How to monetize design with no clients
Whether you’re just starting out or have hit a dry spell, there may come a point in time where you have to find a way to make your money without design clients. Let’s face it, the search for clients can be harsh.
There are tons of different avenues you can take and picking the right one makes all the difference. On top of that, once you get a nice lead, that doesn’t guarantee you’re going to be doing work for someone–how many times have you entertained someone for a week only for them to choose someone else to design a logo?
If you can master it, client work is great and can be rewarding. If you don’t get it quite right, there’s no need to pack it all up and quit. There are so many avenues online and offline that can either hold you over or, depending on your ethic, turn out to be extremely lucrative. We all dream of landing that great client that wants to pay thousands of dollars for you to design something for a well publicized brand. However, that may not be a reality for all of us.