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 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.
As a freelancer, clients are your lifeblood. You can produce the best work, or charge the lowest prices, but it will be for nothing if your bad attitude and work ethic push clients away. In order to build a long-lasting business and career, you must always focus on building good relationships with your clients — and it all starts with providing good client service. If you’re able to keep your clients happy, not only will they bring more business to you in the future, you also put yourself way above the competition.
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…)
Freelancing as a graphic designer comes with many risks. In particular, you never really know when you will get paid, whether it’s due to a lack of business or a project gone wrong. And with bills to pay, the stress will affect your well-being and productivity. Furthermore, everything is getting more expensive nowadays — made worse by excessive consumerism in today’s society, with ads everywhere encouraging you to part with your hard-earned cash.