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Earning on Graphic Design

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by vavoweb, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. vavoweb

    vavoweb Registered Member

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    Hi guys!

    First thing, here is my portfolio: behance.net/venomstyle

    Second thing, i probably cannot use BHW MarketPlace for selling my graphics.

    Third thing, I would like to earn on my passion, because I love doing it, and I think I am pretty good in it. In portfolio there is no place for all my works, but Landing pages, web designs and other, can be made by myself too.

    So... I do not know where I should start to promote my services to start earning big bucks on it.

    Fiverr and SEOClerks is not for me. The prices there are funny, and the competition is too high, to start promoting now when others are promoted yet.

    I would like to start promoting, but I don`t know how, and where. Or where to find some guys who need graphics.

    Freelancer.com is not for me too. Here you have high competition, and all of clients choose the cheapest things, and you do not get installment for starting an order, even if you don`t win. So it`s thieving.

    Please help me. If some of you need graphics, tell me, we can figure something out, for some cool cash.

    Give me some ideas. NOT FIVERR, SEOCLERKS OR FREELANCER.COM OR ANY OTHER WEBSITES LIKE THIS, WHICH ROBS GRAPHIC DESIGNERS.
     
  2. randybishop

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    Talk to local printers about extra work they might have.

    P.S. You are never gonna make a sizable income being a graphic designer when the market is flooded with people on fiverr that will do just about anything for $5. I was a graphic designer for 12 years and the pay was always low.
     
  3. IAmThe9

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    I think a good place would be YYTalk.com, its a forum place for YouTubers and you can sell your graphics to YouTubers there.
     
  4. vavoweb

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    First off, hate to break it to you but your portfolio sucks!

    Bunch of random football photo's edited in PS which in these times any 12 year old can do and the rest is nothing special either. I see you like a guy name Tavo Santiago, now this guy got skills!

    And this is coming from someone who has been a freelance web-designer for over 10 years and aspiring concept artist because yeah, I am a perfectionist on detail in the mind (ADD) but never learned to draw so I had to wing it and only now I bought a tablet and am learning to make original designs as we speak.

    You say you are good at design, show me something original you created? Got a DA profile?
    What? You think you can start at the top and earn big? If you think like this, you will NEVER earn anything. 3/4 of fiverr don't have skills and use and edit stock images and they get paid!

    Fiverr is also a part marketing. Having a good profile, with the right text, photos and examples can already lure people in using your services so why not spend a couple hours making an awesome profile and forget about it? Don't get fooled by the starting at $5 (4,34 in my currency) price because you need to add additional services to make more money, only noobs don't use this tactic.

    Check out this guy which I randomly picked: https://www.fiverr.com/aness_khann/...d&funnel=75bc94d2-f2ab-46d2-ae74-174d54b55cfc

    He has 2160 ratings (so had even more orders) 49 orders in Queue and his shit is basic as fuck! Check his packages, that is exactly how you do it. What if he thought like you? And he is only a member for little over a year. Now let me take his amount of ratings and multiply it with his basic package, which doesn't include much so I am sure many took the $15 package) that is $10.8k, you think he started with that many from the start?

    No! He had to build his reputation, so a good profile, answering chats within 12hours and deliver on time what he promised, always be friendly and be flexible.

    You would have to be a fool to underestimate fiverr especially when you keep in mind that most of them rip logo's and customize them and most of them are easy to make. All you have to do is make a good profile, be patience and have perseverance!

    It's literally create a profile and gig and forget about it till someone's messaging you or orders the gig.
     
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    Maybe see what you could do locally. See if your local school district would be interested in you designing some shirts for them. Or if there is a racing team that needs your assistance with designing shirts or flyers, etc. This will surely help your portfolio out and your business.
     
  8. vavoweb

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    Ok, my friend. I will start at Fiverr. But without some reviews, getting clients is impossible now on Fiverr..
     
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    Graphic design used to be a platform you could make money. I started with DesignCrowd and then 99 designs. However, as the market started getting flooded with 200 crap entries on a 150.00 gig it just became pointless to put in the effort. Using any type of free lance site is like playing the lottery even with skill. First thing you need to do is expand your portfolio. I will not repeat what one person said about it but it does lack quite a bit. If you have done more work you need to have it uploaded. Second, you need to start local. There are many places with crap designs and logos who for a little money would love an upgrade. Good luck!
     
  10. cafhea

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    Who told you this? Offer 100% money back guarantee (if they are not happy with your service) and unlimited revisions - kinda suck to give out these but it works to get your first clients on Fiverr .
     
  11. vavoweb

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    Yes. But I must get some traffic, don`t you think? I am not experienced in this.
     
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  13. cafhea

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    As a new seller your best place to find clients on is buyer request on Fiverr. You can find clients there and send them qoutes, just make a really good sales pitch and you are good to go. If you don't have your first order in couple of days then you are probably doing something wrong. Hope it helps!
     
  14. vavoweb

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    I cannot find these buyer requests on Fiverr. There is no "Buyer requests" link in Selling

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    Ok I found it, it`s empty.
     
  15. cafhea

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    If you put your gig on the logo design category, then yeah it's usually empty, not sure why. I suggest trying out different categories. Business - Branding Service or Marketing Research also Programming & Teach is a good one. Find people who are looking for a website, business tips etc that means they probably are also wanting a logo. I have found logo design requests even on Fun & Lifestyle Category.
     
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    Basic html table and photoshop splicing can easily create sales pages and cover pages that people pay big money for if you can make them look sleek. There is quite a bit of money in that, very little skills. Could easily charge $200 a landing page with no content in the textual field.
     
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  17. vavoweb

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    Where are you finding or targeting these people? Can you PM me?
     
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    With the added upscale jobs added to FIVERR, it is very easy to find people to do the work you need. And because FIVERR monitors their performance, most of them that stay on are trustworthy.DS