Yes! Design, technical, advertising...yes, yes, and YES. All of
it. Except content...that's the one area I think I'm capable of
taking care of.
When I was fairly new I won a free blog design and that kind of
sent me in the right direction. I definitely realized I enjoyed
setting myself apart from everyone with that small piece of
My second design cost 300 dollars and I was seriously sweating
it. Who spends 300 dollars for space on the internet? I also had
help with advertising with friends...they'd refer advertisers to
me, we worked together...but I guess I didn't necessarily pay for
help with that.
I redesigned a third time and this entailed a shift in my
Wordpress thesis, the addition of a landing page, sidebar
customization and I spent so much more than 300. I'll tell you I
spent thousands and leave it at that. My justification was that the
site would pay for itself within a year so it was okay. I also
currently pay about 50 a month for tech help who comes in to update
my site, fix any glitches, back it up, and just make sure it's
running great. She's someone I can contact any time I run into a
problem and I like having someone I can go to for help.
In SHORT (hahaha) yes, I've put a lot of money into my site, but
I love it and no I don't regret it. However, it's been a very
gradual increase of money spent over the past 4 years. No way would
I have spent that kind of money right out of the gate. I had to
start making money before I could justify it.
ps I love the focus of your community and featured it on
BlogFrog this morning! Humor in Parenting!! Brilliant!