Thursday, April 18, 2019

I'd Rather Get Paid for Being Mundane

Microsoft Office is the best out there, which is why it's still going strong even though Google has made free options for making documents. Some of us just don't want to spend money when we don't have to. If you're a small company, you really have to watch your money.

So there's Google Slides. First, let me share ideas on how to use Google Slides:
  • lobby slideshows of ads, announcements, etc.
  • trivia for classrooms, parties, etc.
  • visual aid for teaching employees how to use new software
  • safety meetings or other business meetings
  • family album set on a screen during holiday dinners

I used to work heavily in Microsoft PowerPoint when I was on the AV team at the church I went to. I haven't touched it in years. Even for school assignments, they allow us to use other programs. Microsoft Office is worth the money, if you have it. So is Adobe. The other issue is: I have no real use for them.

I am still called upon for design by family, however, as well as the occasional inspiration will hit. So there's Vectr for when I need to design something that needs to have no background. Canva is my main goto for making media posts. 

I gave up trying to be a graphic designer. 
  • Other graphic designers came around. I was no longer the best by default. They were more educated and/or experienced.
  • I was resenting that no one wanted to pay me for it. At the same time, I didn't like the idea of asking for the amount of money I'd need to be able to live off the venture.
  • I learned I prefer the more mundane tasks of secretarial work if I have to care about making money. 

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