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. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
In freelancing you might feel obliged to overdeliver because there’s so much competition and you don’t want to lose a single clients. Consequently you obsess over each and every little detail just to make absolutely sure that everything is perfect. Yes, such dedication can be beneficial to your success — but it can also affect […]
SunFrog is quite different from sites like Redbubble; it’s not a print-on-demand service per se, but relies on affiliate campaigns to sell designs. You will find the most success on SunFrog if you already have a social following that you can share your campaigns to.
Society6 is probably one of the most popular print-on-demand sites. It’s no wonder that some of the most talented artists such as Andreas Lie and Evie Seo choose to sell their artwork there. In fact, according to their blog, the top sellers are making more than $5,000 in a month, so it’s definitely possible to […]
As a freelancer clients are your lifeblood. You can produce the best work, but it will all be for nothing if your bad attitude and work ethic push clients away. In order to build a long-lasting business and career, you must focus on building good relationships with your clients — and it all starts with […]