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Top 10 freelance tax deductions for 2019 (U.S.)

Top 10 freelance tax deductions for 2019 (U.S.)

It's a new year and, not only does this spell exciting new horizons for your career, there are also new tax rules at play thanks to 2018 tax reform. While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act set forth the biggest changes to the tax code in over 30 years, there are still numerous deductions available that freelance designers and developers have historically overlooked.*

Semi-Circle: A guest panel

Semi-Circle: A guest panel

In this live Q+A, three Circle members talk about starting their own businesses, scaling their growth, and why they prefer Squarespace. You’ll hear from Chelsea Matthews, founder of Matte Black; Cody Juhnke, founder of Moov Labs and Ghost Plugins; and Milan Sopic, founder of Purple Giraffe.

Checklist: Building an online store

Checklist: Building an online store

Designers generally earn more for building an online store than building a personal website or portfolio. That’s because online stores have some added complexity. To simplify the process, here’s a checklist with the essential steps to creating an online store.

2019 web design trends

2019 web design trends

Timeless principles like simplicity and minimalism influenced a lot of great design in 2018, while trends like brutalism and custom illustration gained traction. In 2019, these new sensibilities will evolve from aesthetics to full-fledged styles. The maturation of these trends, combined with Google’s new ranking standards, will see web design defined by two major themes: speed and humanity.

Commerce tips from Circle pros

Commerce tips from Circle pros

Squarespace Commerce is a powerful way for you and your clients to sell physical products, digital products, services, and more. In this guide, you’ll see how different Circle members use Commerce to help their clients’ and their own businesses grow.

The Circle guide to online stores

The Circle guide to online stores

In this guide you’ll learn how to help clients grow their businesses, how to find your next Commerce client, why Circle members earn more on e-commerce sites, and how to choose a Commerce plan and template.

Tips for pricing your Squarespace services

Tips for pricing your Squarespace services

One of the biggest hurdles to building a successful business is defining your pricing strategy. Consider these topics when setting your prices.

Make your About page profitable

Make your About page profitable

An About page may seem like the final touch on your website, but there are plenty of reasons to prioritize the message and look of this defining page.

Squarespace tips, tricks, and time savers

Squarespace tips, tricks, and time savers

This guide offers some professional shortcuts and insider tips to building beautiful websites on Squarespace.

How to manage client relationships with Tom Locke

How to manage client relationships with Tom Locke

Tom Locke is the founder of UK Squarespace design studio Noughts & Ones and has been building Squarespace websites for over five years. His approach to client management is built on working with clients, not for them. In this Q&A, Tom covers his best practices for holistic client management, from pitching and onboarding to building and handoff.

Mastering Squarespace templates

Mastering Squarespace templates

This guide consolidates key information about Squarespace templates, including terminology, comparison charts, and selection tips so you can do your best work on Squarespace.

Why the pros love Squarespace

Why the pros love Squarespace

Circle members use Squarespace as the go-to web publishing tool for their clients. Meet a few, and hear why Squarespace is the best platform for them.

Squarespace 201 Part 3:  Offboarding Clients

Squarespace 201 Part 3: Offboarding Clients

This guide provides advice on handing finalized websites over to clients. It addresses topics including site management, billing, domains, Block configurations, and Squarespace mobile app recommendations.

The case for case studies

The case for case studies

The proof is in the portfolio.

The best way for a prospective client to understand the value you can bring to their business is by seeing work you’ve already done. Create a simple case study and learn how it can win you new business with this guide.

Squarespace 201 Part 2:  The Buildout

Squarespace 201 Part 2: The Buildout

This guide is designed to walk you through the process of building out a website. You'll learn how to make an outline, choose a template, and add content and finishing touches.

Squarespace Email Campaigns

Squarespace Email Campaigns

Meet Squarespace Email Campaigns, a tool to improve engagement with your clients’ websites through beautifully branded email layouts. To help you become an Email Campaigns expert, we put together this exclusive guide with all the essentials.

How to stand out to clients

How to stand out to clients

Learn how narrowing the focus of your business articulates your value and makes you discoverable to clients in this quick guide.

Tips for finding new clients

Tips for finding new clients

In this guide, we’ll cover a few key practices to creating a lead machine for your web design practice.

Squarespace 201 Part 1: Client Education

Squarespace 201 Part 1: Client Education

This guide will help you educate your clients about the benefits of Squarespace, pitch your services as a design professional, and address common questions and objections.

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