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Is it worth selling logo design on ebay?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Jonny1223, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Jonny1223

    Jonny1223 Registered Member

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    Hi BHW, I'm about to set up a listing for logo/flyer design for £20 each on eBay, my account is new so i don't have a top rated account, i was wondering if you think I'll get any sales at all?

    I'm not aiming for big money here but maybe a sale a day would be nice. I'm no professional graphic designer but I'm quite confident that my work is more than satisfactory for £20. If you guys think it would help I'd even lower the price to £10 or £15.

    Just after some advice on the matter from some experienced eBay sellers, thanks!
     
  2. innozemec

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    i wouldn't bother even trying as i think people go to ebay to shop stuff, not to look for design work.. have you tried yourself at fiverr and alike sites where people look for such job done?
     
  3. faibol

    faibol Power Member

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    there are many factors that determine your success on eBay:

    - are people looking for your item on eBay (is your niche popular)
    - is your item listed high enough when people search in that category
    - do you have a reasonable price compared to the competition.
    - do you have good samples of your work (and are they worth the actual price)
    - do you have enough positive reviews (talking about the actual number)
    - was your item ever sold, in what quantity (you can see the number of times the item was already bought)
     
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    I don't recommend fiverr, a logo design for just $4 is not worth it :S
    A logo design cost way more then $4 if you are creating high quality logos. (vector)
     
  5. faibol

    faibol Power Member

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    people just add a gig extra in which you actually need to pay $20 more to get the rights to use to the logo...
    so it really depends on whether you are selling a quality logo or a simple logo...
     
  6. Jonny1223

    Jonny1223 Registered Member

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    i know eBay isn't really the place for design work, but there are quite a few listings on there offering logo designs and other graphic design work. i am going to try fiverr, although i'm not sure why customers would choose me or anyone else over the top rated seller, as all the prices are the same the ratings are the only way to separate sellers. I am also entering contests on freelancer quite regularly although it's sometimes hard to compete with the professional experienced designers.
     
  7. Affilorama

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    I would not recommend ebay. I would, however search for other freelance graphic sites where I can offer my services. You may also advertise on Pinterest, instagram, and facebook. Social media can be very helpful.
     
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    Probably a lot better other places you could sell that service. eBay is getting worse by the day.
     
  9. HatIsBlacked

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    eBay isn't a place to go to sell your talents. It is a flea market for selling hard wares, not jobs.

    If you are very good at what you do, don't bother going to sites like Fiverr. You won't be able to compete against low wage workers. When you set yourself up to be paid $5, you set expectations (very low at that for yourself). That is no way to get ahead in life.

    You are better off creating a company website displaying your art portfolio and having people inquire within for your jobs. Categorize the site (logos, illustrations, photography, etc.). You need to have a quality portfolio ready so that potential buyers will be able to look at your work before they hire you. Without that, no one will take you for real.

    You are in a space of a lot of talent and competition. Consider any college student in the country can do what you are doing. That is how open and wide the space is. You need to be exceptional to get the jobs. If anything, you will have to learn to be your own marketer if you are going to succeed.

    Think bigger. There's too many fish in the small pond.
     
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  10. Jonny1223

    Jonny1223 Registered Member

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    thanks for all the advice, as i said i'm no professional graphic designer, but i believe I'm way better than fiverr.
     
  11. Pirate Monk

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    No, please don't, Not like, No Please just don't do it.
    If you don't want to spend your time on fiverr, still there are a lot of freelance sites that require logo design skills. But ebay, i don't think will be successful.
     
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  12. Darren9682

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    Go to goofbid and use the ebay seller history tool to check how many logo's the guy is selling and how often. That will determine if there is a need for it from ebay searchers.

    Don't just check how many he has sold, it can be misleading as sometimes it was say sold 100, but it turns out that's over 7 years lol
     
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    I would use Fiverr for this.
     
  14. urmila

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    Why not sell at graphicriver.net $ 15 per logo not that bad