Like most people in the country, my hubby and I are always looking for ways to save a few bucks. We don’t have cable, we carpool on a regular basis, and we use a lot of coupons. We manage on his income and the few bucks that I bring in from writing. Recently, however, my writing isn’t brining in as much moola.
It’s not that I’m writing less, but as I query larger publications (that pay more) I find myself waiting to hear back from them. Even if people do accept my submissions, there can be quite the wait before I get paid. I’m also working for a start-up paper (www.elkrapidsprogress.com – check it out!), so I’m currently writing for them for free.
The hubs and I aren’t in financial trouble because of this, we’re just watching the purse strings. That’s why I’m rethinking my Web site.
Last year I paid someone to design my Web site. I don’t mind that I paid for it – I needed to have it set before I went to the ACFW conference (because I have it listed on my business card), and I had no idea how to get it set up. Since then, I’ve also been paying him a monthly fee to serve as my Web master. I cannot fully express how much I appreciate all of the work that he’s done.
As I’m trying to save funds, however, I’m wondering if I should switch to Blogger and run it myself.
I’ve finally figured out how to add pages to Blogger, but I don’t know if I can transfer all of the info and design. I don’t want to lose the graphics and background, and I want to make sure that the home page looks the same, so is it possible combine the two?
That isn’t necessarily a hypothetical question – if you have Web site and blog experience I’d love to hear what you know. How did you set up your Web sites and blogs? Do you do it yourself, or does someone else do it for you? Do you think I can do it?