Today’s article is a traditional how to article on how to use fiverr.com to make a logo (We are not sponsored (but we do have the affiliate link in bold) by them, but fiverr if you want to, hook us up!!). Ok before we get to the nitty gritty, let’s talk about what fiver is and why it is awesome.
As the name suggests fiverr is a site where you can buy services of all kinds from web design, game design, logo design, art, audio and other professional services for $5. This is what we call a trip wire program, everyone on the site has to offer a $5 service, but may not be worth much, while others on the site may offer a great deal for $5. I’ll give you an example.
A few months ago was coming up on mothers day so I sneakily took some pictures of my wife and all of us and had someone on fiverr whip us up a portrait, they did but it was only a head shot. I asked how much would it be to do a family portrait and it was going to be $5×3 for heads and $5 for the rest of the body x3, so around $60. I agreed and after the fiverr fee of 20% was around $75 to do a full canvas retro portrait. Normally I would of never of paid this as I am a super cheap guy, even though it is a great deal. I reiterate I am cheap. So the fiverr vendor “tripwired” or “upsaled” me to purchase more services off of a cheap $5 order I was happy with. This is the premise of fiverr, so going in, you need to know that is the business model, if you want to get something actually for $5 bucks you will need to be observant of your vendors wording.
I went into this with the goal of getting a logo for $5, which I did, but actually spent $18 on two different logos, plus the source files, which I will detail here in a minute. I think that this is a great deal for the quality of work that we received as even a “cheap” logo like on 99designs.com is a minimum of $299, and if you sourced someone in the states your looking at hundreds more. So value wise we are doing great. Let’s see how we pan out in design and vendor compatibility.
Ok I hopped on fiverr and went to the logo designs, and found that I prefer the vintage type logos, so I searched the site for vintage logo’s and then by ranking.
I sort this way, because if everything is the same I like to see really good reviews and a lot of them. I like over 1000+ jobs. This isn’t necessary, but should bring ya home good results. On Fiverr you can also buy reviews for $5, so make sure these are detailed responses and not responses with no comment or comments like “Outstanding service!”, “Outstanding Experience!” or duplicated canned responses, these are guaranteed to be paid for. Disregard those. Take responses like “Wonderful logo, great fast service, and fair price!! Would definitely use again!” as actual responses.
Scroll through the vendors logos and find some that you like. Then compare the service itself. I’ll show you three of the top that came up.
As you can see there are several options and not all are equal. Two of the vendors offer High resolution files with logo transparency, which you absolutely want, nothing worse than a great image with a hard coded background. None of them offer the source files though, you also need to make sure that it isn’t flagged that you can’t use it for commercial use or you’ll need to upgrade to a more expensive package. You can see that most of them want you to upgrade to Standard or Premium, varying from $10-90! This is a huge difference for a $5 logo. Since the purpose was to show we could do this on $5, let’s trim this list down so it is easier to see.
Ahh so much easier to read. From working with other vendors having at least 3 revisions is key, especially if you are new to the process. Since it was the same price, and I liked the art from Vendor 3 better, I went with them. So I clicked the five dollar order. After fees it was $6 (seriously fiverr, 20%!), and the order is started.
The order pops up and asks what the vendor needs and you fill in your basic requirements, take a look at our setup.
Hi there!!!! Thank you for the service request!!!!
Please send me:
1. Company name, slogan, tagline, est,…
2. You tell me about the company
3. What would you like people to think when they see your brand?
4. What colors would you like to see in your logo?
5. Please send me any logo you like to know the type of design you want / or a rough draft of the concept we have in mind.
1. Name:Free Learner
mission/slogan: We show you how to live free
This site will do it’s best to help you on your personal freedom, financial freedom, energy independence, personal health and whichever topics helps you and your family live free. We are starting our journey, just like you, so share your experiences and let’s learn together.
2. Our website is a resource for those who want to find freedom in their life. We provide how to articles, podcasts and videos on business, finance, renewable energy, health and wellness, traveling, living worldwide and adventure.
3. I want them to feel empowered by knowledge, I want them to feel like they can do this, and I want them to have a great adventure trying to find what brings them freedom in their life
4. Colors: I am open for any color scheme, our site is a generic wordpress template. We will likely change it, but if it coordinates that’s cool too. I’ve uploaded tons of examples so you have an idea of things I like.
5. I uploaded a bunch of ideas, I like the idea of merit badges they would get from reading and/or completing courses. If you could make a logo that goes with that idea.
For the past 20 years I have been advocating and teaching about Renewable Energy and Alternative fuels. I worked in IT for 9 years and ran a few IT businesses during that time. I have worked wind turbines and in fuel cell technology and I currently teach college courses full time in Renewable’s and Alternative fuels. I am passionate about technology, building things, family and having fun outdoors. I love sharing and helping to make the world a better place in my own way.