– CUSTOM BLOG DESIGN –
Are you looking for a chic, unique and sophisticated custom blog design? We have been designing custom blogs for WordPress and Blogger since 2009. Why purchase a cookie-cutter template that is difficult to configure and can be used by any blogger when you can have your own unique look, customized to your taste and style? We offer start to finish service, including full theme installation. To start, simply choose your package (self-hosted WordPress only) below, and click on the Book Now button. This will direct you to our inspiration form where you can indicate your color and style preferences, link to Pinterest boards, and include any other notes or information, as well as submit our requested 50% deposit. We will design a custom theme just for you, work with you to tweak the design, and install it on your blog. We specialize in working with brand-new bloggers and do not require you to have any existing content to start. This is a basic informational blog, meant to serve as an affordable, chic and attractive representation of you and your brand. We work quickly, but please check our current waitlist before proceeding. For more information including how it works and add-ons, please see below, and please take a moment to review our terms and conditions. You may also click here to view our Blog Design Overview in pdf form.
Please keep in mind a blog design consists of your blog posts on the homepage and a static About and Contact page. If you are interested in something more please feel free to view our Website Design package here.
– comprehensive design – wordpress: $500 USD –
HOW IT WORKS: Simply click on the BOOK NOW button below. This will direct you to our Inspiration Form, so you can share the look, feel and style that you want for your blog. Clicking the submit button on the form will submit your inspiration form and redirect you to Paypal to complete the required 50% deposit. Any requested add-ons will be billed with the final invoice upon completion of your blog design. We will confirm receipt of your form, and will get started making YOU look FABULOUS! Your chic and unique blog design will include:
- Custom Blog Header
- Custom Background
- Matching Sidebar Design
- Custom Navigation Bar Design
- Navigation Menu Dropdown coordination
- Matching Button Coordination
- Matching fonts
- Matching Social Media Icons
- 2 or 3 Column Layout
- Coordinated Links and Post Title
- Search Box
- Welcome or About Sidebar Graphic
- WordPress Genesis theme installation
- Static “About” and “Contact” page setup
- Transfer Blogger or WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress NOT included please see Terms and Conditions here
– Influencers We Have Known and Loved! –
HOMEPAGE POPUP (WP SITE + WP BLOG ONLY) $50
A homepage popup where users can sign up for a newsletter or other call to action. You must set up your own email newsletter list through Mailchimp, Constant Contact or Jetpack to use this option. See example here
HOVERING PIN IT BUTTON $20
A matching button that appears when users hover over an image on your site to pin to Pinterest. See example here.
POST SIGNATURE (BLOG ONLY) $5
A custom signature that appears below your blog posts. See example here.
FACEBOOK PAGE HEADER + PROFILE PIC $25
A matching header for your Facebook page plus profile photo. See example here.
RECENT PINS SIDEBAR WIDGET $20
A gallery featuring your most recent Pinterest pins. See example here.
MEGA MENU (WP BLOG + WP SITE ONLY) $100
An image dropdown in your navigation menu. This will be the exact setup as on our site. Better for established bloggers with many posts or images (client provides posts or images). Mobile version will show text links only. See example here.
HAMBURGER MENU POPOUT $50
A 3 bar menu add-on where users can click to expand an additional menu with images, social media or a subscribe box. See example here.
DON’T SEE IT? ASK US.
Boy do we love graphic design (I hope it shows!). Want to add something that you don’t see? We offer select graphic add-ons. We’ll let you know how we can help you, just ask!
INSTAGRAM GALLERY OR SLIDESHOW $20
A gallery or scrolling slideshow of your most recent Instagram posts. Wordpress only. See example here.
FACEBOOK LIKE BOX $20
A like box, linked to your Facebook account, where users can view recent Facebook content and “like” your Facebook page directly from your website. See example here.
RELATED POSTS POST FOOTER (BLOG ONLY) $20
Encourage readers to visit other posts on your blog by showcasing related posts. See example here.
TWITTER PAGE HEADER + PROFILE PIC $25
A matching header for your Twitter feed plus profile photo. See example here.
“GRAB THIS” BLOG BUTTON $10
A matching button with HTML code for readers to easily copy and paste. See example here.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING BUTTONS (WORDPRESS SITE OR BLOG ONLY) $25
Either floating social media links to your social media pages or social media share buttons below post (or both!). See example here.
CUSTOM SLIDER (WORDPRESS SITE OR BLOG ONLY) $50+
Add homepage post slider (see style options in portfolio above)
ONGOING WORDPRESS SUPPORT
If you are interested in exploring ongoing blog maintenance options including automated backups and enhanced site security, please visit our friends at iMark Interactive, offering a variety of continuous WordPress support!
– Why, This Could Be You! –
Love the LBD look but aren’t quite ready to spring for a full custom design? We are now offering 2 limited premade WordPress themes, personalized to you! Stop struggling with DIY themes and let us do all the work for you!
HOW IT WORKS
1. WAIT LIST
Upon receipt of your deposit (payable above, please note deposit is non-refundable as it takes a significant amount of time to set up the initial blog design), we will assign you a spot on our wait list.
2. DESIGN INSPIRATION
Share your color and style preferences etc. with us. Upon completion of your deposit, payable above, you will be automatically directed to our blog design inspiration form, so that we can get a feel for the type of blog that you want. You may also go directly here to complete the inspiration form: WordPress inspiration form
3. HOSTING + DOMAIN
Please be aware that to run a blog on WordPress.org (self-hosted WordPress), you will need to purchase a domain name and hosting prior to us beginning work on your blog. The following provider offers One Click WordPress Installation and is used and recommended by Little Blue Deer (note: I am a Bluehost hosting affiliate and will receive a commission on your Bluehost purchase):
We do recommend that your purchase site lock and site backup add-ons as we are not responsible for back-ups or malware removal.
*If you are interested in exploring ongoing blog maintenance options including automated backups and enhanced site security, please visit our friends at iMark Interactive, offering a variety of continuous WordPress support!
You can expect a blog draft by the end of your assigned week, and have your blog installed thereafter, dependent upon revisions. These times are approximate; we do not guarantee them, but your blog is as important to us as it is to you, and we try to work as quickly as we can.
5. ADDITIONAL BRANDING
When the blog design is complete and installed, we will be happy to provide a matching Facebook page header and/or Twitter background and profile pic for $25 each. We do reserve the right to charge a progress payment if your blog takes longer than 1 to 2 months to complete. This payment will only be requested if the delay is on your end, which we completely understand, you’ve got a lot going on! This is not in addition to the design fee, it will just be a fraction of your final payment, generally 1/4.
6. DESIGN REVISIONS
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHARGE FOR EXCESSIVE REVISIONS. Our hourly rate is $100 per hour. Custom blogs and the necessary revisions take approximately 5-7 hours to complete. If you wish for revisions beyond the allotted amount of time you will be charged at an hourly rate (which will be pro-rated). We require a 50% deposit to start work on your blog. This deposit is non-refundable, it takes lots of time to create the initial design proofs, hence the deposit. The remaining balance must be paid after the blog is installed. Outstanding balances after 30 days will be referred to attorney and professional collection action will be taken.
NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ANY TIME!
7. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please take a moment to review our Terms and Conditions here. By submitting a deposit, you are acknowledging and agreeing to our terms and conditions.