Image is everything. Well almost. When creating visual branding, whether graphic design, distinct social media presence or a new marketing campaign, you need it to fulfil a few simple requirements:
- You need it to look great and be unique and eye-catching.
- You need it to reflect your brand
- You need a timely turnaround.
- You need it to stay within the confines of your budget.
When you’re searching for the solution to all your advertising, marketing and creative requirements, you may discover what seems like a catch-all and inexpensive solution called Fiverr. But if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Our thoughts on the freelance creative marketplace? There are too many limitations; it can never compare to working with a true full-service agency.
Sure, you can hire a Freelancer on Fiverr and pay as low as $5 to get what you think you need. But are you really getting great value? At such a low cost, do you think these creatives are doing their best work? Can they take the care that your project, brand or business deserves? Unfortunately, to create work for that price, artists often use templates, automated features or even steal someone else’s work. All of this can lead to catastrophic results down the road, and something we can never endorse.
Also, buyer beware: while the Fiverr platform provides unknown artists, designers and creatives with a central place to find work, there is a swarm of scammers infesting the site. It’s all too common that customers looking to save money end up being taken advantage of. They are charged a top dollar and are left with lacklustre results, pestered for more and more money just to get the files they originally paid for. If you are going to use the Fiverr platform, this is a gamble that you must be willing to take.
At VA, our team are trained professionals with years of professional experience. You don’t have to put up with the limitations of choosing from templates or struggling to communicate your needs with the person you’re paying – and an added bonus, you never have to worry about scammers.
The possibilities of what you can achieve with an agency are endless, after a thorough consultation process, you are working with a team of professionals who have a comprehensive understanding of your brand and your goals. This is something that you truly can’t put a price on. We can tweak your content for you, work with you on updates to your brand, develop new strategies and help your business grow.
Best of all? Working with an agency you get total stability; you retain brand integrity across the board with every document, files, ad and piece of collateral produced. You know that at each step of the way, you have a team you can trust, consult and work with through every struggle and success.
Fiverr just can’t compare with the value you get when working with a full-service agency. The cheap and fast nature of Fiverr’s platform actually impedes the creative process, leading to a result that will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. From paying for every little change (that may or may not be the designer’s fault) to paying through the teeth for work that doesn’t make the mark, from someone who really doesn’t care about the job, leaving you with work that is a poor reflection of your brand and why? … just to save a few bucks? Is it really worth it?