Platforms like WordPress can be kind of hard to learn if you’ve ever sat down at the computer and felt like you spent more time trying to figure out the platform you were working on, as opposed to just writing blog posts and content.
Then it’s totally working against you. posting content, because that’s how you build a blogging business, spending hours and hours tweaking a site or trying to figure out how to install a plug in or a design net.
That’s not really high on the priority list. It’s important and it’s nice to have, but it’s not going to actually create the blogging business.
You’ve got to have the content created, fortunately for you. I have used both WordPress and Squarespace for years now. I have some Web sites on WordPress, some Web sites on Squarespace.
And I can 100 percent with confidence say that Squarespace is definitely the better option.
If you don’t really want to figure out technical stuff, you just want something that’s pretty easy to understand and very user friendly.
So in this video, I’m going to be talking about all the reasons why I love using Squarespace for new bloggers and why you should move over to it if you’ve been kind of struggling with understanding the current platform you’re on.
The first reason Squarespace is great for new bloggers is it’s completely easy drag and drop platform. You don’t have to install anything to make it drag and drop.
It instinctively comes that way. So once you sign up for Squarespace automatically, you’re already going to have something that’s kind of drag and drop.
And so that feature makes it very easy. It’s great to have bells and whistles with WordPress and other platforms, but sometimes the bells and whistles get super distracting even to us.
And so you should not be spending more time trying to understand how to use the platform or going out and purchasing something that will make it drag and drop.
I feel like it comes all in one package and that makes it easier for you. It’s one less thing to figure out. The second thing I love about Squarespace is it’s out of this world. Wonderful, 24/7 customer service.
If you’ve ever tried to figure something out on a platform and you felt like you just couldn’t, you have either have to head to Google or figure out if there’s somebody you can hire to help you figure it out.
It’s all just gonna cost you a ton of money and it’s a huge pain in the neck. Squarespace, you’re not going to have to deal with that. They have customer service.
And believe me, it’s like I have tried my best to destroy my Squarespace sites by accident, and they always manage to figure it out for me.
So I’m incredibly thankful for them. They’ve saved the day countless times, and no matter what plan you’re on, the lowest or the highest with Squarespace, this customer service, it’s included so you don’t have to pay extra for it.
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The third thing I adore about Squarespace is they’re affordable monthly plans. Now, if you’ve ever tried to build a WordPress site, for example, you’ll find that you have to buy or what you don’t have to purchase WordPress dot org.
That is that part is free, but you do have to purchase your hosting. And not all the hosting companies, but most has hosting companies, in my experience. Don’t do monthly hosting at least the best ones that I’ve played with out there.
They don’t offer monthly hosting. I can’t say anything about anyone who does. So, for example, if you go with blue hosts for your hosting, while they only offer 12, 24 and 36 month plans.
So even if the monthly price is really low, the upfront cost is around 60 dollars, will say for a year’s worth of hosting.
If you’re just starting with blogging, plopping down sixty dollars maybe isn’t something you want to do.
You just want to get your feet wet. Squarespace has some really affordable monthly plans and their most basic plan just to get you started is only sixteen dollars a month.
So instead of dropping sixty dollars, you can just drop 16 and really get a feel for whether or not blogging is a good fit for you.
The fourth thing I love about Squarespace is they automatically update their platform for, you know, a lot of people don’t like this. They don’t like that. They don’t have control over whether or not their platform gets updated.
As far as I’m concerned, I’m like, honey, let me wash my hands and handed over on my WordPress sites. In the past, I’ve experienced where if WordPress had an update itself and then I go and update it, sometimes my plugins don’t work well with it or my theme doesn’t like this.
New update with Squarespace. You don’t have to worry about things clashing and not working together. So because they kind of control everything in the technical aspect.
They’ve already tested everything out and you don’t have to worry about anything, quote unquote, breaking or just not being very compatible with the newest update.
They automatically test and do everything for you. So it’s like having a technical team that kind of runs behind the scenes and doesn’t bother you with any of the technical mumbo jumbo that you don’t understand and don’t even want to know about.
The fifth thing I love about Squarespace is there is no need for basic plugins. Now they do have things like integration’s or sometimes people will sell Squarespace, quote unquote, plug ins.
And it’s a strip of code that can kind of put on a fancy feature on your Squarespace website. But insofar as the basic plugins that WordPress would require, you don’t have to have that.
So, for example, with WordPress, if you want to have comments, you’re gonna have to install a plug in to have comments. If you want to have extra fancy MCO elements while you’re going to have to install a plugin in order to be able to have those features on there.
Squarespace doesn’t require any of these plugins. Comments are automatically included, SVO features are included and in fact, they do a fantastic job about that.
I’ll get to that point in a second so you don’t have to worry about heading out and saying, OK, what 10 plugins do I have to go and install on my brand new Web site?
Are they going to work with each other? Are they going to clash with my design or my theme? Is any of this going to work? You have to worry about that because Squarespace already has everything built in. So there’s no need to go install any of these basic plugins.
The sixth thing I love about Squarespace is that they’re. Design and their host things are all built into one cost. So, for example, with WordPress, WordPress dot org is free.
But then you have to pay for your hosting and then you’re going to have to pay for your design. Now, with Squarespace, your monthly cost is already going to cover one you’re hosting.
And then all of these different templates, all of these wonderful designs, these are all pre-built and included. They’re called templates. They’re not called designs.
And you can even modify them slightly if you choose to. So you can take one of these designs the way it is, which is pretty great. They have some wonderful templates. They’re not copouts. It’s not like they’re giving you something for free and it’s like really cruddy.
They’re pretty great templates and I love them. And if you want to modify something, you can go ahead and do that as well. So I love that all of these costs are just kind of built into their monthly or yearly plans. That way, I don’t have to say, OK, so I don’t have to pay for hosting and then I can’t forget that I have to buy Genesis and then I’m gonna have to buy a child theme and I’m going to have to install all these things.
Now, you don’t have to worry about that with Squarespace.
It’s just all built into it. The seven thing I love about Squarespace, which I mentioned earlier, is that it has all of its FCL elements really built in. So if you’re worried about showing up in search engine results, don’t worry.
They have everything built into it. Now, with WordPress or other platforms press, perhaps you’ll have to install something to make it work with WordPress.
A lot of people will install the Yoast plugin in order to insert the different keywords they want to, you know, really optimize on their page. Now, with Squarespace, you’re not going to have to do that. Everything is built into the page already.
So there’s there’s no, like, duct taping and piecing things together. It’s already built in seamlessly. And if you’re worried about the efficacy of the built in platform, here’s me sitting at number one in the Google search results. So it definitely works.
The eight thing I love about Squarespace is that it does have the option to integrate with other platforms or services. So, for example, as I build my business and get a little bit bigger, I find that maybe I need to integrate with PayPal or Stripe or ship station or Amazon associates or UN splash.
It just depends on, you know, what how my business is growing or how my blogging business is changing and the fact that they will work together with other companies. That way you can integrate something within your Web site is really helpful.
And in most cases, I find that if they don’t integrate per say, like, for example, convert kit is email marketing service and they don’t have like an official integration with convert kit.
It’s very easy. You just simply take the code that convert kit provides and then you can just paste it on your Web site.
So even if you don’t see the service that you work with directly, chances are there’s a ninety nine point nine percent chance that you’ll be able to work with Squarespace somehow, even if they don’t have a Squarespace plug in for that service.
So it’s a very easy workaround. The ninth and last thing that I really love about Squarespace is that it is a platform that’s built not just for bloggers, but also businesses. So as a blogging business owner, it will have some detailed analytics that I really enjoy.
So, yes, it’s going to have the basic stuff like your traffic. You’re the geography of that traffic. What are your popular posts?
How often are your buttons converting if somebody is signing up on your email list? But additionally, if you’re selling items and you’re using Squarespace as a bit of an online store, they’ll also provide other analytics, such as, you know, how many people abandoned their cart?
How many products sales did you make? What was your purchase funnel like? For example?
How many people visited? How many people viewed the product? How many people put the product in your cart? How many people actually purchase once it was in the cart and things like that.
So detailed analytics like that on the business aspect can really help. Once you grow your blogging business to the point where you’re selling products, this can kind of help you determine if your product is really working.
If your sales funnel is working and what your conversions are, which are powerful numbers when it comes to determining if something needs to be changed so that you can make more sales hit the like button. If you guys are thinking of giving Square space a try.
I have used both Square space and WordPress for years and I’ve done other videos and blog posts on it.
And I, I really do love Square space for the simple fact that it’s just so much easier to understand and learn, especially if you’re a newer blogger and you don’t really want to be spending your time figuring out technical problems.
That’s not building a blogging business. That’s one part of it. Right. And yes, it is kind of necessary to figure out the technical aspect. But if you can make the job easier on you, you certainly should leave a comment down below.
Let me know if you are thinking of using Squarespace or if you use it now and you love it.