Business Cards / Menu's
Getting Extra Income
There are many things you can do on your PC and earn a little extra cash.
Business Cards and Menu's
There are many software programmes you can use to create perfectly good professional looking work, some of which are free !
If you're just doing the odd job as a bit extra then there's no need for expense in so far as marketing and advertising. Just a card in a shop window or a card on the notice board of your local Pub will do.
If you have a camcorder, the chances are you just keep your film on tape and go through the palava of plugging into the TV every time you want to watch it. Also, the film may have the jerky bits you could do without etc.
If you have a DVD Re-Writer and a reasonal video editing programme such as Pinnacle Studio or uLead Video Studio, you plug your camcorder into the PC, edit the film, add commentary, background music and special effects.
Make one of your own and show it to a few friends, the chances are they haven't the equipment or the time to do such a venture and will ask you to produce a DVD for them.
Once you have the hang of these programmes and learn things like not to have a shot for more than 6 seconds or so, you're on the way to being a competant 'film producer'. The editing itself dowsn't take long, but the transfer to a readable format takes a while for your PC to do (an average DVD of about one hour will take about 90 minutes to 'burn' and it will use a lot of PC resources, so bare in mind you won't be using the PC whilst this is being done.
With the advancement of camcorders, there are a lot of the old Standard *'s around waiting to be copied and remember the VHS recorder won't be around for much longer.
Let your camcorder / DVD skills make money for you
Business cards and menus are easy to produce
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