Graphic design is an industry that relies heavily on the side hustle. Crystal Petersen started hustling as a graphic designer while in college at the University of Georgia. “While I was an undergraduate, I helped pay for educational expenses by selling my graphic design services to people I knew. I would take anything from a $25 business card design to $200 logo for a friend I met through Facebook.”
Sites like Etsy, 99 Designs and Café Press allow side hustling designers to sell their services and designs. Petersen recommends also setting up a professional profile on Upwork. “There are always clients in search of someone to help them with graphic design,” she says.