When two weeks isn't enough for your Squarespace trial site

KerryAThompson.com Blog: You can extend a Squarespace trial site beyond two weeks

One of the main differences between Squarespace and Weebly, the two website development platforms I recommend for small businesses, is the time you have to set up a site before shelling out some bucks and showing it to the world. I favor Squarespace for its beautiful designs and easy-to-use interface, but one of the drawbacks, or so I thought, was that you only have two weeks to create a site before you have to make a payment, even if you're not ready to publish your site.

About two months ago, I created a trial site to show some designs to a client. It turned out he wasn't ready to start working on the changes and after two weeks passed, I thought I'd have to say goodbye to those designs. I took screen captures of all the pages so I'd remember what I had done. Then, to my surprise, Squarespace sent me an email asking if I'd like to extend the trial for another two weeks. "Sure," I said, "That's better than starting from scratch."

Another two weeks passed and another and another and I was able to extend the trial several times. Now two months later, I was given the opportunity to extend it again. I thought I'd stumbled onto a secret gift provided just for me, but I've recently talked to someone else who had the same experience. 


So, unlike a two-week vacation that isn't enough, you can keep extending your Squarespace trial for a long time (I don't yet know if there is a limit). Wouldn't it be nice if vacations were that way too?

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I offer stress-free design and writing help to get your website launched or updated on Squarespace and Weebly. If you’re struggling to get your website going for your new business or passion project, see the Services page for the types of help I offer and then take me up on a free 30-minute no-obligation consultation. I’d love to hear from you. - Kerry