If you are looking to get a logo made for your company you want to know about pricing for logo design at top crowdsource contest websites. I will review and compare logo pricing packages for top sites 99designs, CrowdSpring and DesignCrowd.
One of the reasons I recommend 99 designs is their generous 100% money back guarantee – thus launching a logo design contest is risk-free.
Another reason that I recommend 99designs to start up companies is because of the high-quality logo designs for affordable prices.
99Designs Pricing Packages – Book Covers, Web Sites and More
One aspect of the pricing packages that can be confusing is that although they have the same names bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, contests for other types of designs such as book covers, websites, clothing, t-shirts, social media etc have different price points.
99designs Package Prices by Design Type - Fixed Price ContestsThese packages have fixed prices as opposed to 1-on-1 designer projects which are charged by the hour. Most entrepreneurs are best served with a fixed price contest to contain costs which can quickly go over budget with hourly fees.
|Social Media Page||$79||$129||$199||$299|
There are lots of different types of fixed price graphic design contests from 3D to WordPress theme design including:
- App Design
- Banner Online Ads
- Business Cards
- Car and Truck wraps
- Logo branding packages
- Product Label
- Social Media branding packages
- Tatt00s too!
99designs Logo Pricing:
Logo design packages prices start at $299 Bronze for those who want a creative design on a budget. For greater variety, you could upgrade to the Silver package for $499 or to the Gold at $799, which works only with mid-2 top level, logo designers or go for the best Platinum package that is only top-level designers and includes prioritize support and a dedicated account manager.
Note this package is for logo design only – if you are a new company a better value is the brand identity package which combines logo design, stationery and social media branding.
See the packages and prices below screenshot:
99designs Gold vs Platinum Pricing Packages
For logo design, the price difference between the gold ($499)and platinum ($1199) packages is $700.
Here are the four questions to ask yourself to decide which upper price tiers packages of 99designs are best for you and worth the money in your particular situation.
- Do you have experience working with graphic designers, both communicating your desires and giving feedback? If you are inexperienced with how to work with designers the platinum package comes with a dedicated Account Manager who will work closely with you and manage your project to its successful conclusion.
- How much variety and design quality do you need? The more expensive packages attract better designers and more of them, so you will get a wider breadth of logo idea submissions of a higher quality with gold and platinum packages vs the entry level bronze.
- What is your budget? If you are a lean startup then the bronze or gold package is the best for you. It offers a good combination of value with lower prices with good designers.
- Do you want many different designers submitting logo designs? To get the maximum number of 99 logos designers participating in your contest select the gold or platinum package and consider adding additional prizes. Artists look for these contests and will put the most effort into the designs they submit.
Read from the community about their comments on the more expensive design packages at 99designs here
How 99designs Works
The site is a crowdsourcing site, which means that “the crowd”, a million graphic artists from around the world, are your vendor source to create logos, website design, and app designs. The majority of clients choose to launch design contests to get the maximum number of logo ideas.
Once you submit your logo brief, which is easy and fun, within a day you will begin to get logo design ideas submitted for your consideration. First, you will create a shortlist of the best and send feedback to the artists so they can improve the logos to better suit your needs. Finally, you select your favorite design as your new logo.
You can also select a designer and work 1-on-1 instead of ordering a logo contest.
Come along and watch this video playlist of my 99designs logo design process from ordering to final logo selection.
Logo Packages and Prices
99designs vs Crowd Spring Pricing
Crowd spring offers different packaging prices starting at $299 for Silver, Gold for $499, and Platinum at $1199. Each package has slightly different options as shown in the screenshot below.
The company recommends the following when considering which logo pricing package to buy “Silver projects are great for small companies that don’t require privacy or collaboration (some of these are available as a la carte options in Silver projects). Gold projects are perfect for slightly more established companies that need additional privacy and control. Elite projects are perfect for companies of any size who want to work with a small group of our very best designers. Platinum projects are great for companies that need maximum privacy and control over their projects. When you post a Platinum project, you’ll work solely with our best creatives. These projects include ALL features and are perfect for agencies, funded startups, and established companies.”
Design Crowd Pricing
This site is difficult to use and the pricing structure is confusing. Instead of the clearly defined pricing packages of both 99 designs and Crowd Spring this company almost hides its prices. There is no pricing page, nor any detailed information that I could find. After searching for over 10 minutes.
Why are they hiding their pricing? This makes me very suspicious of the company that won’t tell me their price before they want me to buy. Additionally, you cannot even begin to request pricing without supplying your email address so they can market to me directly. It feels a bit dishonest and more than a bit tricky.
But I vowed to write a complete review of pricing and I soldiered on and found this limited information about pricing below and the screenshot of the confusing pricing structure:
- Posting fee of $59 – Nonrefundable
- Your design budget – You state your desired budget, which starts at $150 for low-end logo designs.
- Design Crowd fee – 20%
I hope that I have provided valuable business information for your logo purchasing decision.
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