>So many bloggers out there don’t really know where to turn when it comes to finding the right blog designer for them. When looking for a designer some individuals are looking for the best deal , others love the designer’s aesthetic and portfolio of work, and over all people just want someone who will be able to work well with them.
Here are few tips to help you find your way through the path of blog designers and make a decision on who to hire:
1. Ask a friend! Get a referral from a fellow blogger who has a blog design that you think is just AWESOME! Word of mouth is usually a great way to find an awesome designer. If you don’t know any one who has had a blog makeover just look on the sidebar of a blog you love to find the designers button or look at the very bottom of the blog page to find a design credit link.
2. Find a designer through a network you belong to. There are so many great communities out there like Blog Frog & SITS. Ask around for recommendations. You can also check out the following places that have Blog Designer Listings:
3. Do you’re homework. Compare packages and make sure you know what is included and what is NOT included. Some designers have “base” packages and then if you want any “extras” it comes as an additional cost.
4. View Designer Portfolios. This is so very important for you to do as the potential client. Nothing is more disappointing to the designer and client when a design does not pan out. Make sure you love the designs you see in their portfolio. If you’re expecting a vintage design and the designer’s portfolio is far from that make sure to think twice before hiring.
5. Read the TERMS OF SERVICE before you enter an agreement. Make sure you know how many revisions you are allowed. Some designers give unlimited revisions where some might only offer 3 or 4 major revisions and a few minor edits along the way. When it comes to refunds most designer do not offer them and that is a hard one to swallow for many clients.
6. Be prepared with a VISION for your blog. What feeling do you want to convey? What is the purpose of your blog? Do you have inspirational examples for your designer to view? Do you have a color scheme in mind? What types of functions do you want on your blog?
7. Looking for a Discount? Some designers have coupon codes available when you “LIKE” their Facebook Page. Subscribe by email to a designers site that you really like so you can be aware of the latest deals and updates
Again here are some great links for you to find a designer: