The service business is one of the fastest paths to making money online, and selling logos is one of the least tedious ways to get started. With all the tools out there, designing logos is more accessible to us than most other services like article writing or video production. It doesn’t require too much skill as compared to most other services. I mean, look at the McDonald’s logo. Not convinced? Forbes. BMW. Frickin’ EBAY!!!
In this article, you will learn how to:
- Design a logo for free
- Create a platform where you can sell logos online
How to Make And Sell Logos for Free
There are so many ways to create logos . Graphic design masters can use Adobe Photoshop (and they can skip this section; why are you even reading this??).
For us noobs, we’ll use Canva.com.
The free service is good enough for most of us. Keep in mind that you will only be able to make logos at a maximum size of 500 x 500 px with a free account. If you want to charge a premium for your logos, consider upgrading to the $10 account for more flexibility.
I made this logo in 32 seconds with a free account. I have zero design skills. I just edited the text on a cool template I found.
Too “fancy” for you? How about this one? 18 seconds.
Don’t get stuck in analysis-paralysis with the number of websites you can use to create and sell logos online. Pick one and get started. Don’t know which one to pick? Pick Canva.
How to Make a Website to Sell Your Logos in 5 Minutes
You are going to need a way (or platform) to sell logos online.
People love recommending WordPress.org. And we do too. It’s a GREAT piece of software that is extremely customizable and flexible, and you can absolutely use it to create your “logo agency” website.
If you want to set something up even faster, I’ve got something else for you. Mobirise.com.
It’s a free app that lets you create stunning modern websites that are both desktop and mobile-friendly, blazingly fast. And that’s not even hype.
Watch how this guy literally throws around a gorgeous website in the first 30 seconds of the video!
You can of course take some time to customize it after those 30 seconds of toying around.
The important page or section you need to have: Samples. The more, the better. I wouldn’t recommend anything below 12 samples, arranged neatly. 20+ is definitely better.
How to Take Orders for Logos
No need to over-complicate things. We want you to sell logos online within a day, and the way to do that is a time-tested and proven method of taking orders.
Email + Contact form + Skype. Give your customers all 3 options to contact you. Some of them will want to discuss first on Skype. Others will grab your email address to send you a message when convenient. And a bunch simply can’t be bothered to click anywhere else; they want to contact you / message you now. So let them do that via an order or contact form.
Mobirise makes it super easy to integrate a contact form on your website. You literally grab it from the column and drag it where you want it go. It will send you an email whenever someone submits something through the form.
Once you receive an order, you can choose to take upfront payment (100%), or half deposit, and the remaining half on delivery. And give them a turnaround time. The easiest way to receive money for most people is by PayPal. You can simply ask them to send you the money on your PayPal address or you can email them an invoice. Alternatives are Stripe and 2Checkout.
Order fulfillment is done via email or any file sharing service, like Dropbox.
Where to Sell your Logos
There are constant requests for logos on Craigslist. You just have to dig a bit in the cities. Internet marketing forums are also a great place; people always ask for it in the “freelancer” section.
Your best asset is your samples, so make sure to send them a direct link with your proposal. Want to increase your chances (cause on forums you’ll have quite a few competitors)? Tell them you’ll give them THREE concepts with their order.
There you have it. A guide that shows you how to sell logos online within 24-48 hours. Good luck!
If you don't feel like creating your own logos you can always learn how you can make money re-selling logos online.