How to Stand Out and Make Money on Design Crowd

Design Crowd is a popular crowdsourcing graphics site. Blog owners and entrepreneurs come to the site looking for logos, web design and print materials for their brand, and designers submit ideas to compete for jobs. The winning design is selected, and the designer is paid. If you submit a lot of designs that are selected as winners, you can make a fair amount of money from the site. (Each winning logo pays $200 or more.) However, the key is to have your designs consistently chosen as winners, which isn’t always guaranteed. There is a lot of competition on the site, so you must do what you can to stand out from the crowd. Here are a few tips to stand out and make more money on Design Crowd: Learn about the Company: How can you create a brand identity if you don’t know enough about the company? Make it your mission to learn everything you can about the company before you begin your work. The things you learn about the company’s vision, culture, products and more can (and should) influence your design. If you can’t find what you need on the company’s site or through an Internet search, send a direct message to the project poster to ask for specifics. Learn about the Design: Few companies want to get random pitches from designers and hope for the best. Most...

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