If you’re a business owner, an experienced designer or even a beginner who wants to learn how to code, there are tons of resources to help you get started. But now, Squarespace wants to give you a platform where you can create and sell professional courses—and it’s not just for website builders, but for anyone who wants to share their knowledge with the world.
The launch of Squarespace Courses enables entrepreneurs to turn their expertise into passive income by selling rich multimedia online classes. Courses are comprised of videos, written content and downloadable assets, and they’re supported by the same tools you already use on your site to manage products, services and other content types. Adding course sales to your site allows you to monetize existing customers and audience members with a new, streamlined offering.
Here’s how the new solution works:
Rather than creating and managing multiple online course offerings through separate third-party platforms, Squarespace Courses lets you build expansive programs with sequential lessons, videos and chapters that offer progress tracking. You can also use the solution to sell courses in combination with other content types, such as memberships and video content, and take advantage of Squarespace’s best-in-class design options for building, promoting, and selling your educational content.
A few things to consider if you’re thinking of launching a course with Squarespace:
Courses require an advanced plan, which costs $40-$46 per month depending on whether you pay monthly or annually. But, the good news is that you can start a free trial of the advanced plan to see what it’s all about. And, once you’ve signed up, Squarespace will offer a limited number of free videos, 0% transaction fees, subscription payments and discounts.
Some of the best Squarespace courses currently available include:
If you want to hone your web development skills, edX offers many different online courses that can help you develop your basic and intermediate skills. These courses can be taken individually or as part of a boot camp or accelerated degree program where you can work toward a bachelor’s or master’s in web development.
For those who prefer a more hands-on approach, there are plenty of local and remote boot camps in the U.S. that can teach you how to use Squarespace and other popular no-code website builders. These classes are typically taught by industry experts and can be a great way to get the most out of your website-building skills.
For those looking to learn how to create a stunning design for their website, Beatriz has created an extensive series of step-by-step tutorials with screenshots that are specifically geared towards Squarespace and its templates. Her tutorials cover everything from mobile queries to designing beautiful layouts with overlapping images in sections. She’s even created a fully functional, free coding plugin for Squarespace that you can download from her site (and which she updates regularly). Her comprehensive course library is an excellent resource for any designer or developer.