Design and Money Making Opportunities at 99designs

99designs provides design and money making opportunities for designers who like to work at home. Actually designers will be introduced with lots of contest at 99designs. Designers just have to choose the contests which suit them, submit their design, compete and win the contest. The winner will receive cash prizes from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the contest. Basically 99designs is a design contest which designers compete to win money, getting exposure, polish skills and built an online business.

Winning is not everything but we should give our best to win the contest once we decided to participate. Our final goal is to win the contest because we’ll get the cash price and the title. The winning title proves we are the best among the contestants and our design, skill and ability are good and acceptable.  That’s what designers should aim for when participate in the contest at 99designs. Even if we did not win the contest, which most designers will fall into the losing category, we still gain lots of things other than money and title. Designers get to polish and practice their design and skills for improvement. The design submitted will be review, evaluate and judge. Sometimes it’ not because the design submitted is bad but just that there some other better design. In this case a good design will be noted even if did not win the contest. Customers or contest holders will remember those designers who submitted good design but fail to win the contest. If you participate in lots of contest, you’re actually building you portfolio and at the same time polishing your skills. When people are familiar with the existence of such popular designer, it’s just a matter of time customers come to you directly with designing proposals. Check out the designers at 99designsand you’ll get an idea of what they earn besides winning contests.

It’s FREE to sign up an account at 99designs. Once you’ve created your FREE account, you can start participate in contests and submit your design. There are lots of contest categories which designers can participate. You can design logo, t-shirt, business card, brochure, book cover, flyer, banner, web page, WordPress theme, twitter backgrounds and many more. Payments are done via PayPal, AlertPay, Moneybookers or Western Union. Minimum payout is $50 and it took about 10 working days to process the payment. It is best to use PayPay as there is no withdrawal fee. Other payment method requires a minimum withdrawal fee of at least $10.

There is also an affiliate program which allows you to make extra money. You’ll need to sign up with Commission Junction to participate in this money making opportunities. You’ll earn commissions on sales placed on 99designs logo store and any design projects referred.

P/S: Check out some of the contests and you’ll find that many designers are participating. It’s very competitive but it’s also good for training and polishing your ability. Once you’re able to win the contest, you’re ready to take on any design proposal given.



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4 Responses to “Design and Money Making Opportunities at 99designs”

  1. Ken says:

    It looks to competitive for me, It may be a good idea, but I definitely do not have time to participate in contests. It is easier to post an add on Craigslist and get a project.

  2. Josh says:

    The idea doesn’t sound that good to me, contests are difficult especially for design. May be a better option is some of the webmaster forum marketplaces.

  3. Ramon says:

    “It’s very competitive but it’s also good for training and polishing your ability.”

    more like wasting time to me.

  4. Phil says:

    I use 99 designs all the time for clients logos. For us its the best choice as you can present control to the client and they can interact to get exactly what they want.