Sunday, November 24, 2019

3 Dark Secrets of online Freelancing



Nothing is perfect. So freelancing has also dark side or negative side or demerits. I have 8 yr of experience in graphic design including 4 yr of freelancing. In this period I face many difficulties. So, I am going to share some of the main negative things about freelancing.

3 main dark Secrets of online freelancing :

1. Invisible Mode: 

That’s I mean or I feel, online freelancing work like “Hawa Mahal”, like “air”, like “Maya Nagari”, because everything is present but also not in the physical presence, only money looks a physical presence. I mean to say, online freelancing could be ruin any time by one's stock. As you have heard some day before many youtube Accounts has been suspended, Upwork and designcrowd, 99designs also suspending many freelancer users. I mean reason can be anything. by your side or by the company side or client side or government side etc. So, keep in mind these things and make a backup or reaction plan if your freelancing work stuck by anyway. What will you do? There can be many reasons to shutter down your freelancing career. Some main are below.

2. Copyright Issue: 

In the creative field be aware to copy past mentality, this is the biggest reason to sink many freelancer careers.
Phishing: Means if you break website terms and condition, or try to contact the client outside of a specific website or ask some favor by the client. This type of activity can cause to suspend your account on freelancer website.
Unsocial Behavior: Best example for this youtuber “Logan paul” case.
Fear when no income: Freelancing is work like “dig daily then eat daily” especially in active income freelancing. This is the same as Job in any company. But the difference is that in the company job we have to only go office first, whereas, in freelancing, we have to work and find work too. If you are in the creative field, participate in the online contest as 99designs, designcrowd etc., You understand what I am trying to say. I personally feel that, when income is coming regularly without any fluctuation, then no problem. But the problem is that when we working and working continuously and not get income accordingly. whereas, does like that sometimes 1–2 month continuous. That time we definitely feel fear because your expenses are not reducing.

3. Loss on Absence: 

As we know when we work as freelancing that means that is also like a company, the company is you. Generally, we work individuality, that’s why sometimes, we face some difficulty when you are unavailable for work and work is vary important. As, when you work in the corporate office, where, in absence of you, some of your colleagues can do your work and company handle our business and safe ourselves to loss of money or client, etc. By personal experience, if you working on designcorwd, 99design, freelancer, you know well, what I am trying to say. If I could not able to check my email by 2 days continuous. I lost some financially because online freelancing work needs to be online always at least 2 -3 time in a day. Because, you can get “paid invitation”, “one to one project”, “Successful Bid acceptation”.
All are needed to accept in content time bond. If we did not accept we fail to get work and work can go to another freelancer. Apart from that, we not only to accept this project but also we have to send a design or project file in some content time bond. If you fail to do that by any your personal or technical reason you have to face the loss that is any kind of like financially, client loss, ratting loss, good review, etc.
All the issues of freelancing career can be managed. You do your best in your style. My intention was only to awake from that.

Hope that help.
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How to win Logo Design Contest?


  1. Read Brief Sharply: Read description at least 2-3 times that help find out client exact requirement and dig up key points from brief. So you can combine all of them in a unique shape.
  2. Don’t Afraid Long Brief: Don’t far away from long design brief and find easy brief because easy brief get more design submission that reduce your winning chance. In long brief you get better understand client requirement. That is the main key secret.
  3. Design Minimum 3 Option: Design at least 3 options with deferent feel and concept. That will Increase to cover up the client requirement criteria from all direction. You also feel better and satisfy to give your best effort.
  4. Describe your Design Thought: Write you concept or thought behind you design to better understand to the client. As what is the meaning of your design? What are the combined elements? What is your design speaks or anything that you shown up.
  5. Give Various Preview Option: Show Logo on various preview as dark and light background, single color, multicolor, small and large view for understand competitiveness capability of logo.
  6. Don’t Be Harry: Logo design process go through very high creative thinking, It’s may take some time, so don’t be harry to create, take a deep breath and create gently. Take it easy without pressure or burden.
  7. Be Happy and Fit: For the great output you should get always refresh and happy with fit body. There is no laziness, weakness or fractiousness feel while we sit on the computer for design.
  8. Take some break in meanwhile: Taking some break in between the process of logo design brings outstanding result. Sometimes ideas do not come on the desk that will help. So Break help to get some idea to fill blankness of mind.
  9. Feel that is your own Brand: When we inter into the brand by emotional and forget that we are creating it’s for money or for client, then output comes extraordinary and out of the box.
  10. Dare to Accept Negative Feedback: Keep always self motivated when we get negative feedback from clients. If you have stamina to hear negative feedback that will be the key element to win logo design contest.
This entire concept based on my personal experience on winning logo design contest on designcrowd, 99design and freelancer.com. hope that help you. You may watch another video for improve your logo design skill “10 Logo Design Tips” link in description. Thanks for watching. Like, share & subscribe.    

How to grow YouTube channel fast?



If you really want to grow your youtube channel, here are 10 effective ways:

  1. Make your content original: Original don't means it was never published online. The important thing is if you are republishing content make sure that content is in a unique way. And also your content should be in demand.  
  2. Keep improving your content: Make a theme in your mind when you creating next content like, " New, Better!".
  3. Go live on Youtube: That's work when your subscriber quantity is higher. That provides excellent engagement opportunities to your viewer, because you can communicate directly with your audience. Live video also has long watch times.
  4. Write answers on quora and get backink from here: Write answers on quora to promote your YouTube videos. That will be helpful to know the burning questions.
  5. Write comments on Youtube that relate to your channel. You can also get your back link from this:You might respond to comments, answer questions, and initiate projects that require viewer participation, or share personal stories that give fans a behind-the-scenes peek at your channel.
  6. Put your original voice and face in your video:There’s nothing worse than watching a video that is of poor quality, but worst, that has really poor audio. If you're recording yourself and talking in your videos, you can do this by your smartphone, you really don't need any other expensive gear. 
  7. Do not search more about how to grow a Youtube channel, focus on your content: Don’t feel your content is bad, be positive and focus on content to make more improvement. For example many people go to YouTube to find answers and ‘how to grow channel ...’ tutorials. that is good but beware of wrong way to grow. 
  8. Be patient. Not everyone gets the same growth at a Time; it depends on your category type too: Patience is more important than doing the work because no one gets success without doing hard work. And by applying these tricks you will definitely get succeed in all categories. 
  9. Upload videos continuously: This tip may sound intimidating at first, but to grow your audience, you need to increase your posting frequency to at least one video a week. But you can upload many video as you think but keep content is new and better.
  10. Keep smiling Do not worry: This tips is tested work on every situations. So no need to worry be positive and keep smiling.
Hope that helps
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How can get hire on freelance website?


It's little tough in staring face. But you can get hired if follow these terms:
  1. Read full brief and go through each references that provided by client.
  2. Don't make false commitment for get hired.
  3. Write your bid to the point only. Don't try to attract client by greed.
  4. Keep patience, sometime you have to wait long for get first project.
  5. Be positive, confident and motivated. It will help when you fail many times.
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Best Design Contest Website



According to me designcrowd is the best site for beginners freelancer. Because compatition is low here and aslo get participation payment sometimes when you are not winning main price. I also earned $20k on this site.
You can aslo work on:
99designs
Talenthouse
Crowdspring
Designcontest
Peopleperhour
Upwork
Fiverr
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How can make money online?


This depends on who want to make money online.
There are many way to make money online :
  1. Sale products online at Amazon, Flipkart, eBay etc.
  2. Create video on Youtube
  3. Affiliate marketing
  4. Blog post
  5. Create mobile apps for play store, Amazon store, apple store etc.
  6. Sale graphics or images on shutterstock, freepik, adobestock, themforest etc.
  7. Sale codes
  8. Participate design contest on 99designs, designcrowd, talenthouse etc.
  9. Post ‘Paid post' on social media sites as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc.
  10. Sale educational tutorials
  11. Get job by biding on freelancer, fivver, upwork etc.
  12. To start some own business or website for any type of services
All are depends on someone skills and interest as I am graphic designer, so I make money by to follow no ‘8’ point.
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Why are graphic designers underrated in India?


First, I will say it's not fully true. There are many graphic designers are highly appreciated and getting good salary rather than web developer, programmer, UX designer in IT industry. But in some cases graphic designer are being underrated.

These are the main 3 factors for causes:
1. Lack of creativity and interest: 
Some graphic designer basically not interested in this creative field, but came by chance or by force or by greed of money to listen by someone in this field. That’s why they are not enjoying their work. because of this, they are not able to create outstanding design and they did not deliver creative design, as we know, in these day, market are demanding more creative and more original design work. That in the biggest reason to underrated graphic designer, who are this kind of. Interest in our work basically effect on every field but in graphic design field more effective. Because some designers are not relate his design work to ourselves. They design in the pressure. That’s why outcome are not as per today market demand. I am talking about freestyle graphic design not on production design or data formatting, typesetting etc.

Copy Paste Mentality is also a factor of valuate the designer. Reason of copy paste, I think, they try to work fast in under presser. Solution is those learn sketching, understand the design process and follow them. So, if you not fulfill the client requirement, your rating is automatically will be down that is naturally.

2. Software Oriented: 
Some graphic designer basically in India, learn only CorelDraw Software and they think that he is a graphic designer. Because of that he faces many difficulties in future. Today, we need to learn almost all graphic related software as Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign etc. It is tough to be an expert in all software but we need to be familiar with that. Software is surly is the secondary part but we not be complete without it. Because, today graphic design market is very large and platform is spreading day by day. So we need many conversions to single design. As, if you create a simple banner or ads for any company. You may need to create many versions for the same design like. for print purpose, For website, for TV ad etc., in this conversion you may required many software to convert a single design into multipurpose or you can say responsive uses. So, every graphic designer may need to learn some basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, Premier Pro, Flash etc. Whereby, you may save yourselves to elimination by called software oriented person. you become responsive designer.

3. Lack of Awareness about the power of Graphic Design: 
This fast moving environment nobody has time to read whole text. So graphic will help to communicate fast and without languages barriers. Because of this some company or person not want pay high cost for that. Whereas, to create good graphic design, that be original, unique, conceptual and communicative, in any type as logo, poster, banner etc, is costly. It do not matter how match time was consumed to create that design, matter is the designer who creating the design he spend before creating much time to learn all the aspect of visual graphic and technique knowledge, so they should paid for that knowledge not for time the consumed. Same as we pay doctor fee for his knowledge not how much time he take to write down to medicine. This is also a biggest reason to underrate to the all graphic designer. But positive side is that now many big company paying much higher for creative graphic designer so should be positive for that. Many online graphic design contest also are being organized by may site as http://99design.comhttp://freelancer.comFreelance Logo Design, Web Design & Graphic Design | DesignCrowd many more, they awarded to the best original design pay much higher than personal client or company.
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5 Basic Mistakes of Beginner Graphic Designer?


5 Basic Mistakes are below :
1 . Selection of Institute : some institute are only teach tools or provide less knowledge of piratical things or creativity. So be careful to selection of institution. I prefer learn by someone who has good practical knowledge in graphic field. You can go for personal one to one couching it may be some costly but for fast or right direction it will be best.
2 . Learn Basic of Drawing : Drawing will definitely will vary helpful for graphic designer. because now a day competition in creative industry are very high and copyright policy is vary strict. that’s why we need to create every design original and creative.
So, if you know drawing. I will able to create design more creative and original then others. Drawing will help to generate idea fast and create more options. because sometime we spend much time in google searching and get nothing. that time drawing help much.
Specially in logo design drawing is very helpful. I worked on many logo design contest site as designcrowd, 99designs, freelancer etc. and win 200+ logo design contest and many more. You can check out my logo design profile on youtube Kasturi Lal
3 . Not or less Practice at Home : As we know practice make man perfect so do practice as much as possible.
4 . Join Local Company After complete course : I starting face always try to join in big company where many senior designer are available for help or guidance that will help a lot to fast forward to you career in graphic design field.
5 . Laziness to update yourself with latest software and trend: This is last but vary important many designer are not growing because of this. So you should aware about update in our field and software trend etc.
More more graphic design tips and trick follow me on youtube Kasturi Lal
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Do I need to learn drawing in graphic design?


I have 8+ experience in graphic design field. I did not feel that drawing is necessary for me but now day in last 1–2 year I feel that need to know drawing as well. because now a day competition in creative industry are very high and copyright policy is vary strict. that’s why we need to create every design original and creative.
So, if you know drawing. I will able to create design more creative and original then others. Drawing will help to generate idea fast and create more options. because sometime we spend much time in google searching and get nothing. that time drawing help much.
Specially in logo design drawing is very helpful. I worked on many logo design contest site as designcrowd, 99design, freelancer etc. and win 200+ logo design contest and many more. You can check out my logo design profile on youtube Kasturi Lal
Hence, I can say drawing will definitely help for graphic designer. if you learn it Starting face that will very good.
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Is it possible to do full time freelancing work?


Yes definitely!
But take care some points before start.
Freelancing trend are increasing day by day today’s. Everyone want do start freelancing and make some money. There are many tips and tricks to start freelancing. Here are some must important tips or secrets. These all tips are based on my personal experience.
1 . Compatitive Approach – This is as important as petrol in fire and oxizon in our life. When you come down or lose your energy or feel hopeless. It will help much to come back again and again for success.
2 . Keep financial backup before start – This is as parasuit, when you fail or about fail it will save you.
3. Celebrate your small Success with friends – It will keep you recharge always to do more.
4. Enjoy when you fail – feel like game when you fail.
5. Always try to challenge yourself – it will help to bring out hidden talent form yourself.
Hope that helps
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How can earn $1000 per month as a graphic designer?


I will suggest you to participate in online graphic designe contest like logo design, business card design, brochure Design, icon Design contest. You can earn More than $1000 per month if you have great skill in graphic design field.
There are many sites for that as designcrowd, 99designs, freelancer etc.
You can watch this video for more info:
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Why Company Prefer Full Time Graphic Designer vs Freelancer?


Because, in freelancing, freedom goes to freelancers whereas in full-time work freedom is in company hand. But both has it's own special advantages and disadvantages.

In freelancing: Disadvantages for company-
  1. Higher price
  2. Time management issues
  3. Co-ordination issue
  4. Consume much time in correction sometimes
  5. Quality issue
  6. Communication issue to transfer design bring.
In full-time worker advantages for company:
  1. Higher productivity
  2. Full control of quality
  3. Data security
  4. Prevent Client fishing
  5. Low cost if much work available
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How much can earn to be a Graphic Designer ?


Depends on where and how they work. Because, sometime, in the same profession, same degree, same experience and even if in the same company people get different salary.
That's means there is no limit that how much money can be earned in any profession.
Even how, designer can earn money as much as that they can live in any metro City with his family and save some money too.
In Delhi city, graphic design can earn money 20k to 30k per month having 2–3 year experience in.
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5 Secrets of Success for beginner freelancer Graphic Designer


Freelancing trend are increasing day by day today's. Everyone want do start freelancing and make some money. There are many tips and tricks to start freelancing. Here are some must important tips or secrets. These all tips are based on my personal experience.

  1. Competitive Approach - This is as important as petrol in fire and oxygen in our life. When you come down or lose your energy or feel hopeless. It will help much to come back again and again for success. 
  2. Keep financial backup before start - This is as parachute, when you fail  or about fail it will save you. 
  3. Celebrate your small Success with friends - It will keep you recharge always to do more. 
  4. Enjoy when you fail - feel like game when you fail. 
  5. Always try to challenge yourself - it will help to bring out hidden talent form yourself.

Hope that helps

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Success Tips For Graphic designers


First, I will say. There are many graphic designers are highly appreciated and getting good salary rather than web developer, programmer, UX designer in IT industry. But in some cases graphic designer are being underrated.
 3 Success Tips For Graphic designers:
1. Increase creativity and interest: Some graphic designer basically not interested in this creative field, but came by chance or by force or by greed of money to listen by someone in this field. That’s why they are not enjoying their work. because of this, they are not able to create outstanding design and they did not deliver creative design, as we know, in these day, market are demanding more creative and more original design work. That in the biggest reason to underrated graphic designer, who are this kind of. Interest in our work basically effect on every field but in graphic design field more effective. Because some designers are not relate his design work to ourselves. They design in the pressure. That’s why outcome are not as per today market demand. I am talking about freestyle graphic design not on production design or data formatting, typesetting etc.
Copy Paste Mentality is also a factor of devaluate the designer. Reason of copy paste, I think, they try to work fast in under presser. Solution is those learn sketching, understand the design process and follow them. So, if you not fulfill the client requirement, your rating is automatically will be down that is naturally.
2. Not be Software Oriented: Some graphic designer basically in India, learn only CorelDraw Software and they think that he is a graphic designer. Because of that he faces many difficulties in future. Today, we need to learn almost all graphic related software as Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign etc. It is tough to be an expert in all software but we need to be familiar with that. Software is surly is the secondary part but we not be complete without it. Because, today graphic design market is very large and platform is spreading day by day. So we need many conversions to single design. As, if you create a simple banner or ads for any company. You may need to create many versions for the same design like. for print purpose, For website, for TV ad etc., in this conversion you may required many software to convert a single design into multipurpose or you can say responsive uses. So, every graphic designer may need to learn some basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, Premier Pro, Flash etc. Whereby, you may save yourselves to elimination by called software oriented person. you become responsive designer.
3. Know the power of Graphic Design: This fast moving environment nobody has time to read whole text. So graphic will help to communicate fast and without languages barriers. Because of this some company or person not want pay high cost for that. Whereas, to create good graphic design, that be original, unique, conceptual and communicative, in any type as logo, poster, banner etc, is costly. It do not matter how match time was consumed to create that design, matter is the designer who creating the design he spend before creating much time to learn all the aspect of visual graphic and technique knowledge, so they should paid for that knowledge not for time the consumed. Same as we pay doctor fee for his knowledge not how much time he take to write down to medicine. This is also a biggest reason to underrate to the all graphic designer. But positive side is that now many big company paying much higher for creative graphic designer so should be positive for that. Many online graphic design contest also are being organized by may site as http://99design.comhttp://freelancer.comFreelance Logo Design, Web Design & Graphic Design | DesignCrowd many more, they awarded to the best original design pay much higher than personal client or company.
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Logo Design Tips



This is logo designer want their logo better, more impressive, more powerful.
  1. RESEARCH : first gather some information about brand and research on that.
  2. MAKE DRAFT : Create some information about brand and collected information.
  3. TAKE INSPIRATION FROM OTHER : You can get idea for style, format, color combination, shape etc from other logo
  4. KEEP SIMPLE & CREATIVE : Less is more should be the theme for logo creation, Cut unwanted element from logo and keep simple and creative
  5. DRAFT TO BE DIFFERENT : Logo should be stand along in the crouds and be recognized easily. It should not be similar to others.
  6. UNIQUE TYPOLOGRAPHY : Typeface of the logo should be very unique. Sepecially in wordmark logo.
  7. COLOR EMOTIONS : Color have some meaning itself. Each color have different emotion. Be Sensitive for color selection for logo.
  8. VECTOR GRAPHICS : Logo of any company can be used any format for web to print. Vector graphic is capable for any format and scalable infinite.
  9. BE UNIQUE CLEVER : Negative space logo (Fedex, NBC) are the best example for unique and cleverness.
  10. EFFECTIVE ON BLACK AND WHITE : Sometimes logo have to show limited color so it should be effective in Single color.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Freelancer.com Review

Freelancers.com is one of the best website for online freelancing work. Almost 20 lakh freelancer work on this site. I am working on this site last 2 years. You can earn money to work from home without bonding in any time frame. There are two types if project here. one is biding and another is on contest based. You can go with as per you interest.

I mostly participate in contest based project. In this project we have to send Design as per brief before payment or selection. This is a little risky but I love it. For freelancing Work there are many graphic design contest website like 99design.com, designcrowd.com, designcontest.com, crowdspring, fiver, upwork, peopleperhour etc.

You can check my another video on how to win logo design contest. Link given in description.
You can create account free but for fully activated account you need an ID proof. You have to upload it with a photo with a unique code that provided by Freelancer.com.

You will get paid after winning or completion on project by PayPal or direct Account with 10% deduction, that is freelaner.com fee.

In short, I can say that for making money on online platform for graphic designer keep some key points; original, unique and creative.

Less is more.
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