Instructions for Your Own DIY Blog Makeover
Have you ever been excited to create something then pretty much hate the end product? That can happen with blogs and websites as the technology and looks are always being updated and changing. What if there was a way to update your blog look with a DIY blog makeover? What if you could take a versatile, easy-to-use template and customize a new look without all the money and the fuss?
Ever since I started, Elite Blog Academy to make my blog into a successful, profitable business, I knew I would need to eventually spring for a blog redesign. However, I still haven’t been ready for the $1,000+ price tag on that operation. This is where Restored316 comes in. I found them through a few blogger friends who use these pretty, posh templates to style their site.
Restored316 has a ton of pretty, feminine (or neutral) themes that you can choose from. They also serve as a base-theme in case you do want to bring in a designer later on to add more customizations to your theme.
I recently helped a friend update her site from this:
Isn’t the new site gorgeous? It’s just nice enough to tide her over until she wants to pay for something more extensive (but she’s pretty happy with the DIY outcome!) In the mean time, everything she needs to grow her email list, keep readers engaged and monetize her site is available to her through this new design
The best part? It was done with a Restored316 theme in just a few short hours!
These themes are so versatile and feature-rich that you can use it for almost any type of blog. There are clear instructions on how to customize each page component of the theme to compliment your blog’s content and look. Plus, the Restored316 support team can walk you through every step to get it to look the way you want it to. If there is something the theme can’t do out of box, they will happily give you an estimate for any custom code to accomplish your objectives.
I’ve use this theme for the Principles of Increase blog as well (but I opted for a less frilly design.) So as you can see, you don’t need an expensive designer to make your blog pop at all!
Interested in having a nice, new blog look in a matter of hours? It’s totally possible!
Here’s what I used:
The theme used here is called Tasteful and does require the Genesis parent theme to be functional. Restored316 has a bunch of other theme options, so don’t feel like you have to use the exact same theme. Check all the options here: Restored316.
If you think this might be just what you are looking for, I am offering a FREE tutorial to anyone who purchases both the Genesis parent theme and the Tasteful (or any other Restored316 theme) using my referral links.
In this tutorial, I will walk you through the entire process of customizing your new blog (we are customizing Tasteful in the tutorial, but you can use any Restored316 theme, as many of the customization steps are the same.)
Plus, you’ll get a bonus instructional on using PicMonkey to create logos and side bar graphics that will compliment your theme’s color palette. This DIY blog tutorial is normally $75. But you can get it free by forwarding your receipt to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the purchase of these two items through my affiliate links below:
Genesis parent theme $59.95: Click here to purchase
Tasteful theme by Restored316 $75.00 : Click here to purchase
Note: these themes require a self-hosted WordPress blog. If you need one of those, check out Bluehost.com, where you can start a blog for as low as $3.45/month. Enter your information below to get a free tutorial on initial blog set-up as well: