Learn from my experience as a freelance graphic designer for the past 6 years so you get a head start over your competition
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.
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.
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, SiteGround is definitely a top recommendation. The site has been around for more than a decade and garnered many […]
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.
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 tasks just as well — if not better. […]
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 […]