You have that friend. If I have him, you have him; if I'm writing this and it's being posted on the web, and you're reading it, you know the guy I'm talking about. The graphic design friend. He's a great guy. He's into anime and Macs and is always there when you need him-well, maybe not when, but he's around. See, your graphic design friend is your friend, and you're his. You don't always rate as top customer. That's why, when it comes to graphic design, you should never, never, never rule out free clipart. If you do, you're stuck on your friend's timing. (And he's always behind.)
Adding elements to clipart can also produce pleasing results. Let's say you have an image of a house that you think is boring. By adding a sunburst behind the house, you can produce a unique new look. The possibilities are endless. Just be aware that clipart can be as plain or exciting as you choose.
Any entrepreneur worth their salt knows that image is a crucial part of doing business. No one has confidence in a shabbily put together presentation or a messy, disorganised office. You might as well tell your customers outright that you're incompetent rather than waste your time trying to win them over.