Businesses know how important branding is for any business. We know that branding includes designing merchandise and other stuff that required graphic design skills.
For small or new companies, hiring a full-time graphic designer is a bit costlier. Here, a freelance graphic designer comes into play. Graphic designers can earn as part-time or freelancers as brand builders.
- eBooks and resume templates
While many still read print books, digital publishing has grown ever popular in the social media world. According to Statista, user penetration is expected to hit 15.9% by 2024. That tells you that eBooks are here to stay.
Writing eBooks is one way to sell your skills and knowledge as a graphic designer. You can write a step-by-step guide to graphic design for beginners, or create a beautiful guide to product branding. Whichever way you choose to sell, there’s no doubt that your eBooks will sell like hotcakes.
When you take a look at online marketplaces like Creative Market or Etsy, it’s evident that eBook templates are in high demand. Social media influencers, creators, and makers—entrepreneurs from all walks of life sell at least one as part of their brand.
So, putting pre-designed templates up for sale is a great way of earning passive income. Apart from selling eBooks online, you can also try to sell resume templates. These are quite popular as well, as more job seekers these days care about the look and feel of their resume.
- Create a YouTube channel
- Design your own Website
Within a website and in blog posts, businesses use images to sell, inform and entertain.
When a person lands on a website, we want them (a potential customer) to “experience” that business’s brand or story; to begin to recognize the business, as well as get to know and trust it. When working in web design, graphic designers use a company’s branding colors, font and elements to create custom images to tell a story of the business, help clarify a point, and to break up blocks of text.
In this niche, you might also work on technical assets that are used to build the website — things like buttons, borders, callout boxes and more.
You may also be asked to mockup and design entire websites; this is one of the most lucrative niches in graphic design.
Selling merchandise has quickly become one of the most popular ways to earn an income. Perhaps the main reason lies in how promising the prospect looks to an entrepreneur. Although not every business owner will end up selling their own merch, almost everyone has considered it at some point. Maybe you should, too?
According to Statista, apparel and accessories retail e-commerce is projected to generate $194.4 billion in revenue by 2024.
In fact, the rise of dropshipping with on-demand fulfillment companies like Printful has proven that selling merch has never been easier. Now you can literally start an e-commerce store, upload print files, and design any products you want to sell.