5. Participate in design contests
I am sure most of you must have heard about global creative platforms like 99design.com. This is one of the websites that has been around for a long time. Most designers have started their design career with such creative platforms.
The best part about such websites is that you can always find some opportunities to make money. Such creative platforms not only host lot of freelance opportunities but also host creative contest for professionals. The worrisome part is that you have to compete with thousands of other designers. But then, if you believe in yourself and your work, you will eventually breakthrough any challenges.
The best tip we can share here is to give complete focus and undivided attention on the design. Even if you participate in fewer contests compared to other designers, make sure to give your best.