How to Offer Your First Lead Magnet with ConvertKit

You know you need an email list and you know the best way to gain new subscribers is by offering a lead magnet… but how exactly you’re supposed to do that is a little fuzzy, right?

If you’re already using ConvertKit, then you have everything you need to start right now. And if you’re not, may I suggest starting your free trial today? It is hands-down my favorite email service provider for bloggers, authors, and other creative entrepreneurs who want to prioritize their email list.

Now that we have that settled, let's get started, shall we?

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ConvertKitTaryn Nergaard
Why Use Squarespace for Your Website?

Squarespace launched in 2003 and has grown steadily since, gaining over a million customers over the years--for good reason. Squarespace has cornered the market in making beautiful, functional websites accessible to the average business owner. While many big businesses use Wordpress, it isn't the right fit for everyone. There are several reasons Squarespace is the smart choice for businesses and bloggers in every market.

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SquarespaceTaryn Nergaard
The Simple Squarespace Design Hack To Save You Tons of Time

One of the main reasons I love Squarespace is that it looks so great right out of the box. There isn't a bad template, so whichever one you choose to get started is going to make you look like a pro. But when it comes to making sure your design aligns with your brand, you want to take the time to make changes to your template so that it all looks clean and congruent.

There are so many great features and different content blocks to use in Squarespace, so it can be a bit tricky to make sure everything is exactly how you want it. Typically, you can get most of your design and branding elements into Squarespace without much fuss. But, if you're anything like me, you've gone to create a new page with a content block you've never used and though "Ugh! Why doesn't that match my branding?"

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Why Squarespace is Great for Writers

When I first started blogging, I used blogger. It was super simple to get started, was free to use, and I was able to write and publish my first blog post as soon as I joined.

The design was terrible, but its simplicity was great for getting words published quickly and easily. That's why, years later, I'm a huge fan of Squarespace.

Squarespace makes it simple to share your words with the world, yet has a beautiful design and amazing functionality.

Blogger makes it easy to publish your words, but lacks in design and functionality. Wordpress (which I did try out for a while and didn't love) has unlimited functionality and design potential but is not so simple for the average user.

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Why I Ditched Wordpress for Squarespace

I wanted to love Wordpress. Really, I did. I felt like that's where all the "grown up" entrepreneurs do business and if I didn't use Wordpress I'd be forever stuck at the kiddie table.

I tried really hard, but Wordpress couldn't stack up to Squarespace. After over a year of trying hard to get my Wordpress site to look half as good as my earlier Squarespace site and coming up against a dozen tech issues, I finally gave up.

I ditched Wordpress, rejoined Squarespace, and have committed myself till death do us part.

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