How Can Graphic Artists Be Successful In Their Online Jobs
Experts say that more and more professionals and skilled people are getting into the bandwagon of getting online jobs as freelancers because the industry offers a lot more opportunity compared to the usual eight-hour job.
Aside from giving you enough freedom from all the hectic office schedule, being a freelancer also enables you to manage your own time and choose your own path, so to speak.
If you are a graphic artist, there are better chances for you to get an online job. This is because graphic designing is one of the industries where freelancing is abundant. Because the job can be arranged in a per project basis, more and more potential clients prefer to hire freelance graphic artists because they donít have to pay the artists just like the regular employees.
Simply defined as "self-employed, sub-contractors who market their design by the job to several buyers," freelance graphic artists also serve as the boss, the office manager, the secretary or secretarial pool, a member of the sales staff, the head and the staff of the marketing department, the maintenance staff and the mailman all rolled into one person.
If you are into this field and you would want to accept freelance jobs or projects, then you should start building, promoting and marketing yourself by now. According to most freelance graphic artists the first thing that one should have is to possess a dedicated passion for a demanding job and clients as well.
To those who are full time graphic artists and you are planning to go freelance, here's a set of considerations you might want to contemplate on before indulging into an adventurous yet demanding job:
- determine and set your goals. Just like in any job, becoming a freelance graphic artist will require you to set and determine your goals before finally jumping over a new set up. Since becoming a freelance artist will eat much of your time especially if you're just starting, you need to contemplate if you should drop your day time job and if you can handle meticulous and demanding clients at hand. Part of determining and setting your goals is asking yourself what you are getting out of the career shift and what made you decide to do this.
- check your business acumen. Knowing different business routes and knowing how to run a business will definitely help you become a successful freelance illustrator or graphics designer.
- gauge your capability to decide. Decision-making is a very important aspect in going freelance. If you are really planning to go freelance, then you should have the heart and the mind to decide. Since you'll be making a lot of decisions eventually, you should start learning to decide wisely as early as now.
- examine your overall attitude towards shifting to a new working environment. Getting an online job is like taking 180 degrees turn from your usual work setting. Before finally jumping into freelancing, you should ask yourself how to handle stress, possible rejection, and competition. This would contribute to your success in your new line of work.
By Pete Almonte