Businesses of all sizes, from one person start-ups to small and mid-size businesses to international conglomerates, need creative design. Good creative design can help a company to more effectively market its products or services to customers. Creative design can also help individuals and businesses to build their brands offline and online, including on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Classmates, Bebo, hi5, LinkedIn, and others. And while modern software tools like Photoshop have made it easier for people to dabble in design, individuals and businesses could benefit from looking to others to help with their creative design needs.
Start Your Project Now!
Find a Freelancer for Freelance Creative Jobs & Projects
When looking for freelancers, price is one of the most important considerations. 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 freelance projects will cost. When considering a freelance project, 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 (for example, logo design) offline and online, including on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Classmates, Bebo, hi5, LinkedIn, and others. So, how can you determine what a freelance project will cost and how can you find a freelancer for your freelance creative job?
Understanding Design Rates and Prices
The cost to buy freelance creative services varies widely among firms, designers, and also varies significantly by geography.
Graphic design firms will have different rates and prices depending on what type of freelance project they are bidding on. For example, it’s not unusual to find small graphic design firms charge $3,000-$5,000 USD for a freelance creative job to design a blog, 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 charge less for similar projects. 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. Keep in mind too that graphic designers will often set design rates and offer design pricing based on their level of expertise. A more experienced freelance creative will often charge much more for the same work than less experienced freelance creatives.
Finally, don’t forget that design prices vary widely based on geography. Freelance projects by freelance creatives and firms based in the United States and Europe, for example, may cost more for the same graphic design services than a project bid by freelance creatives and firms located in countries who can afford to charge lower design rates.
Understanding Design Quotes and Bids
When comparing quotes and prices from multiple designers for the same freelance creative job or project, it’s important that you understand whether the designers are proposing to charge you hourly rates or flat fees for the job. Some quotes reflect hourly rates for design services. These quotes might seem low, but could turn out to be higher overall than other quotes that propose a flat rate for same freelance project. 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 freelance creative job can quickly go over budget and your design price may increase significantly. Sometimes, a freelance project that is expected to last 50 hours might take 100 hours, and if you are paying by the hour, you might find that your cost is significantly more than you anticipated.
Looking For Freelancers / How To Find A Freelancer
Because many designers work as freelancers, it is usually not difficult to find a freelance creative for your freelance projects. To find a freelancer, look online. One of the drawbacks with so many designers working online is that it’s very difficult to compare them when deciding which designer might be best for your project.
Why You Should Find a Freelancer on crowdSPRING
We have a great community - thousands of freelancers - that can help your with your freelance projects. So, if you are looking for freelancers, you’ve come to the right place!
We’ve had buyers from 32 different countries post freelance opportunities ranging from logo to website design, print to product design, illustrations, packaging design, and many more types of projects.
And we offer a powerful money-back guarantee. When working with traditional freelancers, the buyer takes all the risk - they pay up front and hope their project turns out well. When working on many other sites, freelancers take all the risk - they do the work up front and hope to get paid in the end. We've tried to find a balance that works for everyone. Here, the buyer pays up front and the freelancers get to work right away. We promise buyers that if they don't get at least 25 entries to their project then they can walk with a full refund. In return, we promise freelancers that their projects won't go cancelled or abandoned for no good reason. That’s why some of the best freelance designers in the world work on crowdSPRING.
crowdSPRING can help you easily find the right designer and eliminate the need to worry about price. Unlike traditional marketplaces where you might have multiple designers submit quotes for the same freelance project, on crowdSPRING, you set your own price and freelance creatives 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!
Our unique model and design process addresses and solves many of the problems typically found when buying freelance services. So, if you have a freelance project or a series of freelance projects, won’t you give our community of designers a chance to help you today?
Start Your Project Now!