OK, I had a long list of client work to get done the past couple weeks. Which is great, paying clients=good:) That said, the stock site has been on hold a bit.
Well, I am only working a couple clients right now, so I dug back into finding more artists for the site. Now, I am not backing down or anything...but between you and me, it's a bit intimidating talking to potential illustrators:O I put a post on Deviant Art in the jobs forum. Immediately, I get some long time member saying my post should be in the projects forum and not the jobs forum...Sorry, I'm new here (no need to be mean):P Regardless of where the project is posted, I have had more than a handful of talented folks expressing interest. That said, some are in other countries, which means I have to check into how Paypal does international billing and payment (doable, I just didn't foresee artists in Budapest).
It has been quite frustrating dealing with the college dept. head. He seems to be insanely busy. I have been told countless times the he is on board with this project, but things are moving very slowly. He sent out a mass email (supposedly today) to the illustration dept. Next, he is setting up a meeting so students can submit work, and ask questions. (Let's get on with it already)
Don't even ask me about the actual web site. Right now, it's parked here. I need to figure out how to do a plug in so if clients pay, it releases the files to them. I know Papal has this...I may need to move to another platform to use it? I might have to hook up with an actual code guru for this...I can rock a blog with the best of them...but, when it comes to code, I am completely self taught (I might be overestimating my abilities here)
I can't explain it...I just feel jittery about all of this. Does that make sense? I want this to fly, I think it's a good idea. It's all on my shoulders...and between you and me...I have moments of feeling I'm in over my head:O Deep breaths...deep breaths...