We keep pricing simple with a single fee for our Essential Launch Site: $1,750

  • 7-page site designed on one of three Squarespace template options
  • Basic content that you provide (About, Services, Contact, Testimonials) 
  • Professional editing of your content
  • 7 images provided by you and/or 7 Getty images licensed for you at $10 each
  • 7 internal or external content links  
  • Links to your current social media services (up to 3)
  • PDF file attachments (up to 3, including your prepared terms of use and privacy statement)
  • Domain and/or website hosting transfer to Squarespace if necessary
  • Professional email address and setup through your host or G Suite

Learn how we can get your site off the ground fast.

 

More Services: FAQs and Pricing

 

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

Can The Launch Site team create content for me?

What makes The Launch Site an invaluable resource for small businesses and nonprofits is our team's ability to produce virtually anything you need for your website: text, images (photos, illustrations, infographics, slide shows), audio, video, even privacy statements and terms of use.

COST of content development is based on scope of work. Please contact us to discuss your needs; we'd be pleased to prepare an estimate for you.

Web Hosting vs. Domain Hosting and email

Squarespace is our go-to resource for your domain hosting and website hosting, as well as email.  If you'd like to look under the hood at the parts and learn about the processes for these services, just click on the link above.

G SUITE

When you launch a Squarespace site through The Launch Site, we can set up the Google tool called G Suite for you.

What is G Suite? It's a package of cloud-based services that provides your organization with so much more than email: access to video conferencing, social media, real-time document collaboration, twice the amount of cloud storage across Gmail and Drive, 24/7 phone and email support, 99.9 percent guaranteed uptime on business email, interoperability with Microsoft Outlook, additional security options like two-step authentication and single sign-on (SSO), and administrative controls for user accounts.

COST for the first year is free from Google with a Squarespace site. Handling by The Launch Site at no extra charge. Thereafter, Google charges $50 annually.

ECOMMERCE

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Our team at The Launch Site can create your shop, membership and contributions pages, and other transactional content in coordination with Squarespace, PayPal, Stripe, and other online payment options.

COST: Per scope of work. Please contact us for an estimate.

Email Marketing services

We highly recommend that both nonprofits and businesses use an email marketing service such as Squarespace Email Marketing or MailChimp (integrated with Squarespace), Constant Contact, or Emma to retain current customers and reach out to new ones, introduce new products, promote sales, and build your brand. We can help you set up the service through Squarespace's Business and Commerce sites.

COST for The Launch Site to set up your basic email marketing account: $100.

Upon agreement, we also can import your contacts, create and publish initial email marketing campaigns, and provide tutorials. Cost is per scope of work.

Getty Images

If you'd like to add awesome creative or editorial images to your site, we recommend using Getty Images through Squarespace.

COST: $10 licensing fee per image per website. NOTE: Getty Images may be subject to state and local sales taxes.

Original Audio/Video/Photography

Original portraits and location shoots in the Washington area are provided by SARAH HUNTINGTON PHOTOGRAPHY.  THE LINCOLN STUDIOS, for which she is producer, creates video for The Launch Site's clients.

CONTACT The Launch Site for more information and estimates.

Social Media

The Launch Site can setup or link your social media sites to your website. We also offer the special service of aligning social media design and content with your website.

COST: $175 per social media site (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.). LinkedIn: $225. .

 
 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

All Squarespace templates are built for clean indexing by search engines, and The Launch Site makes the most of them. 

Here are some of the key features of Squarespace SEO as detailed on the site:

  • Site map: Squarespace automatically generates and links a proper sitemap.xml, which enumerates every URL and image metadata on your site with proper priority for perfect indexing. 

  • Clean HTML Markup and clean URLs

  • Automatic tagging and redirects: Images contain proper <alt> and <title> tags, improving search engine indexing. All meta tags for pages and <link> tags for RSS feeds are automatically generated.

  • Image descriptions are converted to <alt> tags. AMP, or, Accelerated Mobile Pages, creates lightweight versions of web pages to help them load faster on a mobile device. AMP works with Google to prioritize results in mobile searches.

  • Built-in mobile optimization: As long as you don’t disable your mobile style or overload your site with too much content, your site is ready to be found in mobile searches.

  • Google Search Keywords Analytics

SQUARESPACE NOTE: Your content and how you use these features are up to you. For more on Squarespace’s SEO-friendly features, visit "Increasing your site's visibility to search engines." SEO strategy falls outside the scope of Squarespace and The Launch Site support. Given that search engines have complex algorithms that power their technology and everyone’s marketing needs are unique, we are unable to provide specific SEO advice to our customers.

Squarespace service Plans

Be sure to read the personal, business, and premium plans carefully to be sure you understand your options and the annual or monthly fees.. Among The Launch Site's key services is helping you decide which plan best suits your needs for content, ecommerce, donations and membership drives, email marketing campaigns, and more. We will then establish your website account for you and setup permissions for ownership, administration, contributions, etc.

Squarespace Templates

Squarespace's beautifully designed templates come with hundreds of customizable features. Based on your audience and needs for genre, design, functionality, structure, content, and marketing, The Launch Site will recommend three Squarespace templates. The final choice is yours to make.