DIY Design Course

Design Your Own Beautiful Blog

Blogger is a free blogging platform created by Google that is a perfect starting place for bloggers. I began using the Blogger platform in 2011, and have since worked with many entrepreneurs to help them create a beautiful blog they love.

I remember that feeling of not being able to figure out how to design a blog! I could do (and search how to do) a lot of things...but the whole coding thing honestly scared me. I just didn't have the patience to try and figure it out. Until...I found beautiful and affordable Blogger themes and templates. They take all the guess work out of coding and make it as easy as copy and paste!

This course will walk you through creating all your own design elements and then how to upload and customize your blog using a purchased template. You will walk away from this course having the knowledge to build a beautiful blog and then make changes to your blog as often as you'd like!

"This course is absolutely amazing! I have learned so much about creating and building a blog. Although there are people out there that design your blog for you, I think it is essential to understand all the components of your blog and how to change/edit your blog if needed. This course will guide you every step of the way! The Facebook group is also an added incentive. Because you are working to build your blog on your own time frame, the Facebook group practically allows immediate feedback for any questions/issues/comments that may arise. I would highly recommend this course to others." ~Jordana from Elementary Island

Your Instructor

Rachel Vincent
Rachel Vincent

Rachel has been blogging actively since 2013 and part of the Teachers Pay Teachers community of teacher authors. She not only creates digital resources for other teachers, but she teaches bloggers how to build their own blog and brand of success through online courses all while being a full time teacher!

Rachel lives with her 2 furbaby cats in a suburb of Charleston, South Carolina, where she enjoys the Target Dollar Spot, coffee, and beautiful southern sunsets!

Connect with Rachel:

"I was nervous to take this course because I STRUGGLE with all things technical, but I summoned up my courage and signed up. I'm so glad that I did! Previously I had hired a blog designer to install my blog, but I wasn't happy with it. It wasn't me! The DIY Blog Course not only walked me through each step with ease, it taught me how to brand myself, use color to enhance my blog design and create icons and buttons for all of my social media needs. It was incredible to have support throughout in our private Facebook group where Rachel was quick to respond and other members also helped out with suggestions and feedback when requested. I'm so grateful for this experience!" ~LaSaundra from Everyday Heroes

What do you get when you take this course:

  • Step by step video tutorials for designing, installing, and customizing your blog (see Course Curriculum for full details)
  • Guidebook that includes a course checklist, brainstorming, and planning pages
  • Exclusive access to a private Facebook group
  • Websites and tools that I personally use with my design clients

Plus as a BONUS, you'll receive:

  • Designer Look Book for inspiration in creating your own designs
  • Video tutorial on purchasing a custom domain
  • Video tutorials on creating social media designs to match your brand
  • Video tutorial on setting up an email list with Mailchimp

Course Curriculum

  Essentials Before Designing
Available in days
days after you enroll

"Rachel's DIY Blog Design is a great course especially for Google Blogger bloggers. There is so much information about Wordpress, but hardly any for Blogger out there. She covers some great topics; including color palette, header design, installing Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook on your blog. She shares many useful websites she uses for blog templates and color design. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to do your own design. It is super helpful!" ~Jenny's Crayon Collection

Frequently Asked Questions

​Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who has a blog on the Blogger platform or wishes to start a blog on the Blogger platform. This course is for beginners or seasoned bloggers who wish to design their own blog.
Can I take this course if I am on Wordpress?
Unfortunately, this course is specifically for bloggers on Google's Blogger platform. The tutorials will NOT be beneficial to anyone using Wordpress.
What can I expect by taking this course?
​By the end of this course, you will have a beautifully designed course (by you!) and you will have the knowledge to be able to update or make any changes you wish to in the future. You will be able to create a blog and brand that is completely you!
What is included in this course?
By taking this course, you will have access to videos that will guide you step by step through the designing your own graphics, installing those graphics on your blog, and customizing your blog to match your design elements. Also included are several websites that I personally use with my design clients to choose unique colors and fonts. You will also receive exclusive access to our private Facebook group where you can ask for feedback or advice from me and other DIY Blog Design Course members.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"I love people who blog. You can visit them anytime to learn all kinds of helpful things. However I knew I was NOT a blogger because bloggers are people who have the capacity to organize, write, and look cute on top of their regular life. Then I had the opportunity to take Rachel’s blog design course. I started with a mild interest in learning something new but as I moved through the creation process, I realized this could be an exciting new adventure for me. The structure of this course, along with Rachel's clear explanations, make creating a professional looking blog easy. I highly recommend this course to everyone with one warning: if you take it just to satisfy a curiosity, you may just complete it as the blogger you never thought you'd be." ~The Deane's List

This course is not open for enrollment.

Terms of Use:

By purchasing this course, you are getting access to copyrighted materials. Purchasing course is single-use only. Please do not share, copy, or claim as your own. By purchasing this course you are agreeing to these terms. Copyrighted January 2017 by Rachel Vincent, RachBV Design.