CUSTOM BLOG DESIGN

CHIC + UNIQUE DESIGN FOR LIFESTYLE BLOGGERS, INFLUENCERS, FEMMEPRENEURS + MIDNIGHT OIL BURNERS
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Are you looking for a chic, unique and sophisticated custom blog design? We have been designing custom blogs for WordPress 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.

Expand your Instagram influence with a web space of your own, share your style sense on a lifestyle blog, the sky is the limit!  Beginning bloggers welcome!

Custom blog design $500

Looking for a gorgeous, chic and unique blog that stands out from the crowd?

We will design a custom theme just for you, work with you to tweak the design, and install it on your blog.   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 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.

More about the process

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.

How It Works

Get Started

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! 

Additional Information

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.

Your 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
  • Favicon
  • 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

Optional Add-ons

HOMEPAGE POPUP  $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.

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.

MATCHING FACEBOOK GRAPHICS: $25

Facebook page header and profile photo sized to fit current Facebook standards

MATCHING TWITTER GRAPHICS: $25

Twitter page header and profile photo sized to fit current Twitter standards

INSTAGRAM AND/OR PINTEREST PROFILE PIC: $15

Extend your brand with a matching Instagram or Pinterest profile image

EMAIL SIGNATURE: $15

Give your digital correspondence that personal touch with a matching email signature (installation not included)

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!

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!

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):
bluehost.com
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!

4. TIMELINE

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.

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Premade WordPress Themes $250

Love the LBD look but aren’t quite ready to spring for a full custom design?  We are now offering 6 limited edition premade WordPress themes, personalized to you! Stop struggling wtih DIY themes and let us do all the work for you!

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Real Clients

"Thank you! And you are so wonderful! I've worked with several other vendors and they do not even come close to your fabulous-ness! I appreciate your creative talents and professionalism!"

"Shari was wonderful! She over delivered with my blog project! Shari was professional, polite, and super responsive. I've had a few digital projects designed in the past and nothing compares to this experience! Shari has exceptional customer service and she delivered my project earlier than I expected. I will definitely use Little Blue Deer again in the future!"

“I can’t tell you how happy I am to have found you. THANK YOU doesn’t begin to cut it! You have been such a joy to work with and truly set the tone for my new blog. It’s very exciting to have something so beautiful and professional to put out into the world so that in return people will look at me seriously and get a sense for what I’m trying to convey. I couldn’t be more appreciative of your patience and help and I am thrilled to continue utilizing your expertise in the future!”

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help with my blog - I really appreciate it! I had a bad experience with someone prior, and this was really smooth sailing. I really appreciate your professionalism and frequent communication. I love the blog so much!"

“Admittedly, I wasn’t sure how I felt about not speaking with you but this really couldn’t have been an easier process.  Your beautiful work has really made this idea I’ve been sitting on for so long become an exciting reality & I couldn’t be more proud & motivated to get this going!”

Kim H.

“Oh my goodness! I am screaming, in tears, and so happy! Can I just tell you I am obsessed with my website? It’s gorgeous! I am beyond pleased and you basically nailed it! I cannot stop smiling. Wow! The tan, pink, and gold vibe is perfect and the website reflects my personality. I guarantee you people that know me will say, “this is so you.”

Patricia M.

“I am speechless and in tears (of joy)!!  I can’t “THANK YOU” enough!!  My website looks awesome!!  It is a very huge step for me as I am very old school and not very computer smart (I am 50 years old!!). I was never very confident about my work because I started design late in my life at 40, and didn’t think that I was as good as the other designers, BUT not anymore after seeing my own website.
I was a little hesitant at the beginning when you only work through email correspondences and you are on the other side of the world too!! I thought I had to sit down with someone in front of the computer to build my website, but you have proved me so wrong!!  You are friendly, efficient, and extremely patient with guiding me through each step, I felt like I had overcome my fear of internet technologies, not to mention your artistic flairs too!!”

Sam K.