Maybe you are trying to pay off some debt, maybe you are fresh out of school and haven’t landed a promising job yet or maybe you are just looking for something new and exciting to focus your energy on. Whatever your situation is, extra income is always nice to have!
Adobe Illustrator is such a versatile piece of software and once you have even just basic know-how of the program, it can be used in so many ways to generate income for you if you are willing to dedicate some time into any one of the options we are about to go over. For a measly investment of $19.99/month (Adobe’s subscription cost) you can be on the fast track to a phenomenal ROI.
But wait. Maybe you don’t feel confident in your Illustrator skills or maybe you haven’t even opened or even purchased Adobe Illustrator yet. Have no fear! I have created an affordable online course for anyone who wants to take the first step in becoming an Illustrator genius. It’s called Illustrator Academy and it’s designed for beginners who don’t know where to start. You will learn all the basic tools and functions inside Adobe Illustrator with my personal guidance! You can LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COURSE HERE…
1. SELL YOUR VECTOR CREATIONS AND/OR DESIGNS ON CREATIVE MARKET
Hands down, CreativeMarket.com is my GO TO for any and all design assets. Are you good at creating vector icons? Social media templates? Brochures? Business cards? Why not sell your talents to someone who really needs them? You get to create whatever your heart desires and in turn, help someone else who is in need of your creations. You can easily apply to sell on CreativeMarket.com via their website. Happy selling!6 Free Design AssetsfromCreative Market0 Days 4 Hrs 7 Min 58 SecGet these free goods
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2. SOCIAL MEDIA POST GRAPHICS
If you didn’t already know, the #1 marketing tool for any business, big or small, is SOCIAL MEDIA. Social media allows companies to instantly reach millions of potential customers. However, in order to be successful on social media, you have to have great content and great graphics to promote the great content. Many businesses pay top dollar for custom designed graphics they can use daily to promote their content via social media. I have 3 clients that I create social media graphics for and I’ve had to turn numerous other accounts down because I simply don’t have the time to add any additional workload. I am telling you, the need is there and the demand is high!
Social media graphics are so easy to create using Adobe Illustrator. I have fine tuned my process and can easily mass produce loads of graphics in a short amount of time. You can read more about that process HERE.
I also have 5 main tools in my back pocket that make staying on top of social media management a breeze. You can read more about these 5 time saving tools HERE.
Social media graphics are so easy to create using Adobe Illustrator.
3. WEBSITE GRAPHICS (ICONS, BANNERS, ECT.)
Along the same lines as social media graphics, almost every business today has a website and every website needs graphics. For example, icons, custom banners, header images with text and/or logos added to them are very commonly requested from my clients. Most of the time these graphics need to be specifically sized depending on where they at placed within the website so many businesses need a graphics guru (like you!) to not only create and design their graphics but also to make sure they are sized appropriately. And if you didn’t already know, Illustrator makes that part pretty darn simple. Why not reach out to a few companies and see if they need any custom web graphics?
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4. CREATE ONLINE COURSES
Maybe you have a specific Illustrator skill that you think other people could benefit from. Maybe you are, like me, an avid Illustrator user and the thought of sharing your skills sounds exciting! Why not create an online course that teaches people about Illustrator or a specific asset of Illustrator? Look at sites like Teachable.com, Udemy.com or Thinkific.com and learn more about how easy it is to create you first online course!
5. SELL CUSTOM DESIGNS ON REDBUBBLE
Redbubble is a fun place to shop! Their objective is to give independent artists a meaningful new way to sell their creations. Sign up to sell your creations and start earning an income. You can sell items such as custom t-shirt designs, phone case designs, posters, stickers and much more.