graphic designers
Side Hustles,  Small Money Earners

Become A Graphic Designer

 

Graphic design is one of the most important aspects for businesses because graphics is something that catches our attention and attracts us towards products and brands.

Imagine, how would you feel when your newly purchased iPhone comes in a poorly designed, dull-colored box? Not happy, right?

Quality graphics help to build the brand’s image into the customer’s eyes, they create a long-lasting positive impression on people.

Due to the rise of the internet and technology, new businesses are spawning up every day that’s why they need for eye-catching graphics has become crucial to many businesses. This is why there’s an ever-growing demand for graphics designers.

You as a person who wants to make money online can leverage this opportunity to change your fortunes.

As a graphics designer, most of your jobs will include designing websites, logos, print headers, illustrations, and product interfaces.

Suitable For

Artists, designers, painters.

Skills Required


1. Creativity and imagination.

2. An understanding of current trends and styles.

3. Ability to conceive and create designs.

4. Ability to convert designs into a digital format using tools such as Photoshop.

5. Ability to manage your time, meet deadlines, and work within the budget.

How To Get Started

You can find graphic design jobs by visiting the following websites/URLs:

1. 99designs.com

2. Envato.com

3. Coroflot.com

4. Dribble.com

5. Behance.net

6. Designweek.co.uk

7. Designjobsboard.com

Expected Earnings


As an entry-level graphics designer, you can expect to earn $15-$35 per hour. Once you reach an intermediate level, you can expect to earn $35-$60 per hour.

You will make $65-$100+ per hour once you have lots of experience and positive reviews.

 


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10 Comments

  • Habib

    A few of my cousins are doing this online these days and they are making good money. But like you said in your post you need to be at creativity and have knowledge for current trends. Which my cousins have. I think either you have these skills or you don’t. The person who made our business logo charged us a hefty fee!

    Thank you for an interesting post and opportunity.

  • Hannie

    LOL, I used to get so frustrated by articles like this. I have studied for 10 years (2 consecutive studies, one for painting and one for design) and always got frustrated by the thought that nowadays ‘everybody’ calls him or herself a graphic designer. Which is not true of course. As soon as I could turn back to my own worth it didn’t bother me anymore.
    And you’re right, a graphic designer can earn good money. My hourly rate was between €150 and €300 and now that I have retired myself, I am living my dream life in Spain. So no complains anymore 🙂
    I would add to the list of skills: being able to market yourself and good knowledge of usability and typography.

  • Melissa Jiggetts

    I had know idea that someone, such as myself, with a talent in graphic designing could actually find ways to earn online. This list is amazing, thanks so much for this information. I am bookmarking this!

  • Paolo

    This is an interesting offer. I like to design stuff. I enjoy it. And if I can get paid for it it would by like my dream job.

    I had heard about 99designs but had never gone to their website. I hadn’t heard about the other sites. I’ll try to sign-up on several of them and see what happens. Thanks!

  • Maria

    As a design student in college, I have to learn Graphic Design just to complete assignments. I’m an architecture major, though, so other than making presentation boards, I never get to showcase what I’ve learned. I’d actually considered freelance graphic design in these last few months but wasn’t sure where to go with it. I looked at UpWork and signed up, but their site is filled with all kinds of jobs. I felt very washed out and couldn’t find anything I’d be interested in working on. Your article has given me new hope, though! This list is a fantastic resource. I know I’ll be using it to help me fill my down-time hours when no money is being put in the bank!

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