Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm Creative and Know Way Around a Computer - Why Should I Hire a Graphic Designer If I Sell on Etsy?

OK, so you have your store set up and have used the Etsy bannerator. Your shop looks nice but it’s not unique. What do you do? A custom banner design done by a talented Etsy graphic designer is the answer. Graphic designers love to work for our Etsy clients. You are talented and creative and allow us to design the kind of creative stuff that got us into graphics in the first place.

You can certainly create a banner yourself. These days it’s getting easier and easier to DIY your own graphic designs. However, there are advantages to hiring an Etsy graphic designer. Here are a few reasons:
  • We’re fast. Most of us can design a banner and other marketing materials for your store in about a week.
  • You’re critical. Most of what you make for yourself you will dislike. It’s very hard to design for yourself and be happy with the end result.
  • We’re trained professionals. This is what we do. There are dozens of talented designers in Etsy’s “Everything Else” section. There are readymade and custom banners available in all colors and styles.
  • You have a busy schedule. It’s midnight and you just finished folding the laundry. You’re exhausted and need some help getting your business rolling.
  • We’re reasonably priced. Yes, graphic design on Etsy is plentiful and inexpensive. Your fellow Etsy designer will charge anywhere from $50-150 for a logo design. Your profession designer from the Yellow Pages will probably charge $400-500.
Our end goal is to make a nice living for ourselves and to help you do the same.

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