Create a logo in less than 5 minutes with Designhill
Here’s the truth: Your brand strategy should include a logo. But, you might be surprised to learn that you don’t have to spend hundred of dollars on a logo, and you probably shouldn’t—especially if you’re a beginning blogger.
Instead, you can create a simple logo for your blog that looks impressive, doesn’t involve learning complicated software, and (best of all) doesn’t cost a penny!
Really? Less than 5 minutes? Seriously, Christine?
Yes. Really. 5 minutes!
Well, it might take a total beginner 30 minutes, but after you get acquainted with this method, you’ll be whipping out simple logos in no time. As a professional designer, I’ve found that what usually takes the most time is not figuring out the software, it’s making design choices—trying this, trying that, tweaking details, etc. What I’m going to show you today takes a large portion of decision making out of the design process, and that makes creating a simple logo much, much easier for you.
Designhill is a graphic design platform for designers to earn, participate, work and share their work and is a one point stop for business owners to source high quality designs including logos, website design and more at affordable prices. Designhill is super versatile, it’s easy to use, and you can use it for free!
Just to be clear, although it is possible to do quite a lot in Designhill without having to pay a single penny, there are some design elements in Designhill that cost money. You can also opt to upgrade your free account to a Designhill for Basic account (currently $20), and get access to additional features. Today, I’ll show you how to use one of Designhill’s free logo templates to quickly and easily create a logo for your blog or business.
But first, let’s talk about whether a Designhill logo is right for you.
Should You Spend Money on a Logo?
Here’s the debate: Is it better to spend $$$ on a fancy logo, or DIY a “good enough” logo for free?
Well, there’s certainly a time and place for each. Here are five scenarios in which it might make sense to bite the bullet and spend some serious cash on a logo:
- You have an established brand or company. Times are changing and your logo is beginning to look dated. You’re hoping that rebranding your entire company will give you a much-needed boost in sales.
- You want to sell a physical product (clothing, shoes, etc.) at a premium price simply because it has been emblazoned with your logo. You want to be the next Nike, Gucci, or Fubu.
- You have an established, profitable company and you’re launching a new product.
- Your company will have a physical presence (a brick-and-mortar store).
- You are dying to have an amazing logo, and you don’t care how much it costs or what else you might be able to accomplish with your money. You cannot live without a fancy new logo.
For everyone else (including novice bloggers and online business owners), my suggestion is to use Canva to create a simple but tasteful logo, and save your money for other tools and services that will help you grow your business faster than a new logo will. You might want to consider spending your money on email marketing, a lead capture tool, or a premium WordPress theme.
How to Create a Simple Logo With Canva
If you haven’t used Designhill before, then you in getting your account set up. Already familiar with Designhill?
Here’s how to do it:
Enter your brand name
Pick 5 or more design styles you like
Let’s start by helping our system understand which styles you prefer. All these logos were made using Designhill
Select three colors you’d like your designers to explore.
Whats your company name?
Enter your company name and slogan below (if you want) and choose your business, choose a budget for your great logo. And it can be free.
Keep choosing to make your logo better and choose your favorite logo. Use it for your business.
Ready to Create Your Logo?
Once you get the hang of using Designhill, working inside the software becomes very quick. I titled this post, “How to Create a Simple Logo in Less Than 5 Minutes,” but I’m pretty that after you get the hang of Designhill, you’ll be able to do it in even less time than that. ‘Cause you are just that awesome.
Now, if you’re ready to take your blog (and your business) to the next level by focusing on branding, go ahead and see other support tools we appreciate here. I think you will see greatness from them. Get it now