How to become a successful Graphic Designer

Who is a Graphic Designer?

A Graphic Designer is a professional in the graphic arts industry who creates attractive visual content or designs — by assembling images, typography, and motion graphics — to pass ideas across to the outside world.

What Do Graphic Designers Create?

Graphic designers create business cards, templates, graphic novels, web icons, fonts, Emojis, stickers, printable wall arts, logos, printable party decorations, GIFs or animations, eBooks templates, etc.

How to make money with your Graphic Design Skill

Below is a list of the things you have to do to earn like top graphic designers:

1. Ensure Quality and state-of-the-art Design

The industry is very competitive as many graphic designers have impressive portfolios and attractive designs.

2. Explore Online Marketplace to sell your skill

Every graphic designer making huge money doesn’t rely on physical clients alone. Instead, they explore different digital marketplace to promote their expertise and crafts.

1. Upwork

This is one of the many platforms where anyone can hire freelance designers or other professionals to get help in various fields.

2. Designhill

Designhill is undoubtedly one of the best places to make significant money off your graphic designing skills as it provides a secure platform to meet well-paying clients who will value your work.

3. Fiverr

Founded in 2009, Fiverr is inarguably the most famous and largest marketplace on the list and the web.

4. Etsy

With Etsy, you can market all kinds of graphic designs to over 30 million potential clients from different parts of the world.

5. TemplateMonster Digital Marketplace

TemplateMonster Digital Marketplace is another online marketplace for graphic designers willing to increase their earnings.

6. Art Web

With Art Web, you can be sure thousands of employers will view your art, graphic designs, prints, illustrations, paintings, and shirt printing designs. Its free package permits 15 images/designs, which should be enough to convince viewers.

7. Social6

Though Social6 isn’t a platform to meet new clients, it remains one of the best places to earn money from your designs. The website will publish the best six designs created by its users every week, so interested buyers will purchase them.

8. Big Cartel

This is another place where you can sell your design skills for high payment on the web. Established in 2004, Big Cartel allows users to create a unique store for their works for free.

9. 99designs

Here is a third-party platform that facilitates your chances of meeting potential clients willing and ready to pay you for your graphic design skills.

3. Explore Social Media Platforms

Social media platforms aren’t just for cheap chats and unproductive discussions. You can sell your skills and product via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and other channels.

4. Explore Person-To-Person Advertisement Or Publicity

Though many things are done online in this generation, you can’t completely rule out the chances of selling your graphic design skills to people you see offline.


Don’t be afraid to sell your skills, explore the proven ways discussed above and you will see tremendous improvement in your monthly earnings.



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