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Design Made Simple reaches 100K subscribers
Another Logos By Nick YouTube Channel Reaches 100K Subscribers!
Another Logos By Nick YouTube Channel Reaches 100K Subscribers! 800 470 Nick Saporito

Back in 2017 I started a second YouTube channel for Adobe Illustrator tutorials and called it “Illustrator For Beginners”. I later on rebranded it to “Design Made Simple” so I could include other applications as well, such as Photoshop and the Affinity suite. The idea was to duplicate the success I had with my original…

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Average cost of a logo design in 2019
Average Cost Of A Logo Design In 2019 | From $5 to $5,000,000
Average Cost Of A Logo Design In 2019 | From $5 to $5,000,000 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the most common questions I receive as a logo designer is regarding how much a logo costs. The answer isn’t as simple as expected, but in this post I will estimate the average cost of a logo design based on my 8 years of experience. Asking how much a logo costs is kind…

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Logo design price sheet template
Logo Design Price Sheet Template | Free PDF for Designers
Logo Design Price Sheet Template | Free PDF for Designers 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a free template for the logo design price sheet that I send to potential clients. This is an incredibly useful and valuable tool that I’ve been using for the past few years, and I’m certain it has added tens of thousands of dollars to my income over the years…

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Why a virtual office is worth it
Why A Virtual Office Is Worth It If You’re A Freelancer
Why A Virtual Office Is Worth It If You’re A Freelancer 1024 602 Nick Saporito

On the surface it may seem like the only purpose a virtual office serves is the vanity of looking larger and more influential than you really are, but that’s not the only benefit, and it’s certainly not why I currently use one. Simply put, a virtual office is worth it if you don’t want your…

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Graphic design questions and answers
Graphic Design Q&A: Thoughts on Affinity, Client Perceptions of Open Source software, + More
Graphic Design Q&A: Thoughts on Affinity, Client Perceptions of Open Source software, + More 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be answering some design-related questions posed by followers of the Logos By Nick Youtube channel. This is something I did a month or so back and it got a great response on Youtube, so I figured I’d do another one. The video at the top of the page contains all of the questions…

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Logo design invoice template
Logo Design Invoice Template | Free Editable PDF
Logo Design Invoice Template | Free Editable PDF 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing my logo design invoice template in a variety of editable formats that you can alter and use yourself! Simply remove my contact info and add your own. Payment processing services like PayPal and Square offer invoicing capabilities for you to collect payment from your clients, but sometimes your client…

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Payhip experience
My Payhip Experience As A Seller – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
My Payhip Experience As A Seller – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Of all the ways of monetizing blog content, my favorite method is to create and sell digital products like learning materials and design templates. I’ve found that it’s extraordinarily more profitable than running ads from networks like AdSense, and self-made products convert at a much higher rate than an affiliate product that someone else created. The service…

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Sample creative brief for logo design clients
Sample Creative Brief for Logo Design Clients
Sample Creative Brief for Logo Design Clients 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Before beginning any logo design project, you’ll need to collaborate with your client so that you can understand their business, the market they play in, and who their ideal customer is. This is known as a briefing, and in this post I’ll be going over a sample creative brief for logo design clients that you…

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Instagram: A Marketing Juggernaut for Designers
Instagram: A Marketing Juggernaut for Designers 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If there’s one hard lesson I’ve learned about standing the test of time as a freelancer, it’s that you can never rely on just one source of anything, whether it be income, clients, vendors, service providers, etc. We live in a world that never stands still — things are always changing. Businesses are opening, closing,…

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How To Accept Payments As A Freelance Designer
How To Accept Payments As A Freelance Designer 1 1 Nick Saporito

On sites like Upwork, Freelancer and Fiverr, accepting payments as a freelance designer and establishing working terms are things you need not worry about. The site handles it for you. If you’re setting up your own website and online business infrastructure though (like I recommend you do,) you’re going to need a way to get…

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