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How to make $0 as freelance UI UX designer

What all things you need to do, to become a full time freelancer in UI UX ?

But, how do you make $0 as a designer?

You’re doing it already, so I think you don’t need my help :)

I have been in the UI UX field for almost 5 years now and here are some of the things you should do to make $0 as freelance UI UX Designer!


Please don’t Practice

From my journey so far towards to becoming a successful UI UX freelance designer to now owning a small team, I have realized one thing, I should not practice in order to become a bad designer!

I used to practice like two designs a week, so please don’t practice making designs, it’ll make you a good designer 😑

We’re trying to make $0 here, so we need to become bad designers first.


Don’t copy other’s designs from dribbble or behance

I used to copy designs from dribbble a lot and make exactly those kind of designs in my practice sessions, it was small progress towards becoming a good designer again, oof!

So you need to avoid doing this too!


Don’t care about your audience

Just do what you like, never care about whom you’re designing for, you should only focusing on creating bad design, that will automatically make you an ignorant designer and hence $0 towards your success!


Never post your designs on social media and design platforms!

Year back I started posting my designs consistently twice a week on dribbble, and recently started posting on Instagram too!

Guess what? these clients are hitting my inbox 😑😑

Our Goal is to be broke as a freelancer, not to make money, please remember that!


Don’t cold message people, they will sue you!

I was already running away from my goal to be broke as a freelancer, I don’t know why?

I started cold messaging people who had fu*cked up websites!

Below is the template

Hello “Client Name”,

How are you?

I came across your website “Client’s website”

Trust me it can be transformed into an amazing website, currently looks all over the place with text and color problems! (finding exact problems)

★ 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 ★

“You Portfolio”

Only if you need help, please feel free to reach back!

Have a lovely day!

“Your name”

Email: “Your Email”

Website: “Your Website”

This is the template I used!

But realized, cold messages have very low conversion rate and that is okay.

Those were my quick tips to not making money in your journey.

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