One of my favorite ways to waste time is by hanging out on Twitter. Not only do I use the site to keep up on current events and chat with friends, but I also use it to check out cool designs and designers. Today, I want to share some of my favorite Twitter accounts that are related to graphic design. Keep in mind that these are just my current favorites and this time two months from now, I might be digging something completely different.
So, here are some of my favorites for now…
This one is probably my top favorite right now. Lots of great tweets on design, art and just visual culture in general. One of my recent favorite shares of theirs is below.
My Modern Metropolis
A great option for all art enthusiasts out there. They do tweets on all different types of art from photograhpy to drawings and everything in between. A recent tweet of theirs that caught my eye is below.
So, those are really my top picks right now. If you are still looking for some additional accounts to follow on Twitter, I suggest checking out this list of individual designers. It is a little outdated so you will miss anyone who is new and cool, but it is still a pretty decent resource for people looking to add a few designers to their follow list. So, give that a read and I’ll try to update this post in the future as I come across new and cool designer accounts on Twitter.
If you have decided that it is time for you to start making a little bit of extra cash on the side, then you might consider looking to Fiverr for your source of side income. It does not take too much time looking around the site to see that there are a lot of designers out there getting a lot of work from the online marketplace. You can do everything from logos to website design all on the same site. Basically – anything and everything that you can think of using your graphic design skills for, there is a place for it on Fiverr and probably people looking to pay you for it.
That is the great thing about using the site to earn some extra money.
The bad thing is that with a base level account, you can only charge the $5 for your service and they take a 20% cut of what you earn. So that $5 job turns into to just $4 for you.
Fortunately, that is only for level one sellers and as you gain feedback in the form of reviews, you have the ability to move up in account levels. When you do this, you are then able to add on services that people can pay extra for, which means that the $5 job could turn into a $25 job and losing 20% of $25 gives you more in pocket money than if it were 20% of just $5 for the work. A good example of how you can upcharge once you get your account level raised is something like $5 for delivery in 24 hours – this is a common one that you will see sellers offering.
In order to know what you can offer for sale on the site, it is a good idea to first check out the gigs that are currently being offered to see how you can compete. You can also see how many jobs people have pending and how much feedback they have – this lets you know how many hungry buyers are out there waiting to give you their money.
Over time, you will build up a good profile with lots of reviews, which will allow you to make more and more money from the site. As you will see, this is a great way to make a little extra money doing something that you actually enjoy. Best of luck to you!