When you start creating your blog, first thing which needs an attention is how you want to show your blog name on your blog or your custom logo. This is as important as your name in life, it has the power to give a brand and a professional look to your blog.
There is always an option to go with the simple text which comes with WordPress and just show it and the tag line in your header, but I am always in a favor of not using it.
Why Custom Logo
When you start your blog design (Check: best practices for designing blog) the first thing is which comes on a page is custom logo for your blog. It is one of the first things which a visitor sees, so you might want to make an impression there. Also if your logo is creative, a person might remember it easily.
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If you try to look for custom logo you will find the professional services are costing way more and it may not be in your budget to start with, so here is 5 easy way to create your custom logo’s.
Photoshop will cost you some money, but if you have the access to this tool it can be used to create custom logo. GIMP is a free photo editing tool available on Linux platform. The only requirements are an idea about basic photo editing utilities and color combination.
These tools may not be that easy to handle, but can be easy for this specific work and you should be able to create transparent text logos with some practice.
If you are not comfortable with editing you can use Cooltext.com. It is a great place to generate text logos. Cooltext allows you to create a text logo with your choice of font, colors and effect. They have a nice selection of text effects.
This service is free and you can get your logo instantly. They also allow creating transparent logo, if that’s what you need.
3. Urban Fonts
This is another place to get a free custom logo. Urban Fonts offer a wide verity of free font selection and you can define your own color. This can be used to create a custom logo.
You can download a choice of font and you can use a simple paint program to do the work, create a text using the downloaded font and change the colors accordingly. This is an easy way to do generate a text logo with minimal work.
This is what I usually do when I start a blog or a niche sites. There are many people on Fiverr who will create a custom logo at $5. They may not be as professional as you can get with $150 but it will be still better than the simple text which you were planning to use. This is one of the cheapest ways you can get a logo designed.
If you use this service make sure to check the reviews before order. Also there are people who provide a glimpse of their work, check that. Once you finalize the seller, you can order the service.
I prefer text logo’s from this service as you can give an idea about the colors and font and they will do the work for you.
This is one of the best professional services you can find with a very reasonable price. Their response time is good and you will get a specialist working with you. LogoNerds charge $27 for a logo which is a very nominal price considering their service.
They offered unlimited reversions, which is great (I have tried until 8 revisions and they have done that without expressing any issues). They have done the logo for Makewebworld too.
Have I mentioned about their affiliate services, they have a great affiliate program where they offer 25% commission on every sale and they track the referral for lifetime. So if you refer somebody and he will end up purchasing again something from them (doesn’t have to be from your site) you will get the commission. If you want to check their Affiliate program you can check here.
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So how do you create a custom logo for your blogs, Let us know what ways you use.