DEAL: $10 for a $50 Design Credit for Your Logo or Website : Under30CEO DEAL: $10 for a $50 Design Credit for Your Logo or Website : Under30CEO
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DEAL: $10 for a $50 Design Credit for Your Logo or Website

| April 23, 2012

There’s nothing like winning in a way when everyone competes for your business. Get your next logo, website, landing page and more designed by dozens of people all over the world with your own “design contest”.

We came across this great deal from our friends at AppSumo that we just had to pass on. We know that many of our readers are constantly working on websites and logo designs so this might save you a few bucks.

The deal: $10 for a $50 credit on 99designs

Limited time: Ends at midnight tonight, April 23rd!

Get it now!

Sorry for the short notice but hopefully a few of you can take advantage of it.

How 99designs works:

Launch your design contest
Create a design brief which is simply a clear outline of what you need designed. To begin, post this brief to 99designs and choose a design package. You can check out their services and prices here.

Collaborate with the designers
Designers then submit concepts to compete for your prize. Be sure to provide continual feedback to help the designers deliver a concept you love!

Choose your favorite design
At the completion of your contest, you’ll need to pick your favorite design and award a winner. You’ll then receive the final design along with copyright to the original artwork.

Learn more now

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  • Jeremy Hund

    Thanks for sharing this deal. Doesthatmakesense.com did a similar idea for college tutoring where tutors compete to help students understand their learning material. Wondering if there are other websites where the sellers compete in real time

  • http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/ Virtual Assistants

    This is great and would share this information with all of my friends who are just dying to get their won websites. Thanks for the share. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/leonlrobinson Leon InsightStudios Robinson

    I am extremely disappointed that this cancer called 99Designs has infected Under30Ceo, along with much of the business community, under the guise of reducing startup costs. It promotes “spec work”, an unethical practice, as it promotes working for free. “But a prize is being awarded”, you may comment. True, but the winner gets far less than if they were under contract. And what of those who didn’t win? What of their efforts?

    Would you have your lawyer or architect enter a “contest” for your business? If you want to cut corners with your brand identity, go ahead. Be forewarned, these design contests are chockful of plaigarized and poorly designed logos. Besides, you get what you pay for.

  • http://www.facebook.com/leonlrobinson Leon InsightStudios Robinson

    I am extremely disappointed that this cancer called 99Designs has infected Under30Ceo, along with much of the business community, under the guise of reducing startup costs. It promotes “spec work”, an unethical practice, as it promotes working for free. “But a prize is being awarded”, you may comment. True, but the winner gets far less than if they were under contract. And what of those who didn’t win? What of their efforts?

    Would you have your lawyer or architect enter a “contest” for your business? If you want to cut corners with your brand identity, go ahead. Be forewarned, these design contests are chockful of plaigarized and poorly designed logos. Besides, you get what you pay for.

  • Louise

    If you want to allow the success of your company’s brand rest squarely in the hands of someone who ‘competes’ for your approval (i.e. works about 10-15 minutes on your image in hopes of getting awarded payment), then by all means, use this disgraceful service.

    Professional designers research your company, your competitors, brainstorm, sketch and collect information about you, your golas and personal preferences. They design with YOU in mind and work closely with you to achieve your goals by creating an effective, memorable and recognizable brandmark. They design with your company’s success in mind.

    A person who couldn’t hack it as a professional designer competes in these time-wasting ‘contests’ and the sad fact is that more often than not, they are simply copying successful designs from successful designers and trying to sell them to you

    So please, feel free to award them $50 and then see if the copyright lawyer that you will likely have to hire when you get slapped with a Cease & Desist from the rightful owner of the design you just bought for $50 will work in the same contest setting. 

    I am sure, as a business owner, you can see how asking people to work in HOPES of getting paid just isn’t logical (and isn’t going to achieve anything useful). Would you ask multiple contractors to build a house for you and reward only the one you like best? Whatever business your in, ask yourself this: If someone asked me to perform my service (or give them my product) for free and would only pay me if they liked it, how much effort would you put in? Exactly.

  • http://twitter.com/ericyingling Eric Yingling

    I’m with Leon and Louise… this is not the correct way to create a company’s identity. It removes the entire element of consulting out of the design process. These contests hurt the contest originator (or client) as they will have an ambiguous (or even meaningless) trademark and it hurts the design community because it has talented tradesmen/women and artisans competing with anyone with adobe illustrator or corel draw.

    Communication Art Is Not A Commodity. 

  • A.

    Spend $50 now for a logo that will necessitate paying $300/hr to a copyright lawyer when you get sued.  I’ve heard many such stories.  Beware.  Then again, my best friend is a copyright lawyer, so who am I to turn away her business?  So go ahead!