(December 03, 2012)
A few days ago, I had a heated discussion over Facebook with an acquaintance of mine. He really had a problem with the old design of my Facebook fan page. Instead of getting annoyed at how personal his comments were, I try to find the optimal solution. Some people suggested I use 99designs to get a logo created for about $100.
I was simply not ready to spend $100 just to have a design created. Perhaps some time in future when I’m ready to invest that much money into my website, but not now.
Creating a Logo for Only $5
Luckily, there are cheaper alternatives out there. The alternative is called Fiverr.
For such designer jobs, the Fiverr service is the ideal solution. I won’t create a logo for my website itself. I don’t want to risk any copyright problems or something like that. But for a Facebook fan page or a Twitter logo, this is perfect.
No one will get angry at me for using something like that for a Twitter or Facebook logo. It’s simply a decision of practicability versus risk and return of interest. And $5 for a logo, that’s okay.
Choosing the Right Designer on Fiverr
Fortunately and unfortunately on Fiverr, there are many designers. Simply looking for the feedbacks score is not enough to find the best one. It takes some time to really read what the people write on the feedback reviews.
Since it’s only $5, I can risk it and try to choose one of the designers I found interesting. He has a delivery time of 18 days and almost 200 orders in the queue. This is enough for me to say that this guy probably knows what he’s doing. Also, he’s a top-rated seller and has a feedback score of 100% good feedback.
This sounds okay.
I am really excited about seeing the results from this outsourcing experiment. I’m just about to order this Fiverr Gig. These 18 days of waiting time will be killing me. Having patience is not something you can outsource just now 🙂
Appearance versus Content
The bottom-line in my opinion is, if I have a great Facebook fan page where I post useful stuff from time to time. Then, real fans and real friends will support me even if my logo design sucks. This is my honest opinion.
If I put all my efforts in having a nice appearance but what I’m talking about is uninteresting, this really would be the worst choice. But just in order to make my very visually oriented visitors happy, I’m ready to invest a little bit into a nicer logo.
Let’s hope it’s worth it.