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


    Is 99designs Even Worth Considering for a Freelance Graphic Designer?

    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 as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    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.


  • Hosting Your Portfolio on SiteGround as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    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 provider that’s half decent and not have any issues. That said, I would highly recommend hosting your portfolio on SiteGround. The site has been around for more than a decade […]


  • Finding Success on Reddit as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    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. So how do […]



  • Making Money with LogoGround as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    If you are a logo designer then you probably have a ton of rejected concepts. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t sell them as pre-made templates. LogoGround provides a marketplace for you to do just that. Here’s a guide on how you can be making money with LogoGround as a freelance graphic designer. LogoGround believes […]


  • Making Money with Displate as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Displate specializes in posters made of metal called Displates. Resistant to wear and tear, they are pretty popular among buyers and collectors. As a graphic designer, you should definitely consider making money with Displate as a source of passive income.


  • Selling Your First Gig on Fiverr as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Fiverr is an online marketplace for people from all over the world to buy and sell services — starting from five dollars. Basically you offer a service called a Gig, which has to be delivered within a set turnaround time. Here I will guide you through the process of selling your first Gig on Fiverr […]


  • Portfolio on a Budget: Imgur

    Imgur is probably the simplest and most straightforward way for creating your portfolio. However, with a lack of features compared to other free alternatives such as Blogger and Wix, it’s a good choice only if you are tight on budget and don’t have much content to show.


  • A Typical Design Process for a Freelance Graphic Designer

    After you and the client have agreed on the project specifics and signed the contract, you will finally be able to put your design skills to work. But hold your horses — it’s not as simple as creating nice images right off the bat. Design is about solving problems, and what you create has to fulfill […]


  • A Quick MyPaint Guide for a Freelance Graphic Designer

    MyPaint is an open-source drawing program with a streamlined user experience, making it easy to create sketches without clutter. But don’t be fooled by its lightweight interface — it comes packed with features for all kinds of drawing, whether it’s a rough pencil sketch or digital watercolor painting. Here’s a quick MyPaint guide for you […]