So I receive quite a lot of emails from you guys (mostly graduates from design schools) asking me to give you tips on how to find graphic design jobs.
In this article, I’m going to tell you why you should instead think about working for yourself (if it hasn’t crossed your mind yet) and how you can quadruple your earnings in less than 6 months.
Okay, so as you may know from reading some of the articles from this blog, I’m currently making 6-figures (just under 200k a year) as a freelance graphic designer.
It’s taken me around 8 years to grow my income to roughly this figure.
To some designers, this may be nothing.
But for most of us, this is where we eventually want to be at.
If I was to accept all the jobs that came to me, I would be making well over 7-figures and would probably have to hire a full team of talented creatives.
However from experience, I’ve found that managing a creative agency is quite a headache.
There’s too much involved and I’d lose the passion to produce great work if I had to manage all of these things.
This is why, at the moment, I’m more than happy in not scaling my business but rather working with a few high paying clients at a time.
more money + less work= “awesome work”
“awesome work” then gets me more high paying clients and this cycle continues.
As long as you’re producing great work for premium clients, then they’re more likely to refer you to more premium clients.
Now, I want you to continue reading below to see how you can substantially increase your income... that is if you're interested of course.