A career in graphic design is very interesting and challenging. After the graphic designing course, degree and skills you have to do the research on income and career opportunities that present offline and online. It’s important for you that you analyze the market demand and prepare yourself accordingly time to time.
In this guide, I am trying to explore my graphics design experiences. It will help you to earn money and plan your career in Graphic Designing Industry. No matter you’re UX or UI or have basic graphic designing skills. Today, the Internet provides you thousands of ways to earn money as a graphics designer.
This article is also helpful for people those who want only to earn money from one thing such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Adobe illustrator etc. Remember, graphic designing is not only about Adobe Photoshop but it’s about the use of creativity by using various graphic designing tools.
A graphic is a group of pixels. Graphic designer aligns, decorate, manipulate, create a group of pixels in the way that inspires users to take actions.
But before a start, I suggest you start with one skill. One skill means Logo Designing, Banners, Brochure, Product Design, Backgrounds, and Typography etc. Become an expert in one and two things, based on market demands. And later, when you got some experiences then explore others parts of your Graphic designing skills.
Suggestions you can follow to build your career in Graphic Designing field. That will also help you to earn money fast online and offline.
1. Apply for Job
There are various jobs in Graphics Design field. Apply for UI/UX designing Jobs. Search for Logo Design jobs, Product Designers requirements and all kind of Branding and Marketing designs jobs.
Where and How to Apply? Few ideas:
- Online Jobs
Online jobs are more suitable for Graphic Designers. And this method is able to get the higher salary and international exposure.
Let’s look at following examples how you can apply?
- You can apply for online jobs. Visit the graphic designing company’s websites. Find career page in such design agencies and companies. Read the job description and salary. If it is best for you then apply.
- You can also message about your skills by following contact forms in such graphic design service provider’s websites. If they are interested in your skills and knowledge and the way you explained then they will definitely contact you for the job.
- You can also try to apply for graphic designing jobs on Job portal and classified sites.
- Offline Jobs
Now if you’re looking for offline graphic designing jobs then search in your city such as in printing press, Photo Studio, Magazine or Newspaper and News channel offices etc.
How to apply for offline graphic designing jobs?
Create and print a professional resume. Attach your graphic design samples or collect everything in CDs. Also, highlight your online portfolio if you have any.
- Visit the office newspaper, printing press, photo studio and give an interview in each. Submit resume. Talk to them what kind of graphic designing skills they are looking for in candidates or me.
- Connect with your friends, known or unknown people or those are working in any company and tell them about your skills, job interest. So, they will notify you whenever there is a requirement for the graphic designer.
- Keep looking on Newspaper and classified ads for offline jobs. And make sure that all kind your graphic designing skills that you’re promoting in your resume, you have samples to show them.
2. Sell your graphics arts on the Internet
The second income and career option that you can use to sell your graphics online. E-commerce is in Boom. And not only for daily needs. But it is also a great option for Graphics designers to sell their artistic works on the internet.
How to sell art on Internet? Following suggestions are executable.
- Sell graphics and designs on own website
The best way to sell artistic works is your own website. Research on Google Keywords Planner, what kind of designs are searched by people in your country, city or worldwide. Then create that kind of designs, list them, protect them with watermarks etc. on your own website.
For example, on your own website, you can provide digital marketing images, graphic for articles based on keywords etc. But you need to improve your graphics design business intelligence and get traffic to your website from paid advertising or social media marketing. So you can able to sell more design works.
- Sell design on online marketplace websites
You can sell your designs on online marketplaces. Such as Creative Market, Theme forest, Zazzle etc. just search on Google “sell design online” etc. You can sell almost all the things. But you need to figure out future demands for certain designs. Then create that kind of design and images and sell them online. Note: – Always read policies of such online marketplace websites.
3. Graphic Design Business Services
The third method to earn money or build the career in graphic designing is that provide designing services on the internet. This is complete services based business. It will grow with time and clients. The more you follow the graphic design industry trends the more you will learn and grow.
How can you do that?
- Provide services on Freelancing websites.
You can earn money from your graphic designing skills on Freelancing websites. There are various freelancing websites in which thousands of graphic designs jobs posted daily.
For that, you have to work remotely and hourly. Also, you have to be very passionate for your graphics and design theories. Freelancing is a pure business. You can learn here: What is Freelancing? That you can use to earn money by providing graphic designing services.
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- Get customers on own website and provide services.
The second method is to provide graphic designing services on the internet on your own website. Create a portfolio website and add a blog and start inspiring clients. Target 4-5 keywords related to graphic designs that clients are searching and 4-5 keywords for future designs. For example – Logo Design, photo editor, business cards, website designs, official templates, and files etc.
Add such keywords in your portfolio and image descriptions. Learn about SEO and Internet marketing strategies for the graphic design business.
4. Teach Graphics Designs skills.
Teaching is my favourite way to build a career GD, earn some money and help others to become successful in their graphic designing skills. Graphics design skills’ training is not only about the source of money by selling eBooks and affiliate links.
It’s about helping people around the world, who’re facing challenges in their graphic or web design career. But you should have little experience about graphic designing skills and about this field to become a graphics design teacher.
It’s tough or not practical to be a teacher, right after the graphic designing course. But if you have little experience, or if you earned money from your graphic designing skills and you have something that can inspire this world then go with it.
How can you teach graphic designing skills?
- Educate other people on your own website/YouTube/Online Courses websites
You can create graphic designing video tutorials and upload on YouTube. Later when you start getting subscribers and followers then monetize your YouTube Channel with Google AdSence.
You can write eBooks and sell on your own website or online eBook stores such as amazon.
You can teach graphic designing skills on online course websites such as Udemy.
There are various ways to earn money from graphics but you need to be very creative, unique and skillful.
- Educate people by opening graphics design Institute
You can follow the both teaching methods. You can teach online but you can also teach graphic designing skills by opening graphics design institute in your village or city.
You can teach people all about above graphics designing career opportunities and thy way to earn money online and offline.
That’s it, friends, I have more to say but it’s enough for today.
The above options to earn money from adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Corel Draw etc. skills are suitable for anyone willing to play with graphics. To become a successful Graphics designer, the degree and English is not mattered the most. But the most important thing is your creativity and imagination.
Creativity mean for me is that your designs have to be storytellers. In your color combination and plates, they have to be with a feel and professional touch. Typography needs to be readable and has to be great for eyes etc.
Do practices regularly on your art. Follow great designers and artist. Learn and listen the feelings in their images. Learn from whatever you got. Start with whatever you have right now. Ok !
When you walk with your graphics design interest on your career path you will get all the answer, solutions, tools, income, and exposure.
How to walk? Find client and listen what they want. And do that. That’s simple!
Friends, if you want to learn more about graphic designing skills and business, tell me in comments and contact me. So, I can write my future posts according to your interests and market demands.