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Q&A: Should I hire a graphic designer?

This listener runs an online health coaching company. Her course content needs detailed illustrations, but she’s not an artist. What should she do?
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Episode 1138
When you need to get something done and you don’t have the skill to do it, what’s the best path forward—is it better to learn that skill (at least to a basic level) or get some help from a professional?

Specifically, today’s caller runs an online health coaching company. Her course content needs detailed illustrations, and she’s not an artist. What should she do?

I’ll answer her question in some detail, and for any other listeners in a similar situation, I’ll also give you a couple options for solving this problem yourself.

"My Side hustle is an online health coaching company called Run Life. I and another coach teach courses on weight loss, race training, weight training and overall wellness. Our course content is developed in-house and we often find the need for custom graphic design. For example, illustrations of the body with certain muscle groups highlighted progress charts, meal plans and worksheets.

The problem is that I am not skilled at graphic design. So my question is should I put in the time and money and learn to design myself or should I contract out my graphic design needs? I want to leverage my current skill set, but my path to income has a huge hurdle when I think of paying someone else to do all my design work."

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