Congratulations on your first step towards a super cute new blog! I am confident that we can create a look and feel together that you will love. Here’s an outline of the necessary steps and process that are involved when starting a project like this.
1. READ MY TERMS OF SERVICE (REALLY!).
We are all busy, but taking the time to read this will really help the process go smoother. This will help answer any questions you have, define what you can expect from me and conversely what I expect from you.
2. DECIDE WHAT TRIMMINGS YOU WANT.
I offer a basic blog design package but if you are wanting to add those little extra bits of “oomph” for an even more customized look, I offer “a la carte” services as well. There will be a section on the order form where you will tell me what you want to include in your blog design.
3. PLACE YOUR ORDER.
All orders are placed via a nifty little questionnaire form. I want to get a vibe on the look and feel you are after, and how we can go about making that a reality. Feel free to be as specific as you like - I love getting inspired by your Pinterest boards and other blogs you admire. If you think of anything else after the form is submitted, email is the method that I use to communicate. You can get in touch with me at email@example.com!
4. PAY THE DEPOSIT FEE.
I will send you an invoice for a non-refundable $50 retainer fee to be placed in a wait list. This fee goes towards your total order, and will be subtracted out from your final invoice.
5. PREP THE GOODS.
If we talked about making new additions to your site that require copy that has not been written yet, I ask that you start prepping materials that I will need for the creation of the blog (i.e. photos you want for an ‘about me’, a short bio, an intro to your blog, etc).
6. MAKE YOUR FINAL PAYMENT.
When I am ready to start designing, I will send you an invoice for your remaining balance.
7. REVIEW AND APPROVE.
I will email you proofs of the header (followed by the extras upon header approval, if ordered) via email. Once you choose your favorite look, I will set up the template in a private test blog for you to approve. Up to three revisions (1 major, 2 minor) are included in the initial price.
Once the design is in a place where we are both satisfied, I will need access to your blog to install the design. Not to worry, dears...this information will be kept confidential. Voila! You have a sweet new blog look!