3 things that are holding you back - Wanderful Academy

Are these 3 things also holding you back when it comes to creating your own website?

Are these things holding you back

You have decided you want to start your own business. Maybe you just quit or lost your job or maybe you start building it while you’re still employed. The most important thing is: YOU ARE STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Take a bow because you deserve every praise for this incredible and scary decision.

So, now people are saying that you need a website. When I heard that when I started my own business I got scared. 

Are these the 3 things that are holding you back?

How - Where do I start? 

My research started. I had the fortune to have hired somebody who helped me set up my own business. She introduced me to Squarespace and showed me what I needed to build a website. 

Start with choosing your domain name(the name of your site). I have two websites and the domain name is the name of my business and a variation on it. So, what’s going to be the name of your business? Check with for example Siteground or Bluehost if this name is still available. Then choose the platform you want to work with. I highly recommend building your website with Squarespace. You don’t need the be a technical genius because Squarespace will take care of everything. So no updating plugins, making backups etc. You don’t need to know how to code with Squarespace. The adding and editing of your pages is going to be so easy. Check my post about Squarespace.

Of course, you need killer content. Beautiful images, text, and don’t forget video. 

Want to know more about a great domain name and how to create text to attract your dream clients? Get my FREE trial now.

Time - Do I have the time to build my own website? 

Yes, creating a website takes time. As I found out, it takes a lot of time. It’s not as simple as adding a page and you’re done. As you read before, you need a domain name, you need to choose which platform you want to use, you need to make content, and you need to learn how to build your website. It took me almost three months to get everything the way I wanted. Yeah, I’m a perfectionist, haha. I scoured the internet, watched a lot of video’s, read a lot of blogs, and I was pretty proud of myself with the result. And I kept reading and watching video’s so I still change things on my site. I just added a fantastic page-not-found page.

Money - Do I have the money to hire someone?

Hiring someone that builds your website for you costs money. It also costs money to hire someone who creates your content. As a beginning business owner, you don’t always have the money to do this. I didn’t have it, so I did everything myself.

When you want to build your own website, but you don’t have the amount of time it will take to find out everything yourself or you don’t have the money to hire someone to do it for you, I have the solution for you.

Everything I learned and found out I put together and I created the ultimate build your own website with Squarespace course, Wanderful Website. You'll learn everything you'll need to create an awesome website by yourself. From choosing a great domain name, creating beautiful content to adding and editing your pages.

You don't need to scour the internet to learn how you build a website and spend too much of your precious time and patience. It's all in this course. 

  • 11 March, 2019

Marit Verlaat

I'm an introverted online business owner with wanderlust. I believe that being an introvert is one of the best assets a business owner can have. Introverts are excellent at working alone. They can work towards a goal without getting distracted. Plus, introverts are amazing at learning new things. I'm here to empower you to make your own website as awesome as you are. From the comfort of your own home. In your own time. So you can live the life of your dreams.