Getting Started

Welcome to the SavvyHippo Coaching Website Platform! To get started, follow the directions below…

Step 1. Domain & Hosting

SavvyHippo clients are required to have a registered domain name and website hosting (the service that hosts your website content).

Click the option to the right that describes your current situation for instructions on what to do next.

Congratulations! You may continue to Step 2 below.

Follow the instructions below to set up website hosting with our preferred vendor for your current domain. (Note: You may also set up hosting with your preferred service. Please do so before proceeding to Step 2 below.)

1. Click Here. (A new page will load. Keep this window open to continue following the directions below.)
 
2. Under StartUp, click Get Plan.
 
3. Choose I Already Have a Domain and enter your domain name. Click Proceed.
 
4. Enter your account, client, and payment information.
 
5. Under Purchase Information, choose the desired length of your hosting package; rates are $3.95/mo for up to three years, afterwards $11.95/mo. (We recommend choosing three years to maximize your savings.)
 
6. Under Extra Services, you may leave Site Scanner unchecked.
 
7. Check the box to confirm that have read and agree to the SiteGround Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
 
8. Click Pay Now to complete your order.
 
9. When finished, continue to Step 2 below.

Follow the instructions below to register a domain name and set up website hosting with our preferred vendor. (Note: You may also register a domain name and set up hosting with your preferred service. Please do so before proceeding to Step 2 below.)

1. Click Here. (A new page will load. Keep this window open to continue following the directions below.)
 
2. Under StartUp, click Get Plan.
 
3. Choose Register a New Domain and enter your desired domain name (we recommend your company name or first and last name–JohnSmith.com–if available). Click Proceed.
 
4. Enter your account, client, and payment information.
 
5. Under Purchase Information, choose the desired length of your hosting package; rates are $3.95/mo for up to three years, afterwards $11.95/mo. (We recommend choosing three years to maximize your savings.)
 
6. Under Extra Services, you may leave Site Scanner unchecked. However, we recommend Domain Privacy if you’d like to avoid receiving spam (newly registered domain names are entered into a public database, but you can protect this data using Domain Privacy.)
 
7. Check the box to confirm that have read and agree to the SiteGround Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
 
8. Click Pay Now to complete your order.
 
9. When finished, continue to Step 2 below.

Step 2. Domain Email

All SavvyHippo clients are required to have domain email, which is an email address that ends in a domain name, such as Jane@JaneSmith.com (as opposed to JaneSmith@gmail, for example). For this service, we highly recommend G Suite.

Click the option to the right that describes your current situation for instructions on what to do next.

Congratulations! You may continue to Step 3 below.

We highly suggest using G Suite to handle your domain email. Experience has shown far greater success in receiving emails sent via a website form (contact submissions, coaching applications), whereas other domain email is more often blocked or sent to spam, which means you may not receive all of the messages intended for your inbox.

You are not required to change domain email providers. However, if you’d like to transition to G Suite, we will assist in the transfer after you have completed your work inside the platform.

You may continue to Step 3 below.

Follow the instructions below to sign up with G Suite to handle your domain email. (Note: G Suite carries a monthly cost of $6.)

1. Click Here. (A new page will load. Keep this window open to continue following the directions below.)
 
2. Click Get Started within the box labeled Basic.
 
3. Enter Business Name, Number of Employees, and Country. Click Next.
 
4. Enter First Name, Last Name, and Current Email Address. Click Next.
 
5. On the next page, you’ll be asked if you have a domain. Because you completed Step 1 above, click Yes, I Have One I Can Use. (If you have not yet completed Step 1 above, please do so before proceeding.)
 
6. Enter your Domain Name. Click Next.
 
7. On the following page, you’ll be asked to confirm use of domain. Ensure the proper spelling for your domain and click Next.
 
8. Choose your Username and Password. Note: The username you choose will serve as your main domain email address. Click Agree And Create Account.
 
9. Confirm your choice of G Suite Basic with a monthly fee of $6. Click Next.
 
10. Enter your Customer Information and Payment Method. Click Next. (Your 14-day trial will begin, after which you’ll be charged $6 per month.)
 
11. You will then be asked to verify your domain to begin using domain email. Follow instructions given. If you require support, please contact us at support@savvyhippo.com.
 
12. When finished, continue to Step 3 below. 

Step 3. Photo Shoot

While it is not required, we recommend all SavvyHippo clients schedule a professional photo shoot to have professional headshots taken for their website.

Click the option to the right that describes your current situation for instructions on what to do next.

Congratulations! You may continue to Step 4 below.

Great choice! Follow the instructions below to get started. (Note: If desired, you can put us in touch with your chosen photographer to ensure you get the shots we need. Contact us at support@savvyhippo.com for details.)

1. Click Here to download our photography guide.
 
2. Schedule your photo shoot as soon as possible.
 
3. You may continue to Step 4 below.

We understand a professional photo shoot is not always an available option. Within the platform, you will be instructed on how to find high-quality stock images to use in the place of professional headshots.

You may continue to Step 4 below.

Step 4. Client Intake

When you have your domain name, website hosting, and domain email set up, you may continue to your Client Intake form below.

Contact us at support@savvyhippo.com.

Client Intake Form

Please complete the form below in its entirety. If you need help, contact us at support@savvyhippo.com.

  • Coach Bio

  • Domain Name

    In order to build your website, we’ll need access to your online accounts. If you are not comfortable submitting your usernames and passwords below, you may email them to use directly at support@savvyhippo.com, create temporary logins for us to use, or use a password service such as One Time Secret.
  • This is the username used to log into the service at which you registered your domain name (ex: SiteGround, GoDaddy, etc.)
  • This is the password used to log into the service at which you registered your domain name (ex: SiteGround, GoDaddy, etc.)
  • Website Hosting

    This section pertains to the company that hosts your website files. Often, the company at which you registered your domain and the company that hosts your website files are the same, but not always. If you followed our recommendations above, both your domain and hosting are managed by SiteGround.
  • This is the username used to log into the service that hosts your website files (ex: SiteGround, GoDaddy, etc.)
  • This is the password used to log into the service that hosts your website files (ex: SiteGround, GoDaddy, etc.)
  • Domain Email

    This section pertains to the company that manages your domain email (ex: john@johnsmith.com). If you followed our recommendations above, your domain email is managed by G Suite.
  • This is the username used to log into the service that manages your domain email (ex: G Suite)
  • This is the password used to log into the service that manages your domain email (ex: G Suite)
  • Email Marketing

    This section pertains to your email marketing service (ex: MailerLite, MailChimp, ConvertKit, etc.) and not your personal or business email account (ex: Gmail). If you do not currently have an email marketing service, a free account will be created for you via our preferred vendor, MailerLite.
  • This is the username used to log into your email marketing service
  • This is the password used to log into your email marketing service
  • If you don’t currently have an email marketing service, we will create a free MailerLite account for you (free up to 1,000 subscribers), unless you’d like to use a difference service.
  • Online Calendar

    This section pertains to your online calendar by which you take appointments (ex: Acuity Scheduling, Calendly, etc.). If you do not currently have an online calendar, a free account will be created for you via our preferred vendor, Acuity Scheduling.
  • This is the username used to log into your online calendar service
  • This is the password used to log into your online calendar service
  • If you don’t currently have an online calendar service, we will create a free Acuity Scheduling account for you, unless you’d like to use a difference service.
  • Current Website (Optional)

    This section pertains to you if you already have a website up and running. If not, you may skip this entire section.
  • Client Agreement

    Please read the following agreement and click to verify your consent. This agreement represents a binding contract between SavvyHippo and Client.
  • IMPORTANT

    Before clicking to submit your answers, click the link to Save & Continue Later. This will ensure your work isn’t lost if something happens during the submission process.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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