Its time to earn some serious cash, if you are designer i bet you can easily earn 200$ per day. You don’t need to rely on customers, all you need to do is apply to design contests on 99designs & you can earn some serious cash, but sometimes it is very hard to win contests on 99designs, so in today’s article i will be discussing How To Win Design Contest On 99designs.
Before starting let me clear one thing, in order to earn 200$ per day from 99designs , you need to be a good Graphic designer.
99Designs Is Your Best Teacher :
It doesn’t matter at-first if you win design contest or not, all you need to keep in mind is that by applying to design contest you are learning something good every-time & i can say that easily if you work on 99designs for 2 month you will end up being a very good designer.
So now lets get started on How To Win Design Contest On 99designs.
Tips To Win Design Contest On 99designs :
Only Apply If You Know What You Are Doing :
This is the first thing, only apply to design contest if you are 100% sure about what you are doing, if you are good Book Cover designer i recommend you to stick to book covers instead applying to logo design contests.
Search The Best Contest :
Always go for Guaranteed Contest with least amount of entries. Simply don’t get tempted , i recommend you if you wanna win design contest go for the contest with least amount of entries as with this you have more chance of winning, applying to contest with 1000$ winning price & 900 entries, or contest with 200$ prize but 10 entries, be logical , in which contest you have more chance of wining ? Contest with least amount of entries, so always try to apply to contest in which there are very less entries.
Read Brief :
Always take your time, if possible read brief twice, download and read “attached files” if any. Always take points from brief like what should be color scheme for graphic or certain style or font to be used in Graphics, in my opinion understanding what buyer wants is a key to winning design contest on 99designs.
Wait, Watch & Win :
Don’t rush for submitting design for contest or start working on design as soon as some interesting competition pop’s up , first step is to add that competition in watching list & stalk the competition for while, after sometime it will start receiving entries look for ratings, see what buyer is rating high & what buyer is rating low, so wait, watch & learn, so after watching & learning for while, strike hard, submit your design, hopefully this formula will give you upper edge.
Talk With Contest Holder :
Now ! this strategy may sounds strange but this works, after submitting design in a contest start chatting with contest holder, start explaining your design, ask for vital clues like what you are looking for in a design , like what are your color requirements or ask for any changes contest holder is looking for.
Present Your Design Beautifully :
Don’t simply throw out your design, make it presentable , if it is a business card or webpage use mock-ups to present. Use 3-D effects for logo’s, i know you are getting my point, invest little bit of your time in presenting your design, you can do little things like adding borders, frames or presenting design in different color variations.
Design Not Perfect But More :
Instead of designing 1 design & spending hours to perfect it, make more than 1 rough designs and submit them, this can increase your chance of wining. And after wining, high rating or in final round, you can sharpen your design and make it perfect.
Be different :
Be different, submit design ideas which no one has submitted, this can dramatically increase your chance of wining, be creative be different, but don’t simply get too creative that it doesn’t follow’s contest holders brief. If you are being creative always tell contest holder what was in your mid while designing, always be ready for changes.
Make Changes :
After submitting your design, listen to changes what contest holder ask’s for, Plus when submitting design, do ask for changes, after getting Intel from contest holder, make changes & make them fast, this can dramatically increase the chance of you wining the contest, making changes shows that you are really giving respect to Contest holder’s suggestion & this shows that you are really interested in wining this competition.
99Designs is best place to earn & learn, it doesn’t matter if you earn or not, every day you will learn a lot of new things, this is the motivation , that you need while working on 99Designs, every day you will face new challenges , if you are newbie you can get lot of hands-on practice & if you are Pro you will learn new things while earning some serious cash. so my advice for you guys is to have fun & money will always be there, just be creative and give your best.
Did i miss something ? please share your tips & tricks for wining design contest on 99designs in comment section below 🙂 any questions ? feel free to ask.
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