This is another installation in my ongoing series of comparing all the 99 design alternatives, so you can make your best choice for logo design.
Today I will compare 99 designs versus Upwork, formerly oDesk.
You know I used 99designs for my new site logo and I love it! Check out my 99designs review and watch the videos of me ordering and reviewing logo design contest submissions.
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To start, you need to be aware that these two companies have very different business models and thus there is a different buying and ordering process for your logo design. 99Designs: Logos from just $299!
99designs is Crowdsource Graphic Design
99designs is the world’s largest crowdsourcing website. Crowdsourcing is a concept where you post your logo design brief and over 1,000,000 designers from around the world submit logo ideas for your consideration.
Upwork is a Freelance Hiring and Job Board
Up work is a one-on-one online board and workspace. While they do incorporate some elements of crowdsourcing, such as you posting a job and interested graphic artists submitting proposals. It is not a true crowdsourcing logo design contest because these proposals do not include actual logo designs.
99designs vs Upwork for Logo DesignsSide by side comparison of 99designs vs Upwork, formerly oDesk for logo designs
|Services Available||Graphic design - logos, brand identity, websites, app design, book covers, product packaging and illustrations||Varied - Website programming, app development, writing, video production, graphic design||99designs for focus on Graphics|
|Price Packages||Flat rates for logo design contests starting at $299|
1 on 1 Graphic designers rates negotiated with freelancer
|Freelancer sets price either hourly or on a flat per project price.||99designs |
Flat prices prevent projects from running over budget
|Hiring Process||Logo design contests|
1 on 1 Projects
|Job Postings to receive proposals (not logo ideas) |
Find Freelancer and Hire
|99designs for ease of process|
|Quality of Designs||Varies across the one million logo designers. Top level designers can be used in upgraded logo contest packages||Varies with ratings displayed based on job success score||99designs because top designers are easily located and hired with package upgrades|
|Money Back Guarantee and Risk Free Ordering||100% money back guarantee - If you don't love our new logo you don't pay. Refunds available up to 60 days after payment.||Payment plan protection - assures that you accept the work before you release escrow funds.||99designs due to generous guarantee for 60 days after your logo contest|
|Time Frame||Logo contests run for 1 week and you will start seeing designs within 48 hours||Most logo jobs take 10 days and you may not see any designs until that date||99designs because you quickly see designs and know that designers are working on creating your new perfect logo|