It’s official! I have my first “client”.
For the longest while I’ve been tiptoeing around the idea of offering PR consultancy services. It’s not like I’m unsure about a career path, it’s just that I feel as though, like every other industry, PR is a bit saturated.
However, I had been helping out a close friend with PR strategies for her small business. One night she said “B, you can do this as a business you know. You can help people with small businesses, I’m sure there are plenty people like me”. That’s when I started this website.
So let’s fast forward to today. I now have my first official client, whose website (designed by moi) went live yesterday.
In another post I’ll be sure to talk about how easy it is to take your great idea, skill or product from a Facebook page to a professional business.
The point of what I am doing is to provide small business, et al with the tools that will make them standout. Through this new client, I myself have come across a lot of inexpensive tools which can be utilized to do everything from creating a logo, building a website and even creating your own personalized email address (e.g. email@example.com).
If you’re nervous about doing it on your own, feel free to give me a shout. I’m smack dab in the middle of building my portfolio and would love nothing better!
So, until I actually sit and write about the new tools that I’ve come across, here are a few things that you can either Google or ask around about:
1. Gimp – this is a photo editing tool much like Adobe Photoshop, except that it’s free (an absolute plus for a grad student). Similar to Photoshop, it isn’t the simplest application to use but There are many tutorials on YouTube as well as blog posts around the web.
2. PicMonkey – this is another photo editing tool but is web based and is much simpler to get the hang of. There is a wide variety of fonts, overlays, textures and shapes.
3. Weebly – I used Weebly to build this website. I find that it’s very much user friendly and the pricing is cheaper than other similar services.
So do some digging around and tell me what you think in the comments section of this post.
Well it’s Christmas Eve, so have a very Merry Christmas tomorrow and many blessings for the new year.