Business Addicts need graphic design work on a regular basis if they plan on keeping their image fresh. In order for these images to appear on our materials, social media, and whatever else required, we have two options: hire a graphic designer or do it ourselves. There could be other options but maybe I just don’t know what those are. Since I’ve been self-employed for several years now, I have pursued both of these methods. I’ll share my insights so you can completely disregard them or use my experiences to make a better decision for your company!
Graphic designers are expensive. Entrepreneurs tend to be creative in general so we already have an idea of what we want to accomplish. In addition to this awareness, business owners are great problem solvers. We’ll figure it out! The key is finding the right tool. I purchased Affinity Designer due to the one-time $50 fee and easy to learn format. As a result, I saved hundreds and hundreds of dollars on multiple images.
The first time I hired a graphic designer for a logo, they provided nine options. Nine. I took nearly two hours to determine the features I liked of each one because I may or may not be overly analytical. Finally, we had a solid logo but I felt I could’ve done just as well on my own with fewer headaches.
HIRING A PRO
Graphic designers are a bit pricy but in the right situations, you are making a great investment. As small business owners, we wear a lot of hats and our time may be spent better elsewhere. There are professionals who spent years and money on obtaining the training to efficiently create an effective image. I have hired great designers who have made great materials and saved me a ton of time.
You need to be careful with your selection though. You should probably start your search through Christian Business Connect. I have hired good people and bad people but we have a solid group of graphic designers who will be worth the money if your business is in the position to take advantage. Here are links to their profiles:
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask as I work together to Be More through Christ!
Thanks & God bless,
Christian Business Connect