Tag: freelance graphic designer

  • Defining Your Target Market

    In order to succeed as a freelance graphic designer, you have to figure out who you are targeting. With a limited budget, you only have so much to spend on marketing. Furthermore, trying to get your services in front of everyone means competing with established professionals and design agencies — which is a battle you […]

  • Writing the Design Brief

    A prospect has contacted you with a great opportunity and you can’t wait to get started. But hold your horses — you don’t want to accept the project without knowing the details first. Or worse, you decide to dive right in, only to discover that the project is more trouble than it’s worth.

  • Taking a Break From Freelancing

    Freelancing seems like a dream come true — you call all the shots and have the freedom to pick and work on projects according to your preferences. But with all its perks being your own boss could be a curse as well. On one hand, you could have so many projects lined up that you […]

  • Getting Your First Client

    As a freelance graphic designer, having a plan of action and creating your portfolio is only the first step — finding people to actually pay for your services is where most of the work begins.

  • Portfolio on a Budget: Tumblr

    Tumblr is a microblogging platform similar to WordPress in some ways, but without the hassle of a content management system. You have less control over how your portfolio site looks and functions, though there are many themes for you to choose from. If you are just looking for a straightforward way to upload your images […]

  • Portfolio on a Budget: WordPress

    WordPress is probably the easiest and best way to create your portfolio site for free. With tons of themes, there are many ways to customize your site’s appearance and functionality. WordPress is also updated regularly and has features that are accessible and user-friendly, so it’s definitely the better choice compared to something like Blogger. Let’s […]

  • Making Money with Design By Humans

    Design by Humans is an online store that, in their words, empowers artists by giving them opportunities to make money from their designs through their own online storefronts.

  • 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.