Posts in Squarespace
How to easily create branded short links on Squarespace for free

Tired of forgetting your affiliate links?

Want to send your fans to a specific page but hate how long the URL is?

Have a broken link on your website you need to redirect?

Want branded short links without paying for a premium level bit.ly account?

You can do all of these things (and more!) on Squarespace for free.

That’s right!

The ability to redirect your readers anywhere you want is built in to your Squarespace website by default - it’s called URL Mapping.

If you’ve heard of URL Mapping, it was probably when you migrated to Squarespace from another platform and needed to ensure your blog post links were getting redirected correctly.

But have you touched it since then? If not, you are missing out on a powerful tool.

One example of how you can use URL Mapping is to send people to a shorter affiliate link.

For example, MeganMinns.com/ConvertKit will redirect you to my ConvertKit affiliate link. Way easier than telling you to go http://mbsy.co/convertkit/19947725 right?

Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of creating a branded short link and how to do it within your Squarespace site!

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How to Connect ConvertKit to a Squarespace Button or Cover Page (With Step-By-Step Video Trainings!)

While ConvertKit makes it super simple to add a ConvertKit form to a Squarespace page, there may be situations where you want a Squarespace button to link to an opt-in instead.

Especially on Squarespace cover pages where you can’t add a ConvertKit form! 

So I created two video tutorials showing you exactly how to connect ConvertKit to Squarespace buttons! 

How to connect ConvertKit to Squarespace Buttons/Forms:

In order to connect ConvertKit to a Squarespace "button" you'll actually be using a Form Block instead of a Button Block. You'll also be using Google Sheets and Zapier to connect Squarespace and ConvertKit. 

Watch the video below to learn how to connect ConvertKit to a Squarespace Button:

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The Best Squarespace Templates (and what you need to do before you switch templates!)

It's no secret that I'm a huge Squarespace fan. But picking the right template can be a little overwhelming at first.

Squarespace has so many beautiful templates that it can take a lot of time to really investigate all of them.

There are several templates labeled as a certain "type" of website that are more versatile than they appear. Which means you need test out a template to even see its full potential.

But this takes time.

It can overwhelm you.

And it can lead to analysis paralysis.

Which I try to avoid at all costs.

So instead of comparing every Squarespace template, I'm going to save you time by laying out the 3 best templates for entrepreneurs.

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Set Up Your Landing Page in 5 Minutes (Simple and Stress-Free!)

I have a feeling you're waiting to start something.

Waiting to start a blog or website...

Waiting to start working on a new course or product...

Waiting to put yourself out there...

And its probably because you don't know where to start.

I feel you!

That's why I wanted to show you the ONE thing you can do in less than 5 minutes (no really) that will allow you to just get started: Setting up a landing page.

This week I did two live workshops with Mariah Coz of Femtrepreneur.co, where we walked over 2000 people through setting up a landing page. A hands-on tech training.

And we got incredible feedback! People were actually creating their landing pages with us live!

It made me realize that so many of you are in a situation where you could benefit from this too!

So I've created a full hands-on step-by-step tutorial of how to create a landing page using Squarespace... and the entire video is only 3 minutes and 20 seconds long.

No lie.

But I took it one (or three!) steps further...

I also created 3 follow up tech trainings on how to connect YOUR email platform to the buttons on a Squarespace landing page:

  1. Mailchimp
  2. ConvertKit
  3. Leadboxes

So no matter what platform you're using, you can use this to get your landing page up in just a matter of minutes!

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8 Different Ways to Use Squarespace Cover Pages

They are absolutely one of my favorite features of Squarespace!

Beautiful. 

Easy to set up. 

Effective. 

Versatile. 
So what is a cover page?

Cover pages are one-page landing pages. The design and style is completely independent of the rest of your website and there is no navigation bar. You control exactly what is shown and how many options, links, and buttons your cover page has. 

Squarespace currently has 12 layouts to choose from and filters them in a few categories: Landing, Profile, Audio, Video, Location, and Twitter. While the layouts available are unbelievably flexible and versatile, they do present some of the layouts in a way that makes you unsure of what all you can do with them. 

That’s why I wanted to show you 8 different ways that you can use Squarespace’s cover pages for your business and blog!

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7 Things Squarespace Does Better Than Other Platforms

If you have a business, you know how important your website is. It builds your email list, sells your products, and establishes you in the online world. 

... But are you spending more time trying to get your website to look right, than you are actually creating content for your website? Or creating products? 

... Are you waiting for your designer to add a new sales page to your website and costing you sales? 

... Do you feel like your website is holding you back or makes you look unprofessional? 

If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, then it sounds like you need to re-think your website strategy. 

Because your website shouldn't be taking up your time, adding stress to your life, or embarrassing you. Your website should be easy.

And that's where Squarespace comes in. 

While Squarespace has too many amazing features for me to cover in one sitting, I want to highlight seven things that Squarespace does better than other platforms. 

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Why I switched from WordPress to Squarespace (and 5 reasons why it is the best website platform for busy entrepreneurs!)

Before we get started, I want to say that I’m a huge WordPress fan! The functionality and possibilities in WordPress are unlimited and it might be the best platform for your business. 

But if you’re a Side Hustler, I highly recommend you keep reading and see why I made the switch to Squarespace!

I’ve been building websites since I was in sixth grade. I remember learning HTML on a website called Funky Chickens (which still exists!) and making text scroll across a page was my favorite thing in the world! 

 

So when I decided to start my design business a few years ago, I went with the most robust platform out there: WordPress. WordPress was being hailed as the pinnacle for a business owner. If you had a business online and were “serious” then you needed a WordPress website. 

Since I’m a bit of a computer nerd, I didn’t find it hard to learn and loved the challenge of building a website from scratch. 

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