Why choose 99designs over a logo maker or a design agency?

Generally there are four ways to get a logo, from most expensive to least being:
1. Work with a design agency;
2. Work with a design freelancer one-on-one;
3. Launch a logo design contest;
4. Use an online logo maker.

A design agency can yield a highly tailored, customized logo, but come at a far greater expense and time invested than other alternatives. 

A logo maker is a fast, cheap and easy way to get a logo design for your business. Most are free to use, but many require you to pay to download the files if you want to use them. You can also have a completed logo in a matter of hours. On the other hand, logos created on logo makers are are generally generic-looking. Many other people are using the same logo makers, including your competitors. That means there are potentially hundreds of businesses out there with the same icon, font and or color combos representing their brand.

At the end of the day, logo generators are a cheap and effective method for getting a basic, stop-gap logo. Your result won’t be of the same quality as a logo designed by a professional designer, but sometimes budget or turn-around is more important!

A logo contest, which draws dozens of professional designers to compete to win your brief, ultimately offer the ideal balance between bespoke, professional design, and affordability.

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