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Getting Started

Now that you have had the chance to browse through our site and see what we have to offer, its time to get started on YOUR new site!  In order to ensure that everything runs smoothly, please read the instructions below.  I have listed several items that YOU need to do before you submit your Project Request form.


IMPORTANT INFO

Under our "Important Info" tab you will find several items listed that really are important for you to read and understand prior to submitting your Project Request form.  Please read these pages:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Policies


BLOG INFORMATION

I am only working with Google's Blogger platform at this time.  Blogger is completely free and the customizations that can be made to your blog are incredible.  In addition, there are NO monthly hosting fees, no yearly domain fees (unless you choose to have your own domain name).  Blogger gives you the option to purchase and register your very own domain name through them for just $10.00 per year.  They continue to host all of your content absolutely free and you just pay the domain name fee of $10.00 once per year.  If you choose to have your own domain name, please purchase and register your domain name before completing the Project Request form.

My Creative Muse (MCM) is not responsible for purchasing your domain name or the yearly charge thereafter.

You will need to have these three items in place before we can begin work on your project:

  • A Google Gmail account (free)
  • A Blogger.com account (free)
  • A Photobucket account (free)

Additionally, you must have a working knowledge of how a Blogger blog works.  If you are a novice and have never had a blog before, I highly recommend that you watch two informative videos from Blogger entitled the Quick Tour and the Video Tutorial.  I can explain the items on our questionnaire and on our site, but if you also need assistance with learning how to use your blog, there will be an additional charge of $20.00 per hour for this service.


Your Site Concept

Everyone has a vision of some type of how they want their blog to look, to 'feel' to their readers.  Do you have an idea for your site?   Even if you are unsure, the best thing that you can do is browse our site and the internet to get an idea of how you want your site to look, any images you might need, how many columns you want for your layout, whether you want a top navigation bar or in your sidebar area, if you need pages setup, etc.  As I stated, browse around the internet and make a note of at least three or four websites you like and the same amount that you don't like.  This will help me immensely with understanding what you would like.  These are required on the Project Questionnaire as well - so the sooner you get your list together, the sooner we can get started!

If you need help with choosing a color scheme for your blog - you can find an excellent selection of complimentary color schemes at ColorCombos.com.  Just choose a popular color tag from the right sidebar listing and browse thru the multitude of different color palettes provided until you find just the one that 'speaks' to you and then just right click and save it to your desktop to send to me.

If you wish to use a particular scrap kit or graphic image please be certain that the terms of use allow for use on a website/blog design and that the scrap kits are Scrap 4 Hire permissible (which means that you have permission to purchase the scrap kit and have another individual design a website/blog layout for you with the kit).


Your Project Request

Once you have taken care of the above information to know what type of design you want, it is then time to complete the Project Request Form to contact me about getting your project started.  Once we have discussed your pending project and settled any questions or concerns you may have, you will receive an invoice for our services.  All of our payment terms are net10 (payment is due in full within 10 days of receipt of invoice) except for the Layaway Payment Plan which is available on all orders totaling $40.00 or more.

Once your payment is received, you will be sent a Project Questionnaire via e-mail.  The Project Questionnaire is a highly detailed form that outlines every single item necessary to complete your blog design and layout to your specifications.  Upon receipt of your payment, you will be placed on the Project Waiting List and given an estimated start date.

Ready to get started?  Then fill out the Project Request form and let's get started!

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