The main reason that I started this blog is to share my own experience with digital design. I’ve been doing this work for less than a year now, and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be able to share my personal story with the world.
Ive been doing digital design for the past three years, and I started with freelance work for large companies and startups. I always liked designing for the web, but I always found myself building websites for other people. From a financial standpoint, I could make a good living from freelance if you just did a little bit of work for each client.
Digital designers love to make money. It’s not an uncommon scenario for us to earn $1,000+ per hour, as most of us have a background in graphic design. If we were to design and build a website for a $100 widget that sold for $2,000 (a real example), we would make $1,200+ per hour.
You can also make more on the side if you specialize in design, but you do have to be really good to have a chance.
I used to work as a freelance web designer for a company on the side. I’d make 6 to 7 figures a year, but they were really expensive and I’d have to work very long hours to get the same pay. My advice to the aspiring designer is to be very selective of the companies you choose to work for. It’s generally better to work for companies that have high end clients, as those can help you make a bigger income in the future.
If you are a designer, and have a good client, you can also get a higher income by working on the side. This is especially true for small companies. When I worked at a company my company was an investor, and I had a good client. I also made good money as a freelancer through my own site.
Some companies will pay you significantly more than others, depending on your skill set and the type of project you are working on. However, if you are going to work at a company where you are earning a lot of money, you can certainly ask for more money. I have spent a significant amount of money on the web and I can honestly say that most of it went into my general living expenses. If you are a designer, you can ask to pay a little more than you could get elsewhere.
I know this, but it’s still good advice to go for smaller projects. Most companies want to see the finished product, as well as the design. If you are going to take on a project of this size, ask for more money to complete it. Don’t just take their word for it though. Find other designers who have experienced projects of this size and ask them about it. These projects are very similar to what the majority of designers get to do.
Digital designers are typically paid a decent salary. In fact, many of them are very good at what they do, and they are very likely to make a living at it. But in the world of internet marketing (and the web in general), a lot of design projects are of the “you’ll find a way to make it work” type. That is, they are always going to be a challenge and often take a lot of work to complete.
I am not going to lie, I have been in the digital design industry for a while and I have seen designers get paid quite a bit. But I also know that there are a lot of freelancers who get paid very little, and then work out of their homes to put up with the same hours and pressures that designers deal with.