Those early days of creative entrepreneurship can be incredibly overwhelming, especially when you think of all that you need to get started. Between getting your branding and logo created, developing your personal brand identity, writing your website, developing your services and packages, taking branding photos…
It can get overwhelming and expensive.
This is why I am so passionate about website template design – to bring the benefits of gorgeous design to emerging and new entrepreneurs at an affordable price. Because everyone deserves to have a beautiful website that feels like it is a true reflection of them and their business, that still converts your prospects to dream clients.
Let me tell you more about the core benefits of using a creative template for your Showit website (my design platform of choice!)
The best part about a website template, especially for new entrepreneurs, is the affordability aspect. Custom website design typically starts in the thousands of dollars, whereas a template ranges in the hundreds. (My templates currently range between $97 – $347! )
When you’re first starting your online business, many costs add up quickly. You need to consider…
Because of this, many new entrepreneurs put off having a website, mainly because there is a lot of noise online saying you “don’t need” a website to get started.
Let me tell you why you do… A couple of months back, I was looking for a service provider to recommend to a client. Every single service provider I got in touch with about the gig directed me to their Instagram… except for one.
Guess who was recommended for the job? The ONE who had a website. Why? Instagram is surface level, while a website allows me to read your full story, learn about your projects + rates, and get a feel for your vibe and style before diving deeper.
A website is an essential part of taking your business to the next level – and a template allows you to do that without taking a significant toll on your bank account. Let me say it once more for those in the back… You don’t have to invest thousands of dollars to have a really great-looking website.
One of the biggest reasons why I design my templates for Showit is because of this reason alone… how customizable they are.
Worry that a website template means your brand will become just like everyone else’s? That couldn’t be further from the truth!…All of my Showit website templates can be customized with your unique color palette and branding, which completely transforms the template’s feel and mood. Or if you need a hand, I can even customize it for you!
Either way, rest assured that Showit makes it simple and straightforward for you to take a template and completely customize it to make it feel exactly like you and your brand.
Sometimes, to save the cost of getting a website custom-designed, creative entrepreneurs will try to design their own website.
This is time-consuming, yes. But more importantly, if you don’t have the understanding or knowledge of website design and layouts designed to drive conversions, you will struggle to format your copy and information in a way that really makes sense and gets action moving on your website.
Going with a template is a great choice, especially if you’re eager to launch your business and get it up and running now. Professional website design can take several weeks or even months, depending on the designer’s availability and process.
On the other hand, a template can be purchased instantly, customized with a few simple tweaks, and is ready to go. All of my templates also come with a full resource library that contains video tutorials for any of the elements you may get stuck on when customizing your website and launching it.
A template allows you to get your business going with a website, so you have an optimized, professional space to greet your prospects and convert them to raving fans and customers!
Templates are designed to be already optimized for a certain vibe and aesthetic, which of course, you can customize. But you can also use these templates precisely as they are already!
If you don’t have an eye for design, templates are an attractive option. You get the benefits of having a designed website without investing in custom design!
The Template Shop is the one-stop-shop for Website + Social Media Graphics Templates thoughtfully designed + curated for the passionate female entrepreneur!
With Showit website templates for as little as $97, The Template Shop’s mission is to make beautiful design more accessible to new entrepreneurs. Because everyone deserves to have a beautiful website that feels like it is a true reflection of them and their business, that still converts your prospects to dream clients.