Starting a new blog is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. There are many decisions that you will have to make before making your blog available to the general public. Deciding where to host your blog, what software platform to use, and how often to a blog are just some of the choices you will have to make. One area that should not be overlooked when setting up your blog is your logo. Having a great logo will help make your blog even more memorable to your readers. But where should you go, and what should you do to get the perfect logo? Here are some options to think about.
Design your logo yourself
If you are artistically inclined you can always design your logo yourself. A logo doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes the simple logos are the ones that stand out the most. You can make a logo using Powerpoint, Paint.net, Sketch.io, Canva.com or any other software program that allows you to create and manipulate images.
Customize a stock image
Another way to create a logo yourself is to purchase a logo template from a stock art company and customize the logo with your blog name. To do this simply visit a stock art company and type the word “logo" in the search box. You should see several images come up with place markers where you can insert your blog or business name. One feature that is nice about most stock art companies is that they will let you download a watermarked version of the art you are interested in so that you can try it out before purchasing it. To change any image that you download you will still need some kind of image editing software. If you decide to purchase art from a stock art company you should be aware that you may eventually see someone else using the same image unless you purchase all rights to that image.
Hire a packaging design firm
A third way to get a logo for your new blog is to hire a packaging design firm. Packaging design firms are specialists in helping companies brand themselves. There are several ways to select a packaging design firm. One way is to ask for recommendations from colleagues that you know and trust. Another way to find a packaging design firm is to use a search engine. A third way is to visit a site where you can sponsor a contest and have multiple packaging design firms bid for your business.
In summary, when the time comes for you to design a logo for your new blog, you have several options. You can design it yourself, you can customize existing artwork, or you can hire a packaging design firm to do it for you. Whichever way you choose to have your logo designed, just be sure to select the method that is most convenient for you.