Considering getting your logo designed inexpensively at Fiverr or launching a logo design contest at 99 designs?
Please continue reading about my experience of ordering logos from both sites and the results I got.
>Spoiler alert – I love my new logo designed and 99 designs. Read my complete review of logo design contests at 99designs and watch my videos of the ordering, submission, feedback and final logo selection process.
I found that the logos I got at Fiverr were generally ugly, boring, and unusable in professional business marketing (see logo design examples here). Nobody likes to save money more than me. That is why I began my logo creation project at Fiverr thinking that I would get a great logo for a cheap price. Instead, I wasted time and money, bummer, and ultimately went to 99 designs for the logo you see on the top of this website.
Based on my personal experience, and after researching and reviewing over 50 logo creation options highly recommend 99 designs. The combination of high-quality logo designs, creativity, easy to use web site and reasonably priced packages that resulted in getting professionally prepared file formats for your logo use on business cards, t-shirts and store signs.
These screenshots show some of the best of 100+ logo designs submitted in my crowdsource graphic design contest. The arrows indicate my final logo choice and the runner-ups. See the final logo design I choose and use for my business to the right.
You can see all of these are high quality and professional and would work well to brand my business. Truthfully my biggest problem was deciding which one I liked most!
Here are some of the logo designs I got from Fiverr gigs. I bought three (3) different gigs from separate artists and designers.
I hated them all. I especially disliked the one indicated by an arrow. It was a weird image of dollar signs and upward sales graph lines.
- First, most of the Fiverr vendors did not follow my logo design brief. I specifically wanted the letters B4B stylized with the site name separate.
- Second, they did not follow the size and layout requirements. I asked for a logo that could be used effectively in a web banner in a horizontal orientation with low height.
- Thirdly, they were all unusable for my business purposes. So I certainly did not save money by using Fiverr for logo design, it actually cost me more money. I bought and paid for Fiverr gigs that did not produce viable logos. Ultimately I would have saved money if I used 99designs only because they offer a 100% money back guarantee – if I did not love my logo design. Lesson learned – forget Fiverr for the important job of logo design and use 99designs instead.
|Business Model||Crowdsource graphic design site, logo designs, websites, packaging, t-shirts, business cards and stationary||Online marketplace for freelance services including logo design, banners, ads, writing, video, music and programming gigs|
|Prices & Packages||Multiple package options starting at $299||Varied packages from different graphic designers from $10-$830|
|Ordering Process||Launch a logo design contest with the easy to use questionnaire, which includes clicking on logos you like. Then the "crowd" of talented artists worldwide design logos and submit for your feedback and acceptance.||Review vendors and select gig and order from one designer and complete their logo brief. After the specified time (1 day to 7 days) you will get samples of logo designs.|
|Quality Score||8 out of 10 based on my logo design experience, and as an experienced graphic design buyer||2 out of 10 based on my test of ordering a logo design from three (3) different gig designers.|
|Customer Reviews and Ratings - Gold Stars||Average = 4.0 stars.|
5.0 stars out of 5 stars, 1,028 reviews on Feefo.com, 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, 275 reviews, from independent review site Trust Pilot, 2.5 stars out of 5 stars, 201 reviews, from Site Jabber
|Average = 2.5 stars.
2.0 stars out of 5 stars, 710 reviews, from independent review site Site Jabber, 3.0 stars out of 5 stars, 939 reviews, from Trust Pilot