As 48hourslogo designer, you can not only join any crowdsourced logo contest of your choice, but also set up your own profile page for direct 1-on-1 hires and receiving tips directly from your personal portfolio page. Let me show you how to do all that in this article.
Your Personal Portfolio Page
You can access your own portfolio page by clicking on your profile image → My Portfolio. All your winning designs, client reviews will be automatically shown here. If you are a newly registered designer, this page could be empty. But don’t worry, as you starts to accumulate design wins your page will look like one of our Top Designer Portfolios.
On the top of this page, you will find the 【Tip】and【Hire】button. Anyone can easily Tip, and Hire you from this page so it’s a good idea to share this page with your potential clients.
Anyone can click on the Tip button to send you a tip, and you will receive it immediately without any fees or deductions.
You will receive a notification when someone sends you a tip. Make sure you click on this message and reply with a thank you note.
We also implemented the Tip feature when a client leaves a 5 star review.
Very Important: As designers, you are allowed send your portfolio page link to any client but DO NOT ask for tips.
How to setup my 1-on-1 hire
You must first enable your 1-on-1 hire feature by going to your setting page and click on the button next to 1-on-1 hire. All you had to do is enter your hourly rate and checkbox the services that you can offer.
After saving your 1-on-1 hire setting, make sure you click on the Visit my 1-on-1 hire page> link below to upload at least 1 cover image for this service. Moderators will regularly review and approve any new direct hire services. Once approved, it will appear automatically under your profile page.
How does 1-on-1 hire work
When a client clicks on the 【Hire Me】button on your page, he will be prompted to enter a short task description, and you will be notified a new order shown below:
Based on the task, you can message your client below and click on the cash icon to provide a price quote for this order.
Make sure you also attach a message with your price quote and click on the 【Send】button. Once the client makes the payment, you can start working.
You can message your client and attach your work from the bottom of the order page. When you have attached your work, select “✅ Order delivered” so the client will be asked to confirm and finish the project. Once a project is confirmed, you will receive your order payment minus 20% commission for the platform.
How to promote yourself to get tips and orders
One common area where clients find a designer is via our Top Designer Page. Unlike our designer ranking where it’s based on the total number of contest wins. The top designer page ranking is based on recent 30 days. So this is a great place for any new designers to gain exposure and receive direct orders from clients.
You are also allowed to share your personal portfolio page to any potential clients. Anyone can easily hire and tip you from this page. Together with your actual client reviews and work portfolio, this can be a very effective way to get more jobs for your creative talents.