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Design Bids / Pricing

Price is one of the most important questions that an individual or a business faces when looking for help with graphic design. And while small and midsize businesses might not have nearly the budgets of large international companies, they all must understand design prices and rates to understand what it will cost them to buy graphic design services. In looking at the price of graphic design, it’s also important to remember that good design can help a company to more effectively market its products or services to customers. Good graphic design can also help individuals and businesses build their brands offline and online, including on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Classmates, Bebo, hi5, LinkedIn, and others. So, how can you determined the cost of graphic design services and receive bids from multiple designers?

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Design Bids / Pricing

The cost to buy graphic design varies widely among firms, designers, and also varies significantly by geography. Graphic design firms will have different design rates and prices. For example, it’s not unusual to find small graphic design firms charging $3,000-$5,000 USD for a blog design, or several thousand dollars for logo design. The design rates from large graphic design firms and agencies could be even higher. Some large graphic design firms can easily give you design quotes for tens of thousands of dollars to design a blog or logo. Freelance graphic designers tend to provide lower design quotes and have lower design rates than graphic design firms. This is largely because freelancers typically don’t need to pay for overhead to maintain their businesses and are able to pass those savings directly to their clients. However, this too varies widely. Some freelance graphic designers have design rates of thousands of dollars for a blog or logo design, while others can/will provide a design quote for significantly less. Keep in mind too that graphic designers will often set design rates and offer design pricing based on their level of expertise. More experienced designers will often charge much more for the same work than less experienced designers. Finally, don’t forget that design prices vary widely based on geography. Freelance designers and firms in the United States and Europe, for example, may charge higher rates for the same graphic design services than freelancers and firms located in countries who can afford to charge lower design rates.

Understanding Design Quotes and Bids

When comparing design quotes and design prices from multiple designers, it’s important that you understand whether the designers are proposing to charge you hourly rates or flat fees for the design. Some design bids propose to charge clients using hourly rates for design services. These design rates might seem low, but could turn out to be higher overall than other design quotes that propose a flat rate for the work. Whether you are evaluating a single design quote or multiple design quotes, make sure that you understand how you are being charged for the work, because even the most carefully planned and priced job can quickly go over budget and your design price may increase significantly. Sometimes, a design job that is expected to last 10 hours might take 25 hours, and if you are paying by the hour, you might find that your cost is significantly more than you anticipated.

Why Use crowdSPRING And Avoid Design Bids And Quotes

crowdSPRING can help you easily find the right graphic designers and eliminate the need to worry about design prices, rates, and design quotes. Unlike traditional marketplaces where you might have multiple freelancers submit design quotes, on crowdSPRING, you set your own price and graphic designers from around the world post actual designs. You pick from among actual designs, not from among bids and quotes. And by looking at designs before you pick your favorite, you get to buy exactly what you want, rather than taking the risk that someone who submitted a design quote lower than other designers will ultimately deliver a great design for you. On crowdSPRING, when your project ends, you choose the design you like the best. It’s that simple! So, can we help you with your project today?

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