In case you hadn’t noticed, my website has been down for the last two weeks while I planned my business strategy for 2013 and made some much needed updates to the site. I’m pleased to announce that it is back up and running- let me know show you around!
Updated Home Page
The overall look pretty much remained the same, but I felt like it was time for a change, so I updated the slider layout and played with the footer widgets a little bit. I also ironed out some of the mobile responsive bugs that had previously been there. Go over and click around for yourself!
Simplified Services Page
This was the thing that took me the longest- not because of the design, but because of what it had to say. I knew that this year I wanted to raise my prices so that I could afford to spend more time perfecting each project that I work on. I also decided to go towards a more personalized quote approach for each project, so I’ve simplified the packages that I’m offering to allow for some more flexibility when I quote my clients.
This leads me to perhaps the biggest change for my business: I’ve decided to stop offering blog designs for Blogger. This was a hard decision for me, because I know a large segment of the blogger population uses it, and as I’ve said before, I think Blogger really is the right platform for a lot of people.
However, in reflecting on 2012, I really want to have a better life/work balance this year. Starting last February, I contracted as a WordPress blog designer for a larger blog design company, which was a really great experience- I got to work with clients who I never would have been able to, and I really learned the ins and outs of WordPress. In addition to the 35 blog designs that I did for Katelyn Brooke Designs, I designed an additional 25 blogs. I just finished my last client through them last week.
60 clients a year meant that I had more than one client per week, and that pace just wasn’t sustainable for me. But in order to do less, I needed to raise my prices, and in order to do that, I need to be an expert at what I do. And as 2012 came to a close, I knew that designing and coding for WordPress was what I wanted to pursue exclusively. To ease this transition, I’ve compiled a little list of great designers who work with Blogger, so if you’re in the market don’t hesitate to email me!
I want to thank you guys again for your continued support. I couldn’t do this without all of you- including my clients, friends, and readers! (And my family, of course!) I’m so excited to see what 2013 brings for my business and my blog now that I’m finally ready to go!
I’d love for you to head over and take a look at the changes! If you see anything that’s messed up, PLEASE let me know!