Create a LOGO That POPS Like a Custom Logo

But WITHOUT the High Cost and Long Wait

How I Find Logo Designers – Fast, Affordable and Amazing Quality

One of my favorite clients recently approached me with the need to have a logo created. He has a professional consulting practice, a website and a blog.

The Problem: He needs a new logo to give his brand more punch and memorability.  BUT he’s on a shoestring budget since he is just starting out, it’s been t-i-g-h-t.

The Solution: I’m going to show you exactly what I showed him – how to get your quality custom logo designed for a song!

How to design a logo, design a custom logo

 

Custom Logo Design Brainstorming

For his company’s logo design, my client wanted to use the image of an anchor. So I jumped online and performed a quick search on Google Images for the keyword term ‘anchor logo’. See what it returned for anchor logo. While that search didn’t produce the perfect logo answer, it did give us a lot of variations for brainstorming ideas.

When you do this, be careful not to use any of these images exactly, as they are likely copyrighted, thus protecting their use. Copyright violation is a serious offense.

How to Create a Logo for Cheap – But Looks Custom Made!

To get a great logo on a shoestring budget, there is a company that offers creative services – including logo design – for $5. Amazing!! A lot of the outsourced vendors live around the globe, where $5 means a whole lot more than it does here.

Logo Images from Google Search

My client wants to use the image of an anchor. So I jumped online and performed a quick search on Google Images for the keyword term ‘anchor logo’. See what it returned for anchor logo. While that search didn’t produce the perfect logo answer, it did give us a lot of variations for brainstorming ideas.

Create a LOGO That POPS Like a Custom Logo But WITHOUT the High Cost and Long Wait

When you do this, be careful not to use any of these images exactly, as they are likely copyrighted, thus protecting their use. Copyright violation is a serious offense.

To get a great logo on a shoestring budget, there is a company that offers creative services – including logo design – for $5. Amazing!! A lot of the outsourced vendors live around the globe, where $5 means a whole lot more than it does here.

Logo Design Services

Fiverr offers logo design services, and you can search for vendors by the type of logo you want.

I often recommend a simple black & white or two color logo, which is easiest to reproduce and clearest when photocopying, faxing, etc. Not to mention that they are less expensive to print, versus four-color.

To find these vendors, specify (near the top of the screen – drop down choices) and search by:

  • Type: Text & Symbol
  • Style: Simple/Minimal
  • File Format: JPG
  • Also Offers: Multiple Versions

Of course, you can search for any type of logo (vintage, dimensional, four-color, etc.) by specifying other choices. Look for vendors whose base service includes: 1.) quick turnaround, 2.) custom design – no templates, 3.) willingness to do revisions, and 4.) a guarantee.

Look through the samples of their logo work by scrolling through the images on their showcase screen. Important Note: small text in a logo will generally not be visible on a mobile device – phone or tablet, which comprise over 60% of all Internet views now. If your logo is going on your website, readability is critical.

Take look at the reviews by their previous customers – located at the bottom of the screen. This will tell you a lot.

Consider a Few Different Logo Vendors

For a simple 1-2 color logo, there are thousands of vendors that look like they may be worth a try. And at $5 a pop, it’s worth it to me to try several.

Before buying, I recommend emailing them, which is private and secure on Fiverr. Find the ‘contact me’ button. Ask any questions you have. Their response will give you an idea of their command of the English language (really!) and response time. Customer communication and responsiveness are keys to getting good service.

Order Your Logo Design

You just set up an account, and for $5 they deliver the files they promise in their description. You want at least a JPG or PNG file – print-ready for business cards and such. Editable files are usually extra. Read the description and “Extra gigs” carefully to know what you’re buying. Each vendor is different.

Be sure to give them enough information to get as close to your desires as possible. Try to sketch something to give them an idea. If you’re working with a color scheme, for your website or social media platform, give them a link. Do you want a tagline? You can attach documents when you give them the details. Give them as much instruction as makes sense.

What to Expect

After you buy, you will receive a prompt and an email asking for more info so they can execute to your specifications. They will deliver your first draft and you will be notified by email.

Once you have the final logo, other vendors on fiverr.com can make “banners” for your website and/or social media profiles, so that your branding is consistent among all your web properties.

Fiverr also offers much, much more – take a look – it’s FUN to browse!

 

 

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