I'm about to begin a self-funded search and am hoping the community can provide insights on budget building for the next few years' search process: is anyone willing to share examples of self-funded search budgets?. I've seen several in my research for funded searches, but am curious if experience has indicated a material difference in the self-funded route.

Additionally, I'm curious for areas where searchers have found budget categories to end up higher or lower than original expectation (whether that be marketing, administration, benefits, even personal expenses).

Any guidance or examples here would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.