How to make money as a designer 2019


How to make money as a designer.

I bet people like your parents or your friends have told you that there is no money to be made in graphic design this is old ideology that people believe that being an artist means that you don’t get money or that you’ll never make enough money as a normal artist to live off because that’s just what the cultural norm is right I mean who’s gonna want to buy your work who’s going to Commission you to actually make work for their company who’s gonna put the company’s future in your hands but on the other hand you’ve seen people on the internet like me and other designers on Instagram YouTube and all over the place and you realize that they are making money

if they can make money I could definitely make money how else would they live in this video I’m going to show you four different ways to make a living as a graphic designer the first way is the most obvious way and it’s the one that we all think of it’s called client work as people with the expertise in graphic design we can be hired out by different companies and commissioned by different people to do work for them if you are a graphic designer the normally

this will be business cards and stationery flyer design sort of things like that companies will Commission you to create the best artwork that someone’s functional for their company the commissioned you because they know that you’re good at what you do and they want to make sure that you make them more money but making that advertisement look better for me I’m a logo designer and a hand lettering artist so I get commissioned to do hand lettering for poses and t-shirts and I do logos for different companies I don’t really do business card design or flyer designs I’m a very hands-on person and I like to vectorize type and different logo design shapes so that’s my sort of thing

companies will hire me out to do that for them in order to make them more money automate the business look good client work is the most obvious choice to make money and it’s where everyone starts and it’s a goal to get a consistent flow of client work but the reality is is that when you’re a freelance designer or freelancing anything climate can sometimes dry up this is known as feast or famine where you get loads of work and loads of money and sometimes

you’ll get no money and no work from client works so what can you do to make money when there is no client work so when there is no client work we need to find different ways to utilize our skills to make money this can be done by passive income is basically where you invest into one thing and that thing keeps paying you even when you’re asleep and the same is for YouTube when I put up this video you may see ads on the video and you may see a sponsorship title so in the video I get paid for the ads are on these videos the ones that you see before and the ones that you see in the video themselves when I’m responded now when I’m asleep and you’re watching these adverts I’ll be getting a certain revenue share from YouTube on this video

so I’ll be getting paid in passive income as designers getting paid in a passive income basis is a really good way of making sure that when work client work it dies out that you’ll still get some money at the end of the month passive income can be made in many different ways and I’m going to go through a couple of them now but YouTube is obviously a great one if you’re able to film something which most people are now with smartphones and you’re able to upload to YouTube which anyone can do then everyone has this equal opportunity to make money on YouTube

and on different platforms the third way to make money as a designer is by selling products as designers we are making things look good and we like to make things this means that people like to view what we make and you can actually sell products that you make for example there are a lot of hand lettering artists out there on Instagram that will sell on websites like society6 or different websites where they can sell t-shirts and different merchandise so they make a bit of money back for me and a lot of other designers we like to actually create our own funds and we like to

make what’s known as a digital product digital products are much easier to sell than actual normal products all you do is you have to upload the file that you created and anyone who buys it will get a downlink in their email and you don’t have to worry about the inventory or the stock of how many you’ve got because it’s an unlimited amount so if you’re wanting to make money as a designer you can do what many other people do you can specialize in creating fonts for people and companies that will buy from you can make different Photoshop packages and actions and you can create vector artwork for people or you can sell online t-shirts or any sort of apparel or merchandise online with your artwork on it and the last way of making money as a graphic designer is by teaching it’s a multi-billion

pound industry now because people are seeing but learning online is probably more effective than going to a night class or being told by someone else in a mentoring session it’s not only cheaper but you get it on demand wherever you are however you are whatever skill you are you also get to learn directly from the people that you are inspired by so creating online courses for you may be the thing that you need to do didn’t mean for that to rhyme if you don’t know

I have an online course on me and I also have an online course coming up all about logo design I’ve also got a live workshop talking about the whole graphic design industry coming up in a couple of weeks time so click the subscribe button

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