So I don't have much money to play with to get stuff done for the internet. This should come as little surprise to folks.
To get some logos designed, I decided to give a site called Fiverr a shot.
I registered and put up a simple request for a logo without specifications or information.
Within hours, I got nearly 20 offers for doing my design work. Thankfully, the system uses Paypal for all transactions. Once I selected the lucky designer, the order system took the specifications for the "seller." Interestingly, of the 20 or so that I got within 12 hours of posting my request, only a handful sent along or had examples on their page to illustrate their work.
Many tried to initiate the transaction by asking, "what kind of logo?" The creator I went with had illustrations on his profile and was direct. "I will make your logo" was the opening salvo. What sold it for me was a "promo" he was running. While the majority offered one logo for five bucks, this was THREE for five!
Could I be throwing money away? Perhaps, but the creator is also offering to turn out logos in one day. We will see.