You’ve created your first website or business, now it’s time for you to create a killer logo to match your content and brand. Before heading over to Google and simply typing in “create a logo”, you should first know the different options you have available.
In this article, we are going to break down the many different ways you can have a logo created for your site or business. While each of them will be different in complexity, time and cost — each will be broken down in full detail so you will have the best information at hand. Having designed thousands of original logos for clients located globally, we know what it takes to create a great logo design. Read through each of the methods below and see which option is best for you!
Hire a Professional Logo Designer
One of the easiest things you can do to create a logo, is to simply Google for “hire a logo designer“, pick one and then go through their methods of signup, logo design and submitting payment. The problem with this method is that you are just randomly choosing someone to design your logo, who you also have no history or feedback with. Another reason why this is probably a bad idea, is that agencies and high-end logo designers users charge a very high premium in comparison to other designers. Gone are the days of needing to go local or pay a huge premium for design service, instead read on through out list of better options.
Logo Design Contests
Something that has been of discussion lately is the concept of using logo design contests to come up with a design for your site. While this has some advantages, it also comes with several bad ones. One of the first problems is that logo design contests can easily cost you hundreds of dollars (usually starting in the $400+ range), and can go much higher depending on the site you are using and how many people you want to take part in your contest. Another problem we see with logo design contests, is that you are putting up a lot of money, and while you will definitely get a lot of designs to choose from — what if you still aren’t happy with any of them? In most cases, you will simply need to pick a logo that looks decent and award your cash prize to the artists.
Create Your Own Logo with Design Software
Another option is to simply create a logo of your own. However, if you aren’t a well-trained designer then you are likely going to have to start this process from ground zero. Not only does this mean you will need to master whatever software it is you are going to use, you will also need to purchase it as well — which can sometimes cost several hundreds of dollars in itself. Instead of trying to be a graphic designer on top of everything else you do, leave the logo design to the experts.
Cheap $5 Micro-Job Sites
Sites like Fiverr are growing in popularity every day. After all, who wouldn’t want to pay someone only a few dollars to have something designed or accomplished. Again, the problem with this lies right within the price and concept. Do you really think you are going to have a great logo design created for only $5? Most of the time, such designers are using clip art and just adding your text name or title to their work. In addition to providing you with low quality logo designs, often times they will also upsell you on the design. A good example of this would be having to pay $15 more for a colored image, $25 more for the source image files (for future updates), and sometimes even a few dollars to remove the trademark or watermark from the design. Eventually, if you go with a service that is offering $5 for a logo design, you are going to get what you deserve.
“Free” Logo Design Sites
If you were to Google “free logo creator”, you would end up with a lot of different results. At first glance this would look like an excellent opportunity, which isn’t. One of the worst things about these so-called “free logo design” sites, is that they walk you through the process of creating a logo until it looks somewhat how you like, then they say you have to pay some absurd amount for their design. While the price usually isn’t in the hundreds of dollars range for the design, it’s absurd because nearly all of these automated sites are using the same software, icons, clipart and processes to create the logo. By the time you are done with walking through the process, you will almost want to end up purchasing the logo design from the site — until you step back for a moment and realize that your logo is pretty generic looking and isn’t really much of a logo at all.
Work with the Experts at LogoDesignTeam
Of all the options mentioned above, this is simply the best one for you to take. Yes, we are biased on this one — simply because we know what it takes to create a high-quality logo from scratch and meeting the needs of our customers. A logo design is one of the most important aspects of your business or brand, and we want to make sure it’s done right the first time.
When ordering a logo design with LogoDesignTeam, not only are you getting a custom designer working exclusively on your logo design, you are also getting the guarantee that you are going to be happy with the end result. If not, we will simply redesign the logo for you again.
Another reason why working with LogoDesignTeam is a great option, is that our rates are quite competitive to others in the industry. We also have packages in place to fit the needs and budgets of all individuals or businesses. In addition to logo design, we also offer the ability to create logo designs for stationary, social media profiles, websites and more.
To see a few example logos we’ve created for other brands and businesses, be sure to check out out logo portfolio.
Now it’s time for to make your decision!
Having read through each of the options above, you should now have a good idea on what it takes to create a logo design that represents your brand well. As a site owner or brand, it’s tough to not always go with the cheapest option, but as mentioned above — you simply get what you pay for.
If you’d like to have a high-quality logo that you can be proud of, be sure to contact our design team today. Thinking ahead in terms of trends and time. We aim to create designs which will remain unique and iconic, in other words – timeless designs. You want it, we’ll give it to you. Give us a buzz here!