I’ve been working on my site, very intensely – which is why my posting rate here has slowed a bit.
I’m doing my own custom design, rather than buying a template. In my opinion, all hosting company templates look the same and I refuse to go down that route.
So I’m working on my own design. Man, does stock art cost a fortune…easily $3-4 per picture, assuming there are no human models. Some pics or $100+! I’m looking at istockphoto, dreamtime, etc.
I did make a note of sites that have free stock are. The selection is maybe 5% of what the pay sites have, but every pic I find there saves me money. In case anyone else would like to look:
Ah, how I long for those days when I’d be putting together a personal page and would grab anything I wanted off Google Images. Being a business, I have to play by the rules.