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.
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.
Society6 is probably one of the most popular print-on-demand sites. It’s no wonder that some of the most talented artists such as Andreas Lie and Evie Seo choose to sell their artwork there. In fact, as announced by Society6 on their blog, the top sellers are making more $5000 worth in a month — so there’s definitely money to be made.
Crated was set up in 2014 as an online marketplace for you to sell your artwork, photographs, and designs. Its focus is on creating a simple workflow so you can make passive income as a graphic designer without any hassle or fuss. The process is very simple: you simply upload your designs and Crated will take care of everything else, from printing to shipping.
Threadless was created in 2000 as a way for all the creative minds in the world to make great art. It’s great for graphic designers who are interested in creating designs — and earn passive income in the process. Since then, Threadless has expanded from t-shirts to many other products, while introducing many features along the way to help designers and artists earn recognition and money for their work. (more…)