By Leslie Lindsay
I have a question: how much should one expect to spend on website design? I have been given a referral by several writer friends for a website designer/graphic artist whom I happen to adore the work of. I am thinking a great-lookin, fun, interactive (sort of) website that shares all of the information about my forthcoming book, childhood apraxia of speech, who I am, and what I do, etc. But….it’s pricey. Cute as all get out but way more money than I have, being the starving artist that I am.
Who knows, I may end up getting myself an online web design degree and doing it myself. Though for me, time is an issue. Maybe you could??! Check out www.online-web-design-degree.com for more information on earning an on-line web design degree.
Everything I read says, “Get a website. Each book you write should have it’s own website.” Okay–but how do these authors make it all happen when they are making about a buck-a-book?! What’s more, how do they make it happen when they don’t even have a royalty check in hand yet?
I don’t know…I suppose I could go begging and pleading to my hubby…but this is my thing; I shouldn’t have to ask for money–household money–to promote my non-paycheck-existing “job.” Trust me, I work hard at what I do, but it doesn’t really give me any dollars in my pocket. It truely is a labor of love.
So…it brings me back to my original question: how much does something like this “typically” cost? Anyone “out there” wanna take a stab? Comments welcome : )
Not only that, but I am beginning to think about other marketing and promotion ideas for this book…fliers, notepads, I don’t know…something to get the word out…so to speak! Sigh…maybe I am putting the cart before the horse. I mean, the book is in print, it’s just not tangible yet. And I want it all tangible when the book. is. out. That all makes sense to me, doesn’t it?!
So, if you have any low-cost ideas, I am all ears.
And that is what is in my brain today, this beautiful Thursday October 6th 2011.