Create an elegant website with exactly what you need to connect & convert —
without spinning wheels, bleeding cash, or tech trauma.
Create an elegant website with exactly what you need to connect & convert —
without spinning wheels, bleeding cash, or tech trauma.
Getting a website up and running can be complicated, time consuming, and costly… when you’re trying to figure out what words to go on the page and where, struggling with the tech, or can’t find a reliable, reasonable developer.
Ugh, that stinks.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
…beating on it for months, your website is ready to launch in less than 30 days.
…trying to learn code (when you have a million other things you’re already doing for your business), your website could do what you needed it to rather… automagically.
…staring at a blank screen wondering what to write next after “Hi, I’m Sam…”, you use writing templates to help the words flow and make your message clear.
…guessing how all the pieces should fit together, you have a marketing-savvy structure to follow that’s proven to convert interest into income.
…spending hours you don’t have looking for a good theme and plug-ins you can’t find, someone had that all figured out for you.
…that inward wince every time someone says they’ve been to your website, you feel dang proud—like baby-took-her-first-steps kind of proud.
…instead of some mashed together or slick-but-impersonal website, yours was an authentic reflection of your business and a warm welcome to your ideal customer.
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE…
Sales-smart Website Workshop
— Starts July 31, 2019 —
In 30 days or less, create a beautiful, word-wise website that will enable your prospective customers to:
… book a call …
… buy a service …
… enroll in a course …
… sign-up for your email list …
… register for an event …
… or whatever is the specific next step that you’d like them to take.
Following a specific structure for high-converting landing pages and with full support from copy to launch, you can create your website in weeks instead of months.
Forget getting sidelined by shiny objects or swallowed up by tech rabbit holes. You’re going to have a website that works FOR you instead of you working for it.
No piecing things together from different sources creating a lot of stalls and false-starts.
There are programs out there that help you write website copy. There are ones that help you build your website.
But it’s rare to find a program like this that combines the writing, design, website development, and tech support into one system.
You’re gonna get it all with one teacher who knows how to blend the verbal and visual messaging components together.
I help service-based pros like coaches, consultants, and educators come across clear and confident with their messaging and on their websites. Once they sound and look like the experts they are and their unique value is obvious, connecting with their ideal customers is a whole lot easier, more successful, and fun.
As copywriter and designer with 20+ years of experience, I walk both sides of the messaging world. This means I bring a level of unity and consistency to developing brand messaging and visual identity that is rarely found.
Design and writing have been twin passions of mine since I was a kid enrolled in after-school art classes and scribbling out cheesy fantasy stories. In university, I taught a graphic design lab and ran a side gig editing classmates’ papers while earning my journalism degree.
I’ve been building websites since way back in the days of straight-up HTML and doing print and digital design for even longer. I also come from a family of educators and entrepreneurs. Blend all this together and you’ve got someone who’s gonna give you the complete picture AND help you bring the text and tech together so you create a fun and functional high-converting website.
I highly recommend this workshop! It’s an incredible deal and the perfect marriage for someone wanting to learn to DIY with an experienced professional. The pacing was perfect for me. Easy to commit to and good momentum. I was able to make a solid preliminary website with a form live in time to capture 100 unique visitors from an online article. I got one inquiry already and they want to donate!
Suzanne, Great River
Lisa explained what she was doing and why and in a way that made sense, but also taught me how I can continue with things on my own — feels empowering. She offered her expertise and input but allowed me to use my voice and have my opinions.
– Laura, Albers Mind & Body Wellness
Use a proven formula to develop the content most essential to your ideal prospects and clients.
Follow writing prompts and templates to create high-converting copy.
Present your offering clearly with a compelling call to action.
Get real-time feedback on your writing in a safe, encouraging environment.
Create a mobile-responsive, SEO-friendly, commerce-ready website. No design or coding skills required!
Get oriented to the Squarespace administration interface.
Work with a flexible template that eliminates the time-sucking guesswork for what will look great and perform well across multiple devices.
Create and update basic web pages with different layouts.
Learn how to adjust fonts, colors, and other style features to further customize your site to your brand.
Integrate email, social media, and other tools to help grow your business.
Get guidance on sourcing and vetting high-quality affordable design assets.
Get your site to a “state of readiness” so you feel good about making it public.
Pre-flight your site so you don’t miss anything when you go live.
Learn how to expand your site with additional functionality like a blog or events calendar so it can grow with you as your business evolves.
Get a 30-minute private website review after launch for help tidying up any loose ends or talk through strategy for your next steps.
Our website is what I aspired to but didn't think we'd ever have the budget for. I
t looks elegant and reads beautifully and communicates so much more of who we are and what we do than I ever hoped we could say.
– KEVIN, ACCELERATED SUCCESS
Your business is new and you know what you’re offering but haven’t built an online presence yet.
You’ve been working on a new website or a redesign and got stuck in the muck of tech or writing overwhelm.
You have a new offer and you need an effective sales page.
You’re ready to create your website quickly so you can get out there and do the real work, the work that matters and moves you.
You’re fired up and willing to do the work (don’t worry, I’ll make it as easy and fun as possible).
The workshop was a good experience overall. The live sessions and Lisa’s quick videos were most helpful. I was pleasantly surprised how effortlessly (or so it seemed!) Lisa explained Squarespace's somewhat complex concepts. It really forced me to get a new website built! I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop to anyone.
Bill, Interop Systems
One of the things I really love about Lisa is she is multiple things in one. She knows marketing, design, and the technology that runs behind the scenes. She was a sounding board to me as I was contemplating changes and built confidence my decisions were the right ones.
– STEPHANIE, CATALYST CONSULTING
Immediately Upon Enrollment: You'll get access to the Workshop homebase where you'll find videos & handouts to get you prepped for our time together.
Welcome & Kick-off: Wednesday, July 31 at 11am EST on Zoom
Q&A / Hot Seat Live Sessions: Wednesdays at 11am EST on Zoom through August 28
The training modules are pre-recorded and available in the workshop homebase.
All live sessions will be conducted on Zoom using video and screen share. All sessions will be recorded so if you can’t make it live, you can watch the replay inside your workshop area.
With lots of short training videos and hand-outs readily accessible in the workshop homebase, you’ll be able to go at your own pace.
Five live sessions over the course of 30 days enable us to pack it in and move quickly toward completion while momentum is high and ideas are fresh.
With sessions set up as Q&A / Hot Seat style, you’ll get professional feedback & live editing on your content and design.
The intentionally small class size ensures I can give you solid hands-on support.
To make sure everyone gets the help they need when they need it, I provide additional support between the live sessions inside a private Facebook Group. All grumblings about Facebook aside, it’s a great place for us to come together, learn from each other, and get feedback.
The Sales-smart Website is built using Squarespace. Easier to learn and quicker to implement than WordPress, Squarespace offers hosting, back-ups, and software updates for a single, affordable subscription fee.
Plus, as a Squarespace Authorized Trainer and Circle Member, I’m able to give you my 20% discount on your first year with Squarespace.
Shortly after you sign up for the workshop, you’ll be sent an invitation to your own Squarespace website with a template I’ve pre-selected and prepared for you (don’t worry, this template is HIGHLY customizable so it’s not going to look like everyone else’s).
After 14+ years of building websites on many different platforms including WordPress, I exclusively build on Squarespace now for a wide variety of reasons. If you’d like an in-depth comparison between WordPress and Squarespace, you can read more here.
I’ve saved $90/month on extra website security after moving from WordPress to Squarespace through the workshop. That’s a cost savings of almost $1100/year!
Marlena, Athena Mentor
Enrollment ends: 5pm EST on Monday, July 29, 2019
Workshop starts: Wednesday, June 31, 2019
5 live training sessions for hands-on, real-time professional support with copywriting, design, and website back-end
A proven formula for messaging and content organization for a high-converting website
Templates, cheatsheets, and swipe files to make the writing and design easier
A library of easy-to-consume training videos that will get you clear on the concepts and process and feeling confident about the tech
A fully set-up website pre-installed with a highly customizable template
30-minute 1:1 private website review after launch
Access to additional support between sessions and afterwards via the private Facebook group
Tech support with content management and integration with other software
20% off the first year of your subscription with Squarespace (subscription includes hosting, security, back-ups, and regular software updates)
Training on how to extend your site with additional content sections, pages, or functionality as your business evolves over time
TWO OPTIONS TO PAY
- OR -
I worked on WordPress for a solid 7-8 years before switching over to Squarespace (eventually becoming a Squarespace Authorized Trainer). WordPress is a great platform, but I found over time for my clients and their needs, Squarespace has been a better fit.
That said, if you’re committed to WordPress and really interested in the workshop, there are a few reasons why this workshop will still be great for you:
The majority of our focus in the workshop is on content—getting a new message dialed in or an existing one really tightened up. This is the part of any website project that most people are most challenged by. And all of that is independent of the platform you choose to build your website on. In other words, you will get a lot out of the program even if WP isn't our technical focus
We can use the Squarespace template as a prototype—a detailed guide—for how to set things up in WordPress. I've done this before on several occasions for my WP-committed clients and it's worked really well. Because here's the deal, the trial period I get you for test-driving Squarespace is 6 months rather than the standard 2 weeks offered to the general public. That means you don't have to pay anything to Squarespace for having a prototype because you're going to be done with your website update or build in WP loooong before the 6 month trial period is up (we're going for 3 weeks, remember?).
I'm happy to assist you with any technical issues you have on your website. While I won't be officially teaching WP-related things in the live sessions, we do have some Q&A time built into those AND we have a private Facebook group where you can also ask questions.
All the sessions will be recorded and posted in our workshop homebase after the session has concluded, often later the same day. If you have questions or want me to review something during the live session, you'll have a chance to post those inside the Facebook group before the call.
Besides the live sessions you'll find lots of help through guides, cheatsheets, and templates as well as the library of video trainings inside the modules in the workshop homebase. Plus, there's ongoing support through the private Facebook group where I'll be dropping in on the regular to answer questions and run Lives and demos.
If you have a website but need to build out a sales page for your offer(s), this workshop will be great for you. If you're already on Squarespace, perfect, we can set everything up using your existing template. If you're on another platform, you'll be able to use the Squarespace website as a prototype for setting up a similar page on your own platform. You'll already have the text done and the content organized in the right format which makes it an easy hand-off to your web developer.
As with most things, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. If you've never contemplated your business value and positioning and you're unclear about who your ideal customer is, then you're better off waiting until the next time I offer this workshop so you can do that work first. You can add your name to the waitlist and I'll let you know the next workshop date.
If you have a general sense of your value and a pretty clear idea of your customer, then give yourself 1-2 hours to go through the training modules and another 2-3 hours for the writing portion. This is perfect work for a Friday or Saturday morning when the week's wound down and you're armed with a cup of coffee to get the creative vibe going.
Your Squarespace subscription covers hosting, security, back-ups, and software updates. It's all stuff that happens behind secret doors inside of boxes you'll never see and therefore you'll be none the wiser. Seriously, for the cost, it's a great deal. Plus you get my 20% discount for your first year of subscription. That works out to be just under $175 for the year with the discount, ~$216 annually thereafter. That's for the Business plan which is sufficient for almost everyone. The Biz Plan includes the ability to do ecommerce, have a blog, list events, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff—but I don't want you to get sidetracked with that right now (that's for later).
If you don't already have a domain name, you can get that through Squarespace FOR FREE for the first year. Good deal! If you do have a domain name, well then you already know it costs around $10-20/year for those.
Finally, if you don't yet have an email service provider like MailChimp or ConvertKit, you can do that through Squarespace as well. Their relatively new-ish Email Campaigns lets you do all the standard stuff and it's been getting very positve reviews.
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I want you to be completely satisfied with this workshop. I'll do everything I can to help you be successful and make your investment worth it. However, if you are not satisified with your purchase, I offer a full money-back guarantee within 15 days from the date of purchase. You may request your money back by emailing proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are not required to submit any proof that you have completed any work or meet any other requirements.
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