Achieve Success as a Freelance Graphic Designer

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Learn from my experience as a freelance graphic designer for the past 6 years so you get a head start over your competition

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    Is 99designs Even Worth Considering?

    99designs is one of the world’s largest online design marketplace, connecting designers and businesses from all over the world. It also provides designers with an opportunity to earn income and build their portfolios. In fact, 99designs has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars to designers, so you can definitely see the income potential there.

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  • Making Money with TeePublic

    If you are looking to sell shirt designs and make money in the process, be sure to check out TeePublic, a curated community of the world’s best designers.

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  • Hosting Your Portfolio on SiteGround

    Your portfolio site probably won’t need much resources when it comes to web hosting. As such, you can pretty much go with any web host that’s half decent and not have any issues. However, SiteGround is definitely a top recommendation. The site has been around for more than a decade, and garnered many positive reviews […]

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  • Finding Success on Reddit

    Reddit is one of the biggest and busiest websites. As of 2015, it had 542 million monthly visitors — a vast market for a freelance graphic designer. The site is organized by area of interest called subreddits. There are subreddits for everything, including ones where designers can find and apply for jobs.

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LATEST ARTICLES

  • Embracing a Frugal Lifestyle

    Freelancing as a graphic designer comes with many risks. You never really know when your next paycheck will come, whether it’s due to a lack of business or a project gone wrong. And with bills to pay the stress will negatively affect your well-being and productivity. Furthermore, everything is getting more expensive nowadays, made worse […]

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  • Making Money with CafePress

    Founded in 1999, CafePress has become one of the biggest online retailer of custom t-shirts, personalized gifts, posters & art, mugs, and much more. If you have created artwork on similar sites such as Teepublic and Design by Humans, CafePress is another place to sell them and make some passive income as a graphic designer.

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  • Establishing Your Creative Network

    In order to achieve success, it’s not only about producing good work — you also have to get the word out there about your business. As a graphic designer the act of meeting people and promoting your services might not come naturally. However, the importance of networking shouldn’t be overlooked since relationships are key to […]

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  • Building Self-Worth as a Graphic Designer

    Freelancing as a graphic designer is certainly not easy — the road is filled with obstacles and things will often not work out the way you expected. You might have ‘dry’ spells when projects just aren’t coming your way, or be frustrated by the feeling that you just aren’t as good as other designers out […]

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  • Managing Client Feedback

    After discussing the design brief with the client at length, you believe you have a good idea of what they are looking for. As such, you devote time and effort into creating the best work possible. Confident, you present the fruits of your labor to the client — only to receive feedback that it doesn’t […]

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  • Creating a Conducive Workspace

    One of the joys about freelancing is that you can work wherever you want. In fact, all you really need is a laptop and a decent wifi connection. You might even be tempted to work straight from bed.

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