Hey guys. I just wanted to tell you something: I believe that being a graphic designer is the best job on the planet.
Let me say that one more time: I believe that being a graphic designer is the greatest job on the planet. In today’s video, we’re going to talk about why that is, and what makes it different.
If you’re a graphic designer and you’re struggling, this is the video for you. So without further ado, let’s roll right into it.
Why Graphic Design Is The Best Job
As you know, we’ve been on this journey for quite some time. I’ve been making these videos on YouTube for about one year now, so I’m excited to have you back with me.
Today’s topic is very special to me, because I’m going to talk about being a graphic designer: what it’s all about, why it’s such a great job, and why you might be facing some drawbacks in your career. I also have a free offer to make for you, so stick around!
Being a graphic designer is the best job on the planet. I believe that with all my heart and soul — it’s what got me to where I am today. It’s the reason I create these videos. I love graphic design.
1. The Freedom
As a graphic designer, you get to create some amazing things. You also have freedom.
You can travel all over the world and work from your laptop. You can work from home, if you want. You aren’t stuck in a 9-5 office job. And if you are stuck in an office for your graphic design job, you might feel like it has stolen your joy.
There are a lot of creatives, like me, who like to work late at night. I do my best work from the hours of 10:00 to around 2:00 in the morning. Now, as I’ve grown from being just a graphic designer to a CEO and a speaker, I don’t do as much graphic design at night. I only do it because I feel like it — when I want to be creative and have that outlet.
As a graphic designer, I’ve been able to work my way up the ranks to where I am today. Now I’m able to pick and choose the projects that I work on. Being a graphic designer allows you to have that creative ability.
2. The Creativity
Graphic designers are some of the most important people in our business world. We are the people that take ideas and turn them into visual images. As I like to say, I turn words into images. We’re able to take people’s ideas and give them life, turning a brand into a full-fledged business.
I recently did a Facebook post that got over 2 million views and 17,000 comments. That couldn’t have happened without a graphic designer coming up with an idea, executing a brand, and developing that into marketing. That’s why graphic design and marketing go hand in hand.
If you are a graphic designer and you don’t know anything about marketing, I highly encourage you to team up with a marketer or an advertiser. Those partnerships are key.
3. The Money
The other thing I love about graphic design is the money.
I’m going to be honest — the money didn’t start off great. But now, because I have multiple graphic designers and as a great team, the money is awesome. I’ve gotten really good at delegating.
To give you some perspective, I started my career selling cell phones; very low-ticket, a couple hundred bucks at the most. Then I started selling vacuum cleaners at a slightly higher price. Then I moved on to selling cars, which is a pretty significant investment for most people. At last I moved to selling home loans, which is a huge cost.
Out of all those jobs, I’ve made the most money doing graphic design. I’ve made more money doing graphic design than anything else I’ve done in my life. And I have the freedom. I have the flexibility. I get to use my abilities to create things.
If you’re a creator and you love to create something out of nothing, graphic design is the perfect role for you. There are so many other things you can do to increase your income while you’re growing your skills and business — I’ll get into those in another video.
4. The Community
Another thing I love about graphic design is getting inspired by other graphic designers.
One of the shortcomings in our industry is that we don’t have enough people who we can be inspired by and go through life with. Because of that, I’ve been working on a project for the past 5 years.
I’ve built a community called the Instagraphics Pro Network. You can find it on Facebook. It’s a private group, and we put out valuable content there every single day, like interviews, motivational memes, thoughts of the day, and more. There are around 53 other graphic designers in that group who you can build a community with.
So, if you’re struggling in a certain area and need the help of a specific creator, this is a place where you can one work with them. You can grow as an entrepreneur and learn how to grow your business. Get inspired, build your network, and grow your community.
Part of being a graphic designer is going through highs and lows. You will have great times, and you will have more challenging times. You’re going to have to learn how to compete against other designers and learn how to get your prices right.
That’s why I developed this online community: to help you grow personally and professionally. Because 80% of business problems are personal problems. In this group, we’re going to talk about some of those personal things. We’re going to talk about your business challenges. I want to help you break through.
So join me! You can look up Instagraphics Pro Network on Facebook, or you can shoot me a direct message, and I will personally invite you into the group. I would love to have you. I’m looking for open-minded people, people who are hungry, people who are resilient and who are tired of getting paid below what they’re worth. If that sounds like you, join our group.
I’m hoping this helped to inspire you a little bit. I look forward to seeing you guys in the next one, and as always, keep looking up.