About Us

Good day and welcome! Thank you for taking the time to check out Solutions4Me. It is truly an honour to have you here. You might be wondering what this site is all about and who we are. In a nutshell, Solutions4Me is a business operation that does not have a specialisation, as opposed to other businesses that offer a specific service, eg web development firms, talent relations agencies or graphic design studios. The idea behind this operation is that specialising in one area can be quite limiting, while diversification has its merits.

Now, in the interest of being 100% honest and ethical, this mentality does not come without a catch! And the catch is that none of the services will be at the level of professional firms with a specialisation. While this may be the case, the good news is that unless you are operating your business on a very large scale, you do not actually need such a high level of expertise! This also means that the service provided by this site will only cost a fraction of that of a specialised firm, because you are paying for the service, not the untapped expertise of the agency worker!

Now, it always pays to have a face and identity behind the operation, so that you get peace of mind that it is not some fly-by-night scam. After all, which scammer would be willing to put their identity on the line, right? Please allow me to introduce myself first, and then my business partner who handles some of the operations. 

My name is Mark Tan. I come from Singapore, but currently live in Perth, Western Australia.  God made me one of those people whose talents happen to be spread across many areas of the board, i.e. I’m an all-rounder. Of course, as discussed before this comes with the price of not being an expert in all of these areas. Being an all-rounder in itself comes with a curse, and that curse is restlessness. If you personally know people who are jacks-of-all-trades-but-masters-of-none, they will tell you all about it!

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FirmBee / Pixabay

In the same way, even though I absolutely love my job, which by the way is assisting students in a union, I want to get some variety doing other things as well! It’s not primarily for the money, but for the satisfaction of going through the journey and completing a project. You’d be hard-pressed to find an all-rounder who is content with sitting still and lounging about on the beach for days on end. It’s just not how we were designed!

This is why I created this site and am offering my services for cheap-ish. I believe that despite not having “full-bottle” qualifications and expertise in the areas which I am offering my services, I am at least competent and can get the job done! I believe that such projects can and will challenge me to develop my skills in those areas and beef up my portfolio. And for you, well, you save money, so it’s a win-win situation!

But…. wait a minute!

Before you hire me, it is of utmost importance that we get in touch to discuss the project a little more. While I will try to be as “hands-on” as possible in meeting your needs, I will not accept projects that are beyond my capability, unless we agree to outsource those functions. So, for example, if your web development needs require advanced coding knowledge of HTML5, Javascript or CSS, or if your graphic design needs require the use of Photoshop or Illustrator, then we will need to discuss our options. I know that my skills are limited in some areas and am not afraid to say so.

With all this being said, you should still contact me nonetheless. And this is why this section is labelled “About Us”, and not “About Me”. You see, all-rounders rarely work in isolation, preferring to collaborate instead…. So truth be told, I am pretty well-connected. If you need a specific service at a higher level than I can provide, there is a fair chance that I may be able to get someone for you. I have contacts locally in Perth with specialties in hardware installation, proofreading, special-needs and children’s education.

Now, I did mention that this is a two-person operation, right? My business partner, close confidante and buddy Atanas is a young entrepreneur from the Balkans. He has extensive knowledge about media operations and marketing from his time as a key staff member in the operations department of his country’s main TV channel, as well as from freelancing with several well-known clients in the world of internet marketing. He also happens to be an expert on online business solutions such as search engine optimization, back-linking, press releases and video marketing.

While both of us run the bulk of this online operation, we are not alone. As active members of online internet marketing communities, we also have a wide range of business contacts who can do web coding, app development, database management and other online solutions. So if you have an issue that you think we might be able to meet, just get in touch and let’s get talking! 

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