I am always intrigued with alternative and/or new ways to make money from the typical 9-5.
It is becoming more apparent to me that the typical 9-5 jobs that many have become accustomed to over the last few decades is probably not going to be as prevalent in the future.
Make money designing logos?
The newest income-generator that I found is for designers (or wanna-be’s).
CrowdSpring.com, 99 Designs and a couple other similar sites allow buyers to post a project and how much they are willing to pay for it. Designers then create logos, design elements, or whatever it calls for and the best one wins. Basically it just puts the control back into the buyer’s hands by letting them choose from the multiple entries from various designers.
How much does it pay?
From what I have seen on the site, it looks like the projects pay from $200 to a couple thousand each. Obviously the better paying projects will have more and better competition, but if you are good, it could be a nice income supplement.
Interestingly even the cheap ($200-$400) projects have a lot of entries. So, I don’t think it would be a walk-in-the-park for anyone, but it is definitely a fun way to try to make some extra cash.
Is it worth submitting if I am not a designer?
Possibly, but if you have never designed anything before, it will probably take you a while before you win some. But, one of the cool things about Goalspring is that the buyers often submit feedback to the designers telling them what they like and don’t like, so if you can meet the needs of the buyer better than the others, you might have a shot.