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I’m looking for a bit of guidance with the best direction for finding work. I know it’s a hyper-competitive market and everyone is looking for work. But there are so many areas I could potentially focus on, I wonder if anyone could share their journey or how they got started?
Where I’m at…
I’ve been designing in Webflow for just under a year now and using Adobe Photoshop/After Effects as well as Figma to help with my designs. I’ve done all of Webflows courses as well as 2 Udemy and 1 Awwards course on web design so have a firm grasp on web design(although still a lot to learn).
I started of getting the odd job through Fiverr but became impatient and frustrated with the low prices (full websites for $50 after Fiverr cut) so decided to try and go my own route. I get no response from Upwork applications at all due to lack of experience and reviews. I’m just starting to learn networking and social media(which I should have done from the start). But so many different avenues. I’m a little lost and the pressure is on now as if I don’t see some traction in the next month I run out of cash!
Any guidance at all would be amazing. I’m not looking for the magic key or shortcuts(as I know they don’t exist), just some direction to stop me from feeling like a one-legged duck! I want to keep going as I love designing but gravely underestimated how difficult it is to find work.