Hi everyone. I have a friend who in my opinion a very good graphics designer. He pretty much lives and breathes design, and mostly does it for fun. His job at the moment is basic, so I thought I could set up a service around his skills and sell graphic design. The main question is - Online or Offline? At the moment I'm being swayed to offline, simply due to the high competition online, but also sites like Fiverr and general graphic designer who offer amazing designs for pennies. At the moment, my plan is to sell quite cheap, but not too cheap, just to build a reputation. Once we have good feedback and made any improvements to our service, we will begin to offer the service at a higher price, with a more 'luxurious, expensive' feel to the company we have. Yes, it doesn't happen over night. And yes, a few good reviews and good feedback doesn't mean instant success in selling expensive designs, but I believe it is possible. I will still look at selling online, as I don't want to completely out rule that. But for now, I personally think offline is the best. All your opinions and advice are more than appreciated! I understand there is also high competition offline, and very very advanced, professional and experienced designers out there, but I hope that using our 'young' initiative, we may be able to offer something different, and spot gaps in the market other people haven't. Being a Business student at university also allows me to ask people within university if they require designs for they're businesses, if they set one up. So the next step I am stuck on is what to offer. Just logo design or also offer website designs, banners, leaflets. Do I do both leaflet design and then the actual printing too? I have the contacts as my friend currently has access to printers at a 'decent' cost. Anyway, as I go off to think about what stages are next, I would really appreciate your feedback and opinions. I have blabbed on a bit, but just thought I'd get it all out there and I will hopefully be able to look back at this to check my progress etc.