99designs is an online graphic design marketplace.
They launched over 7 years ago and they have been connecting designers with customers who need quality design services. Today, a new design is uploaded to 99designs every 1.5 seconds and to date they’ve paid out more than $113 million to designers.
99designs is built primarily around contests. At any point in time, there can be a couple thousand contests open. To get started, you need to sign up on the site and find a contest that matches your skills. Read the brief, create and submit a design and collaborate with the client. You make money through winning a contest. The more you win the more opportunities you will get in the future. Once you have worked with a client, you can continue working with clients using 1-to-1 Projects.
You will also be able to be selected for 1-to-1 Projects from the start, without having to enter a contest or do quick jobs that need to be delivered within an hour on 99designs.
If you are a passionate designer, the 99designs marketplace is an opportunity to Better your Wage?
- Internet access required
- Design skills
- A contest fee is set and that is what the designer will earn.
- They add their margin on top of that for the client.
- There is also a possibility of 5 - 7% tips on designs if the client is happy