As usual, I wake up in the morning, picked my cell phone, opened my favorite browser that is Opera Mobile Browser for checking emails, what I saw is, I received an email from a guy, who asked me “How can a Designer and Developer make money online?” I knew, this is another ordinary question from my designers and developers friends, who wants to make money online or offline. Well, I closed my browser and came to my desk. On my computer and then move to gmail, to reply him the answer. I replied in a very short paragraph. But I am dying to write an article on this topic so that others can benefit. So here is the Ways to make money for Designers and Developers.
First of all I will tell you How a designer can Make money online and then will move to Developers. Well I don’t have much knowledge for Developers, but I can give some surefire ways to make money for Developers. No matter what you develop, an app, or a website. The basic is How you can use the resource to make money online.
Ways to make money for Designers:
A designer can make money by providing various kind of services, as well as using many other exclusive manner. Well, I am a logo designer and a blogger and soon going to become Software engineer too. How I make money by designing? The answer is simple, I used to provide Logo designing service, Graphic designing service and many other Designing service. Also I earn from my blog, which is quite popular now, and hope to make it more and more popular. Ok forget about my self, here how a designer can make money:
Designers can Make money by:
- Logo Designing service
- Graphic Designing service
- Consultation service
- Selling Self written Ebook
- Selling Graphics to online marketplace
- Writing Tutorials on Designing
- Selling own Products
#1. Logo Designing service
Logo Designing is one of the hottest trend and the best way to generate handsome income. You must be creative as well as your design should be professional. You can easily generate $100 to $10,000 per Logo, depends on your work and flexibility of your service. If you are new to Logo designing, then I recommend to start Learning Logo Designing You can check my recommended article Want to Learn Logo Designing? Here we go. You should also read how to get Amazing Ideas to Design a Logo.
#2. Graphic Designing service
Apart from Logo Designing, you can also earn money by providing Graphic designing service such as, Banner designing, Cartoon designing, Mascot Designing and many more. You can fairly earn $100 to $200 per Graphic, depends on the market Price of the graphic.
This need some experiment, before starting consultation service, you must have complete knowledge of a specific niche, for example if you are starting a Logo consultation service then you should have depth info on Logo Designing. Consultation service can be charge according to the time or per project. For example, if another logo Designer hired you for any specific project, you should charge him according to the project. I charge on Project basis, and it worth rather then timing.
#4. Selling Self written Ebook
Lots of people wants to learn something, mostly newbie. If you have good knowledge on something better write an ebook, provide the best possible info and start selling your ebook online. Well if you are popular on market, then people more likely to buy your ebook and this way you can earn more and more money.
#5. Selling Graphics to online marketplace
This is another easy way to generate dollars from your graphics and designs. You can sell your graphics on online Market place. Graphicriver is the best place to sell your graphics. Read my previous article Earn money using Graphicriver for more information.
#6. Writing Tutorials on Designing
This is for those who mastered Photoshop or any other Designing software. You can earn up to $150 per tutorial, you write for different blogs. You should write top notch tutorial which should not be available anywhere. Here is the list of websites and blogs where you can submit your tutorial and can make money. 20+ Best Websites that Really Pay You to Write Tutorials
#7. Selling own Products
You can also make money by selling your own products, like a designing kit, or photoshop brushes, fonts, Custom shapes and many more. But remember your product should be worth buying.
Now let me show you How a developer can make money, whether you are a web developer, theme developer or an app developer, you can make good amount from your skill. You can also make good money providing freelancing service. Here is the list on how you can make money as a developer.
- Developing templates and selling them
- Become a freelance app or website developer
- Providing freebies and accepting donations.
- Selling a comprehensive guide on Developing apps, website or a template.
#1. Developing templates and selling them
Lots of people already making good money by selling their own developed website template or blog template. if you are good at developing website templates, better start developing and make money by selling them. The biggest marketplace to sell your theme is Themeforest.net, where you can sell your own developed blog or website themes and can generate good amount.
#2. Become a freelance app or website developer
You can also start your own freelancing service on developing apps, websites or templates. Lots of companies are searching for a good developers, for their business applications, websites and many more. You must have your own freelance website to promote your freelancing service. Read my article Why Freelance Designer should have a blog? for reference.
#3. Providing freebies and accepting donations.
You can make money by providing freebies. Create any free mobile or web application, remember it should be worth for people and accept donation from your website. I have seen many people around me, making good amount by providing freebies and accepting donations from respective users. So this is another great way to generate money.
#4. Selling a comprehensive guide on Developing apps, website or a template.
Are you good at teaching how to develop apps, website or template? then you can be lucky to make money by providing your insight guide in ebook format. Write an ebook on any particular topic and then start selling your ebook. The easiest way you provide, the better you generate money.
So these are the Ways to make money for Designers and Developers. Hope you enjoyed the article and had some what information on making money online. Thanks for reading. Do share your views and doubt in the comment section. Thanks once again.