Shop Owner Interview #5: Hilmius (slidefactory) from Indonesia

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Not everyone is interested in investing their time creating presentation slides, especially when their hands are full.

Using ready-to-use presentation templates, in this case, is the way to go.

Somewhere like Slidefactory is a place to come. And those who help us deal with those slides might be a nice person to talk with.

Here comes Slidefactory’s shop owner spending some minutes sharing with us about his passion.

Hi, could you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Hilmius from Indonesia. I’ve produced presentation templates and joined marketplaces since 2013. I’m now planning to develop many more preeminent products in years to come.

What are you selling? Why and how did you make it?

Presentation Templates. Firstly, I create templates using Powerpoint & Illustrator, then convert it to Keynote & Google Slides.

My choice to design presentation templates results from the fact that it’s something I can do pretty well without any difficulty. Besides, I come to realize that there exists a rising demand for this. That’s the thing. A large number of potential customers out there will generate considerable momentum for my business.

How do you get inspired?

From Pinterest, I guess. That site is incredible. By following my friends, professional designers, or artists, I get inspired and gain new ideas by watching their life via posted images or from their designs. There are many stylish, catchy and creative stuff on different topics available on the site that I can make use of.

Any tips for designers and developers on selling their stuff

Well, my advice would be keep learning. You can learn from anyone and anywhere, like your friend, your favorite designers or even your life experiences. It’s a way to keep yourself ahead of the curve. Once you no longer find reasons to continue learning, you take a step back. That’s what I bear in mind.

Which feature would you like to see on MakiPlace?

MakiPlace can become much better if it allows us selling products in the bundle, and help us promote via newsletter which can both benefit them and the shop owners.

What is more? Subscription feature is also worth your consideration since it can do a lot for users.  I was also wondering whether we, the shop owners on Makiplace, can provide items on the non-exclusive basis with the subscription model. Hope the answer will be “yes” in the near future.

What are your favorite resources for design and development?

Freepik is my favorite. It’s a vast store of high-quality and unique design materials produced by accomplished designers to help others in the field. On Freepik, I can look for different items, ranging from vectors, PSD files, icons to photos, either premium or free, then apply it for my designs.

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter why you start doing something. What matters is how you do it rightly, not only for your own sake but also for others’. If you still get stuck in creating slides for your presentation, just go get something at Slidefactory.

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