You heard from Stephanie Kase once already on episode 91 of this podcast, and now she’s BACK to chat about her Showit website template for photographers from EM Shop! Stephanie has the Jena template and Sara Sales Funnel Kit from my shop. She utilized them for her own brand and website so beautifully, and she’s dropping all the details today. Stephanie is a wealth of knowledge (and a huge inspiration to me) and I know you’ll love learning from her again on this different topic!
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Let's hear from Stephanie!
How did you found EM Shop?
"I think I found you via the Showit Website Designers page, and again on Instagram! I immediately was hooked on your podcast after binging it and LOVED how much strategy went into your designs."
What template you decided on and how you picked it?
"I knew I wanted to rebrand this year and initially thought I would do a custom design but instead decided a Showit website template for photographers was the right step for me. I bought the newly released Jena template! It felt SO similar to what I wanted my brand to be, and I loved how it had a very high-end custom feel without it actually being custom. I also loved all the layouts/pages that came with it and how they were already designed how I loved them!"
What results did you see the day you launched your new brand and site?
"When I launched my new brand, I made over $3,000 in 2 days during a sale on my shop - primarily to an audience I had already launched those products to just a couple of months prior, which is pretty cool! I was happy with that considering the main focus of the launch was on my new brand, and not necessarily the sale."
What results have you seen since you launched your new site?
"Since my launch, I’ve had DOZENS upon dozens of compliments on my website! The biggest thing people tell me that my personality 100% shines through, which is exactly what I wanted! I’ve also noticed a more steady stream of income in my shop since launching my new brand with my Showit website template for photographers, without live launching new products (and I’m gearing up for a big launch in November!). I truly believe my new brand has established me more as a credible educator because the look is more high end than my last brand!"
How did you bring your site live so quickly? Any tips?
"It was a little crazy!!! It helped that I was already very experienced with Showit (the website platform) and knew a lot of the ins and outs. One thing that helped too is I already had most of the copy written before I plugged it into my template. That gave me a good idea of how to structure the pages, so writing your copy first can be really helpful!
Another tip: Have dedicated time to sit down and work on your website (aka batch working). Once I got in the mode of working on my website pages, it was a lot easier to knock out several at a time!"
Want more tips for customizing your Showit website template for photographers faster? Check out Episode 81 for 8 awesome tips!
To someone listening who has thought about a template, but is holding back. What would you say to them?
"DO IT!!! If you’re scared you won’t know how to customize it for your brand, that should be the least of your worries. My brand looks so different from the original template, and yet has a very high-end feel.
Elizabeth gives you an entire COURSE to help you learn the website platform Showit if you’ve never used it. Her Showit website templates for photographers have saved me HOURS of time of having to create a website from the ground up, and look way better than I ever could! Branding is such an important, foundational part of your business. I spent hours looking for a website template that felt like it had a lot of personality AND strategy, and Elizabeth’s templates do just that."
“I'm Stephanie, a photographer and educator for photographers and small business owners. Over the past 6 years, I have photographed over 100 weddings, and have had my work featured in publications such as Carats & Cake, Belle the Magazine, and TLC. Ever since starting my business, education has been a huge focus I knew I wanted to make a big part of my business! I have a big heart to serve others and show them how they can grow a business. I am a huge herd for anything marketing and business, and love to teach with a practical, no-fluff approach. I break down difficult business topics into easy to understand ways. I teach primarily through online courses and shop products, including my signature online course, The Business Confident Photographer. I've had the pleasure of speaking at conferences and events such as The Graceful Gathering and Seniorologie, as well as being featured on The Bokeh Podcast and Breakthrough Brand. “