So, you’re thinking about hiring an online designer or artist for a project you’ve been planning for your business. You consider outsourcing a freelancer and you’re open to anyone whether they are a professional, amateur, or student – as long as they can get the job done. So you start shopping around for the cheapest design rates and affordable artist services you can find. You’ve shopped a couple of agencies, contacted a few creative professionals, checked a few portfolio websites, but you thought their quote estimates had outrageous fees for a few drawings and paintings. You didn’t think commissioning an art and design specialist would take up so much of your budget. So to save on costs you even try to get help from your best friend’s uncle’s nephew who took an art class during his undergrad years, but he is unavailable, so you keep searching.
Then it happens…you find an artist! It’s an amateur or a talented student designer who does some freelance work. The freelancer has competitive pricing in the quote proposal email, and after a quick chat youre even able to negotiate the costs down even further.
Sounds like the best savings deal on paper, right? You possibly could be the next Nike who contracted a student designer to create their swoosh logo for $35 in 1971, which was/is a rare case indeed…maybe you can pull it off. its possible.
But the reality is, it almost never works out that way. And in the end, the whole process will cost you more than if you were to just outsource a professional artist or expert illustrator who has proven their ability to deliver results. Here’s why…