How to create a passive income as a designer?

passive-income

Every once in a while is hard to find work or maybe business is a bit slow so is good to have an extra income, a passive income. If you are a designer and you want to have a passive income here are few things that can help you achieve that.

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  1. Use the designs that that were rejected by your clients and sell them on Graphic leftovers or a similar marketplace.
  2. Sell email services to your clients under your name with Campaignmonitor.
  3. Sell templates, a handy list of 10 places to sell templates.
  4. Sell photos or vectors on Shutterstock.com, Istockphoto.com, Fotolia.com or Graphicriver.
  5. Design and sell products on Cafepress or Zazzle, not only t-shirts you can sell a bunch of other stuff.
  6. Create a blog and add some affiliate banners to earn commissions or sell advertising if you have enough visitors.
  7. Write an ebook and sell it.
  8. Write articles or tutorials for blogs and magazines.

These are only a few things you can do, of course this takes time and the profit from this does not come over night. You can work on some of this stuff when you are between projects and spend your time more effectively and why not maybe even profitably.

More links about passive income:

http://www.outlawdesignblog.com/2009/my-secrets-about-passive-income/

http://freelanceswitch.com/money/turn-your-unused-client-work-into-passive-income/

http://notbythehour.com/

http://www.adrianpelletier.com/2009/03/08/creating-passive-income-on-the-side/

Do you have a passive income?

If you are a designer and you want to have a passive income here are few things that can help you achieve that.

If you have designs that were rejected by your clients and can use them in other ways why not use those and sell them.

Sell templates on http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2008/12/10-places-to-sell-templates/

Sell illustrations on shutterstock.com, istockphoto.com, fotolia.com.

Sell products on cafepress or zazzle, not only shirts you can sell a bunch of other stuff.

Create a blog and add some affiliate banners or sell advertising if you have enough visitors.

Write an ebook

Write articles for smashingmagazine or tutorials psd/net/tuts http://www.inspiredm.com/2009/08/14/20-top-design-blogs-looking-for-freelance-writers/

These are only a few things you can do, of course this takes and the profit from this does not come over night. You can work on some of this stuff when you are between projects and spend your time more effectively and why not maybe even profitably.

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  3. Norby Bandan Aug 18, 2009 at 20:36

    If you’re thinking about signing up for Campaign Monitor, I would suggest you evaluate Irtus.com before making a decision as Irtus.com’s email application puts more money into your pocket and provides you tools to completely re-brand their application to your liking (Your logo, your links, etc.). Further more, you can integrate their application directly with your existing website. Allowing you to gain new customers passively; each time someone visits your site. Regardless if you’re providing newsletter designing or not.

    Just another designer’s 2¢

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  5. mochilero Aug 19, 2009 at 23:26

    Good tips, passive income is something valuable even if you have lots of work which gives you enough money. You never know when you may need it.

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