Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Website and Graphic Design Services available

Blogs as websites

Reaching your target audience for your blog or small business is one of the key ingredients to being successful in the business world or on-line. I realize that you need something that says “Hey! Look at me!” and at the same time will also allow you to display all your information to those visiting your website. I can provide you with a beautiful site design that will interest your readers, and keep them coming back. Hey, its happened to me. I currently have several blogs advertising my poultry business and I can not keep up with my chick orders due to the influx of customers. My blogsite specialty is small farms and pet businesses, but I am able to design anything else that you want done.

I believe that the use of blogs as small business sites really works and is one of the current on-line tools being widely used. It is a great way to keep everyone informed of the latest news, your new products, events and other updates. You can do so much with a blog! I currently offer 3 blog packages, each with a specific function. First package is called "In My Life" which could be used for a simple personal blog about yourself, your pet  or an actor that you like. The list is endless. Next I offer the "Imagine Design Suite." It has all of the components of the simple blog plus a logo, business card and another hour of personal support. This design package would work well for maid service, house cleaning service or another personal business that offers services for hire. Once again the sky is the limit on what can be done with this style. The "Working Class Hero" is great for a person who creates quilts, pottery, arts and crafts, jewelry or other items that need to be sent by mail, Fed-ex or UPS. Your site coordinates with Etsy to sell your products to a specific target audience. It could also be done with Paypal.
Remember that a well-done blog does three important things for a business web site;
* it makes it easy to add and update content, so there’s always something fresh on the site.
* it helps establish a relationship with visitors and build a climate of trust. Potential customers get to know you and know about your company through your blog.
* Thirdly a updating a blog spot site is fairly easy to teach thus I can show you how to update the content after I'm done with the design, so that you can do it yourself.

I currently build blogs with the blogger platform. I plan on adding Wordpress in the near future. For more information email me at carondesign@yahoo.com.

Custom Blog Design 

Here at Carondesign I can create an inexpensive, artsy, or professional looking design for your blog. Something that will keep you excited enough to blog, and to keep your readers coming back for more.  I currently offer services for Blogger (blogspot) only. I will work one-on-one with you to create a design that you will love. I can also cater to personal or professional blogs. For more information email me at carondesign@yahoo.com.

Brand Identity

Carondesign offers more than just Blog Design. I can create a brand, a logo, a signature for your business or something that can be used on your website, blog, business card and more! I can make your website match your business card, stationary, package design and any other project you might need. My Associates degree in graphic design and over 10 years experience, working for such businesses as Country Lifestyle Magazine, The Port of San Diego and The MAAC Project qualify me to do the job. For more information email me at carondesign@yahoo.com.



$200 "In My Life" (a very simple personal blog)

Includes:
  • Custom designed header
  • Coordinating background
  • Custom font throughout
  • Two-column wide layout
  • Text & border color coordination
  • Custom sizing of text
  • Labor, revisions & installation
  • Up to 1 hour of post install support by phone or at a meeting place to be determined. (worth $50 separately)

$400 "Imagine" Design Suite (great for services offered, or to display whatever you would like )

Includes:
  • Custom designed header 
  • Custom designed logo (see below, worth $100)
  • Coordinating background
  • Use of 2 fonts throughout
  • Two-column wide layout
  • Text & border color coordination
  • Custom sizing of text
  • Labor, revisions & installation
  • Matching double sided business card (see below worth $50)
  • Up to 2 hours of post install support by phone or at a meeting place to be determined. (worth $100)

$600 "Working Class Hero" (small business site to showcase and sell your products and creativity)

Includes:
  • Custom designed header 
  • Custom designed logo (see below, worth $100)
  • Coordinating background
  • Use of 2 fonts throughout
  • Up to Three-column wide layout
  • Text & border color coordination
  • Custom sizing of text
  • Custom designed dividers between each post
  • Labor, revisions & installation
  • Matching double sided business card (see below worth $50)
  • Up to 2 hours of post install support by phone or at a meeting place to be determined. (worth $100)
  • ETSY or Paypal Account Set-up
  •  ETSY or Paypal Avatar (worth $25)A graphic used to represent your Etsy shop in forums, convos, chats, etc. 
  • ETSY Banner (worth $50)
    A custom designed banner for your Etsy shop.
    * If you are using paypal the above two items will be substituted for paypal  support.

Add any of the following items to further customize your design:


Accessories
FAVICON = $10
Places a custom icon next to your url in the address bar and window tab.
POST SIGNATURE = $10
Adds a custom signature to the bottom of each post.
POST DIVIDER = $10
Adds a simple embellished divider between each post.
CUSTOM DIVIDER = $40
Adds a custom designed divider between each post
SIDEBAR EMBELLISHMENT = $10 EACH
Adds a custom quote, poem, picture, title, or “about me” area to your sidebar.
WATERMARK FOR BLOG PICTURES = $15
A custom watermark for you to add to the pictures you post on your blog.


Social Gear
TWITTER BACKGROUND = $25
Adds a matching designed background to your Twitter page.
SOCIAL NETWORK BUTTONS = $30
Adds up to FOUR coordinating social network buttons that link to your social networks. $10 per additional button.
FACEBOOK LANDING PAGE = $30
Adds a custom graphic as a welcome tab to your Facebook fan page.

Business Wear
ETSY AVATAR = $25
A graphic used to represent your Etsy shop in forums, convos, chats, etc.
ETSY BANNER = $50
A custom designed banner for your Etsy shop.
ONE-SIDED BUSINESS CARD DESIGN = $40
A one-sided custom business card designed to match your blog or business.
TWO-SIDED BUSINESS CARD DESIGN = $50
A two-sided custom business card designed to match your blog or business.
HIGH RESOLUTION LOGO DESIGN= $100
Includes a high resolution image in several file types, two unique designs for you to choose from, unlimited drafts until you are 100% happy, and the rights to use the final image to market and promote your business as needed.


Other
THREE COLUMN LAYOUT = $50 
DOMAIN TRANSFER = $30
Replaces your old “blogspot.com” address with a new custom domain (a “.com” address).
POST-INSTALL SUPPORT PACKAGE = $50
A one hour session of post install assistance.

 Terms
 My terms are very simple and up-front
  • Total payment is due before any work begins.
  • After 2 cancellations on the same project, I reserve the right to refuse any future rescheduling. All completed work is to be paid for and becomes your property.
  • Please provide content, material, samples and ideas in a timely manner. Large lapses of time between revisions will result in additional fees.
  • A change in design direction after the first revision will result in additional fees. Revision fees are the cost of that item. Example if we are working on a blogsite to sell eggs and I have designed your layout with egg content and then you want to add chicks I will have to start over.

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