Congratulations–you have an awesome idea and a domain to match! (Right? If not, get started here!)
There’s lots to do to get your idea out to the world, but one super easy way of looking professional right off the bat is to have a great logo. Assuming you haven’t already paid someone to dream it up or somehow figured out how to best represent your budding business on your own, we’d love to help you out with some ideas and resources! In startup style, most are simple and free.
Free: Squarespace Logo
Cost of a nice dinner: VistaPrint
Want to combine getting your business cards printed with a new logo? We thought you might. Check out VistaPrint’s logo design for a host of ready-made designs that are plenty customizable. Did we mention they’re affordable too? You can keep the logo in a variety of forms (color, B&W, vertical/horizontal layouts, and more) for just $25 or slap it onto a business card or anything else you may want from VistaPrint.
Costs as much as you want: 99 Designs
99 Designs is an incredible resource for creating your own logo that uses crowdsourcing from an enormous designer base you get to keep the rights to. There’s 200,000 graphic designers so you’re bound to get an awesome, professional logo you love or your money back (guaranteed). After filling out your design brief and naming your price, you’ll get submissions from designers. You even get a chance to give designers feedback before accepting your final product. This isn’t free–but hang on! If you’re using a .CO and are signed up as a .CO Member, you get a free power pack on 99 Designs for your first purchase that pushes your contest to the top of the marketplace. How amazing is that?
For fun: Hipster Logo Generator
This is pure fun! Channel your inner hipster (if it’s not already out) and create a sufficiently un-basic logo that’s free to download from the Hipster Logo Generator. You should also pay attention to the Hipstometer. Unless you don’t care about those things, of course.
One last thing…color!
So once you have a great logo that you like, how do you decide what color it should be? This is definitely worth thinking about! The color of your logo says an awful lot about your business. Are you creative and passionate or perhaps more restrained and luxurious? Pick a color that reflects that! Here’s a great video from Entrepreneur that explains this.
Getting your idea off the ground is crazy simple with POP. Just find the name you want and we’ll set you up with professional email and a starter webpage in under a minute. What are you waiting for? Get started today!