Blog Design | BeYOUtifully Made

Design board for the new and improved BeYOUtifully Made blog at http://aprilmcdonaldfitness.com

Guys, I can’t believe it!

I actually designed a blog!!!

Now, I don’t have a degree in graphic design or any Adobe programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator. But, I have had quite the learning curve after blogging for almost seven years. I’ve gone to workshops, read instruction articles, and experimented.

For the past 8 months, I have been a virtual assistant to a beach body coach named April who blogs at BeYOUtifully Made. She is quite the #girlboss–building her business from scratch to the point where her husband was able to quit the job he hated. She needed someone to help manage her blog, as well as create monthly newsletters. And she found me. April became more than a fun employer–she became a friend. However, she was stuck in a bad situation in a WordPress multi-site owned by someone else that she didn’t have a lot of access or ability to edit or redesign (even though she owned her own domain). She also didn’t like the way her blog looked. So, I suggested I take a whack at it.

And boy, was it a process. Not necessarily the design stuff–that was all fun. But the technical stuff. Getting her own hosting, connecting her domain to the new hosting, downloading and deleting her blog from the multi-site to her own self-hosted WordPress site. Yikes! Talk about trial by fire! However, I was able to figure it all out and everything worked out fine.

After having worked with April for a few months, I knew what she liked and what easily able to create a new design for her.

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Design board for the new and improved BeYOUtifully Made blog at http://aprilmcdonaldfitness.com

Working with Tayler was SO awesome. I previously had a blog designer that didn’t allow me much freedom and I felt like it wasn’t even MY blog. Tayler has been so sweet and diligent in TOTALLY redesigning my blog, making sure it’s EXACTLY what I want, and making changes quickly. It’s nice to feel like you are working with a friend that GETS you. I highly recommend her!

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April was a sweetheart and actually  referred me to another BeachBody coach who wants me to redesign her blog and switch her over from Blogger to WordPress. Soooooo…..shameless plug…

If you are interested in some Virtual Assisting work from me, click here. If you are interested in a blog design, fill out the form below!

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • The design of your blog look so nice and clean. I like it!

    Cristina

    • Thank you so much, Cristina!

  • That’s awesome! Congrats on starting the designing process.

    • Alanna, Thank you so much!

  • I just checked out her page. You did amazing! You have some serious talent girl!

    • Thank you so much, Jacie!

  • It’s so gorgeous, oh my gosh! Nice work!!

    • Chelsea, thanks so much, girl!

  • I love the minimal look! You did a great job!

    • Thank you, Adrianna! I do like some white space!

  • Ashley Ziegler

    Tayler!! You are so talented!! It looks amazing 🙂 I love that you have been able to improve your talent without Adobe programs which are usually highly recommended by designers. I love that you always figure out a way to do it if money doesn’t need to be spent. You rock girl!

    • Thank you so much, Ashley! I would love to be able to subscribe to those Adobe programs, but it just isn’t in the budget currently!

  • Terryn Winfield

    Fellow coach here! So neat! Her design looks great, you have a talent for sure! I love the color scheme.

    • Thank you so much, Terryn!

  • You have a serious talent! This is so gorgeous! I love the colors.

    • Leslie, thank you so much!

  • That’s so awesome! I’ve been wanting to help others in this way too, and I didn’t even think about BB coaches. One of my best friends is super successful with BB – I should talk to her! Your design looks beautiful!

    • I think it really helps their online presence seem more professional, especially since most of their business is done online now!

  • How awesome! I’m excited that you got the chance to do this! 🙂

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    The blog looks so good!!! Way to go!

    • Thanks so much, Desiree!