Custom Blog Design

Custom Blog Design
starts at $400

 
Turn your unique blog vision into reality with a custom blog design that will be tailor-made to reflect your individual style and personality. Your assigned designer will work closely with you to assure your blog design creation is one you will love for years to come. Our custom blog designs allow you to build a unique design based on your budget by adding only the blog accessories you want to the base package below. Please review our custom design process and terms of service before placing your order.

NOTE: Unlike websites, blogs are made up of a series of posts organized with the most recent post at the top. The homepage on a blog will showcase your blog posts, with your posts on one side and your sidebar on the other. Blogs do not consist of a static front landing/home page.
custom blog design

Base Package

OUR $400 BASE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • custom blog design built on Blogger or WordPress (self-hosted)
  • custom designed header
  • coordinating background
  • stylized search bar
  • coordinating favicon
  • stylized text link navigation bar
  • simple social share links below each post
  • custom sizing and color coordination of text
  • two-column wide layout with choice of left or right sidebar
  • up to four social media buttons ($10 per additional button)
  • up to three rounds of revisions (additional revisions billed at $50/hour)
  • premium Genesis Framework (WordPress only)
  • design installation
Also Included

MOOD BOARD

A mood board will be created based on your order form details and Pinterest board to assure we are on the same page with the color palette and style before any design work begins. {example}

TEST SITE

Each custom blog design is created on a test site that will allow you to preview the design during the design & proofing phase.

COMING SOON PAGE (WORDPRESS ONLY)

Once the design is finalized and we receive approval to install, we will put up a coming soon page while we transfer the design to your live site. Process takes 1-2 days.

POST-INSTALL SUPPORT

After installation, we will provide up to one hour of free post-install support to go over any questions or concerns you may have as you settle into your design. Expires 30 days from installation date.

Accessories

The below blog accessory items can be added to the base package above to further customize your design. If what you are wanting added is not listed, please contact us for a custom quote before placing your order. Please make note of your choices so you will be ready to complete the order form.


Navigation Menus

WORDPRESS NAVIGATION MENU W/DROP-DOWN CATEGORIES = $50

Adds a coordinating navigation menu with up to ten drop-down categories ($2.50 per additional drop-down category). {example}

NAVIGATION MENU W/CUSTOM BUTTONS = $50

Adds up to five custom designed navigation menu buttons ($10 per additional menu button). {example}

BLOGGER NAVIGATION MENU W/DROP-DOWN CATEGORIES = $75

Adds a navigation menu with up to ten drop-down categories ($5 per additional drop-down category). {example}


Add-ons

LINK WITHIN = $10

Places links to related posts from your blog archive under each post. {example}

PRINT FRIENDLY BUTTON = $10

Places a “print” button at the bottom of each post to make your posts printable. {example}

POST SIGNATURE = $15

Adds a custom signature to the bottom of each post. {example}

POST DIVIDER = $15

Adds an embellished divider between each post. {example}

WATERMARK FOR BLOG PICTURES = $15

A custom watermark image that will be sent to you for you to add to the pictures you post on your blog (see this tutorial for instructions). {example}

CUSTOMIZED SIDEBAR EMBELLISHMENT = $20 each

Adds a custom quote, poem, picture, title, or about me area to your sidebar. {examples}

POST EXCERPTS ON HOMEPAGE = $30

Codes your blog page to show post excerpts that then link your readers to the full blog posts.

WORDPRESS PLUG-IN INSTALLATION = $20 each

Provides assistance in getting any plug-in of your choice added to your site.

CUSTOM POST & SIDEBAR TITLE FONTS = $20

Replaces standard post & sidebar title fonts with custom fonts of your choice (font limitations may apply). {example}

BLOG BUTTON W/SHARE CODE = $25

Adds a coordinating button with share code to your sidebar. {example}

SLIDER = $75

Adds a slider to the front page of your blog above the post area. You provide slider images if slider is not set to feature blog posts. Note: slider options vary from Blogger to WordPress. {example}

RECIPE INDEX / GALLERY = $100

Adds an image rich recipe index or gallery to a page on your site. Each gallery image will link to its corresponding post. {example}

ECOMMERCE INSTALLATION = $300

Installs and configures WooCommerce with its out-of-the-box capabilities (extra fees apply for extensions).


Social Media

ADDITIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA BUTTONS = $10 EACH

Custom designs come with up to FOUR social media buttons. You may order additional buttons at $10 per button. {example}

FACEBOOK LIKE BOX = $15

Adds a Facebook like box to the sidebar of your blog which allows readers to “like” your Facebook page. {example}

INSTAGRAM SIDEBAR WIDGET = $15

Adds a sidebar area to your blog that shows your latest Instagram pictures. {example}

PINTEREST SIDEBAR WIDGET = $15

Adds a sidebar area to your blog that shows what you’ve recently pinned on Pinterest. {example}

SIMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE LINKS = $15

Adds simple social media share links to the bottom of each post which allows readers to easily share your posts via their social networks. {example}

SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE BUTTONS WITH COUNTERS = $20

Adds social media buttons to the bottom of each post that show the total number of likes, tweets, pins, etc. for each post. Also allows readers to share your posts. {example}

CUSTOM HOVERING PIN IT BUTTON FOR IMAGES = $20

Adds a custom designed hovering Pin It button to blog images so readers can easily pin your images. {example}

TWITTER HEADER = $25

Adds a coordinating header image to your Twitter page. {example}

FACEBOOK COVER IMAGE = $25

Adds a custom designed cover image to your Facebook Timeline. {example}

GOOGLE+ HEADER = $25

Adds a custom designed header image to your Google+ page. {example}

YOU TUBE CHANNEL BACKGROUND = $25

Adds a custom designed background to your YouTube channel. {example}


Branding

ETSY AVATAR = $10

A 75×75 pixel graphic used to represent your Etsy shop in forums, convos, & chats. {example}

ETSY BANNER = $20

A custom designed banner for your Etsy shop. {example}

ONE-SIDED BUSINESS CARD DESIGN = $50

A one-sided custom business card designed to match your blog or business. {example}

TWO-SIDED BUSINESS CARD DESIGN = $75

A two-sided custom business card designed to match your blog or business. {example}

HIGH RESOLUTION LOGO DESIGN = $300

Includes a high resolution image in multiple file types, four unique design concepts for you to choose from, up to five revisions on your chosen concept, and the rights to use the final logo to market and promote your business as needed. {example}

Transfers title=

DOMAIN TRANSFER (BLOGGER) = $40

Replaces your old “blogspot.com” address with a new custom domain (a “.com” address). Note: domain must be purchased prior to our help with transfer. {example}

SITE CONTENT TRANSFER (WORDPRESS) = $75

Imports all content (posts, photos & comments) from a Blogger or WordPress.com blog over to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog (NOTE: your self-hosted WordPress site must already be in place or additional charges will apply). Does not include the transfer of subscribers.

Coding

WIDGET AREA CODING (WORDPRESS) = $50 per widget area

Adds an additional widget area to your WordPress layout.

MOBILE RESPONSIVE CODING = $200

Codes your site to ensure it looks great on all types of mobile devices. {example}

custom blog design