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How i made $1k long term

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by pr0ject, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. pr0ject

    pr0ject Power Member

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    Hi!
    Here's my little story of a small success :p

    I work in web design since 2008, I started doing small things just for fun.
    In june of 2010, i start searching about "make money with design skills"
    Found some sites, and start using 99designs.com...a site with designs contests.
    I start working hard and entering in contests and finally gained my first money on internet! $750, site for a USA artist. :)

    After that I went to fiverr and made $100 making design related things.
    So, i went to another forum and start selling my services of design and made about $150.

    And is this, if you have some design skills and really love working on photoshop/ilustrator/corel you can make some money.
    In this moment, i'm more directed to do sites for me, because I do not have much free time to enter contests and answer all requests (entering in contests, fiverr, foruns).
    Here's my little story, a little different.
     
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  2. albaniax

    albaniax Elite Member

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    If you have a good portfolio, market yourself with AdWords and good keyword research.
    You will find many clients. Maybe you will also find a way to use AdWords vouchers, then you have it like $7 for $100 advertisement.
     
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  3. pr0ject

    pr0ject Power Member

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    Hmm, this sounds interesting!
    And i have a ~$60 voucher :)
    Thank you!
     
  4. damzrox

    damzrox Newbie

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    Hello PrOject..
    please show your portfolio of sites and pricing list..
    How can I learn some good design skills for free?
    Im really interested of web design Biz..
     
  5. pr0ject

    pr0ject Power Member

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    Hi, i still have no portfolio, but you can visit my 99designs page to see some works.
    Anyway, this site haves lots of very good tutorials for free ;)
    But remeber, you need dedication to learn about design, you can't know all the tricks in one day. I advise you to start doing tutorials to know what each tools do. ;)
     
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    u like graffiti dont u
     
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    albaniax Elite Member

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    You seriously have a good designing style. Very clean & professionall ( The church and the other site )

    I guess you are ready for a designer carrer ;) Will be some great extra bucks.

    Make a good personal site first, and a small business plan, what prices, etc.

    Then you're good to go!

    What I also liked to do is, finding inspiraton on deviantart, and "copying" from here and there a little bit :p -> http://albanos.deviantart.com/favourites/3146627
     
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    glad to see another success story at BHW.
    guys,every story here has one thing in common: ACTION

    you're not going to make money until you take any action.

    @OP,do try your hand on WP themes,and then sell the services locally as well
     
  9. pr0ject

    pr0ject Power Member

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    After finishing my current project, it is probably what I'll do, i just need time :p I think, the most difficult part is get clients.
    Thanks for the advice!

    Thanks! ;)
    Soon I will try to improve my knowledge in wordpress, i only know the basics of editing WP themes at this moment.
     
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    _Sunny_ BANNED BANNED

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    Good luck! :)
     
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    pauluk Registered Member

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    Go and check out this site you can learn a lot about website design and the best thing is its free

    Code:
    http://www.w3schools.com/
     
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  12. pr0ject

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    Yeah, i'm now planing in open a webdesign business! :)
    I have all the project structured and i'm already working on it! I'll update the topic with news about the project.
    Anyone knows what are the best keywords to use in adwords? "Design" probably haves too much competition.