Category: Achieving Success as a Freelancer

  • Getting Clients on Reddit as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Getting Clients on Reddit as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    As a freelance graphic designer you would probably agree when I say that one of the biggest challenges is getting clients. In order to have long term success it’s important to know how and where to effectively promote your services to attract clients. One such way is through Reddit, which is a social media platform…

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  • Working with Drop Servicing Agencies as a Freelance Graphic Designer: Why You Should

    Working with Drop Servicing Agencies as a Freelance Graphic Designer: Why You Should

    One of the challenges of being a freelance graphic designer is that you have to source for your own clients. Instead of doing what you love — which is design — you have to invest a lot of your time and effort into promoting your services, outreach, and networking to secure clients and projects. What…

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  • Growing Your Earnings as a Freelance Graphic Designer through Investing

    Growing Your Earnings as a Freelance Graphic Designer through Investing

    As someone who has been freelancing as a graphic designer for the past few years, I have come to realize the importance of frugality, diversification, and passive income. While I have covered ways to make more money like print-on-demand and stock graphic websites, one other way to sustain yourself financially and grow your earnings by…

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  • I tried 99designs as a Logo Designer (so you don’t have to)

    I tried 99designs as a Logo Designer (so you don’t have to)

    For those in the creative field, as a logo designer you are probably familiar with 99designs, a freelancer platform for connecting graphic designers and clients. One of its most well-liked (or most-disliked depending on your position) features is design contests, where graphic designers compete against one another by creating designs based on the client’s brief,…

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  • Considerations on Accepting Crypto Payments while Freelancing

    Considerations on Accepting Crypto Payments while Freelancing

    I’m always a believer in diversifying as a freelance graphic designer — and that includes catering to a wider range of clients by not only accepting fiat, but cryptocurrency as well. At the moment public perception of cryptocurrency isn’t positive, and with good reason due to the many scams and frauds that has happened over…

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  • The Importance of Passive Income for a Freelance Graphic Designer

    The Importance of Passive Income for a Freelance Graphic Designer

    After freelancing as a graphic designer for so many years, I have really come to realize and appreciate the importance of passive income. After all, there are only so many hours in a day, and who doesn’t want to be making money while sleeping or not doing anything. Having sources of passive income is vital…

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  • My Experience on the Stresses of Freelancing

    My Experience on the Stresses of Freelancing

    In my previous blog article I talked about the joys of freelancing for me, hoping that my experience would motivate you to take the plunge as well. At the same time, it wouldn’t be responsible of me not to describe the stresses of freelancing I have faced and am still facing as a graphic designer.…

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  • My Experience on the Joys of Freelancing

    My Experience on the Joys of Freelancing

    I have been freelancing as a graphic designer for the past 6 years and boy, has it been a journey. Like I mentioned in my Foreword, while there have been challenges and periods of stress, I didn’t regret my decision to take the plunge — not one bit. So here, let me highlight the joys…

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