• Some things are better left for the professionals. Alot of designers have gone to school to perfect and masterfully craft their designing abilities and learn the software. Some (okay, alot of self-proclaimed), designers don't understand the flow of design and it shows in their design work.
Anyone can use Microsoft word and throw some clipart into the document and type the info around it. But do they understand how to communicate clearly what the client wants and what colors are the more suitable for the emotion you are trying to convey?
• Afraid of what the cost is? Just call. I myself am very reasonable on my prices and I can either have the products printed for you or I can guide you in the right direction. I know alot of printing services are costly so I try to estimate my prices with that in mind. And I can even give multiple design samples so that you can have options and not stuck with something that you may not "love". As I have recently told a client, "I don't expect payment until I know you will love your design or product. I want it to be something your proud to share with potential clients and that you would be excited to get if it was coming from someone else." And that is just that. I want my clients to be proud of what they are using for themselves. If you don't love it than why would you want to promote it?