Frustrated with DIY WordPress themes that promise to be “easy to use” and are anything but?

Why waste hundreds of hours searching for the perfect theme and trying to customize it when you can have the perfect theme built for you, from scratch?

We specialize in creating custom WordPress websites that look clean and professional, load quickly (particularly on phones), and are easy for you to use behind the scenes.

Our highly skilled and experienced team includes a project manager and content editor (Laura), a graphic designer, and a website developer/coder.

Tessa Afshar

“Fabulous service, gentle guidance, lots of patience, and a beautiful product. Laura Christianson not only did a great job updating my website, she also tutored me on how to navigate day-to-day updates. I love the results! Highly recommended.”

Tessa Afshar, USA Today Best-selling Author, TessaAfshar.com

How much does it cost?

Because we build made-to-order WordPress websites that uniquely reflect your brand, we don’t quote random fees out of thin air. That would be doing you a disservice, because we could quote a ridiculously low fee (such as $250) and then charge you a fortune for every little thing you want on your site.

We refuse to nickel-and-dime our clients.

When we prepare your proposal, we estimate the MOST we think your entire project will cost, including everything on your website wish list. Some of those wish list items may include:

  • Website Hosting – We offer affordable website hosting if you need it.
  • Email Marketing – We set you up with Mailerlite or MailChimp email marketing if you need it.
  • Training – When your new website launches, Laura personally trains you how to use it (included in your website fee).
  • Website Maintenance – We’re here for you throughout the life of your website, to help with updates, maintenance, and general hand-holding and encouragement (management fees are negotiated separately, post-launch).

We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how affordable our prices are for the prompt, personal attention we’ll give your website project. For a range of fees you’re likely to pay, watch my informational video, “How Much Does a Website Cost?”

Many of our clients tell us they quickly recoup their website investment because new customers hire them solely because they are impressed by their website. For example:

Christi McGuire, Editor, Publishing Consultant, ChristiMcGuire.com | BloggingBistro.com

“A new client told me that he chose me because of the ‘welcoming and relaxed feel’ he got from my website. He wanted a particular personality in an editor, and the design of my site made that come across. It’s that ‘wow’ factor the Blogging Bistro team created. You created a much better site than I could imagine—because you captured my ‘essence.'”

Christi McGuire, Editor, Publishing Consultant, ChristiMcGuire.com

One-page and two-page websites

In addition to our multi-page websites, we offer one-page and two-page websites.

These sites are perfect for emerging entrepreneurs and pre-published authors who who want to feature a minimal amount of tightly-written content and need a professional web presence in order to pitch proposals to prospects, editors, and agents.

This option displays all your content on one page, or on two pages (with the second page being your blog or podcast).

Our one-page and two-page sites are custom-designed and custom-programmed, and you’ll receive the same high level of personal service that our multi-page website clients enjoy.

Lisa Baldwin

“Laura and her team created a beautiful logo and a two-page website that perfectly expresses my work and vision. Laura is a great communicator and worked with me throughout the entire process to ensure that the artwork, messaging and format supported my goals.”

Lisa Baldwin, Author, LisaBaldwinWriter.com

Interested? What do do next

1. Check out our portfolio.

Before hiring a website vendor, you should look at samples of their work, to see whether their design style meshes with the vibe you want. And to see what their clients are saying. Click these links to visit our logo design portfolio and custom WordPress website portfolio.

2. Schedule a quick chat with Laura.

If you like what you see in our portfolio, and you have the budget to invest in a custom website, self-schedule a 15-minute chat with Laura Christianson. You can ask questions and we’ll clarify the goals and scope of your project.

3. Request our website questionnaire.

After our quick chat, if it appears that your needs, your budget, and our services would be a good fit, Laura will send you a website questionnaire that will help you think through the features you want on your new website. The information you provide will help Laura’s team work up an accurate estimate for your project.

Rosie Rourke, Managing Broker, John L. Scott Real Estate, Kent North, WA, RosieRourke.com

“We wanted to update our look and the functionality of our website to reflect the mobile-driven times we live in. Laura and her team nailed it! Our site is clean, simple to navigate, and our traffic has tripled during the three months since its launch!”

Rosie Rourke, Managing Broker, KellerWilliams Realty, Kent, WA, RosieRourke.com

Free Website Page Planner

Website Page Planner | BloggingBistro.com

I created this guide to help you plan the visuals, headlines, copy, and calls-to-action for each page on your website.

Whether you work with my team or build a DIY website, this Website Page Planner is an essential tool for crafting your content. Click the button to request your planner.