Nowadays, more and more graphic artists have been inclined to landing at a freelance job. This is because freelancing brings about unlimited opportunities, without restricting one’s freedom as much as a permanent employment would actually do. If you are a graphic artist who intend to land at a freelance career, below are a few tips you can do to land at a freelancing job:
1. Be Professional
Being professional means projecting yourself in a professional manner. Know that first impressions play a huge role in your success as a freelance graphic artist. In applying for a freelance graphic artist job, you may start off by preparing a professionally prepared resume, and application letter. If you will be booked for an interview whether online or in person, make sure you are well-prepared and dressed well for the meeting as well.
2. Display Your Abilities
In applying for a freelance graphic design gig, you should always set your best foot forward. Know that there are possibly hundreds of graphic artists applying for the same job, so you might as well show off through your online profile. There are a number of online graphic artists job search portals such as gofreelance.com or ifreelance.com. Create a profile over these sites and list your experiences and skills. Over your profile, talk about the skills you are good at. Also include your relevant education and trainings; this way, you prospect clients will know that you are fit for the job.
Networking may be an excellent means to land at graphic artist leads. For instance, you can join in Facebook and get connected with groups who share the same interest. You should, of course, have your own LinkedIn profile too. Through these social networking sites, you can show off your skills by listing out the projects you have worked on. No need to be shy about what you have accomplished, and what you intend to accomplish as a freelancer. The better your profile is, the better jobs would come to you.
Advertising yourself is a means to starting up your own service brand. For instance, you can give out business cards to those who may be interested in acquiring your services. You can also start up your own blog or website to also come up with better and most available skills reference for you. Be careful though as regards coming up with your own blog or building your own website as the same entails a lot of responsibilities at your end. And of course, make sure that you include your contact details over your blog or website, or else, this effort may be as futile.
5. Continue Improving
Though you are a freelance graphic artist, this does not mean that you should become contented with your skills as of the present. You should constantly improve yourself, more especially if you are not currently working on a project. Improve your artwork and design skills, or be adept with the latest software in the field of graphic arts.