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Where can you design your own business logo online?

Designing your own business logo online can save you time as well as money whether you want a full corporate logo, or just need a quick business logo to help you to create your own site.

Completely free business logos

If money is tight, you may well be looking to design a logo for free. It can be done, although there are disadvantages. Sites such as Cooltext allow you to generate your own logo online, using a variety of fonts, colours and backgrounds. You may have to wait in a queue as the logo is generated, and the sites use this time to advertise to you. Benefits and drawbacks of such logos
More seriously, free logo sites of this kind don’t normally allow you to download high resolution or scalable versions of your logo. This means that your logo may appear fuzzy or distorted if enlarged or shrunk to a size that differs from the original. Finally, though they give plenty of design choices, those given aren’t infinite, so it would be hard ever to be absolutely sure that you had created a completely unique logo. Downloading a free graphics maker
If you’re reasonably creative, another free option would be to download the free graphics maker at XHeader. It may contantly nag you to upgrade to the pro version, but it is really designed for making website graphics. However, it can produce a decent logo, and a file that you can scale up or down to some extent (though not in a format that graphic designers normally use).

Free with a fee

Paying minimal fees for downloading software
It may seem like a contradiction in terms, but most of the other sites where you can design your own logo for free actually charge fees. In other words, the DIY design process is free, but usable resulting files are not. Sites like Logoyes and FreeLogoServices all charge fees (at the time of writing) for downloading high resolution/scalable files, though low resolution or web-based versions are free in some cases. Paying for a download
This may have distinct advantages for you as a business owner. For one thing, you’re still getting a quality file, but for less than most graphic designers would charge. You may also prefer to invest in the file on the grounds that sites charging fees also tend to make the ownership position clearer. Most sites claim that they continue to own each visual object individually, but the way in which you place them collectively should enable you to trademark your logo. Final note of caution
In whatever way you’ve designed your logo, if you have any thoughts of trademarking it, there is no substitute for specialist and unbiased legal advice.

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