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Deana Ward Squarespace Expert

I am so glad you're here.

This is a place of encouragement, Squarespace how-to, marketing resources, and inspiration for creative business owners who are charting an independent course to happiness and success!

I'm Deana Ward. I live in Lincoln, Nebraska with my three kids, husband, and four pets. While I used to manage a team of international software engineers that made video games, these days I work from home as a website designer, writer, and business coach for creative go-getters who want to: 

  • launch new websites that are gorgeous, effective, and simple-to-use
  • learn no-fuss strategies for growing their income organically, sustainably
  • navigate the fear of taking brave steps to build their soulful businesses
  • understand how to avoid fluffy marketing copy that falls flat
  • laugh and relax with a soul-sister who's doing the hard work right along with them

My blog is a place to find resources, how-to videos, printables (think of them as training wheels for new skills I'll teach you), client spotlight stories, and wisdom I'm learning along the way.

The first thing I want you to do is connect with me on Facebook.

This is a great way for us to collaborate, share, inspire each other, and bounce ideas - spur of the moment.

Just click on the LIKE button below:

Next, please confirm the email I just sent you, so we can be creative pen pals.

I also suggest moving the first Simple & Soulful email out of your PROMOTIONS folder and into your PRIMARY folder (Gmail users only). Just drag and drop. This simple step will ensure that Google doesn't lump my personal letters to you with sales crap and digital clutter. 

And finally, I want you to know I've been in your shoes. Big time. 

Here's my most popular post that explains how I got my buns in gear (real quick) to start bringing cash in the door. It was either that or get another full time job (and put my lifestyle dreams on hold). It's a list of the most important lessons I learned in my first nine months of business. I hope you find it inspiring! CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW:)



Be sure to watch for my emails to arrive in your inbox. I send one each week.

They're intimate. Personal. Real. They contain thoughts and stories I don't often share on my blog (in front of God and everyone), because I'm an introvert who values deep connection over massive promotion. (I'm 100% cool with growing my business organically. Despite what gurus say, it CAN be done...because I'm doing it:) 

Of course, I'll also help you gain perspective and clarity about your life and business - so you can increase your confidence, happiness, action, and income. 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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