I’m always talking about the importance of having a creative and custom logo design for you blog. Blogging is all about branding and making your site and content stand out from the competition. The best way to do this with a logo that stands out and is the first thing you a visitor sees when they visit your site.

48HourLogos has a lot of experience in the logo creation department, as they have had over 10,000 customers on their design marketplace, which starts at only $29 for custom design work. From the latest numbers on their site, you can already see they have done over 10,000 contests to date and the highest earning designer on the site has earned over $28,000!

In the past when you wanted to create a high quality logo design for your site or business, you would have to find a great designer and be held hostage to their prices, service and support. Most of the time these design companies had very high prices and even worse, you might have only been allowed to have one or two revisions done to your banner, while also only getting a few drafts to work off of.

The design game has completely changed with the introduction of so many new logo design marketplaces where hundreds or even thousands of designers see your job, submit their work and fight for your business. As the person who creates the job, it’s your task to provide as much information as possible for the designers, then pick a winning logo design once the contest period ends. The winning designer is then rewarded and paid for their word, while you receive the finished logo along with full ownership rights.

Let’s walk through the process of how you can setup your own design contest.

The design job creation process for 48HoursLogo is pretty easy and they have a great setup to walk you through the key points that you would want to break down to all of the designers who will be submitting for you you.

The first thing you are going to need to select is the type of design work you would like done; logo, web or print.

Next is the basic descriptive information along with the type of concept you would like for your design. I like how they show a few different logo designs so you can get an idea of what you should expect from your designer submissions. (abstract, symbol, typography, illustration).

Before submitting your design job it would be a good idea for you to look through the portfolio section of their site. This will not only show you some of the completed works created by designers on the site, but it will also give you some design ideas and the color schemes that you might want to create for your site.

The last step in the design process is to go live with your job submission and complete your payments. As mentioned, design jobs start at $29 and go up depending on the job task and added features it will go up in price. You can take a look at some of the added features below.

When going live with your design job, you can choose to run a 48 hour contest and make a pre-payment of $29 and pay the rest after you have selected a winning logo. You also have the option to pay for the whole contest and prize amount up front and run a 1-7 day contest period.

If you are in the market for a new logo design or simply looking for some new inspiration, be sure to check out the amazing work and logo design contests at 48HoursLogo.