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.”
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.
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?