Work with me
You don’t have time to wrestle with your site and you have enough to do without fiddling with code or researching reasons why you aren’t getting the visitors you want. You know that having an online presence is important and you know that first impressions are lasting ones – what you don’t know is how to achieve the site of your dreams. That’s where I can help!
If you’re looking for a developer with over 7 years experience, who understands what it means to be a blogger, who can turn your dream design into a fully functional live site and who can help you grow your blog through customised guidance, then you’re in the right place.
Want to have the site of your dreams without the headaches? Take a look below at the different ways I can help!
Need a helping hand? A developer on call? I’ve got you covered – from one off jobs to monthly retainers.
Consult + Code
Hire a helping hand (WordPress and Blogger)
- Site tweaks + customisations
- Code fixes + functionality updates
- Speed optimisation
- Security setup
- Pinterest setup
- Domain + hosting setup
- SEO + domain redirection
- Blog + social media consultation
- Canva + Adobe template design
- Print + digital collateral
Self-hosted setup/migration to WordPress
- Install and setup WordPress
- Install and setup chosen theme
- Setup security, backup and SEO solutions
- Install and configure recommended plugins
- Video tour of WordPress
- Blog platform migration (Blogger to WordPress)
- Transfer and redirect content
- Redirect old RSS feed to a new feed
- Submit a Google Change of URL (if using different domain)
- Submit sitemaps and re-index content
Your dedicated developer for WordPress support
£200/month for up to 5 hours
- Site updates (themes, plugins + WordPress Core)
- Site tweaks + customisations
- Feature + functionality additions
- Troubleshooting + code fixes
- Secure backups
- Uptime monitoring
- Security scans
- Firewall protection
- Site optimisation
- Database optimisation
- Email support
Custom WordPress, WordPress Genesis or Blogger Site
Thinking of setting up a blog, website, e-commerce, membership, forum or e-courses site but want something unique? This service is built from scratch, just for you. Get in touch for further details.
Site Build (Web Development)
Already have your perfect site designed but need a developer to turn it into a fully functioning live site? Need to find a web designer? I can recommend some!
£1,300+ / 2-6 week timeframe
- Installation + setup of your new site
- Custom theme including
- All the features/functionality you need
- Customise theme options panel
- Custom templates for pages, post, categories and archives
- Opt-in integration (MailChimp, ConvertKit, Flodesk, etc)
- Mobile responsive design that is optimised for search engines (SEO)
- Security, backup, analytics and speed optimisation solutions
- Video tour of your new site and aftercare email support
Site Design + Build (Web Design + Development)
Sick of DIYing your site and bloated themes that don’t do want you want? Ready for your perfect site designed and developed just for you?
£3,000+ / 4-12 week timeframe
- Discovery + UI/UX research
- Site strategy session
- 3 site design concepts including
- Web style guide with font system + colour scheme
- Strategic sitemap
- Two rounds of revisions
- Plus everything in the Site Build package
I highly recommend Elaine for any website work you need done. Best person to recreate the vision in your head into a beautiful website. Everything explained up front, no hidden costs, everything worked brilliantly and efficiently afterwards. It was worth every penny and I have never got so many compliments on my website as I do now. I couldn't be happier with it. Elaine has been an absolute pleasure from start to finish and with assistance afterwards.
Jenny Taylor - Lets Talk Mommy
Elaine just gets it. You send a request and she does it - she's quick and she's meticulous, too. She also simplifies the complicated - turning potentially overwhelming digital language into terms one can understand. The work Elaine did for the Blogosphere site was fantastic. Traffic has soared and the amount of returning users has trebled. Thoroughly enjoyable and seamless process.
Alice Audley - Blogosphere
Working with Elaine is always a great experience. She takes the ideas I bring forward and turns them into a beautiful visual reality, no matter what I want she can make it happen. She also took my blog from Blogger to WordPress and the result was great. The presentation is very welcoming and my readers enjoy the simplicity and clean style. Elaine really listened to what I was after and that is rare.
Carole West - Garden Up Green
It was an absolute pleasure working with Elaine. She is extremely professional and has great vision. Her working relationship and customer service is like no other!! I would have paid double for the amazing service I received.
Jackie P - Style Me Petite
It was a real pleasure working with XOMISSE for the development of my blog design and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Elaine was able to answer all of my questions with details and optional solutions for design problems.
Liana - The Land Of Lavish
It was an amazing experience! Elaine is very easy to talk to, very knowledgeable about good blog design and was not afraid to offer her insights and ideas. It was a pleasure working with her and if I ever needed another revamp, or just a tweak, I would definitely use her again. I am extremely happy with the blog design. I've gotten quite a few compliments on it. The coding just works better, the flow of the blog works better and it's much easier for people to get around on. I am thoroughly satisfied.
Jennifer Hopsicker - Fingers Polish Mania
Elaine was incredibly competent and efficient and I had no problems at all throughout the process. I feel like she really went out of your way to answer my (many!) questions and make everything exactly how I wanted - nothing was too much! I have had so many compliments on the redesign and I love creating content knowing it's going to look great on such a well built yet simple site that provides an excellent backdrop to my work.
Beth Hinds - All Things Beautiful Blog
Elaine was a pleasure to work with, she was extremely helpful and professional. Elaine understood my requirements and created a blog design that was exactly how I'd specified. I couldn't be happier with the outcome! I absolutely love the work Elaine completed.
Lucy Willis - Dinosaurd Dances
I love it so much!! I’m so happy with it, it’s exactly what I wanted. Elaine was amazing and I’ll definitely use her again when I need blog design help! It’s been a pleasure.
Natassia - Belle Obsession
Elaine installed the XO MELYA theme on my blog a few weeks a go. It looks abolutely beautiful and I’m so pleased. I’ve had so many positive comments. Elaine couldn’t have been more helpful and sorted out things out for me really quickly. She’s excellent. If I could give her more than five stars, I would!
Nicola Wood - Mrs Tubbs
Elaine was a pleasure to work with. She customized the XO EXPRESSO template for me and it looks amazing! Everything is exactly how I wanted.
Allie Barke - Allies Fashion Alley
I am so happy that I stumbled upon Elaine’s website. It’s been a great source of information and tips for blogging. I’m super pleased with the XO BREVE template. Elaine’s been great with corresponding and I couldn’t be happier with how my blog looks! I highly recommend her services!
Saba - Cheeky Rummager
I absolutely love the layout of the XO AFFOGATO template. I had a little trouble installing the social icons and getting my header to work, but Elaine was so kind and soooo fast in emailing me back. I love that her prices are so reasonable and what you get is so stylish, it works perfect with Blogger and it is easy to customize to the colors and fonts you want. Thanks Ellie!
Renee Young - Mulling Over My Morning Coffee
XOmisse is more than just a place to find design resources. It’s great for bloggers who are a bit more advanced and can handle coding (I won’t even play myself). But, it’s also nice because you can find info like "Preparing your Blog for Vacation" (something I recently did in "Taking Two Weeks"). These types of tips are simple and may seem small but are often overlooked so I like this site for the practical info, too.
Monèt - Curls And Mo
Elaine is without a doubt one of my go-to bloggers when it comes to design tips and tricks. I could name any number of features in our design that I learnt with the help of her highly detailed, easy tutorials. She's always coming up with the smallest of tips that can make your blog look and feel exactly how you want it, without taking you hours to do so. A lot of what I've learnt and been inspired to create has come for her work, and the best thing about her advice is that once you've cracked it, you can easily recreate, edit and add to the tutorials to create the exact look your wanting. I couldn't imagine not using XOMISSE when I'm looking for inspiration and how-to's when designing and neither should you.
Stacie - Beautiful Bookish Butterflies
I know there are tons of beautiful pre-made blog templates out there and XOmisse makes a few as well, but for those interested in coding their own blogs or making their own tweaks to their current template I cannot recommend XOmisse's blog enough! There are so many easy to follow tutorials on how to do your own HTML/CSS coding such as how to make your navbar stick at the top of your page, or how to style your jump link. If you are nervous about making changes to your code but want to give it your own style I would definitely have a look at her blog; it has helped me so much in coding my own blog!
Laura - My Laura Life
I just want to say a huge thank you to...Elaine for helping me drudge up my old blog domain and salvage what I had thought would be lost into an internet black hole forever and for all your guidance, kindness, and support.
Georgie - Georgiexoxo
About the developer
Hello and thank you for your interest in working together. I’m Elaine – the owner of XOmisse. I was born and raised in Dublin (Ireland) but I am currently based in London (UK), and I love working with creatives from all over the world.
Education and training
I have a BA (Hons) in Creative Digital Media, but the majority of what I do on a daily basis is self-taught through research, training and experience. During my degree, I got a fantastic insight into a range of creative areas but I quickly realised that web design and development was my thing. I get to use the creative and logical sides of my brain – I love that!
I’ve been blogging since 2009, it’s a huge passion of mine so I know how important your site is to you. During that time I had the opportunity to intern at a digital marketing, SEO and web design agency working with clients one-on-one to take their businesses to the next level. This sparked my interest in SEO and digital marketing. Once graduated, I decided to start my own business in 2013 and have loved working with other creatives who are passionate about what they do. I have spoken at the Blogtacular conference about blog design (June 2015) and SEO (2018) and gave one-to-one advice at their Creative Genius Bar in 2016 and 2017. I’m also Creative Director and Head of Operations at Blogosphere, a media-tech company rooted in the influencer industry.
I fully support Black Lives Matter, pro-choice and LGBTQIA+. If you don’t share my values, then I may not be the person for you.
How do we get started?
I’ll be in touch to discuss your project further, provide you with an estimate and answer any questions you may have.
Deposit paid and contract signed? Yay, you’re booked! Complete the workbook while we wait for your start date.