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7 Easy Ways Freelance Graphic Designers Can Make Money Online

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If you’re a graphic designer or want to be one, you should know that there’s more than one way to make money online.

In this article, I’ll give you a few suggestions on how to earn money doing what you love. Believe it or not, they are quite easy to get started.

My first job was in the graphic design industry. I worked as a lead designer at an advertising agency.

I really enjoyed designing things and creating graphics. But after a few months, I left the job because I didn’t feel happy working at that agency.

Back then I had no idea that people could earn money online. If I had the knowledge I have now, I would’ve made some money to provide for my family and myself.

I’m sharing these tips and ideas so you don’t have to go down the same hard road as I have. So check out all the ideas below and get to work!

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How Much Do Freelancers Really Make? (Hint: It’s More Than You Think)

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It’s a question they always ask whenever I tell someone what I do for a living. Usually followed by the next question: How did I make $5000 a month?

Well, you see, the thing is, $5000 USD may not sound like much in the US, but in a country like Sri Lanka, it’s considered a lot. Actually, it’s about 10 times the salary of an executive who works at a high-paying government job.

What they say about freelancers earning more than average workers is absolutely true.

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7 Simple Personal Branding Tips For Freelancers

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Creating a unique identity to set yourself apart from millions of other freelancers is an important part of finding your success.

The first step to creating your unique identity is to create a personal brand.

A personal brand is not just something you create to promote a business, it needs to be who you are. Because you’re promoting yourself as the business.

In this article, I’ll explain why personal branding is important for freelancers and share a few tips on how to improve your online presence to showcase yourself as a professional.

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15+ Online Courses You Should Take To Become A Better Freelancer

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Some people (mostly lazy ones) say that you can’t control your success. Well, that’s not true.

As a freelancer, there are a couple of things you can do to improve your chances of finding success:

#1 Work Hard

#2 Learn New Skills

#3 Keep Improving Your Skills

“If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom,” – Sydney Madwed.

Ever since I discovered Skillshare and Udemy, I’ve been learning a lot of new things. I enrolled in as many courses as I can find and I sort of got addicted to learning. It’s been the best investment I’ve made in my life.

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Freelance Tips

21+ New Low Competition Freelancing Sites You Should Join in 2021

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Don’t you just hate it when the freelancing platform you’ve been using for years suddenly raise their platform fee to a ridiculous amount?

This not only forces us freelancers to raise our prices but also causes us to lose our repeating clients who often feel unhappy with sudden price changes.

UpWork now makes all of its users go through the same experience by using a new scheme of platform fees that aimed at charging heavily from freelancers.

As soon as the news came out, most UpWork freelancers started looking for alternative platforms to avoid having to lose their money or having to raise their prices.

If you’re one of those freelancers looking for a new platform to offer your services or even if you’re just starting fresh as a beginner, then this list is for you.

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15+ Lesser-Known Freelancing Sites with Low Competition for 2021

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Most experienced freelancers will likely tell you not to rely on freelancing marketplaces to find work.

It’s good advice because those sites, like UpWork, pressure you to compete with other freelancers and lower your rates to win jobs.

But, the truth is, we all have to start somewhere and the chances are even the most experienced freelancers have used a freelancing site at some point in their career to score a project or two.

The first freelancing site I used was Elance (now UpWork). I didn’t get many jobs on this platform, but I used it to connect with clients and build long-term partnerships. At the time, there wasn’t too much competition on Elance so landing a job was easier than it is today.

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