Branding yourself as an artist or graphic designer is easier and easier in the internet age. Basically any freelancer can get themselves their own website to display their work and make an attempt to sell themselves to the world. In graphic design this can become particularly lucrative. You simply post a portfolio of your work and keep your contact information available and you can watch as jobs trickle in. Whether this is your primary source of income or just a side gig the money making power of the web is at your very talented finger tips.
With the help of a web hosting service, which is totally affordable even for a freelancer, you can build a great website that displays your prowess and availability. Cheap web hosting has made each individual offering their services into a small business almost over night. This is not just true of folks looking for work in graphic design. People with almost any sort of skill set can display their work on the internet and drive some more work in their direction. Even if the website is not the place where most of your jobs are coming from it gives your whole endeavor a sense of professionalism that your business card does not quite make.