Nov 25, 2015

Artist on a Budget: Websites

Hi there!

Resident broke artist here. I'm sure you're always looking for ways to save money every month. I know I am. I've even parsed down my list of $10/mo or less "fun" items down to 2-3 (Kindle Unlimited is my new bae).

I wanted to redo my site, Fauna Fantasy, for a while now. I wanted it to be more ecommerce, less "hey look at my gallery!". I felt I have something to sell and I wanted it to be easy for people to buy.

After a gruelling 72 or so hours- including building a site from scratch in Squarespace (well, as "scratch" as Squarespace gets, I don't know CSS or coding), then ultimately abandoning it- I came up with some good, free solutions, so you don't have to! You can thank me with Facebook likes or cat gifs or something ;)

All totalled, it looks like I'll be spending a whopping $12.42/year per website. Unfortunately, I don't know of a way to get the domain name URL for free. I'll be the first person to let you know if you can though ;)

The Comparison

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Pretty close, huh? A is the freebie, hard earned Blogger version. B is the Squarespace. To me, they're pretty close. And they both pretty much do the same thing at the end of the day.

Websites Used:
Check out the breakdowns of each below.

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