5 Design Side-Hustles that Can Boost Your Income

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5 Design Side-hustles That Can Boost Your Income In 2021

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We have entered the fourth industrial revolution. As a result of the pandemic, many people have been faced with salary reductions. Now more than ever, it is essential to build a side-hustle.

A hide-hustle will give you that bit of extra cash to not only enjoy yourself and buy something that you always wanted. It will also allow you to earn money which you can then use to develop and grow your skills.

Freelancing has become more popular since the pandemic, and there are freelance opportunities in almost every niche. Getting involved in freelance work allows you to upskill and also build your portfolio.

If you are in the freelancing industry, you must design a good logo. A logo is a visual representation of your business, and if you do an excellent job in terms of designing it, it will help you to attract new customers.

If you are a fitness trainer who wants to start freelancing, you should have a look at personal trainer logo designs. After looking at them, you will see things that you like and then take inspiration from designs that appeal to you.

The following are five design side hustles that you can go into in order to boost your income.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Many job industries are now becoming gig-economy-based, and this includes graphic design. Many companies advertise online for freelance and part-time graphic designers.

Graphic design includes occupations such as creative director, illustrator, production manager, and layout artist. This is still a young industry niche, so there are many opportunities to advance yourself if you can build up a good reputation.

If you are studying towards a degree in graphic design, it is also important to try and find freelance jobs whilst you are looking. This will help to build up experience, establish contacts within the industry and upskill.

Remember that past experience counts a lot more than your actual degree when it comes to finding a job. Having prior experience will also make it easier to get an internship or to attract attention from high-profile employers.

When applying for freelance graphic design jobs, most potential employers will want to see your past work, so you must develop a freelance portfolio of links to your work, and you can include links and copies of your work.

If possible, also try and create a website for your work. This will show potential employers that you are hard-working and take care in terms of marketing yourself.

Video Editing

Video Editing

Video editing is not easy, especially when it comes to specialized content that needs to be tailored for a specific audience.

Video editing is a design niche as it can involve inserting designs into the intro and outro of the videos and designing elements to add to the duration of the video to make it more appealing to viewers.

Video editing can be incredibly frustrating and time-consuming, especially for people who have not done it before. With the age of the internet now firmly underway, many companies are looking to create video content to advertise their brand and products.

Whilst AI that can edit videos is developing. It is still in its early phase. If you can master the art of video editing, you can potentially earn a lot of money, but be prepared to learn new editing techniques and software continuously.

One of the most popular video editing platforms used by many companies worldwide is Adobe Premier Pro. If you want to be a video editor who can attract many clients, it is absolutely a must to learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro properly.

You can self-teach yourself how to use Adobe Premiere Pro if you do not want to pay for a course. There are many instructional videos on YouTube and articles online on how to improve your Premiere Pro skills.

Animation Designer

Animation Designer

Whilst we get older by the years, most people are still children at heart. Animations are generally associated with childhood, happiness, good memories, and so many companies use animated designs or videos in their promotional material.

Designing and creating animation pictures and videos is an excellent niche to break into if you are a creative who is looking for an excellent way to earn money and get freelance jobs.

If you can create good animations regularly, you will attract a lot of clients. You can use tools such as the PixTeller animation editor to make engaging and unique animated video content for your business or personal use. It allows you to create animated material in minutes, directly from your browser, and without installing any additional animation software.

The PixTeller animation editor timeline section allows you to quickly play with any aspect of your animation elements separately from size, color, position, using different filters and creating unique video motion effects.

If you can develop a good reputation for designing animated videos, you can potentially earn yourself a lot of money. Be prepared to work hard and continue to upskill as much as possible so that you can always get better and better.

Web Designer

Web Designer

Having a presence on the web is now as important as ever. It was always the case over the past ten years but has been made even more important now since the pandemic.

A website is a brand or person's visual representation online. So a quality and unique website is bound to help a business or person to attract customers or followers in their niche. On the other hand, a poorly designed website is bound to create a bad impression of your product or brand.

Many companies and people are always looking to design websites, make their websites look more innovative, or improve upon them.

If you can become a good web designer, you can make a lot of money. Web design is one of the fields where getting a degree is a hotly debated topic.

Having a degree can get you a qualification on your CV and teach you valuable skills. However, there exist many successful web designers who are entirely self-taught.

Because web design is a constantly updating and changing field, it is also likely that much of the skills that you learn will be virtually obsolete in another 5-10 years. Despite this, it does not mean that a degree in web design is completely useless. It can help you to get opportunities in an oversaturated market and enhance your portfolio.

To be a successful web designer, you must get work samples on your CV. A good way to do this is to work on a freelance basis. If you are struggling to get work, consider assisting non-profit causes that you are passionate about with web design on a free/volunteer basis.

This will enhance your CV, and clients also take a particular liking to people who contribute their skills to things that they are passionate about. You can ask the non-profits to give you a review. This will also help because most new clients want to see past work that you have produced.

Multimedia Artist

 Multimedia Artist

With the work environment becoming increasingly competitive, it is important to be as adaptable and all-around in terms of your skills as far as possible. If you can master the three main media mediums-namely audio, visual (i.e., photography), and video, you are bound to attract more attention and clients than someone who may only be well-versed on only one form of media.

Nowadays, social media mediums have revolutionized how people worldwide communicate and socialize through the internet. Communication is one of the biggest benefits that social media has brought into our lives.

If a business wants to showcase its best abilities to the public, it is also imperative that its website includes multimedia components rather than just one facet of the media. Using multimedia also showcases to potential clients that you have taken pride and initiative in designing your website.

If you are a multimedia artist or aspiring to become one, you must learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO can help your website or client's website to rank higher on a Google search, and it is thus likely to attract more views.

Final Thoughts

We are entering interesting times in history. The job specifications and niche markets are constantly changing. Many people have been laid off from their jobs, and sadly many more will as more markets and outlets continue to cease to exist due to the economic effects caused by the pandemic.

Amidst all the uncertainty, it is essential to enter the freelance market. This allows you to upskill, gain industry contacts, and add an additional income source to your monthly earnings.

However, to be a successful freelancer, you must be willing to constantly learn and upskill. You must also take care to develop a good portfolio of your work.

Until next time, Be creative! - Pix'sTory made by Tyler Read

Tyler Read is the owner of Personal Trainer Pioneer, which is a website dedicated to helping people get started in the personal training industry. He helps people discover, study, and pass their fitness exams. Check out his YouTube channel for the latest trends.

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