My earnings this month were 3,312.76 USD. In order to further diversify my income, I have started offering my illustration services, and have since completed two commissions.
My earnings this month were 3,264.54 USD. I noticed that around 60% of my projects came from Twitch streamers, since I started advertising my services on the Twitch subreddit. It also highlights the importance of diversification so your freelancing career is sustainable in the long run.
As a logo designer, chances are you will have quite a few designs lying around that were rejected by clients — which also means a lot of time and energy gone down the drain. As such, Strong Logos is created as an online marketplace to give these designs a new lease of life. It’s a win-win situation: buyers are also able to find a design that’s perfect for their needs, and you get paid in the process.
As a freelance graphic designer, you might feel obliged to deliver only the best work to your clients simply because there’s so much competition. Consequently, you obsess over every single detail just to make sure that everything is perfect. Yes, such dedication can be beneficial, but it can also affect you negatively when taken to the extreme.
Recently, a user on Reddit recommended that I post a monthly income report so as to increase my credibility, which I feel is a great idea; it also gives me a chance to review my goals and objectives for success.
In total, I have earned 3,076.92 USD this month, with almost all of my income coming from projects. ~$10 came from passive income; I’m looking to promote my designs as a brand, so hopefully I’ll have more success next month. Furthermore, I didn’t get as much work as I would have liked, probably because it’s tax season.
SunFrog is quite different from sites like Redbubble; it’s not a print-on-demand service per se, but actually relies on affiliate campaigns to sell designs. You will find the most success on SunFrog if you already have a social following that you can share your own campaigns to. Otherwise, you will have to wait for sellers to use your designs in their campaigns before you can make money. As such, it’s not the best form of passive income, but as the saying goes, something is always better than nothing.
In this tutorial, you will be designing a sports logo from scratch. A lot of such logos are similar in style: a mascot with a thick outline and bold shadings. Unlike the Meteor and Instagram tutorials, you won’t be using shapes for this one. Instead, the Bezier and Node tools will take up most of your workflow.