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Posted on Thu, Jul 07, 2005 01:00

A squishy, huggable MM man who knows the stuff I do has asked me to help him get his book published. I can do that for friends because I'm an illustrator & a pretty good writer! But I was thinking:

There must be an enormous pool of talent out there that we all could network with as well as flirt!

For example SuzieQ is in law, Petite is a teacher, Mel is a software tycoon, Dawn is a nurse, Cub-inator sits on the hoods of shiny red cars, & Ed creates A.I.'s without arms or legs so they can't take over the world yet.

Me ... I'm a really good illustrator, fine artist, writer/editor & speaker on a variety of topics. But I DON"T know anything about plumbing!

Like, what do you do about a toilet that keeps running because that stupid
black balloon thing on that wire inside won't go up so I have to wrap a length of wire from the back of the icky tank, underneath the black round thing and over the opposite edge of the tank? Else my monthly water bill is $5 million!

And I can't make fudge! I can make Sugar & Syrup Soup from the same recipe, but I want it to bite through, NOT sip from a straw!

See? I'm a good artist, but what I wouldn't give for a bit of plumbing advice sometimes ... or a recipe for fudge that doesn't look like 10W30 motor oil in a double-boiler!

I can paint any creature of the wild kingdom if you have a favourite mammal, spouse, mother-in-law ... or fish you'd like a pic of. I take commissions for paintings of sports figures (the Ottawa Sun called me "one of Canada's best sports illustrators) if you want to remember what your fav hockey star still looks like.

I paint buildings, motor, water & air vehicles ... even space vehicles, if you have a shuttle you'd like a portrait of! Sir Richard ... take note & I will give you a great deal.

So, does anybody work in a field we could use help with? And does anyone need help with something I'm an expert at? Ask me! I have to pay my water bill today.

  


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Posted on Sat, Oct 29, 2011 04:51

hi,Katie!can u help me!i am model and actress.my mother mongolian and my father swiss.i live in switzerland and at the present i visiting mongolia.my father is went to paradisehe left me his all house,car,..,i want to manage my big fashion show in here.but mongolian banks cant connect my bank account of switzerland. my money is not enough for this show and I have money enough for my life and dream.i want to back switzerland.but time out and cant success this show.but at the moment i cant use this and can you find for me who can help me?

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Posted on Thu, Jun 14, 2007 20:53

I know this post is a bit old, but I'm going to put my two cents in anyway. :-D

I am an Administrative/Customer support professional and I have a small business providing my services to self-employed individuals and small businesses. Some of the services I provide include, but are not limited to the following:

Administrative Support Functions -

Appointment Setting
Data Entry
Document Creation
Mass Mailings
Proofreading


Customer Support Functions -

Billing Dispute Resolution
Order Processing
Payment Collections
Survey Creation/Administration

I have had a bit of a challenge securing clients as many companies have opted to outsource these services to companies outside of the country. For over 15 years, I have provided executive level administrative/customer support for companies in the Aerospace, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Engineering, Mortgage, Event Management, Construction Risk Management and Non-Profit industries. A few companies I have supported are Northrop Grumman, Herbalife International of America, Inc., Quality Control Management Assurance Corporation, Candle Corporation and GECapital ResCom, among others.

I truly believe the services I provide are truly unique I have and I am really looking to get my business moving in the right direction. However, my challenge has been getting potential clients to see the value in obtaining my services over the, less costly, foreign companies.

If there is anyone here who can offer some viable suggestions, I welcome your input.

Thanks!!!

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Posted on Thu, Jan 12, 2006 12:30

Tx. Robtest, I will check it out.

I am a little disapointed I've chosen another perhaps non profitable career choice and if I had the attention span and patience to go into health care I would lol.

I'm pretty sure I won't find a job in my chosen field (especially living in ID), but the great thing about having a degree is that it opens up other fields that are not available w/out a degree.

  


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Posted on Wed, Jan 11, 2006 11:06

libitofafrica write:
I have another year to finish of my Graphic Design BFA, work for a news paper designing ads and computerized illustrations. Draw, paint, blah, blah, blah.

Wondering how I can make more "money" freelancing. Any answers????


My brother does much the same work. It is tough times and when recession's hit, marketing and advertising budgets are the first to get cut.

One of his main clients is a local resturaunt. He basically works in "barter" with them. They feed him, and he does their website design, menus, napkins, promotional ads, etc. This takes a little off the edge off that "starving artist" approach!

He is w w w. digitaldave. c o m if you wanna check him out.



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Posted on Tue, Jan 10, 2006 13:11

I have another year to finish of my Graphic Design BFA, work for a news paper designing ads and computerized illustrations. Draw, paint, blah, blah, blah.

Wondering how I can make more "money" freelancing. Any answers????

  


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Posted on Mon, Jan 09, 2006 21:13

I'm regional manager in pharmaceutical company,but I want to have my own business,if you can give me some advice.And I don't know what to do. I live in Republic of Georgia(Caucasus:near Russia).Thank you for listening.

  
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Posted on Fri, Jan 06, 2006 16:39

Glad to see you back Katie. Missed U.



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Posted on Fri, Dec 30, 2005 23:16

I'm sorry I missed all these posts. It was mid-July that I moved and had so much trouble getting connected to the Internet and I seldom had the opportunity to check MM.

So, who else needs a top of the line illustrator? Or who needs advice on getting their book published? Ecam probably still knows about plumbing! LOL

In the not so distant future, I will become a millionaire, through my work, and I enjoy helping people and giving away my sage advice for free. LOL

"How to start a business" is one of the topics I speak on at community centres and schools. I've written children's books based on my characters, "The Embos." If you go*ogle me or embos, you can see the kind of work I do.

Who else has a benevolent streak in them or is willing to network? Who knows? It might lead to a match in more ways than business!

  


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Posted on Sun, Sep 25, 2005 07:02

How can we help each other?

Business Plans, launching new products, growing revenue systematically and rapidly is what I enjoy. For free I will provide a quick take on any Plan. Ask for a link to my "10 Keys to a Business Plan that Gets Funded." That includes private placement memorandums, etc. even if you only are to be an investor.

About getting writing published, or selling any creative work: If you are a beginner, act like one by going to a Teacher or several. If you can not earn at least a B+ AFTER you react to the Coaching, forget it.

Your Coach will guide you to getting published.

Bruce

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Posted on Thu, Sep 22, 2005 10:09


AlpenSnow write:
Dunnatar/NYChick:

I run a small publishing business as a side-line. The following advice may be of use for self-publishing:

(i) Don't give up the day job! I've been publishing books since 2002, and only in the last 6 months has it started to make a profit.
(ii) Ask yourself why you're doing it. I publish adventure/mountaineering books because I'm deeply interested in it and I want to. It also lets me travel to interesting places for "research". If I make any money it's a bonus.
(iii) Nonetheless, a book has still got to sell. A minimum economic print run is about 500 books, unless you are selling to a very specialised market which can pay big bucks for your book. A print run will cost about ?2000. A more normal print run is about 1500 books (?3000).
(iv) You won't sell 500 books yourself, even on the web or via Amazon. You need to get a distributor to shift them into bookshops for you - and they won't touch any old book.

If you are trying to be an author selling to a publishing house, it's even harder - unless you're lucky enough to already be famous. They are interested in making big money; the only way you'll get a foot in the door is by approaching one of the small independents. See the Writers Handbook or the Artists and Writers Yearbook for more info.

Good luck!

Thanks for your help and advice alpen..it's much appreciated..I want to publish a book for my own end..I can't stop writing..I love writing poetry and because lots of people have told me that I should.

  


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Posted on Sun, Sep 18, 2005 11:00

Dunnatar/NYChick:

I run a small publishing business as a side-line. The following advice may be of use for self-publishing:

(i) Don't give up the day job! I've been publishing books since 2002, and only in the last 6 months has it started to make a profit.
(ii) Ask yourself why you're doing it. I publish adventure/mountaineering books because I'm deeply interested in it and I want to. It also lets me travel to interesting places for "research". If I make any money it's a bonus.
(iii) Nonetheless, a book has still got to sell. A minimum economic print run is about 500 books, unless you are selling to a very specialised market which can pay big bucks for your book. A print run will cost about ?2000. A more normal print run is about 1500 books (?3000).
(iv) You won't sell 500 books yourself, even on the web or via Amazon. You need to get a distributor to shift them into bookshops for you - and they won't touch any old book.

If you are trying to be an author selling to a publishing house, it's even harder - unless you're lucky enough to already be famous. They are interested in making big money; the only way you'll get a foot in the door is by approaching one of the small independents. See the Writers Handbook or the Artists and Writers Yearbook for more info.

Good luck!



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Posted on Mon, Sep 12, 2005 16:09

My bestfriend is in the Entertainment Industry. She books national/International Acts. From Donna Summer to Beyonce and Jimmy Buffet to Usher, she can get them for your event. If anyone is looking for advice on how to have a great event let me know. I will have her write something.

I work in the mortgage industry. If anyone has questions about buying a home or is looking to refinance I will be glad to answer questions to help you.

Kathy



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Posted on Mon, Sep 12, 2005 07:10


katiegrl write:
A squishy, huggable MM man who knows the stuff I do has asked me to help him get his book published. I can do that for friends because I'm an illustrator & a pretty good writer! But I was thinking:

There must be an enormous pool of talent out there that we all could network with as well as flirt!

For example SuzieQ is in law, Petite is a teacher, Mel is a software tycoon, Dawn is a nurse, Cub-inator sits on the hoods of shiny red cars, & Ed creates A.I.'s without arms or legs so they can't take over the world yet.

Me ... I'm a really good illustrator, fine artist, writer/editor & speaker on a variety of topics. But I DON"T know anything about plumbing!

Like, what do you do about a toilet that keeps running because that stupid
black balloon thing on that wire inside won't go up so I have to wrap a length of wire from the back of the icky tank, underneath the black round thing and over the opposite edge of the tank? Else my monthly water bill is $5 million!

And I can't make fudge! I can make Sugar & Syrup Soup from the same recipe, but I want it to bite through, NOT sip from a straw!

See? I'm a good artist, but what I wouldn't give for a bit of plumbing advice sometimes ... or a recipe for fudge that doesn't look like 10W30 motor oil in a double-boiler!

I can paint any creature of the wild kingdom if you have a favourite mammal, spouse, mother-in-law ... or fish you'd like a pic of. I take commissions for paintings of sports figures (the Ottawa Sun called me "one of Canada's best sports illustrators) if you want to remember what your fav hockey star still looks like.

I paint buildings, motor, water & air vehicles ... even space vehicles, if you have a shuttle you'd like a portrait of! Sir Richard ... take note & I will give you a great deal.

So, does anybody work in a field we could use help with? And does anyone need help with something I'm an expert at? Ask me! I have to pay my water bill today.

Hi Katie,
I would like some advice on how to get a small book published or to self publish..any advice or help will be gratefully received.



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Posted on Thu, Sep 01, 2005 22:10

katie
i have actually started to write a book- well lets say i didnt intend to but its begun and for personal reasons i wont disclose the content ...but i must say i am an interesting woman far from what i portray.. having my book published would probably shock you- make u laff and cry.. but i am not a writer so would not know where to start. there i said it i admitted to not being dumb



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Posted on Thu, Jul 07, 2005 15:53

Hmm actually fixing things is my hobby and I've been doing it since I was a kid. Might I suggest that the first thing you do is turn off the water to the toilet tank. The shut off value should be located to the bottom left of the toilet tank. Flush the toilet so that the tank is now empty. That black ball thing is your float and either it is full of water and must be replaced or else it is sticking. Does the float appear to be full of water? If so go the hardware store and replace it which is quite easy, as it just screws on and off. If not, try carefully bending the arm attached to the float slightly downwards so that the float now hangs slightly down. (Use both hands, make the slight bend between your hands so as not to damage the internal shut off value.) Basically by slightly bending the float arm downwards we are going to cause the water to shut off sooner and eliminate the running. Now turn the water back on and see if the toilet stops running as the float approaches the top of the tank. Make sure the float is not touching the sides of the toilet tank as that will cause incorrect filling of the tank..

If that doesn't work get back to me and we'll go to the next step. The worse that can happen is that I have to fly down to Toronto and fix it.lol

Cheers..



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