You might be surprised to see that my first recommendation in learning how to start a graphic design business is to find clients.
What about your design portfolio!? What about your business name? What about a business license?
But far too often, I’ve seen designers who want to learn how to start a graphic design business but fizzle out long before they ever get traction with their design business.Starting a graphic design business can be overwhelming if you begin with all the bogged-down business tasks.Instead, we’re going to start your design business on the right foot by getting your first few design clients in the door.Once you’ve got a few people who are actually willing to pay you for your work, you won’t believe the excitement, energy, and passion you find within yourself.And from there, you’ll be able to tackle all the other tasks.
Therefore, goal #1: find graphic design clients.
Where do you find graphic design clients?
If you’re just beginning to learn how to start a graphic design business (which is why I assume you’re here) you might be asking yourself:
Where can I even begin to find my first design clients?
Lucky for you, I’ve been working with designers for over a decade and I know exactly how to help.Also lucky for you, finding graphic design clients on the internet has literally never been easier. There are hundreds of freelance job sites around the web to help you find exactly the kinds of clients you’re looking for.