Python for Entrepreneurs Transcripts
Chapter: Getting help (contracting, design, and more)
Lecture: Premium graphic design via 99designs
0:01 Let's talk about graphic design. So, there are many design agencies out there, one of the things I think can be really tricky
0:14 is how do I go find somebody to do design? because if you find someone and then you don't really like their style,
0:19 or you work with them for a week and what you get back is not really what you were hoping for, that can be really frustrating
0:25 and it could be expensive as well, but not just expensive in money, but in time, right?
0:30 You are looking to get your stuff going, you spend two weeks going that one path, you need to just start over, find a new person and so on.
0:36 So let me tell you about this place called 99designs, so I've used 99designs twice, yes, twice I've used them, maybe three times,
0:44 I can't remember, but I've used them at least twice for various projects that I've had going. And, one of them is for my most recent podcast,
0:52 and I am going to take you on a tour of that, but the idea of 99designs is you go and you say "these are the kind of designs I like,
0:59 here is what my project is about", and give them a little extra background information and so on.
1:05 And then, you post the job here and a little bit like you saw on Upwork, people will go and apply to do your design.
1:13 But, they actually submit the design that is the final product. They say 99 designs as in like 99 designers will submit their design to you,
1:22 and then you just pick the final product that you like. When I did it I had fewer than 99 designs,
1:29 but that is because I cancelled the whole thing sooner, as I'll show you. This is really low risk, you get a bunch of great responses and choices
1:39 within just a few days. And so I am a big fan of 99designs and what you get out of it,
1:44 it is a little rough and a bunch of designers actually put in a bunch of work to create designs for you and you can only pick one.