There are plenty of sites to let your artsy side shine and help you make some extra money in the process. Etsy.com is a virtual marketplace where the craftier among us can sell their wares to shoppers from all over the world for a percent transaction fee. And Café Press allows you to design and sell your own graphic T-shirts, mugs and other printables from home for the cost of materials.
If you love to communicate visually and have fashioned your own great business logo or website, graphic design could be for you. Potential clients are likely to be most interested in your portfolio. Have you designed a school poster? Put together a brochure for a nonprofit? Showcase your skills by creating a website and uploading images of your work. (Skilledup.com offers a range of classes—some for free—on website creation and graphic design.) Look for job postings on aiga.org and on more general job boards such as Indeed, Monster and Simply Hired.
- Need some inspiration? Check out these easy-to-make crafts!