Personal Finance Blog Design For Making Sense Of Cents
“Katy and her team were also able to do everything that I asked, and she made everything 1000% better than what I even imagined. I love my design!”
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Meet my client, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, personal finance blogger
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner is the founder of Making Sense of Cents. Since starting her site in 2011, she has reached over 20 million readers and helped them learn how to earn more, save more, & live more to make good financial decisions! She teaches ways to make extra money, ways to save for retirement planning, how to budget correctly (hello money management), how to use credit cards wisely, and more so they can experience financial freedom.
What I love about Michelle is that she does all the writing and makes her content personable! She leans on her own personal experiences to make personal finance more fun and enjoyable. Plus, she makes sure that every blog post and online course lesson has actionable tips that readers can actually implement. Michelle also interviews people who are experts at their side hustles to get first-hand actionable tips so that others can replicate their success.
Making Sense of Cents has been featured in major publications such as Forbes, CNBC, Time, Reader’s Digest, Oprah, and Business Insider. It’s quite admirable all of the success she’s been able to create over the years with her blog!
I was her student before she was my client …and she didn’t even know it!
When Michelle reached out to me about designing her website, I had a total fan-girl, pinch-me moment because I have followed Michelle for years! In fact, in 2019, I built my first blog and bought her Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course. I wanted to learn from a pro – a subject matter expert and blogger making millions from her site!
Fast forward to 2023, and she reached out to ME, of all people, for a site redesign! Here’s what she had to say:
“A new website is something that I’ve been needing for a long time.”
She had an SEO audit done on her website (because it’s always nice to have outside eyes on it), and they recommended improving her design. She knew she needed one as well because it was starting to feel dated (she’d used the same theme design for over 5 years)!
More specifically, here are some aspects that she wanted to improve:
Why she chose to work with me and my team
“I asked around in my niche, and a few bloggers recommended Katy. My go-to tech person also highly recommended Katy (and no one else!), so I knew she was the one for me! I pretty much do whatever Grayson says, and he recommended Katy, so it was a done deal, haha! I also looked at her portfolio and really liked the other designs that she has done over the years.”
About The Design
I asked Michelle what she loved most about the website:
“I love everything about my new website! I love the colors, the silo/category pages, and how there is so much more detail on various pages than there ever was before.
It’s so much easier to navigate now. Plus, I think the redesign will really help with SEO as well. There was pretty much no organization before, and now it’s super well organized! Also, Katy made really great pages, such as my free blogging course landing page, Instagram link, and more, and those are all so nice to have. It’s crazy how much I was missing out on with my old site design before.”
Michelle’s favorite parts about working together:
Start Your Website Design Project Today!
If you are a blogger like Michelle, and your website needs a total makeover, inquire with me and my team today! You deserve to start building a website that will work as hard as you do and even work when you’re not working.
Here’s what Michelle had to say, “The website design service Katy and her team provided was such a great value! I think she should charge more. My design is exactly what I wanted and more – I love what Katy and her team built for me. If you’re on the fence about starting your project with Katy – just do it! You won’t regret it and she will be able to put what you want into reality.”