely words from my web design clients

 
 
Heather PInay Authentically Business & Life Solutions Testimonial

Kath is an absolute dream to work with. She is efficient and strategic - and her copy is goal-oriented and warm. I use her for every web project that is out of my scope! She is my fave.

Heather, www.authentically.ca 

Find out more about the work I do with Heather as part of the Authentically Team.

 
 
Sarah Beth Moon www.sarahmoon.net

Kath is the best! Whenever I take on a new project of some size, the first thing I do is make sure I get Kath scheduled to help. She's that great. Plus eagle-eyed attention to the little details. 

Sarah, www.sarahmoon.net

Find out more about the work I do with Sarah as part of Sarah Moon and Co.'s Team.

 
 
Michaela Latavanha Bonfires and Ukuleles Web Design

I got a good feel of your writing abilities via your newsletter. You really went above & beyond and delivered high-quality work on time, plus you over delivered with swipe files and all sort of goodies. You are a true gem. I'm so glad I found you.


Michaela, www.beachside.studio (formerly bonfireandukuleles)
 

 

There is no one size fits all partnership.  

 
 

Squarespace designers who have worked with me have:

  • Raised their rates. Think 400% rate increase.

  • Developed efficient Squarespace design packages so that they could say yes to good-fit clients on tight budgets and have increased sales of these packages by 50%.

  • Hosted in person workshops to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, write SEO-friendly blogs (and update their Squarespace websites).

  • Added copy consulting to their web design packages so they get their content on time and stay on schedule.

 

What will our partnership look like?

 
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FAQ

 

Q1. What are your rates?

I believe in collaboration not outsourcing (though there's nothing wrong with outsourcing per se.) I partner with - not work for - Squarespace web designers because I want to help you grow your web design business.

In other words, help you make money, keep your projects on track and make your clients happy. My rates depend on the services you choose.

Current Services include:

Copy Consulting, Training, and Squarespace Production. Starting rate of $2500.

You add my rate onto your package fees and we deliver a fabulous website and on brand copy by deadline. Your client is thrilled. And so are you. The project's done!

Q2. Do you offer hourly editorial, copywriting and Squarespace services?

I sometimes offer hourly services - as part of a project or package.

If we like working together and you have clients that want an extra revision call or Squarespace training that you don't have time for, I can help you at my hourly rate of CAD$100/hour.

Minimum booking is 2 hours and I'm not available on demand.

(Nope. I'm not a fan of hourly...but in a pinch, happy to help.)

Q3. My clients need one-on-one training. Do you teach how to use Squarespace?

As a Squarespace Authorized Trainer, I definitely do. Get in touch to discuss how to include my training services in your web design packages.

Q4. Aren’t you in direct competition with me?

Uh, heck no! Ok, Listen up. I know Squarespace inside and out and can lay out a page super quick. But let’s face it. I’m not a graphic designer. I’m verbal. I dream in words, not images. And I’m a process person. And a writer type. That’s why we’re probably the perfect fit.

Q5. I’m not good at sales. Can you help with that?

Truth be told, I'm not all that good at sales either. I’m much better behind the scenes helping clients develop their content strategy, training them in how to write copy that converts and showing them how to use Squarespace while you network and woo clients.

If you’re not good at sales, partnering with me is probably not the best choice because you’ll need to be confident about raising your rates and getting clients.

Q6. What’s your work style?

Funny. I was just going to ask you that myself! ;)

I generally schedule blocks of time depending on the timelines and type of package. You’ll get the best partnership from me that way.

I’m not into inefficient back & forth emails and text messages, especially at 9pm. Let’s get your clients out of that habit. You and your clients should be available for feedback / revisions at set times - so that we make decisions quickly and don’t waffle and waste time.

Pet peeve = wasting time. There, I said it.

Q7. What do you mean "Don't Spend a Cent." Aren't I paying you?

No (and yes). My rates are my rates. If you partner with me, you'll integrate those rates into your design package fees or proposals trusting that I'll do my part of the project - making for a very happy client.

You don't pay out from your current rate - you raise your rates first. By providing all this extra value to your client, you'll add to your own bottom line.

The yes part is that you are the face of your business and do the client onboarding and invoicing. Your client pays you. You pay me. Simple.

Q8. I still don't get it. How does the rate structure work?

Let's do some math.

Say you normally charge US$3600 for a 5-page web design package and you find it stressful because you don't get content on time and your client wants to schedule calls every other day. The next thing you know, you have to stretch that $3600 over 3 months. Your client keeps changing their mind, revising copy (if they send it to you in the first place) and wants a brand new colour scheme.

Not much profit in that, eh.

So you book my Copy Consulting, Training and Squarespace Production services.

We'll hop on a strategy call and plan out how the project will go. Then we'll prep email scripts to send to your clients on what to expect. We'll also timebox the project to last one month. Because there's 2 of us and part of my role will be to take calls with your client.

You add my CAD$2500 (ooh Canadian dollars) to your package fee and a mark up, if you want.

Your full package (with me on your team) is now $6100 plus, say, a $400 mark up to cover email intros, onboarding and admin time.

Instead of $3600, you'll get $4000 plus you've timeboxed the web design process to 4 weeks, so you don't need to stretch out that revenue over 3 long months.

And your client gets their marketing machine - aka their website - in record time.

How about that?

Q9. How do you handle client revisions?

That's what feedback calls are for. We do revisions live. And we call it finetuning, not revisions.

I'm strict about revisions - kindly, of course - and will back up your design decisions. Ultimately, we may have to make changes you think aren't the best but with the right explanations, usually clients stop the pixel pushing.

Q10. You're expensive!

Yes, I am. And you should be too. Designing a top knotch website for clients that will attract leads and sales and showcase their authority takes time, effort, client education and a whole lot of experience.

Let's do the math again - are you actually working for $5/hr? Because if you are, you should stop.

Don't see an answer here? Contact me and ask away.

 
 
 

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

Your Squarespace Web Designer Partner.

Hi, I'm Kath.

I work with creative Squarespace web designers like you using smart, logical and time-saving methods to build, update and write copy for your clients' Squarespace websites.

Scope creep happens. It simply does. If you're turning away web design projects that you would love to do, but can't, because your other projects never end, then get in touch.

Keep your clients happy and yourself sane - and paid on time. Together, we'll set up a system that works for you to streamline your web design process and train your clients.

Add my content strategy and feedback call services to your web design packages so that you'll get the strategic copy you need to design and launch your clients' websites by your deadline.

The Qualification Stuff

I have a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University, so I've got that nice mix of teacherly and writerly to help your clients understand the web design process right from the get go. 

And I know Squarespace like nobody's business.

Ready to team up?