Tips on finding logo designers on Fiverr: The Complete List

Find Logo Designers Fiverr Tips Complete List


You probably know that there are millions of logo designers here on Fiverr. Or even more unfortunately, you have been scammed by amateur designers. 

But how could you find the best ones? How could you avoid being scammed by fake designers using clip arts and copyrighted images?

Well today you've come to the right place as I’ve put together a complete list. 

Some are proved.
Some are controversial.
Others are suggestions collected from ranting buyers.

But the best tips are all here. Of course there may not be a single designer who can fit ALL these requirements, but such tips will act as a guide. And here comes the amazing tips.


1. Avoid New Sellers

Unless there is a really good reason, you should seek Level 1, Level 2, or Top Rated Sellers. People are suggesting this because new sellers lack experience, and some of them are finding quick cash by providing low quality services. Levels symbolize the experience and quality of the sellers. Seek new sellers only when you have a specific need, and they agree to provide a draft before you pay, or state clearly in the description a money-back guarantee is provided. That may sound cruel to new sellers, but they need to find ways to promote and attract buyers through guarantee in this competitive niche. 
Fiverr Level Badges



2. Be Careful of fake gig image

When you go through the search results in the Fiverr search engine, there will be a main gig image representing the gig. Pay more attention to the gig if it's using a photo collage with so many uniquely and beautifully designed logos. They may be extracted from logo inspiration sites like LogoPond, LogoMoose, ... Just don't order instantly seeing the main gig image, as the seller may use it as a deception. You need to consider other aspects which will be discussed in detail in this list of tips. If possible, you could do a reverse image search on Google Image or TinEye to confirm your suspicions.
Fiverr Logo Design Gig Fake Image
Samples of main gig images stolen from LogoPond
http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/63342
http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/43166
etc... 

3. Observe Live Portfolio

Live portfolio is a special and useful feature on Fiverr platform. In the gig page, you can scroll through the real work samples designed by the sellers in the live portfolio. Don't choose sellers who turn off their live portfolio, unless there is a link to their Flickr portfolio in the gig description. They know their logos are all poorly designed, and don't even have the confidence to showcase them. The sign that live portfolio is turned off is that there are only one to three images in the portfolio, which are uploaded by the sellers. And for the Flickr portfolio, it's up to you to judge whether the logos showcased are legit or not.

 

 

4. Ignore the first three samples in live portfolio

Remember, skip the first three samples or four samples (if a video is included). Sellers can upload at most three gig images themselves, so they may not represent the true work done by the designers. Fake images stolen from other logo inspiration sites may be used to attract your attention and deceive you into ordering their services.

Skip Live portfolio first three 

 

5. Sort designers by "High Rating"

Rating is a very, if not the most, important prerequisite of choosing a logo designer on Fiverr. Sellers all strive their best to maintain a high and positive rating. A high rating often (but NOT always) means a trustworthy, high quality, friendly seller, especially in logo design niche. Be careful, if you're not looking for logo design gigs, but rather SEO, social marketing gigs, ratings are not always accurate enough to determine the quality of a service. You can click the "High Rating" filter in the Fiverr search engine to sort designers by their ratings. You should always find sellers with 4.5 to 5 star rating, to ensure you receive a quality service.
Fiverr rating

 

6. Check Buyers' Reviews

Buyers' reviews at the bottom of a gig page can act as rather solid (but NOT always reliable, as there may be fake positive or intentional negative reviews by competitors) evidence of the sellers' service quality. Check the number of positive reviews, the overall star rating (e.g. Good ratings are like 5.0, 4.9, 4.8, 4.7, 4.6, 4.5...), and how buyers write the review for the seller. Also, check the negative reviews. How does the seller respond? Is the review trustworthy? Are there so many people leaving negative reviews despite its seemingly high rating? All these act as hints to the seller's gig quality.
fiverr Review
Sample of a 5-star review


 

7. Choose sellers providing draft before ordering

Another way of finding good logo design gigs, although quite rare and difficult, is to select sellers who provide drafting before you order. Why do I say it's difficult? It's because there are so few sellers who will design logo concepts before you pay. It's normal, absolutely normal. If I provide such offer, I may receive nothing at all if you don't like the draft. I waste time and efforts, but I get no money. That isn't fair. The sellers who do this (including me) are usually ones who are enjoying their hobbies, rather than aiming to earn the most money. They love satisfying customers and expressing their design talents. You'll lose nothing if you don't like the draft, but if you like it, I'm sure you'll LOVE it as it's work coming from a creative mind.
See before you buy


 

8. Unlimited Revisions? Think Twice.

At first glance, you may be attracted by the "Unlimited revisions" claim by some sellers. However, you should think twice before you order such logo design services. Would you really need UNLIMITED revisions in daily life? When you write an article, will you need to proofread it many many times, if not unlimitedly? If yes, I'm quite sure you've written a poor article. When you are sweeping the floor, will you sweep it from day to light? If yes, I don't really know how you do that. A high quality product doesn't require unlimited revisions, but rather A FEW. Instead of abusing the sellers with this impractical, unrealistic "unlimited revisions" claim, requiring him to revise poor logos one after one and ultimately getting a still poorly designed logo, why not choose a seller who design high quality logos with only a few revisions? I'm sure you don't want to bother requesting refund, contacting support. You may lose your money if the seller rejects your request and the support favours the seller in your complaint.
Too good to be true

 

9. Money-back Guarantee? Read Twice.

I understand you don't want to waste money on poor logos, so you'd find a seller with money-back guarantee. Yet, some of the best logo designers on Fiverr don't provide such guarantee. Professional logo designers have faith and confidence in themselves, and they think their efforts should be paid. They'll provide limited revisions instead of stating a money-back guarantee. Still, if you'd like to enjoy service with money-back guarantee, you need to pay attention to the wordings used by the sellers. In what cases will they refund? Is it "money-back guarantee with no questions asked" or anything else? You may need to take a screenshot of the description, so it can act as evidence when you need to contact support for refund if the seller rejects your refund request. Contact the seller beforehand if it only states "money-back guarantee" without any explanations. Bear in mind, you'll only get shopping credits to buy another service if you receive a refund, but not real money.
money back guarantee?



 

10. Contact sellers beforehand

Why should a "Contact Me" button exist if you don't ever use it? To find your best logo designer on Fiverr, you should always message the seller beforehand. By contacting beforehand, I don't mean that you're scamming the seller with loads of meaningless words. Be precise. Give the seller information he needs (maybe stated in the gig description), like style, text, colour, symbol, theme... Confirm the price and extras listed in the gig with the buyer, like "Is the expected price $15 if I need a lettering logo designed with vector source files?". Ask about the turnaround as some sellers can deliver faster than the time "stated" in the gig. Also ask about information like copyright, file types, revisions if they are NOT stated in the description. Read the gig description carefully before contacting the seller. You could observe the communication and attitude of the seller during your conversion.
Contact me



I'll update this list irregularly if I've come up with or collected some new tips. I hope you could benefit from these tips.
Feel free to share this tips list with your friends who're using Fiverr to find good logos.


5 comments:

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    1. You're welcome. Hope these tips help you avoid being scammed by unprofessional logo designers on Fiverr.

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  2. Thank you for education. I really appreciate the information that will help me in moving forward.

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  3. I have searched many time at fiverr for a great service at a cheep price with high quality work but none of them offer me a gig like this seller did she is really a great designer with good communication and her price is the lowest. I would suggest everyone to check her out: https://goo.gl/1KNy9c

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