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Logo Design Printing questions from a student

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by The Blog Sage, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. The Blog Sage

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    Hey guys, I wasn't sure where to post this question but this seemed like the right spot!


    I started learning logo design a few months ago and practicing daily with photoshop and illustrator software to add the experience on my resume. Upon using fiverr to get starter clients I began to wonder if I was able to offer printing services. Is their a way to refer customers to a site like Vista print to get their logos I made printed on letterheads or other branding? I'm entering my last year at my university and my major is wildly different from design but I'm looking for all the skills I can learn! I saw Vista print has a wholesale re seller program and a partnership program. Can anyone give me a detailed explanation as to what these are?




    Again, upon delivering my logos or other branding products, I would like to send a file to my customers explaining how to get it printed on physical items and offer a discount if I could and possibly get paid by referring them to Vista print thanks for any advice!

    P.S. I've been using fiverr for about three months and I am about to become a level 2 seller, this completly blew past my mind but since I'm in the U.S. don't I have to pay taxes on my income? I have no clue where to start with that, the fiverr support pages didn't help at all. I should contact them right? Or my personal tax professional? Sorry I trust this forum a lot with information because it so much good advice here!

    Thanks again!
     
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    If I were you and my logos were good enough, I'd stop selling them on Fiverr.

    Try sites like LogoForce.com or BrandBucket.com. Open up your own graphic design agency.

    You could make way more with less work doing that as opposed to Vistaprint.
     
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    Thanks for the site recommendations , I didn't know they existed :D, but I would still like know more about fiverr and then about those vistaprint options, as I finish up my last year at my university and work two jobs I don't have the time to start my own graphic agency lol, that's why I like fiverr you don't have to spend much time on it to be successful!
     
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    Any more tips or advice?
     
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    Fiverr is great to start out but they take a decent amount of money. Im sure by now you have some regulars etc. You could also make the templates for letterheads, Business card design etc. and yes use something like vista print affiliate site to make some more money. I second looking into Brandbucket as you would pick what domain names you want to design logos for and if they sell you get paid, but its quite a bit something like 50-500$. I would work on a website as well, i mean just here and there get a portfolio up get business cards when its up, Then you can advertise locally as well giving out business cards to the local businesses. once you get your name out there I'm sure you wont need to work those 2 other jobs as your part time designing could turn into long term work.
     
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    Thank you, that's good advice! I noticed brand bucket wanted a portfolio linked, I'm going to build my fiverr portfolio up a bit more then upload the portfolio to my personal site and link to them there! I'd still like to learn more about the vista print affiliate program I guess I'll contact their support thanks again!