If you’re a maid, your soul purpose is to provide your clients with a clean house. If you work at Mcdonnalds then you have to get burgers assembled, quick. If you’re a designer, then you have to provide your clients with custom creations that help their businesses do better. It’s business. If your portfolio is good that’s half the battle. Clients want to see that not only can you create value for them, but deliver it. This means creating practical solutions that they can quickly have up and running.
This applies not only to graphic design, but in every field. Creating and then delivering value will get you ahead. Don’t worry about money, just focus on providing the world with value, then you’ll be rewarded.