Category: Work At Home – Starting Out

Telecommuting Proposal

How many days a week should you ask to work from home? If you’re excited about the prospect of telecommuting, you may have blissful visions of working from home five days a week, with occasional forays into the office for meetings.┬áMaybe your notion is to propose telecommuting five days a week, leaving you room to…
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Graphic Design In Print

by Robert Tan What Is Graphic Design?You are surrounded by examples of Graphic Design wherever you go – the packaging of your burger, the shopping bag you carry, the brochure your browse through and even the newspaper you read. Graphic Designers have a part to play in conceptualizing, designing and executing the way all these…
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Setting Up A Home-Based Graphic Design Company

There comes a time when every salaried Designer asks himself whether he has what it takes to make it on his own. However, being a Graphic Designer employed by a Design House or Advertising Agency or Publishing House is quite different from being one who works from home.  It is not easy for a fresh…
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Perfecting Your Translation Skills

The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), the UK’s leading trade association for professional translators and interpreters, keeps an up-to-date listing of translator and interpreter training courses run by universities and other institutes. You can reach ITI at iti@compuserve.com or call +44 171 713 7600. In Malaysia, translation courses are available at the Malaysian National Translation Institute…
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Translation – Turning Words Into Cash

Information is a prerequisite for progress and development. However, sometimes this information is only available in languages foreign to the user. Fortunately, the existence of a translation industry is helping people overcome language barriers in their search for information. Translators, therefore, are seen as important spokes in the wheel of information dissemination. Starting Out Once…
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5 Steps To Approaching Your Current Employer About Telecommuting

A question I am often asked by people who would like to telecommute is “How do I approach my manager or boss about this subject”? Many people fear that if they suggest telecommuting or working form home occasionally that they will be viewed as “less than serious” about their job. Of course if your company…
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Top Ten Tips On Storytelling And Making An Impact

All great communicators are great storytellers. Listeners are more open to receiving when they hear the message delivered in a story format – they can lower their walls and defenses because the message is coming to them in a safe and indirect way. Wherever you want to make an impact, tell a story! Paint images…
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Naming Your Price And Marketing Yourself

by Robert Tan Now that you have the infrastructure set up for your business, it’s time to get the dough rolling in the door! How Much Should You Charge?Every designer who starts out on his own eventually comes face to face with this question. How much should I charge for my services? If you left…
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Sure-Fire Conversation Starters

Compliment the other person on something he or she is wearing. Wear an unusual item that will encourage questions. Keep abreast of local happenings so that you can comment on a current event. Talk about the eventful journey getting to your present meeting place. Talk about the weather. Talk about sports, but only if you…
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Creating Your Image To Sell Someone Else’s

by Robert Tan What are you going to call your company? Some design companies call themselves after the owner’s name and others think up something totally different. This is the name that will appear on all your stationery and correspondence, so make sure you like it and can live with it for the many years…
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