(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.
Comments for How I Outsourced My Logo Creation for My Website
|ec 04, 2012||After I Put Some Pressure, I Finally Got My Logo 🙂
It took some long waiting days , but I finally got my logo.
Check it out here;
Well I think it was worth it for $5.
|Jun 21, 2013||20 dollar logo
I used www.20dollarlogo.com which was pretty good and had my logo in 2 days.
I think it’s worth paying the extra $15 and knowing you’ll get quality, and it’s so easy to communicate with them.
Hope that helps someone.
|Aug 28, 2014||Constructive criticism works effectively
I can see that there’s nothing wrong with that previous design. We all do have that firsts and then later improve and I don’t think sarcasm helps.
He/she could just have said it in a way of constructive criticism—it’s most helpful and effective.
|Aug 30, 2014||For a logo you want perfect from the first try
A logo is representing your product. Of course you want it to be perfect. Still, no need to pay big $$$ from the first try…
If you make use of revisions in good fiverr gigs, carefully review the feedback and work samples… you can get far with 5 bucks.
Even if you repeat that process 5 times you will be much cheaper off than with a premium service for 100 bucks.
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