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Tonic Site Shop Coupon Code and Overview

Hi, I'm Kristen!
I'm an award-winning senior portrait and family photographer based out of Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. I love sunshine, cacti, chocolate chips, and a great cup of tea - but most of all I love photographing joyful clients. :)
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Relaxed and easy family portraits. and stunning artwork

If you’re straight up looking for a Tonic Site Shop coupon code, I won’t make this like a recipe blog and make you scroll to the end. My code is KHSENTME for 15% off most of the year and 20% off during Tonic’s sales. If you’d like to read more about my experience with Tonic, Showit, and other website builders, read on!

I see you, small business entrepreneur, wondering if the price tag for a Tonic Site Shop website is really worth it. After all, there are plenty of other website templates available – do you really have to go with the pricey one?

You may know that back in February 2022 I took the plunge from my old, DIY Showit website to a fancy Tonic Site Shop website template, and I love it so much and think it’s made so much of an impact to my small business’ presence that I’ve become a Tonic affiliate!

Showit vs SquareSpace vs Wix

Tonic templates are designed for use exclusively with Showit, a website builder that was created with creative folks in mind. There is no coding, and the graphic user interface is very intuitive and similar in feel to Adobe products. When I first started my business, I tested multiple different website builders including Wix and Squarespace, and found that Showit was the easiest to use. Showit had the simplest learning curve, and had the best, and fastest customer service. It’s the most expensive at ~$200/year, but I think the ease of use, complex designing ability, and outstanding (truly this cannot be overstated!!) customer service is well worth the price.

Showit Promo Code

If you purchase a Tonic template they offer 20% off Showit subscriptions, either annual or monthly! You can also get your first month of Showit free using code KRISTEN.

Are Tonic Website Templates worth it?

YES. 100% yes a Tonic website template was one of the main things that really allowed me to elevate and grow my business.

My brand presence now matches the quality of the work I’m producing, better speaks to my ideal clients, and most importantly, my inquiry and booking rate of my ideal clients has increased. I credit my Tonic template with allowing me to triple(!) my prices from 2021-2022 and see no slowdown(!) in booking rate.

Will a Tonic template increase my pageviews?

I had a friend reach out recently, interested in a Tonic template but worried that a website template switch up would ruin her ability to be found on search engines. Not at all! When I switched to Tonic my pageviews held steady at previously levels for 5 months before abruptly skyrocketing with no other major changes to my website. This is normal! Search engines just tend to have a few months’ lag time when you update your website.

Pageviews on the y-axis, Time on the x-axis.

In January 2022, a month before I took the plunge with a Tonic template, I had a whopping 7 people find me through Google. I realize January in Chicago is not exactly the prime time to be hunting for a family and senior photographer, but when you compare it to my pageviews from January 2023, a full year later with Tonic AND still in January, my pageviews increased OVER 10 TIMES to 88 people finding me through Google.

What about in my busy season? I went from five (5) pageviews in October 2021 to 107 pageviews in October 2022 – 21.4x the pageviews I had the previous year.

Tonic Site Shop Coupon Code and Sales

Tonic often runs a few sales per year; a Spring launch (2nd week of June as of 2022), a Fall launch (2nd week of September as of 2022), and a Black Friday sale at the end of November. During these times you can expect brand new items like website templates, canvas expansion packs for your existing designs, Canva templates for social media marketing, and importantly, LAUNCH CAMP. During sales they offer up to 20% off, and my affiliate promo code, KHSENTME, also gives you 20% off. ? At other times of the year when sales are not running, my code offers 15% off, which is the largest discount Tonic normally offers.

What is Tonic’s Launch Camp?

Launch Camp is an online zoom event put on several times a year by the Tonic team in collaboration with experts in the fields of design, SEO, and marketing. They have zoom presentations about Showit basics, how to curate images for your website, how to write copy for your website, and how to boost your visibility on search engines (SEO). I participated in January 2022 and deeply appreciated the helpful information they shared! Tonic estimates Launch Camp at a $1800 value, and I’m not surprised at all, it’s very valuable information. For the spring 2022 launch they offered Launch Camp free to anyone who was part of Showit, you didn’t even have to have a Tonic template to join, so be sure to look out for that!

Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (West Chicagoland) and Livermore, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) senior, and family photographer. She occasionally photographs in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Seattle, WA. You can inquire about your own photoshoot here!

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