One of the most exciting things you can do for your blog / business is get a new design. Trust us, we’ve both spent lots of hours on the edge of our seat while working on our own sites. There’s something about having that new look that makes us feel inspired and ready to go after our goals all over again.
Kory here! Even though it’s really exciting to get a new look, there are a few things that you’ll want to consider before just diving right in. It’s not quite as fun to spend time thinking about these things, but stopping to prepare will help you make sure that you really need a new design and aren’t just getting one because you feel like you should.
It’s also a good reminder that getting a new design isn’t necessarily a quick or easy process. Since you’re investing money, you want to make sure that you’re really intentional with your decisions and getting something that’s not just visually pleasing but will also help with your goals.
So let’s dive in!
Get an idea of the style you want
Before you pick a designer or start looking for a theme you can purchase, you have to know the style that you’re looking for with your site. Obviously if you’re not planning on updating your brand, then this will be obvious: you want something that’ll work with your existing brand, but if you’re ready to update your brand as well, then you don’t have to consider that.