Picture this: after years of visiting your favorite blogs everyday, getting inspired by their beautiful content, commenting on their thought-provoking essays, and forwarding your favorite posts to friends, you decide it’s time. You want to start your own blog, too!
First, that’s awesome! Blogging remains one of the best outlets to make your voice heard and build a space where you can let your creativity run wild.
One of the most common things we see with new bloggers is a ton of excitement around what their site can look like visually. With so much time spent on other (often full-time) bloggers’ sites, it’s common for a blogger to want their new project to have beautiful branding, unique page templates, and all the fun bells and whistles, too.
But this brings up one of the conundrums we deal with most often: if you’re a brand new blogger, do you need to spend a lot of money on a custom website?
9 times out of 10, the answer I give prospective clients is no. Today, I wanted to share why pre-made themes are usually the better bet when you’re just starting out, along with a few solutions for newbie bloggers. Plus, I’ll also share when it does make sense for a brand new blogger to invest in a custom site! Here goes: Keep reading “Custom Design vs. Pre-made: What’s Right for You?”