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Megan Elliott – Launching Lush Design Shop with Themify

We're very excited to share to everyone the latest addition to our Customer Stories series. Introducing Lush Design Shop creator, Megan Elliott - an entreprenuer who, through Themify, was able create beautifully designed sites for her clients. Check out here entire story below:

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My name is Megan Elliott and I am the web designer behind Lush Design Shop. As a blogger, I saw a major need for affordable blog design. There are tons of themes available, but who wants a carbon copy that anyone else can have? Most custom designers charge well over $5,000 for a blog design. I knew I wasn't the only one who noticed this gap in the market. So I decided to step into that niche of affordable, yet professional blog design.

Birth of Lush Design Shop

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I started designing websites when friends would come to me with issues in their current design. I was always able to tweak what they needed and after so much positive feedback, I thought it might be an option to start offering web design services to more than just friends. I did my research and when I discovered Themify, I knew my hobby could have a real possibility of becoming a side gig. Six months later I was making a solid income from my little design business.

Growing with Themify - Portfolio

  • styled by kasey
    Project: Styled by Kasey
    Base Theme: Elegant
  • Reluxed
    Project: Reluxed
    Base Theme: Agency
  • mckenna bleu
    Project: McKenna Bleu
    Base Theme: Wigi
  • fashionably lo
    Project: Fashionably Lo
    Base Theme: Agency
  • Cleveland Fashionista
    Project: Cleveland Fashionista
    Base Theme: Corporate
  • Mash Elle
    Project: Mash Elle
    Base Theme: Agency

In under a year, I have sold nearly 100 designs. In addition to being able to make a living from something I enjoy doing, I love that I am able to help others who are in a position I can relate to. Affordable custom blog designs are hard to come by. But blogs aren't the only designs I create. Since I started, I've been able to venture out into ecommerce design as well, which is very exciting for me.

I would not have been able to do this without Themify. Thanks to their incredible customer service and wide range of options, every job has been a learning experience for me. I am now fluent in CSS, a language I wasn't the slightest bit familiar with before I joined Themify. I find myself getting through websites much more quickly now that I've learned so much from the support forum. I have yet to come across a design I can't create based on the Themify framework. The possibilities truly are endless!

- Megan Elliott @lushtoblush

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11 Comments

  1. Joseph
    Mar 30, 2015 @ 11:17

    Really enjoyed reading your story. Looks like you have the perfect formula. Have a great life
    Joseph

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  2. Tejjas
    Mar 30, 2015 @ 11:49

    Hey…thats a really cool web design by Megan. Nice work.

    Is it the ‘Elegant’ theme?

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    • Kurt Uy
      Mar 30, 2015 @ 15:52

      Hi Tejjas,

      Which site are you referring too?

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  3. Tejjas Barrot
    Mar 30, 2015 @ 18:38

    Hey Kurt…am talking about http://lushdesignshop.com

    Which theme is that?

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  4. Tejjas Barrot
    Mar 30, 2015 @ 19:10

  5. Tejjas Barrot
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 04:57

    I thought so. Thanks Kurt.

    One question:

    If you see http://lushdesignshop.com (Parallax Theme) and click on ‘Blog’, then you are redirected to http://lushtoblush.com (Elegant Theme)

    How can you achieve this? I mean re-directing from one URL to another?

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    • Kurt Uy
      Mar 31, 2015 @ 15:11

      Hi Tejjas,

      You can do this by going to your WP Admin > Appearance > Menus. Then change the link to your blog site. If you need further clarification with this please contact us through our Contact page (https://themify.me/contact).

      Reply

  6. Megan Elliott
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 16:14

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone!! And thank you so much for the feature, Themify!! :) :)

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  7. Tejjas Barrot
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 17:32

    Thanks Kurt..I could figure it out :)

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