If you’re thinking about creating a coaching website, using a website builder is one of the easiest ways to get a website up and running yourself. There are several popular website builders with the features and templates you need to create your own coaching website.
Whether you’re a life coach, mindset coach, health & wellness coach, or any other coach or professional service provider, these coaching website builders have what you need to create a DIY website for your coaching business.
Here we’ll take a closer look at some of the best website builders for life coaches and other related professionals, so you can pick the right one for your own coaching website.
- Squarespace – Beautiful templates, easy to set up
- Wix – A huge template library and lots of features
- WordPress – Get the Website Kit for Coaches for a step-by-step guide
- Showit – Use templates from Lovely Impact and others
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The 4 Best Website Builders for Coaches
Squarespace is our choice for the best website builder for life coaches. It’s one of the most popular website builders for entrepreneurs and creative professionals, and for good reason. Squarespace is known for its beautifully designed website templates and easy-to-use features.
Many coaches choose Squarespace specifically for their coach websites because of the Squarespace design aesthetic and the ready-to-use templates.
Getting started with Squarespace can be as easy as choosing a template, starting a free trial, and replacing the template content (photography and website text) with your own.
Choosing a Squarespace Coaching Template
If you want to easily create a website for your coaching business yourself, starting with a template is the best way.
There’s no single best Squarespace template for coaches since it depends on your preferences and needs. But the Professional Services template category is a good place to look for a template for your coaching website.
Almar is a great template option for all kinds of coaching websites. It has a fresh, hopeful style, and a layout that lends itself well to creating a life coaching website. The Get Started button links to a page with membership options (which you could replace with coaching packages or any other service you offer), and a Squarespace scheduling form.
Myrhra is a Squarespace template designed for health coaches, wellness coaches, nutritionists, and related professionals. It has an elegant, upscale feel that’s perfect if you’re a coach trying to brand yourself as high-end or bespoke.
Lakshi is a template designed for personal trainers and nutritionists, but it can be used for a range of different coaching niches, and it’s perfectly designed to include information about the coaching services you offer.
Devoe is a great template if you want a simple, one-page website to use as a landing page. You can add links to your social media, your Flodesk or other email newsletter signup, your online courses, an appointment scheduling page, and any other links you have.
Noll is designed for a personal chef and nutritionist, but it can be used for any service professional that wants to book consultations and has testimonials from past clients. It’s a great template to use for all kinds of coaching websites.
Go Live – Third-Party Squarespace Templates
If you want something more custom than the native Squarespace templates, you might consider using a third-party Squarespace template. Go Live is a studio that offers beautiful, easy-to-customize Squarespace templates for coaches and other creative professionals and entrepreneurs.
You can shop their custom Squarespace templates, or, if you’d rather skip the DIY, you can hire them to build a custom website for you. P.S. Use code LIFECOACHMAG for 10% off!
Getting Started with Squarespace
It’s easy to get started creating your coaching website with Squarespace. Simply choose a template, start a free trial, and start replacing the template content and styles with your own.
You can also use the Squarespace scheduling feature to easily allow website visitors to book an initial consultation or session with you.
Once your site is ready (or at any time), you can connect your custom domain and publish your site live!
Wix is another extremely popular website builder. They have tons of templates to choose from and a wide range of additional features, so you can create almost any kind of website you can think of.
Wix and Squarespace are similar in that they both handle everything you need to create a website. From custom domain, to hosting, to templates and page editing, both Wix and Squarespace have you covered to create a DIY coaching website.
If you want to try out Wix, you can sign up for a Wix free trial.
According to some estimates, WordPress powers over 40% of the entire internet. WordPress is open source, free to use, and is used by an enormous community of users, developers, and designers. This makes it a great option if you are looking to have your site built for you by a developer, or if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of DIY in setting up your own website.
To set up a WordPress site, all you need is a hosting plan (we recommend Cloudways), and a WordPress theme like Astra (check out these coaching starter templates). For an easier option, you can use WordPress.com, which is a paid, hosted version of WordPress—so you don’t have to worry about hosting or doing any WordPress development.
If you want help setting up your WordPress website, check out the Website Kit for Coaches course—a step-by-step guide to creating your own coaching website.
Showit is a website builder that sits on top of WordPress and allows you to design your website however you want.
Showit has a growing community of website template designers and can be a great option, especially if you find a template you love. Lovely Impact, for example, makes Showit website templates for coaches.
Lovely Impact – Showit Coaching Templates
Lovely Impact is a web design studio run by two coaches, Cassandra Ewert and Tierra Wilson. They make beautiful, easy-to-customize website templates for Showit, a drag-and-drop website builder. You can shop their templates or schedule a consultation to have them build your site for you.
Creating Your Own Coaching Website
Using a life coach website builder and a coaching template is the easiest way to create a website yourself. But if you want a little more help, studios like Go Live or Lovely Impact can help you create a highly customized, beautiful, and effective website for your coaching business.
If you’re choosing a DIY website builder for your coaching website, we recommend Squarespace.
To create your own coaching website with Squarespace, simply choose a template (like Almar, Myhra, or any of the others from the Professional Services category), start your free trial, and start adding your photos and content.
Don’t Overthink It
Remember that a website can be as simple or complex as you decide. Your website can even just be a single page with your photo, bio, and important links (using the Devoe template).
And of course, you can always edit, change, or completely redo your website at any time. Besides, a website is never really finished anyway.
If you find yourself overwhelmed, just try choosing any template and replacing all the content on the homepage with your own, and see how it goes. This exercise may prove useful to at least help you figure out what you want on your website and a basic understanding of how to create it.
We hope we’ve helped you to feel empowered to go out and make your own amazing coaching website. And if you’re looking for some extra help, check out the Website Kit for Coaches course, which will walk you step-by-step through the process of creating your own website.
This article was written by the Life Coach Magazine staff. We cover everything from personal development, to coaching tips, to how to grow your coaching business.
Your list is very helpful. Do you have a list for all the services each offers like email?