Important aspects of Logo Designing
How much should a logo design cost? The correct answer to this popular question is anywhere from nothing up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. To say that ‘you get what you pay for’ would be true most of the time but not all of the time. If you are not working with trusted professionals then logo design can be ‘hit and miss’. There are many cases where businesses have spent a lot of money and received poor designs and cases where companies have spent only a little and ended up with fantastic results.
The Internet has made the process of getting a logo design easier and more affordable than ever before. Generally, many logo design firms have sprung up on the Internet and by using the Internet as a platform to do business have been able to reduce overheads and still offer a quality service.
Price is often the first thing that people think about when looking at various options for logo design. It is great to get a good deal with a cheap logo design and to try and save a bit of money but stop and think for a moment about how important a logo design is to your company.
With your logo being on your stationery, website, building signage, advertising and even on vehicles it is often the first aspect of your company that customers come into contact with. Within a few seconds consumers will subconsciously examine your logo and create their first impressions of your company. These first few seconds are very important in conveying the right message to them and the quality of your company logo can in some cases help to determine whether you get those customers or they go to the competition. Your logo is an integral part of your organizations marketing plan and a fair amount of the company’s budget should be allocated to it just as a healthy budget is usually allocated to other marketing activities.
Spending $300 on a Logo may seem like a lot but if you spread the cost out over a period of say 10 years it only works out to a few dollars a month (a small amount compared to a monthly marketing budget that could run into hundreds or thousands of dollars). With these thoughts in mind it becomes clear that maybe price shouldn’t be the main focus when shopping around for a logo provider. So let’s examine some of the options available to you when it comes to getting a logo, starting from the lowest price range and finishing at the highest price range.
There are plenty of ‘do it yourself’ logo design templates that are available online for prices that range anywhere from free up to around $30 or $40. You can create a basic design with some clip-art or purchase a ‘ready to go’ template, customize the name to suit your needs and you then have an instant logo for your business. Some companies give you the chance to browse through hundreds of generic designs suitable for various industries and then order one that can often be downloaded immediately.
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Excellent article – I think your right in that the internet is making it easier for me to get a logo online – however I think it still has a long way to go to catch up to the traditional design services.
I just recently got my new business logo designed through logo[dot]designcrowd[dot]com and they got me some excellent results. In regards to price and choice, they were excellent and I can see this sort of model supplementing traditional designing services and brand awareness. My friend recommended them to me as he said it would be cheap plus I get 40 to 60 logos to choose from. To get a high quality logo and plenty of choice, I would recommend services like designcrowd too.