HOW TO START A GRAPHIC DESIGN BUSINESS

March 17, 2020 Hansie Britz

                    

Over the years, the graphic design industry has experienced tremendous growth; from the use of crayons, colors, paints, markers and pencil, to the use of desktop publishing and graphic art software. Beyond every reasonable doubt, a graphic designer cannot be effective and efficient in this dispensation without the use of computers and computer software applications.

Everyone will quite agree that the graphic design industry has come to stay and of course it is one industry that plays key roles – not only in the business world, but also in nearly all the aspects of what goes around in our world today. For instance; organizations with top notch logos hire the services of a graphic artist.

PORTFOLIO

Creating a strong portfolio is the best possible way to attract clients in the graphic design industry. It’s a chance for you to display some of your best work and get recognized by people who need the services your business offers. However, in order to get there, you first need to do some graphic design work and create graphic’s you can feature in your portfolio. It’s a good idea to do some pro – bono work or come up with your own projects that’ll allow you to showcase your skills.

FINANCE

You can’t start a business without money, simply as that, graphic designers now use expensive equipment and investing in the finest tools is a must if you want to stay ahead of the pack. The best way to obtain finance for your business is by developing a professional business plan to enable you to obtain a business loan for your business.

CONTRACT

According to the pros, some clients take work and don’t pay the graphic designer who did it. This happens even more now since the most or all communication with your clients is done through the web. Therefore, make sure that you design a contract that includes all variables, key dates, and payment terms before you even start doing any work, specially if it includes using expensive equipment.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is the perfect place for graphic designers to showcase their work. After you’ve done creating your website, we recommend creating pages on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and using them to attract new clients.

The graphics design business has really opened up over the years and this can be especially attributed to the advent of the Internet. A whole lot of things have really caused the business to boom and in turn attract people to start the trade as well.

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