Greetings & salutations to all my entrepreneurial doers, go-getters, and grinders:
I did this Fiverr review experiment to find out once and for all whether it’s easier to hire a remote freelancer through an online service marketplace like Fiverr vs. searching for freelance service providers directly.
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is an online marketplace for outsourcing… pretty much any digital service you you can think of.
Whatever you can think of, there’s probably a ‘doer’ out there with a Fiverr ‘Gig’ pre-packaged for your convenience!
Fiverr Helps You Delegate
For me I think the day my blog went from just being a passion project to becoming a full-fledged business was probably the same day that I realized I really don’t have to do everything myself.
And that’s true of any kind of business –
As soon as a founder really learns how to delegate certain tasks to people who are more specialized on those tasks, it actually makes it easier for everyone involved, and will certainly improve the overall quality of the final product, whatever that may be for you.
Put it this way: You can’t be a good leader if you’re not a good delegator.
And speaking of learning to delegate appropriately, in the 2+ years I’ve been working on this blog, I still hadn’t had a official logo designed for Creation Despite.
I always just told myself I could just do it on my own!
So I decided to put an end to this hypocrisy and get the help of a Fiverr designer to bring my brand to life.
As a matter of fact, it was my intention to get two logos designed so my followers could really be a part of the process.
So I went through Fiverr’s service marketplace and hired a freelancer there.
I also searched Google for a local freelancing agency to see what kind of quotes I could get in comparison.
Fiverr Review: My Experience Getting a Logo Designed
For starters, it’s totally free to create an account with Fiverr so let’s just get that out of the way.
You can also bookmark certain Gigs (or freelancers) that you want to come back to later… or do it all on the fly like me.
If you’re searching Fiverr reviews for a logo design project like this, you’re in luck because there are a TON of designers to choose from.
Too many in fact – I recommend sorting by Average Customer Review to filter out the noise.
Once you’ve found a Fiverr talent that you like, you’ll probably see that he or she has a couple standard packages that you can choose from.
This makes the work flow much more smoothly for the freelancer, but you can always message them directly and request a custom offer if you have really specific needs.
You just don’t get that kind of accessibility with a design agency…
In my case, creating a logo for my brand involved me following up with my design specs.
I do have a some professional experience with this kind of collaboration, but even if you DON’T have a creative bone in your body…
It’s super easy to just send your designer some logo inspiration imagery and let them worry about the details and I did exactly that!
And in a matter of days, I was previewing logo design concepts and getting free revisions until they were perfect.
Meanwhile, I also started looking for a logo designer directly.
Fiverr Logo Design Pricing
As some of you pointed out in the comments, I didn’t really go into the cost of this project in the post and I barely mentioned it in the video around 3:07.
I wanted to take this opportunity to fix that and clarify what my budget was going into this review (and what it ended up being in the end.)
This way you’ll have a point of reference for when you get your own logo created on Fiverr:
Initial cost (when filming) $30 for 2 logo concepts
Switched designers due to a personal recommendation 06/07/17
New designer cost $60 for 2 logo concepts
Cost to add extra days to the order $5
Additional costs $50 for social banners made with final logo
Fiverr Processing Fee $3
TOTAL COST: $118
As you can see, the costs added up quickly.
Fiverr boasts gigs starting at just $5, but I went into this knowing full well that I’d have to pay more for a high-quality logo – and you should too.
Although it’s probably possible to get a logo designed for a little cheaper if you have a personal contact of some kind, not all of us have the luxury of a designer on hand.
And at the end of the day, a total cost of $118 is nothing compared to the quotes I was (and wasn’t) getting from local design agencies.
Agency Review: Searching, Contacting, & Getting Logo Design Quotes
My challenge with this experiment was to see if I couldn’t find something better or cheaper through a freelance agency or independent designer than on Fiverr.
Little did I know that just locating and communicating with a designer would be a project in and of itself!
They certainly don’t seem to make an effort to be transparent about their pricing.
However, I found a few cool creatives in my area and tried calling, emailing, whatever I could to get an idea of how much it would cost for a nice, simple logo.
But by the time I heard back from those guys, the freelance designer I found on Fiverr had already pretty much nailed my vision.
I reached out to a total of four independent graphic designers, but I only got two responses and one actual quote “Starting at a $1000” – YIKES!
As you can imagine, that wasn’t gonna happen.
So what did we learn from this little experiment?
If your budget is under $1000, the independent designers and agencies probably have bigger fish to fry.
You’re likely to get ignored, rejected outright, or quoted a high figure right up front so they can focus on their corporate clients with deeper pockets.
And I can understand that – they’re just trying to make a living like everyone else.
But where does that leave solopreneurs and small business owners with a tight budget needing the occasional odd job?
Based on the results of my experiment, the search costs associated with locating a remote designer that is willing to work on a small business logo design task would easily outweigh the marginal benefit of maybe finding a slightly better price.
And with a little Fiverr magic, you can tap talent from across the world to name your price and do your bidding –
Quickly, simply, and efficiently!
Fiverr Logo Design Challenge – The Final Results
If you’re following along on Instagram, you got to help choose between two versions of my new logo.
So without further ado, I’m proud to unveil Creation Despite’s brand new official logo:
And I’m equally excited to use this design to guide my brand styling moving forward –
Thanks to technology and the power of freelancers around the globe, my little fashion blog finally has a big, beautiful identity!
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