Tag: work online

  • Stop Being a Perfectionist

    As a freelance graphic designer 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 […]

  • Providing Good Client Service

    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.

  • Making Money with Threadless

    Threadless was created in 2000 as ‘a way for all the creative minds in the world to make great art.’ It’s great for graphic designers who are interested in creating designs and earning passive income in the process.

  • Embracing a Frugal Lifestyle

    Freelancing as a graphic designer comes with many risks. You never really know when your next paycheck will come, whether it’s due to a lack of business or a project gone wrong. And with bills to pay the stress will negatively affect your well-being and productivity. Furthermore, everything is getting more expensive nowadays, made worse […]

  • Making Money with CafePress

    Founded in 1999, CafePress has become one of the biggest online retailer of custom t-shirts, personalized gifts, posters & art, mugs, and much more. If you have created artwork on similar sites such as Teepublic and Design by Humans, CafePress is another place to sell them and make some passive income as a graphic designer.

  • Establishing Your Creative Network

    In order to achieve success, it’s not only about producing good work — you also have to get the word out there about your business. As a graphic designer the act of meeting people and promoting your services might not come naturally. However, the importance of networking shouldn’t be overlooked since relationships are key to […]

  • Building Self-Worth as a Graphic Designer

    Freelancing as a graphic designer is certainly not easy — the road is filled with obstacles and things will often not work out the way you expected. You might have ‘dry’ spells when projects just aren’t coming your way, or be frustrated by the feeling that you just aren’t as good as other designers out […]

  • Managing Client Feedback

    After discussing the design brief with the client at length, you believe you have a good idea of what they are looking for. As such, you devote time and effort into creating the best work possible. Confident, you present the fruits of your labor to the client — only to receive feedback that it doesn’t […]