Want to know if a website template would be best for your business, and how it works? This is a question I get asked all the time. I’m gonna go over how to DIY your website with no design experience or coding needed!
Website templates are a great way to get a stunning website up without a big investment. They are perfect for new business owners who are not able to fork up thousands of dollars at the moment (which is completely understandable!). Custom websites are the best fit for growing businesses who are ready to take their business to the next level.
Now the biggest misconception with website templates is that your website/industry needs to fit exactly what is shown. That is not the case! The template you choose is mainly the website layout you prefer and is not guided towards any industry or style. You will have complete freedom in customizing it for your business, but with a designer’s touch and expertise. This is a lot better than starting from scratch on a new platform you’ve never used in your life! You will get confused and most likely will end up with a cookie-cutter website that looks like everyone else’s.
I use Showit for all of my website templates, and this is the only website platform I recommend for small business owners. There is no coding or experience needed, it’s easy to use with a drag and drop builder, and the blogging is powered by WordPress! The power of SEO with Showit is unbelievable. I only recommend my templates for service-based businesses, as Showit doesn’t have built-in e-commerce tools as Shopify does.
Many of my past service-based clients who have switched over to Showit have regretted not switching sooner! Having to pay thousands in website developers every time there is a hack or when they wanting to change their pricing. It can get costly! With Showit, their team takes care of all the back-end while you take care of the fun stuff. Watch the video below to watch me quickly change the style of my life coach template into a health/fitness-related website. It’s that easy! You can also learn more about Showit right here.
It’s all about the layout prefer and type of pages you will need for your website. Scroll through the template options and pay attention to the website layout and pages it offers. Don’t take the fonts, colours or images into consideration – as this will gets changed to fit your branding! If you’re looking to add a portfolio and package options to your website – consider my Sunny Days website template. If you’re looking to sell digital products with Shopify Lite – consider my Dominique website template. No need to be a coach or photographer, because everything gets replaced. As you’ll see below, this is an easy transformation with a completely different industry. You simply change the website content, branding assets and you’re ready to launch!
After picking your dream template layout, you will receive a code that you input onto your Showit account. What you see in the template live preview is what you will see in your account! There is no starting from scratch similar to other platforms such as Squarespace. Please note, you must have a paid Showit plan & domain in order to publish the website. This is similar to any website software you’d use, you have to pay to have your website up & running on the web.
The great thing about website templates is that you can get designer advice. No need to watch hundreds of Youtube Videos on “How to XXX” because everything you need to know, is in the course. You’ll receive complimentary access to my Showit course to guide you during this process. You can customize anything! From fonts, colours, images, graphics… there’s nothing you can’t customize in the templates & it’s fun to do!
The course has 35 videos + 2 bonus PDFs attached, going over anything you’ll need to know. Most of my template customers have completed the course in 3 days and were able to launch their websites in 1-2 weeks depending on the amount of free time they had. Here are some beautiful examples of customer’s websites they’ve built with no prior design experience.
After customizing it to your business, reach out to the Showit team to request a domain connection. After you can hit publish, and you’ve successfully have taken your business to the next level. Sit back and watch those inquiries roll in. You did it, I’m so freaking proud of you!
I’m so proud of you for investing in your business. I can’t wait to see your new site! You can shop my website templates right here with payment plans starting at only $97.
Use code “LAUNCHIT” at checkout for 10% off your website template.
Create with Danielle is a website design studio based near Toronto, Ontario and serving clients worldwide. Specializing in Showit & Shopify website design for female entrepreneurs.