Next tip, I have is to use the Twitter search now. I recommend this mainly for beginner
designers. If you have a fair amount of following on Twitter don't do this because it looks really unprofessional but if you are beginner designer and you want to gain some clients then I definitely recommend you do this the only issue with this is that it does take a little bit of effort from you but if you want to gain some clients. I definitely recommend you do this so the way that the Twitter search works is when you're on the homepage of Twitter in the top right-hand corner you will see a search bar and you can go ahead and search keywords on there and it will showcase tweets that include those words or sentences whatever an example of a super popular one maybe need a design or need a graphic designer. When you search that you will see all of the most recent tweets if you change like the filter to the latest you will see the latest tweets from people on Twitter that say that they need a designer however. If you need full time jobs find bd jobs.
I have listed of keywords that you can put in the Twitter search :
“Need a design”
“Need a designer”
“Need a graphic designer”
“Need a designer can pay”
“Need a gfx designer”
“Need a thumbnail”
“Need a youtube banner”
“Looking for a designer”
“I need a new banner”
“I need a new header”
“I need a new rebrand”
“I need a new revamp”
“Anyone know a designer”
“Need a cheap designer”
“Any designers about”
You can go ahead then find people you can reply to that we or just simply DM them that's the best way because you don't, of course, want to spam your followers with loads of like tweets and reply so maybe go ahead and DM the person and then you can go ahead and link them your portfolio from there telling your prices and you basically, gained a client.
So my third tip is going to be to create a variety of designs now by this. I mean not sticking to the same type of design you don't want to just limit yourself to just YouTube banners. Because when someone sees your work they like it but they won't say for example an album cover up and you have no examples of that on your portfolio or on your Twitter. Then it they may go ahead and go to another
person so in order to reduce this and gain the most amount of clients as possible you want to try and create a variety of different designs you want YouTube banners me logos album cover arts you want like avatars maybe even photography just vary the number of designs that you have on your website and also portfolio
personally done this recently. I branched out to album cover art side started
designing some of those because I find them really enjoyable to the design and
I actually made one for my favourite rapper T grizzly and I posted it on Instagram.
Which is using the first tip and he saw it I tagged him on it and he actually liked and also commented so I was really really happy with that he's my favorite rapper. I'm gonna sound like a fanboy here but I was just an example. I started creating a different type of design and it worked out for me. I also gained some clients as well because he liked it on Twitter and I started having people message me asking for album cover art so this is a really good way of course to create a variety of designs.
Number four we have to design for your favourite YouTubers and celebrities. I kind of spoke about this in the previous point but designing for YouTubers and celebrities is a really good way to first of all practice because a lot of the time you limit yourself. If you just do client work by doing designs for like YouTubers you can actually go ahead and make what you wish and then if they do go ahead and see it if you tag them on Twitter you tagged them on Instagram whatever and you start getting likes and replies on that tweet then they will eventually see it and then they may go ahead and use it first of all they may contact you for more work and also if they like they reply or they retweet their fans will go ahead and see that as well and you may gain some potential customers that way.
The fifth and final tip, I have is going to be a live streaming design on YouTube now this is a secret tip I have because I find YouTube a lot better than twitch for especially designers if you're a gamer then twitch is definitely better but for designers. I find YouTube so much better if you live stream graphic design whether it be creating a youtube banner or designing a logo if you go ahead and share that stream around enough people.
They will join also a lot of it goes on to the recommended on people YouTube pages if they are already subbed to certain people and new people will join your stream. I can guarantee that and you will be able to gain some clients that way.
A Small tip :
I have is to use the extension nightbot this is not sponsored but I definitely recommend you use nightbot. It's an automated bot and you can go ahead and like have it post your website or your portfolio or your Twitter and that will gain you some clients pick then they can go ahead and contact. You and also see your work.
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