I have had a number of people ask me or tell me that a customized design is just “too much” money to spend. Look, I totally get that. I was in that same exact place over a year ago before I had my first blog design done for me. It took some convincing to the hubs but eventually I did it. And I’ve never looked back.
But still you ask – “Why are Blog Designs so much money?!”
I’m going to give you just a brief breakdown of the time that is involved with the whole process.
1 hr: Initial emails to get a “feel” for what the client wants
4-8hrs (and i’m being generous on this): Designing 3 different design logos
– add an extra 2-4hrs if I have to design a customized graphic
2hrs: Emails back and forth about tweaks to be made to logo / design aspects
3-7hrs: Designing buttons, signature, sidebar graphics
4-7hrs: Putting designs/graphics into test site
2hrs: Emails back and forth about finalization for site
2-4hrs: Launching site & fixing tweaks
Post Design Launch:
2-5hrs: Fixing anything client wants changed / switched
20-40hrs of work
The 20hrs of work is typical of a simple blogger design for blogger.
So, since I charge $125 that gives me a total of $6.25/hr.
30hrs of work is typical for a simple wordpress design.
With charging $225 that gives me a total of $7.50/hr.
Fun Fact: Federal minimum wage is : $7.25 (while most states have a higher minimum than that)
Yup. So there you have it. The hours may not seem like a lot, but when you throw in the fact that most designers are designing more than just your site, you can see how busy they can get. Not to mention the fact that most have a family & house to run in the mix of it all.
If you are interested in getting your site designed, fill out a Potential Client Form. I only have 2 spaces available next month and they go pretty quickly!
I am also offering $50 off customized designs in March!
Here’s the latest Momma Bird customized blogger design: