Squarespace Expert and Designer
 

Hey there! I’m Sandra

I help women entrepreneurs build trust with their followers, win more sales through a high-converting website, and finally become the industry leader they have been dreaming of.

 
 
 
 
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Access my free resource library with ALL the goods…

From courses and checklists to guides and trainings, this resource library has what you need to stand out online and begin winning sales in your online business.

 
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Sandra Houseman Squarespace Designer

You’re ready for that website you’ve been dreaming of…

You’ve tried to make it happen, but that perfect site just feels further and further away.

And every time you sit down to work on it something happens. Someone needs a snack. A nose (errr… butt) needs wiped. A toy needs played with.

And then before you know it, it’s time for dinner + bedtime + rinse and repeat tomorrow.

Your growing to-do list of client work + social strategy + launch prep always takes priority, but that leaves you with a site that’s way less than perfect and no time to work on it.

But with 75% of consumers admitting to making judgments on a company’s credibility based on their website design… Your site that’s just ‘good enough’ won’t cut it.

Good design matters… and even more important than that is a strategic site that will help you increase your traffic, grow your email list, and convert more sales.

That’s where I come in.

 

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“Before working with Sandra, I was trying to piecemeal my website together myself…”

“I was so deep in the weeds of my own website and my own business that I couldn’t really see what was even missing. We are so happy with the way our custom redesign came together… but even better, within one day of launching our new website, we sold TWO signature courses. So, not only did it feel so much more functional than before, but it actually generated sales for our business. I can not recommend Sandra enough. If you’re on the fence about hiring someone to help you with your website - just hire her already!”

- Corey, SMARTER INTERVENTION

 
 
 

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

- Annie Dillard

 
 
 
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The journey that got me here:

 
 
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2006

With my new DSLR (aka. fancy camera) in hand, my love for creating digital art was born. I joined the yearbook team my senior year in high school and a seed was planted.


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2007

Dreaming of one day being able to work from home while raising littles, I started a four-year bachelors program in graphic design (while my actual plan was to become a photographer - funny how God always seems to have other plans, huh?).


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2011

Flat top hat, tassel, and oversized gown... I graduated with a degree in graphic design and started my first corporate job as a designer.


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2012

I officially launched my first business as a freelance photographer and designer. Oh yeah, and I married my best friend, Steven (He’s an amazing song-writer + worship leader at our local church).


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2013

I began my second corporate job where I soon became the director of marketing and sales support. I actually thought I had made it… this was my purpose… until we found out we were pregnant.


2015

My world was turned upside down with the addition of our first son and my entrepreneurial dreams came flooding back full force. I had to figure out how to stay home with him vs spending all my time at the office.


2016

I gave my two weeks and started business #2 - this one! - and it has been a wild ride. From branding to coaching and finally to web design. It took me a while to get my ‘sea legs’ but ya’ll… I’m so fiercely passionate about what I do now. I finally found my jam.


2018

My second son is born and my passion for my business became even stronger. I’m fueled by changing their legacy + showing them what hard work to follow God’s calling really looks like. And getting to help you experience the same kind of freedom is the icing on the cake.

 
 
 

So, why Squarespace?

Great question! The truth is that there are many great website programs out there. I spent a few years designing in WordPress and love it as well, but here are some of the reasons I have settled on Squarespace... (click on each box below to read more)

+ 01. It's easy to edit, update, and manage yourself.

One of the biggest headaches of having a website professionally designed is your limited knowledge of how to update the content and images yourself. You might find yourself spending hours pulling your hair out to change one section of text. But not With Squarespace! You will be able to experience one of the best user interfaces EVER. And don't worry about having to use any code... Because you are able to actually SEE the changes you are making on your site while you are making them.

+ 02. It's fully customizable.

Even though Squarespace seems like a "simpler" option over WordPress (and it is!), rest assured that it is still a robust powerhouse able to be fully customized to achieve the look you are after. It doesn't have to look cookie-cutter at all! (Like this site you're on now?? It's a Squarespace site!)

+ 03. It has robust SEO capabilities.

With Squarespace, you are still able to add all the information needed into the back end of your site to make search engines love you. No need to install a plugin... Just add your keyword phrases in the right spots (or let me do it for you) and you're ready to go!

+ 04. It looks great across all platforms.

Your site will look great on ANY screen from a cell phone to an extra large desktop monitor. No need to worry about how your site looks to your on-the-go clientele! (after all, research shows that over half of the population now views online content from their phone!)

+ 05. It's secure.

With Squarespace, you don't have to worry about plugins leaving your site vulnerable to attacks. Your monthly hosting fee includes it ALL, so you can rest assured that your site will still be there - looking awesome - day in and day out. And if anything ever does happen, Squarespace customer service and support team will be there to help you out - at no additional charge.

+ 06. It has an amazing customer support team (at no additional cost).

If you ever have any issues with your site, you are able to quickly and easily get help to guide you through your troubles. But rest assured, making basic edits to your site is SO easy you won't even need this amazing bonus. Unlike WordPress where you have to pay someone anytime you need support or have a question.

+ 07. It has an already integrated E-Commerce option.

If you would like to sell programs, packages, or products on your website, you can easily do that with Squarespace - and it's built in! No need to install a plugin and configure confusing settings. Squarespace makes receiving payments (or donations) via stripe or PayPal easy!

+ 08. You can easily login with the ESC key.

Never forget how to log into your website again. Just go to your site, press escape, and BAM - you're at your login screen. Easy peasy.

+ 09. The cost is all inclusive.

With just one monthly payment, you get everything you need to keep your website up and running... Instead of having to purchase your hosting, buy a template, and plugins, plus pay for added security (and you NEED a security plan with a WordPress site), etc. With Squarespace, you can either pay one annual fee and save, or pay smaller amounts monthly.

+ 10. My clients LOVE it.

I have worked with so many clients who have come to me totally overwhelmed with their WordPress website. They can't figure out how to make simple changes... like changing the color of their buttons, shifting text, changing a font or an image, etc., and they are tired of shelling out more money every time they need these small change made. But once I show them how Squarespace works, they are sold. Most of my client's are even able to use my video tutorials (a free gift from me to anyone who purchases a website package!) to build additional pages they need down the road. And of course, I'm always here to help when needed.

Want to see how Squarespace works?

Check out a quick demo of my personal Squarespace website!

 
 
 

I get it, it can be overwhelming.

Your business is important and you want to make the best decision possible. So, here's the bottom line...

  • I’m here to serve you. That’s why I created the Savvy Website Society… so I can help more people DIY their website on a bigger scale.

  • I love a challenge. I see every project as a new challenge to show the world who you really are.

  • My turnaround time is days, not multiple months. When you purchase a done for you website package with me, you know you will be walking away with a site you love in a matter of DAYS (template redesigns take 1-2 weeks and custom sites take about a month)

  • I love to keep you in the loop. You won't go weeks - or even days - without hearing from me. I make sure to check in regularly and respond promptly.

  • You're the boss. At the end of the day, this is YOUR website... you're the one who has to love it. So, I will always give you my opinion and advice as a professional, but you always have the final say in the outcome. No hard feelings.

  • I only sell you what you need. I am up front and honest about what you need based on your preferences. I'll only sell you what you need.

 
 

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