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Work From Home Jobs: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Remote Freelance Graphic Designer

Ready to turn your design skills into an online business? Head to the blog for your go-to guide for becoming a freelance graphic designer…

Over the past few months, we’ve received so many messages from women all across the world in search of online freedom, an additional stream of income, and a work from home career that they’re truly passionate about. 

We’ve received questions like:

How can I make money online? How do I turn the skills I already have into an online business? What services can I offer online and how do I offer them? What tools do I need to run an online business?

Those are all ahhmazing questions, but there isn’t just one catch-all answer! There are SO many different routes you can take to start an online business as well as endless possibilities and opportunities! 

If you hadn’t noticed yet, we are in the midst of a remote work revolution, and we couldn’t be more excited to stand beside you as you pursue your work from home dreams and the work-life balance lifestyle that you desire.

So, to help you and the incredible women of our community, we’ve created an incredible round-up series featuring different routes you can take to become an online business owner or freelancer! From writers and graphic designers to virtual assistants and social media managers, we’re diving deep into how you can turn your passions into a successful online business!

Our mission has always been to empower women to chase after their entrepreneurial dreams – and now more than ever, it’s time that we help you turn your dreams into a reality.

So without further ado, here is your ultimate guide for becoming a remote freelance graphic designer!

Ready to turn your design skills into an online business? Head to the blog for your go-to guide for becoming a freelance graphic designer…

What is Freelance Graphic Design + Is it For Me?

Freelance graphic designers are independent business owners who design for clients and are paid per design or batch of creations. They can choose to have several different smaller clients or just one or two large clients with steady ongoing work! 

Freelance graphic designers are not employees and have the freedom to work from wherever they want, whenever they want, and however they want! From fashion or wellness to farming or travel, freelance graphic designers are needed in every type of industry!

Sounds great, right?! But I’m sure you’re wondering if freelance graphic design is for you! Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you willing to put in the work to network and pitch clients?
  • Do you desire the freedom to set your own schedule and work from wherever you want?
  • Do you enjoy designing?
  • Are you adaptable and flexible?
  • Are you self-disciplined?
  • Do you long to be your own boss?

If you answered yes to all of the above, then you’re on the right path, love! And don’t worry if you don’t have a formal degree or previous work experience in graphic design — That’s the beauty of freelance! If you have the skills, are willing to put in the work, and are passionate about designing, you can absolutely become a freelance graphic designer! And don’t let anything or anyone get in your way or tell you otherwise 😉

Want to learn the top graphic design skills that clients are hiring for online so you can work remotely from home? Check out The Design Skills Course!

Ready to turn your design skills into an online business? Head to the blog for your go-to guide for becoming a freelance graphic designer…

“Coming from a finance background, I had never even considered branding or graphic design as a freelancing option.” BB Academy Student Faria Qayyum (Branding & Squarespace Website Design )

Freelance Graphic Design Services You Can Offer

Now that you’ve discovered freelance graphic design is the perfect fit, it’s time to figure out what type of freelance graphic designer you’d like to be. In other words, start thinking about what services you want to offer! There are ENDLESS possibilities in the world of freelance graphic design! 

Here are just a few examples of services you could offer:

  • Designing Mood Boards
  • Designing Logos
  • Designing Branding Boards
  • Designing Keynotes
  • Designing Ebooks
  • Designing Mockups
  • Designing Facebook Ads
  • Designing Social Media Graphics
  • Designing Blog Post Graphics
  • Designing Business Cards
  • Designing Interactive PDFs
  • Designing Style Guides
  • Designing Websites

If there are a handful of services you would love to offer, think about creating various packages that you could offer to your potential clients.

For example, a potential client is needing a logo, but they likely are also in need of a brand style guide and social media graphics announcing their business or re-brand. So, you could offer a package that includes logo creation, style guide development, and a handful of announcement social media graphics for their new launch! 

Don’t let choosing your services get in the way of launching this dream of yours. You can always switch it up, go a different route, or play around with your packages! As you get more experience under your belt, you’ll learn what you are truly passionate about along the way! 😉 

Want to learn the top graphic design skills that clients are hiring for online so you can work remotely from home? Check out The Design Skills Course!

Ready to turn your design skills into an online business? Head to the blog for your go-to guide for becoming a freelance graphic designer…

“I provide thoughtful and authentic branding, illustrations, and web design for creatives and entrepreneurs!” BB Academy Student Ratanya Olaves (Branding, Illustrations & Website Design)

Ready to turn your design skills into an online business? Head to the blog for your go-to guide for becoming a freelance graphic designer…

Finding Freelance Graphic Design Jobs

Oftentimes, new freelance graphic designers are so excited to start landing clients and get to workin’ that they work for anyone who is willing to pay them. However, this often leads to working on projects that you don’t believe in, clients who don’t align with your values, and creating sub-par work.

So, before you start searching for freelance graphic design jobs, it’s so important that you take the time to evaluate your target market! Think about who your ideal clients are: What industry do they work in? What values do they have? Where is their business located? Have they worked with freelancers before? 

Once you figure out who your ideal clients are, start attracting them! When you’re just starting out as a freelance graphic designer, the best way to do this is by having a design portfolio that showcases your graphic design skills! Think about building a website with a portfolio of your graphic design work and gathering testimonials from people who know or have utilized your skills. To attract and land your ideal clients, you need to be able to prove that you have the skills they are looking for!

Want to learn the top graphic design skills that clients are hiring for online while also building an incredible portfolio? Check out The Design Skills Course where you get to implement what you’ve learned and take action through the Build Your Portfolio Bootcamp!

Ready to turn your design skills into an online business? Head to the blog for your go-to guide for becoming a freelance graphic designer…

“I landed my first client during my first week in business!”BB Academy Student Cheryl Chan (Branding)

After you’ve figured out how you’re going to attract your ideal clients, it’s time to actually start looking for them! And remember — Your ideal clients aren’t just going to magically stumble across your portfolio, website, or Instagram (no matter how beautiful they are!). You have to be proactive and pursue them!

Here are a few great places to find graphic design clients:

Most importantly, when it comes to finding freelance graphic design jobs, believe in yourself and what you have to offer, be confident and ambitious, and remember what your time and skills are worth. 

Wondering how much money you can make as a freelance graphic designer, struggling to confidently pitch clients, not sure how to set your hourly rate? Don’t you worry, love! Here are a few tips and tricks:

Want a step-by-step walkthrough of how to rock the freelancing world, define your hourly rate, write killer proposals, and land clients? In need of swipe copy, templates, and checklists that are proven to work? Check out The Work Online & Travel the World Course!

Ready to turn your design skills into an online business? Head to the blog for your go-to guide for becoming a freelance graphic designer…

“I find all of my clients via Instagram organic reach and engagement. Sometimes people find me on Google now too which is cool!” Design Skills Course Student Chelsea Blackwell (Branding, Website Design & Coaching)

Ready to turn your design skills into an online business? Head to the blog for your go-to guide for becoming a freelance graphic designer…

Freelance Graphic Design Tools

One of the greatest things about freelance graphic design is that you don’t need much to get started. Plus, the cost of being a freelance graphic designer is SO minimal! Here are some of the best tools we recommend for freelance graphic designers:

Business Tools:

Graphic Designing Tools:

Books for Every Freelance Graphic Designer:

Want to learn the top graphic design skills that clients are hiring for online? Needing a step-by-step walkthrough of the ins and outs of the top design programs? Check out The Design Skills Course!

Ready to turn your design skills into an online business? Head to the blog for your go-to guide for becoming a freelance graphic designer…

“No matter what others say or how they make you feel, remember that you are worthy of great things and deserve the life you have dreamt of!” BB Academy Student Kellie Daniel (Branding & Social Media Management)

Ready to turn your design skills into an online business? Head to the blog for your go-to guide for becoming a freelance graphic designer…

Get Inspired by Freelance Graphic Designers

Looking to learn from our students who have made the transition to becoming freelance designers? Check out their incredibly inspiring stories:

Ready to learn the skills and business foundation you need to start and grow a thriving online business, giving you the freedom to work from home and design your life for joy, adventure, and purpose? Check out the Bucketlist Bombshells Academy!

If you have a passion for graphic designing, are ready to be your own boss, and are longing to join the remote work revolution, now is the time to start pursuing your dreams and create the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of! 

Select your services, set your target market, and start pitching clients. You’re going to be an amazing freelance graphic designer, love! You’ve got this! 😉

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