Fiverr: Five Dollar Logos

With the New Year upon us, I thought I needed a change. Although I still love my man Gil Gerard as my icon, don’t want Universal all over me in case I’m breaking copyright laws. Could this be the year of my new logo?

I’m not made of money so I thought I would comb through Fiverr.com and see what diamond in the rough I could find. I found an artist who was willing to make me four logos with no revisions. He wisely set the expectations by saying “That’s $1.25 per logo. If you are very particular, remember the cost, if this isn’t for you, move on.”

Fiverr

Here’s some background on Fiverr.com. This is a web marketplace that brings buyers and sellers together. The price for products or services is five dollars. Fiverr makes their money by taking a little off the top from the seller. After going through a simple sign up process, you can browse through their many offerings. Some are serious and some are hilarious. Ironically, some of the more zany ideas catch on and make the owner some nice extra cash on the side. I read somewhere that a sand sculptor who writes messages in the sand is gaining popularity and doing ok for himself. Not sure if you could do this full time, but it does provide an opportunity to make an alternate passive income stream.

Anyway, back to my logo. There were tons of graphic artists and I couldn’t figure out whom to go with. I wanted to keep it simple so I sorted by popularity. The guy I ended up with had over four hundreds likes and about ten dislikes, about 98% positive. He also had 16 orders waiting in queue. I checked out some sample logos, liked what I saw, and placed my order.

Paypal

I submitted my job. It took three business days for the payment to clear. The artist then contacted me through their internal email system and asked for my company name, colors, and a brief description. I gave him my website link and told him to surprise me with the colors. He said he needed five days, but turned it around in three. Any revisions to the four logos are a new order.

Without further ado, here are my four logos I bought from Fiverr! Which one is your favorite? What would you buy for five dollars and what would you do for five dollars?

Buck Inspire Logos

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51 Responses

  1. Crystal says:

    I like the red one too.

  2. I don’t really like any of these for the blog. Seems to belong more on a business card.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Party pooper! Good eye. I might have mentioned over at the Yakezie forums, but the artist pushed his business card services after the deal was done. Are you a graphic artist, too? πŸ™‚

  3. Kevin says:

    I like the blue half spiral one. My second choice would be the orange, although it does look pretty unique.

  4. Flair says:

    I 2nd the Motion for the orange version on the bottom right!

  5. They all look businessy to me… not capturing the essence of the blog… might be just me though.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks for the honest feedback! Will have to keep this in mind. I don’t want people thinking I’m too businessy. πŸ™‚

  6. They’re all nice but do seem more fitting for a corporate site than a blog. I like the orange one or the one to its left.

  7. I like the blue one on the top right. But I have to echo the sentiments here about the logo fitting a corporate business card and not this site.

  8. Squirrelers says:

    I like the one on the upper right the best, with the upper left and lower right as tied for 2nd. The lower left logo doesn’t work, in my opinion.

    In terms of the corporate discussion, I’m not sure I agree. Yes, I know my logo is more of a homespun one, so it may seem interesting coming from me – but these seem to work for a personal finance blog in my view. You’ll be fine with one of the 3 above, I think.

    Now, if you want to try again, you could always comission 5 more with special instructions on the less corporate feel. However, the one on the upper left is cool IMO.

    Fiverr seems quite interesting to me. These types of designs could cost you a lot more elsewhere, which gets me thinking that Fiverr is really another way for prices on lots of unique tasks to be driven down.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks for the thoughtful reply and swinging the vote back. Actually, now I’m even more confused than ever! πŸ™‚

  9. MoneyCone says:

    LIke the blue one!

  10. I like the red one the best. Interesting idea, though.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks Kay! Half was looking for a logo. Half was to spur discussion and talk a bit about my Fiverr experience. πŸ™‚

  11. Little House says:

    I’m leaning towards the red one on the top left. It seems a little less “business-like” and more “blog-like.” You got a great deal on the logos, I’ll have to check out Fiverr.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks! Yeah I can’t complain. I enjoyed the entire process. Wonder what I will pay five bucks for next? πŸ™‚

  12. Aloysa says:

    No offense but they are not for a blog… but rather for a business card.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      No offense?!?! πŸ™‚ None taken. Thanks for your candor! I see a trend developing that the logos are too businessy. πŸ™‚

  13. I actually like the blue buck with the fan/water drops. Second choice would be the yellow one. I’ve read a few posts about this fiverr need to check it out.

  14. I like the blue and orange one but I would use a capital B instead.

    just my 2 cents πŸ˜‰

  15. SavingMentor says:

    None of them strike me as fantastic, but they are great for $5.

    I think any of them could potentially work except for the one that looks like office towers on the bottom left.

    I like how the one on the top right has a lot of flow to it. The others look a line too rigid to me.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Agreed. Can’t beat $1.25 a logo. Plus I’m no artist either so I think it was a bargain. Great point about flow. I felt the leading red logo was a little blocky, too. πŸ™‚

  16. Clay Burt says:

    Very generic, but four for five is pretty impressive. I’ll have to check them out!

  17. Goferr says:

    Better then fiverr the most new concept, $25 local jobs and online gigs in one http://www.goferr.com

  18. Navya says:

    Fiverr is wonderful platform!! All the buyers and sellers meet at one common place and the buyer can get the expected outcome for just $5. The seller gets $4 and the Fiverr charges $1 for providing the platform. Nice to read your experience..

    Thank You
    Navya.

  19. Anusha says:

    Hi Buck,
    Loved the red and the blue one too. Nice work.

  20. Kira says:

    I am still throwing around concepts for a logo for a site that I am working on called localpinch – its a local gift certificate site and its still being developed. So I searched “logo” on fiverr using their search box – incredibly, there are 27 pages of results. Think fiverr is catching on?

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Fiverr is catching on because there is a site named Goferr, same deal for 25 bucks. Buyer beware as it seems to be a scam site. But you know you have arrived if you have other people blatantly copying your website. Hope to see a Buck Inspire clone soon! πŸ™‚ Are you using any other sites for logos?

  21. Georges says:

    fiverr is a great website, but i find EasyBuySell advantageous especially for the sellers who are able to sell between $5and $100. Buyers are able to buy quality services and products between $5 and $100.

  22. The reason this seller (and others) can come up with four logos so cheaply is they are using logo generation software. This is worlds away from utilizing a professional graphic designer who will listen to what you want and translate the essence of your blog or business into fonts and shapes. (Design Outpost is my favorite site for incredible logos.)

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Fiverr. And it may very well turn out that one of these logos suits you best.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      I agree. You get what you pay for. It was a good experiment. Plus when you have a low budget, fiverr provides great value. Will check out your site and your suggestion. Thanks for stopping by!

  23. All logos are great for 5 bucks. However, I like red man more than others.

  24. I like the one on the bottom right also. Having said that Buck I don’t think it represents what Buck Inspire is about, the logo is a little to formal. Maybe the same logo but in a script font?

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