There are tons of free options for graphic design on the web. I love using everything from Hipster Logo Generator to Canva to Stencil to Pixlr. But when it comes to website or blog logo design – or really anything related to graphic design that makes your blog stand out – you’ll need expertise.
And professional graphic design expertise isn’t cheap. So how can you make your website or blog really stand out – give it that extra ‘pop’ that it needs without turning hiring a professional graphic designer directly?
One option is crowd-sourced design. It’s a way to help make good graphic design accessible to all budgets, while giving freelance graphic designers a vibrant marketplace.
I’ve used 99designs for a couple of my website projects. I’ve had clients use their design contests feature as well. Based on those experiences, here’s my 99designs review with how it works, along with pros and cons…
*Editor’s Note – this post was originally published in April 2013. It’s been updated and re-published for September 2018.
Disclosure – I receive referral fees from any companies mentioned. All data and opinion is based on my experience as a paying customer.