Being a student I my self can manage my online business while I learn. Well, I am an IT student who is struggling to become an software engineer, but the negative part is I never know how to write first program in C. Yes that is the biggest mistake of my education department. I don’t know why they kept Chemistry and mechanics even in Information technology branch. Well leave it, its not the topic what we are going to debate. You are here to learn How to start Your Own Graphic Designing Service and yes while being student.
#1. So you have no money to setup your own office
Well No matter if you don’t have money to open an office. You can start your Graphic Designing services right from your home using a good Internet connection with High performance computer.
What should I do to start my own Graphic Designing service?
Ok I am sure you have enough amount to buy a TLD (Top level domain), hosting and some free times to manage your service. The first thing you need is to setup your own service website and then start hunting for clients. Now again, how I setup my own website? Yes I know you are a graphic designer and not a web designer. Again don’t worry there are lots of online website creation tool are available from where you can build your own website in some hours (They lie if they wrote- in minutes)
Or you can hire a web developer to create a nice website for you. Or you can learn building website using wordpress, its so easy and most powerful.
#2. Setup your website:
Once you are completed with your website, its time to promote it. HOW? again its possible by your self but need some hardwork as the competition is so high. Start engaging with other people, friends, relative and engage with people in forums about your new service website. Use daily one hour to engage with people and promote your business very smartly.
[alert-note] No! I never recommend to place your link in every where, but to actually engage with people[/alert-note]
#3. How to promote your service website?
The promotion takes time and need lots of hard works. Be active in social media. Engage with people, help them whenever they need your help, this way you can turn then your client sooner or later. If you don’t find any people who need any help regarding graphic designing, then joim graphic design forums. Participate in Question and answer communities like Quora.com, Yahoo Answer etc. Place your website link where ever you think its good for them.
#4.Finding clients for your service
This is the most important and most toughest part for you as you are in initial stage. But with some good engagement you can find good clients to hire you. But the best way to get clients is to provide provide some offers in your service to attract clients. You can provide Free business card design in order of Premium Logo design, or you can also offer discount of 50% on all of your packages. This way you can easily attract customer/clients.
#5. Now the main topic
How to manage studies? I am sure it will not take your 3 hours daily if you are a hardworker. You can take your 3 hour daily and work hard in promoting your services, you can easily run your own graphic designing service online. But be sure to stop doing any thing while your examinations are near to you. An alternate thing you can do when your examinations are on the way is to hire any one or your friends or relative whom you have good trust to handle the emails, clients support, promotions etc.
- Setup your own service website
- Promote your website
- Engage with other people in forums and social networking sites
- Help your friends and other people related to your services.
- Hunt for clients
- Study and run your business
- Live happy make some good money 🙂
There are some more tips but I will cover those in my next article. I hope you will find this helpful. Thanks for reading please visit again 🙂