I was asked if I knew about these sites where artists bid on jobs.
These sites include 99designs, Freelance, Upwork…… Yes I have heard of them. I did create a 99designs account and put all my time into it for about two and a half weeks. I know I should have put more time into it, if I wanted it to work out. Honestly I didn’t want it to. With sites like these, you find a project that you like and read the required prompts such as colors, subject, type face and how the client wants the image to look.
I only worked on a few projects. I was proud of them, even adding them to my portfolio with in the site to see if it would get my level increased from Entry.
All in all, I still have my profile up but I want people to find my work and commission me for work because they like my work, not because I signed up for a website and bid on a project. I might have been proud of these designs but the clients weren’t. No hard feelings though, its part of being an artist. Not everyone likes your work. If you want to start your freelance art career on these sites, I would say DON’T! It’s a waste of time. Put your time into creating what you like and actually building your brand.
That was my experience and why I chose to stop using freelancing sites. I will keep my profile up and running just to keep an eye on the projects. If one pops up that I like I will consider it. I wont be putting all my time into it though. I would rather use print on demand websites. I actually have several shops.
If your curious, if I have ever had a client, Yes. I wrote a blog post about that commission.
Thank you for reading.