Are you ready to launch your business but not having a website is keeping you stuck? Do you want to promote your new service or offer but don’t have the budget or time to create a custom website or sales page in WordPress or Squarespace?
Creating a website has never been easier! Canva has a new and improved Website Design feature and I’m walking you through it step-by-step! Keep reading to learn exactly how to design, customize and publish your FREE and responsive (yes, the new update is mobile and desktop-friendly Whoo!!) website, sales page, portfolio or whatever else you’d like to create!
Psst…no worries – no complicated tech involved or website required – your page will be hosted in Canva!
Step 1 - Design your Website
Open a new or existing website design in Canva. You can either create your own from scratch or use one of their pre-made templates. Just type “website” into the search bar on Canva’s homepage.
Customize your colors, fonts, images, etc. as you normally would in Canva. Don’t forget to hyperlink your call-to-action buttons or other elements clickable. Select the element you want to make clickable and click the chain icon on the top right side of the toolbar (if you don’t see it, click the 3 dots to expand the toolbar). Enter a link (such as your checkout page or payment processor link) and hit “Enter” or “Return” on your keyboard.
Step 2 - Publish your Website
Once you’ve finished adding all your brand colors, copy and images, click the “Publish as Website” button on the right top corner of the toolbar above the editor. Choose “Free Domain” and hit continue.
Now let’s review your settings:
- You have the option to customize your URL but the free version of the website will be published to a Canva domain and ends in “my.canva.site.” You can also purchase a domain through Canva.
- Customize your Browser Tab Preview. Change the site title and the favicon (a small icon that serves as branding for your website – this is optional, you can also keep the default Canva favicon). This preview will show on Google and browser tabs.
- Add your Site Description. Include any applicable keywords. This description will appear below the page title and URL in search results.
- Choose your permissions, e.g. add password protection if you only want to share this design with your team or a specific client.
Step 3 - Celebrate and Share
Uhm, did you just design a website?? Time to celebrate! View your website to make sure everything looks good and all your links are working. Now you can copy the link of your live website and proudly share away!
Seriously, still can’t believe how easy Canva makes it to design a full blown website! How can you use Canva to kickstart your next webpage project? Will you create a basic website to share your services? Maybe a sales page for your latest course or digital product? Or a portfolio to find and impress your future clients? I would love to see your new website or sales page. Feel free to leave a link in the comments!
Website Template Bundle
Check out this portfolio website template I created for my All Access Pass Members. It includes a variety of layouts, pre-made pages and designs.
A portfolio website is a great opportunity to showcase your work. It will help you stand out from the crowd, show your unique projects, build trust, and give others an opportunity to connect and book with you.
✓ Previous Work Samples, Case Study, and Links to specific examples
✓ About Me, Lead Magnet, Testimonials, and Contact Sections
✓ Instructions on how to publish and share your domain
You can edit anything you would like including images, elements, fonts, and colors. Use the templates over and over for all your different website projects.