Pros & Cons of 99Designs.com
04 Mar 2015
Freelancers from all over the world are working hard to make their place in the new emerging global economy of freelancing. They are using all possible methods to earn a good living out of these websites. Some freelancers are trying their luck by submitting their designs via 99designs.com & they are quite happy with it. I’ve closely monitored the trends on 99designs & came to conclusion that 99designs is a wonderful market place with high paying rates but you should not depend on 99designs only. There is no doubt you can learn the designing by following different logo & other designs contests & but its hard to make a living. I suggest fellow freelancers to work on all freelancing websites specially elance.com & odesk.com along with their 99designs contests.
99designs like it’s name say it all, is very profitable for the buyers as they get 100s of design options for their logo or website. It is very lavish portal for graphic designers as they can get paid between $200 to $1000 for just 1 logo contest (only if they win) It also gives the buyer multiple options & styles of design to choose from & he/she can also get the revisions very quickly. For new & less experienced graphic designers it is a heaven to learn what kind of work is being accepted in the market & they can attain that quality in the matter of days if they participate in running contests. If the contest holder don’t decide a winner the prize will be distributed among all designers.
The chances of less experienced designers to get selected are very low because the master & highly qualified designers are submitting their designs next to newbies work & their chances are very high to win the contest. It sometimes give frustration to the designers who are constantly working hard without any reward. Another issue with 99designs contests is that buyer have more than 30 days time to select the winner & that also make it herculean.
There are always some good sides & some bad behind every freelancing method, it is you who can decide how much you can tolerate & wait for the results. happy freelancing 🙂