Michael Gowin, Squarespace Website Designer


You didn’t start your business to become an IT manager*

Maybe like you, I was once a frustrated small business owner trying to make a website work for me. 

In 2006 I set up a photography business website on Wordpress, installed plug-ins to optimize it and keep it secure, and blogged consistently. Customizing the site design was hard, though, and I wasn’t getting any traction in Google. Worse, it seemed like I was spending more time managing my website than running my business.

I needed a better way.

In 2009 I moved my site to Squarespace and set up Michael Gowin Photography.

It was one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made. 

Squarespace gave me a platform to build a great looking site that was easy to manage. And the hard work I was doing creating content and writing blog posts finally paid off—my site was ranking in search engines.

A few years later I designed another Squarespace website, Illinois Home Photography, to focus on real estate and commercial property photography. Again, it was easy to build and maintain. The site looks attractive and ranks on the first page of Google in its market.

When a small business owner asks me about website platforms, I often recommend Squarespace. It’s a great choice if you want a simple site that’s beautiful, secure, and easy to use.

Now I’m helping other small business owners get their businesses online with simple, beautiful websites. I’d love to help you get started with Squarespace. 

Let’s get you started—just click the button below to schedule a free consultation session.


On a personal note, I live with my family in central Illinois where I attend soccer, track, and basketball games, band concerts, and church events. I enjoy cycling and rode my first RAGBRAI (450 miles across Iowa in a week) and century (100-mile ride) in 2018. I plan to do both of those again in the future.

Gowin Family in 2017
Michael with buddies Josh and Brian in Davenport, Iowa (July 2018). Conclusion of RAGBRAI XLVI.

Michael with buddies Josh and Brian in Davenport, Iowa (July 2018). Conclusion of RAGBRAI XLVI.


*unless you’re an IT manager…