Thanks to cuts in the New York publishing industry, no single area stands out as a hotbed for successful desktop publishing professionals. However, three factors indicate a strong new year is in store for DTP experts who remain flexible and creative through the economic downturn.
When reacting to an outside situation, like a layoff or a move to a new city, it’s easy to throw yourself fully into starting a new desktop publishing business. However, service businesses often take time to build momentum.
Without a niche aspect to your DTP business, it’s easy to start think of yourself as a hunter – “shooting everything that moves.”
Many new business owners make the mistake of dumping their savings into up-front business investments. Believe it or not, you don’t always have to spend much money to make money.
It can be tempting to start a desktop publishing business because it offers the ability to set your own hours, work from home, and engage with a variety of exciting clients. However, in a challenging market, only the most talented DTP professionals can make a living.
It’s easier than ever to start a desktop publishing business, as long as you have the right ideas and a strong plan.
Over the past five articles, we’ve profiled careers in desktop publishing that include everything from corporate jobs to freelance practices. All five of these career paths require the same core training.
With energy prices soaring and with many Americans looking for a stronger work/life balance, a growing number of careers in desktop publishing include freelance projects.
Now that desktop publishing tools handle web content along with other media, DTP professionals can find jobs in the online arena.
Careers in desktop publishing have popped up in unusual places over the last few decades. We take signs for granted, but developments in DTP technology have made it possible for all kinds of businesses to create sophisticated corporate signs and promotional banners.
Government statistics suggest that about a quarter of American desktop publishing professionals work in the commercial printing industry.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over one third of desktop publishing professionals work in the publishing field. Established DTP professionals in any of these three fields can earn annual salaries of $45,000 or more.
A few years ago, small business owners could set up a new computer or server and leave it on auto-pilot for the next few years. However, with so many criminals manipulating “botnets” of hacked computers, companies must change their approach to network maintenance.
With office guests and subcontractors frequently requiring access to office networks and servers, business experts suggest a set of policies that can protect customer privacy as well as the integrity of the office IT setup.
Setting up a small business VPN not only increases your commitment to customer privacy, it helps your business comply with a growing list of laws and regulations concerning data security. With small business VPN services costing under $250 per year, your company can easily increase security.