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How to Create a Logo Online

It's important that you create a good logo for your business or website. It helps you differentiate yourself, create a unique identity, and convey your company's values in a visual manner. But if you're just starting out, how do you go about creating a logo? There are so many ways to go about creating a logo and if you really want a high quality logo done, you may end up spending more than you need.

1. Create Your Own Logo with Logojoy

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 is a service that allows you to design your own logo through a unique process. It starts by specifying your category, industry and topic. You are then presented with different logo ideas so that you can choose which designs that you like. The service will then create multiple mock-ups based on the designs that you have chosen.

If you find a mock-up that you like, you can translate that design into real life examples of it being used. You'll be shown examples of it in product branding, business cards, packaging, letters, and more. If you like what you see, you can start editing the final product with different fonts, symbols, colors, and other elements. It's only a small fee for this entire process and there is a premium charge if you want to work with one of Logojoy's designers.

2. Start a Contest with 99designs

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One of the most unique ways to go about creating a logo is to start a contest with 99designs. The design company has created a platform where you can invite their designers to partake in a contest to see who can come up with the best logo. What's great about this approach is that it allows you to get multiple perspectives on your core ideas.
If you have a general idea about what you want but don't really have any specifics in mind, a contest is probably the best way to move forward with your logo creation. The only downside is that it costs a little more than average to create a logo in this manner. You have to remember that you're involving multiple designers for your logo design.

3. Use a Free Online Logo Maker

There are many online tools that can help you create your own logo. Most of these solutions walk you through a simple design process and create a logo design for you based on their specific algorithms. There are many choices you have available to you regarding these solutions. Some great ones include Adobe SparkTailor BrandsFreeLogoServices, and Logaster.
The only downside to creating a logo this way is that many of the algorithms used by these solutions are quite simple. And since they are free, you may come across other businesses using a logo that's similar to yours. If you're working with a very tight budget and need a logo to use in the short term, using these free solutions is a great choice.

4. Design Unlimited Logos for a One Time Fee

Are you are a designer or an individual with some design experience? Do you plan on creating multiple logos in the future? If your answer is yes to both, it might be more economical to purchase a logo design software. Laughingbird is a popular logo designing software that has 170 modifiable logo templates built in to help you design your own unique logo.
You only pay a one time fee of $27 to $37 to be able to use the software for life. You do not need experience with design software because the user interface and design process is well designed. Almost anyone will be able to use this software to create a decent logo. With that said, it will help to have some design experience because you still need a good eye to come up with a great logo design for your company.

5. Hire a Freelancer with Upwork

Sometimes the best way to go about creating a logo is by working with a freelancer one on one. Upwork is the biggest freelancing site where you can post a project and have multiple people bid on your project. The site is full of talented freelancers, especially in the web design category. 

Throughout the process, you can review each freelancer's past work and experience. You can also ask them questions to help clarify different points. This system offered by Upwork allows you to hire the best freelancer for the job. Even if you don't end up using Upwork for your logo, it's a good idea to sign up since you'll be able to outsource thousands of other tasks on the site. 

As you can see, creating a logo online is simpler than you think. It can also be done very affordably. Which choice you choose just comes down to how much you want to spend and the quality of the logo you want.

This article was updated on November 28, 2018