A “gig” in the online world is small work or projects you do as a freelancer using a particular online marketplace as a means to find work, book clients and get make money online. This work pays quite well ($25+/hour is quite common) is quite varied, including copywriting, painting, cleaning, software/website development, computer support, translations, putting together furniture, carpentry work and a lot else. This can be a great online side hustle for college students.
Graphic designers are one of the professions that have a wide variety of ways to make money online. It all comes down to how versatile you are, how good you are at graphic design and if you are looking for some passive income or consistent money.
Graphic stock marketplaces allow you to easily sell high quality images, photos, music and audio for money. Over time this turns into a great way to make money online through a passive income revenue stream.
Design marketplaces allow you to make money online by selling your graphic designs directly to clients or enter in contests to compete for projects for money and to increase their client base.
Unlike traditional e-commerce selling, in this case you design t-shirts/logos and license it to other companies that take case of making, distributing and selling the product.