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YOU'RE INVITED TO THE…

Sales-smart Website Workshop

Write and build a high-converting website that works to generate confidence, clients, and cash.

 

— 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.


 
 

The Sales-smart Website Workshop brings copy & design together into a complete do-it-together program.

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.

 
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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.

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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

HOW THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN…

Workshop Schedule & Format

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.

Ongoing support during the workshop and beyond

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.

Website platform

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.


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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

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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

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Compared to how hard doing my marketing was before we did the message development vs. after, it was like night and day.

– JENNIFER, MOUNTAIN SAGE MEDICINE AND HERA WOMAN

 
 
 

———— REGISTER NOW————

Enrollment ends: 5pm EST on Monday, July 29, 2019
Workshop starts: Wednesday, June 31, 2019

With the Sales-smart Website Workshop you’ll get…

  • 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 -

Four payments of $230 USD each

Enrollment Ends: Mon, July 29
Workshop Kicks Off: Wed, July 31
 
 
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Questions you might have…

Lisa, this workshop looks great, but what if I want to use WordPress or I have a WordPress site already?

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:

  1. 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

  2. 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?).

  3. 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.

I can't make all the live sessions. Will they be recorded?

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.

What if I already have a website? Can I keep building on the one I've already started?

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.

How long will it take me to do the writing and design part?

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.

What about website hosting fees or domain names or other costs I might incur?

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.

What forms of payment do you take?

We take credit card payments through Stripe.

Do you offer refunds?

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 support@paraphrasecomm.com. You are not required to submit any proof that you have completed any work or meet any other requirements.

Still have questions? I’m all ears 👂👂👂. Hit me up at lisa@paraphrasecomm.com



 
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