In addition to the obvious salary, I also get paid for the use of my company’s brand names and logos in my marketing materials. This is a great way to get a little extra cash for your services and I love the fact that I can get paid for using the logos for a variety of products.
I know that these logos can help you get more sales by using your name in your ads and on your website, but can they also help you make more money? In one of our experiments we asked a few people to fill out survey forms that asked them to list their top three jobs (or five) in their current field. The best place to work might be your website, but there are plenty of other possible fields where you can work.
The results: Only 2% of respondents reported that their field of work best suited their personality type. But it’s not surprising that the field that best matched their personality was marketing. Most survey respondents are marketing professionals who are also technology specialists, so this is not a surprise. I think this might be a reflection of our industry as a whole, but I can’t imagine how it could be otherwise.
It’s likely that if you’re a designer, especially someone in a senior role, you are either very creative or have a very specific skill set that you are not accustomed to. This does not mean that you will be unqualified for a job, but instead, you might find that you have a much wider range of skillsets than you would if you were more creative, and thus more suited for a job that requires a lot of creativity and flexibility in your work.
Again, its important to realize that this salary is just a “cost of doing business” and not necessarily a guarantee of future pay. But, if youre a designer, you deserve to have your salary increased, and this salary may well be the only way you will get the job.
Design is a very competitive field, and the fact is that if youre doing a job that requires a lot of creativity and flexibility, chances are good that when you get hired youll have the flexibility to not only do your best work but also do great work. I don’t know how many times I’ve been told I’m not qualified for a job, but I’m always glad when they change their minds.
So, if youre in design, youre going to have to be flexible. It really is that simple. You can do your best work, and if youre not willing to take the chance youll be fired. It’s not hard to see that there’s a lot of room for improvement in the way design tools are currently being used.
Some companies have made it clear that if you can not meet their demands youll be laid off. I know it hurts, but there are ways to outwork people. If youre so good at your job that you just cant stand being laid off you may be able to take care of your job without a salary (or at least without any money), but youll still have to figure out how to make your best product work.
For designers, theres a lot of ways to make money. Its not as straightforward as just getting a job, and there is no easy way to make money from design. However there are a lot of ways to make money if you want to make money, and I think in the world of design there are a lot more ways to do it than there are ways to make money on the web or in the real world.
People have been making money from design for a long time, since the dawn of the computer age. Back in 1978, a group of students at the University of Illinois set up a website called www.designing.com, which at the time was the oldest such site. Even then there were a lot of people who wanted to work in design, and the site was pretty popular.