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New Logo Design Company - Where to get clients?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by check, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi, I just started a new logo design company (woohoo!) and was wondering if you guys had any ideas as to where I can get some clients from. I have tried craigslist but there isn't much on there. Any other suggestions?
    SEMrush
    Thanks!
     
    check, Aug 5, 2007 IP
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  2. John Guanzon

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    I am always looking for graphic designers. You have a portfolio?
     
    John Guanzon, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    I think banner/text link exchange with other designing sites may be the best way to adv your products
     
    adv4all, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    #4
    I've actually purchased logos on eBay before. There are logo sellers in the following sub-category:
    Business & Industrial > Other Industries > Websites & Businesses for Sale > Internet Businesses, Websites > Other Internet Businesses

    Of course you can always bid on logo projects at sites like elance.com, rentacoder.com, scriptlance.com, etc.

    Good luck!
     
    writegurl, Aug 6, 2007 IP
  5. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    Have you tried the Buy, Sell, or Trade forums here on DP?

    PM me your rates and a URL to your portfolio.
     
    Will.Spencer, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    Brennan Notable Member

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    You should be able to find lots of clients on forums such as DP if you can show your a good designer :)
     
    Brennan, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    I will send that PM

    I am pretty expensive - I don't really want to market towards the general "i need a $25-$50 logo". I have/want to do big time projects with larger companies/people who want a great quality logo.

    You can check out my portfolio/site (getting a new design soon!) at

    m3 logos [dot] com. Tell me what you think and what would be a good marketing technique.

    My logos are generally ~$300 flat-rate.


    Thanks writegirl, I'll check that out.
     
    check, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    Brennan Notable Member

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    $300!!?!!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?? I thought when you said $25-$50 that was expensive lol.
     
    Brennan, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    Network in forums where people might need logos, you'll find people :) (Hint: here)
     
    drkirby, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    I guess that is what the general public thinks - Designers within my category are actually charging upwards of $1000 believe it or not. And lets not mention the BIG time guys charging 10,000-20,000+

    With us you get very personalized logos according to your demographic, your general "style", etc.

    When I design you get MULTIPLE (a lot, trust me) of custom concepts to choose from. And if you don't like something you get unlimited (virtually, heh) of revises.

    Unlike the $25.00 range, my logos are not designed in raster; they are designed with care and quality in vector format so they can be resized and easily edited for your application.


    I'm probably not going to sell anyone here, just some info for you!
     
    check, Aug 6, 2007 IP
  11. SEOLinker

    SEOLinker Banned

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    Yes, this forum are not best, even worse for such rates. I know also designers who charges at least few hundreds per logo. Try adwords, general seo methods, buying ads on right sites. Look what big boys do and try do the same. I highly doubt they advertise on DP:)))

    $25-$50 for logo expensive ? lmao.
     
    SEOLinker, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    Thanks SEO, nice to see someone who understands (Of course, I would never think about advertising on DP :D)

    I will definitely give adwords a shot.

    "$25-$50 for logo expensive ? lmao."
    LMAO too! I see these people on craigslist a lot and it almost makes me made- Us designers spend our lives learning the ins-and-outs of design and we aren't going to sell that for $21.00 and a used coffee table. But hey, you get what you pay for.
     
    check, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    Well I'm use to everyone on DP charging $0-$10 and the logos are usually very good, I can help you setup and manage an adwords campaign if you like :)
     
    Brennan, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    Brennan, I will definitely keep that in mind- I am working on the new layout currently.
     
    check, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    Cause mainly DP consists of people who can or just really have no worries for future to live for $300 to $800 a month probably. Main audience is 15-20 years old who do everything just for fun. I saw a lot of threads in "I was making $3 a day from adsense and happy, now it's $5 and I am really lucky man" style.

    What you expect then ?:)
     
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  16. Jose Antas

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    #16
    Start by doing some free logo designs and work your way upwards.
     
    Jose Antas, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    Yeah, I totally agree- I knew I wouldn't get any clients off of DP, that's out of the question :D

    I just wanted some new ideas. I'm thinking of putting an ad in a wealthy city's newspaper around here. See how that goes.
     
    check, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    Makubwa Active Member

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    Advertise in your local yellow pages.....
     
    Makubwa, Aug 6, 2007 IP
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    i have a degree in graphic design and i want to laugh when someone wants a logo for $25.
     
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    Don't say you're expensive, because I pay MUCH MUCH more than $300.

    Anyways, to get some clients, I'd recommend:
    website (duh), SEO, PPC, design blog or podcast, submit to CSS galleries, word of mouth, advertising on DP and Sitepoint, affiliate program, and just about any other advertising technique.
     
    drig, Aug 6, 2007 IP