Achieve Success as a Freelance Graphic Designer

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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.

POPULAR ARTICLES

  • 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

  • Setting Up Your Portfolio Site

    You are spoiled for choice when it comes to setting up your portfolio site. With so many services to choose from, it comes down to your budget, the time and effort you are willing to invest, and how professional you want to portray your brand. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular […]

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  • Building Your Portfolio

    Building your portfolio takes time and effort. It’s especially hard when you are starting out, since you have yet to land your first client and don’t have any previous work to show. Even so, there are a few ways you can create an outstanding portfolio that will impress future clients. Who knows — you might […]

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  • Getting Started with Your Portfolio

    You took time to master the fundamentals of graphic design. You also recognized the need for preparation and have developed a good plan of action. Now it’s time to kickstart your career as a freelance graphic designer. Your first order of business — creating a great portfolio.

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  • Tools of the Trade (Business)

    Being a freelance graphic designer is not just about creating quality designs — you also need to take care of the business side of things, such as accounting, time tracking and communication. Such tasks will require a lot of your attention, but they are necessary to keep your business running as smoothly as possible.

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  • Tools of the Trade (Graphic Design)

    THIS ARTICLE IS UPDATED AS OF AUGUST 2021 As a graphic designer, it’s important to have the right tools in order to create the best work for your clients. While Adobe is the industry standard for creative professionals, there are many open source software that are not only free to use, but perform the same […]

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  • When to Start Freelancing

    The thought of freelancing is a daunting one. After all, you are sacrificing the security of a steady paycheck to pursue your freedom and passion. Freelancing is essentially a business, so you have to handle it like one, from securing clients to filing taxes. In the end, freelancing is a big challenge and the risks […]

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