I remember when I was still a freelancer, a few years ago, I often faced these typical freelancer’s problems — tight deadline and the design for a client isn’t yet ready. Go find a designer who will do the job for you just 1 day before the deadline… Sometimes it ended up in losing a client, sometimes in staying up all night. These days are definitely history, not only because I am not a freelancer anymore, but also because today we have a website called DesignCrowd. This is probably the ultimate place for outsourcing any part of your job as a designer or developer, from whole and complete web design PSD to small graphics, logos, illustrations, business identity design and more. This business model allows you not only to outsource parts of unfinished jobs when you are unable to complete the task on time, but also visit DesignCrowd on a regular basis, looking for designers who will compete against each other, bringing you the best possible design, which you can proudly to show to the client. Not only you won’t need to work hard, question is — do you need to bother working at all?
I have already mentioned that Design Crown is the ultimate place, and allow me to explain why. First of all, there are currently over 12 thousands of designers and web design companies registered with the website, which means you will have a very big variety of top quality designs to choose from, and they all will try their best to impress you (of course you won’t have to work though 12k submissions, but just imagine how many ideas and possibilities it opens in front of you!) Average project gets between 50 to over 100 creative submission — naturally, depending on the price you offered.
The second advantage of designcrowd.com is that you have everything under one roof; you can outsource whole job, or small bits (for example, you need an original and unique vector, so instead of paying for a non-unique license in any of the stock sites, you can simply order one and have it custom made for YOUR needs). Everything here is designed to make your life easier, all you need to do is post your project, view the submissions, provide feedback and when you chose the right entry — complete the payment and download your source files. Yes, it’s that simple.
Creating a post costs only $30, you decide on the reward for the winning entry and the best part is — you can keep your post private, so your client will never know you have, actually, outsourced the design.
This business model also, now that i think of it, is very beneficial to designers who don’t have clients queuing up behind their door; there are dozens and dozens of new contests — enter and make hundreds of extra cash. This is really a website where everyone benefits, thumbs up to the creators for useful and creative way to make everyone’s life easy. Have a look!