To start working as a freelance visual designer, you will want to hone your graphic design skills. As clients enjoy working with freelance visual designers who have some type of accreditation, you should consider getting a bachelor’s in graphic design or journalism. If you aren’t interested in getting a college degree, work on getting a certification in different design technologies. Adobe offers a certification program for its design software, including InDesign, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator. There’s many online webinars and classes you can take to learn more. After developing your skills, look for a full-time job where you can design illustrations and publish your work. Work on developing a portfolio filled with freelance work. Then create a profile on Contra to look for freelance clients and get paid commission free.