Affiliate Buzz #336 – How to Hire a Great Graphic Designer (and Save a Bundle)

by James Martell on May 29, 2014

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In this edition of the Affiliate Buzz, hosts James and Arlene Martell take you through the vetting process and the advantages of having a good graphic designer available for the creative needs of your company.

Graphic design is an important part marketing for any business, and is essential for the look and feel of your company’s brand. This episode of the Affiliate Buzz reviews all things related to graphic design so you get the best value for your money.

The Best Resources for Getting the Graphics You Need

This episode kicks off with James and Arlene sharing some of the trials and errors they endured regarding hiring graphic designers in their early days of affiliate marketing. They also discuss the following:

  • What you can expect to pay for graphic design work
  • The quality and quantity of graphics available on the web
  • What types of graphics you might need for your site

Next James goes through a live walk-through of how he sets up a new job on Elance to hire a graphic designer, and gives a tip about how to make sure your graphic designer is giving you what you want.

The Graphics You Need at a Price You Can Afford

Then James shares a link to a website to give you a real-time example that puts all this information in perspective. He points out what you should look at on this site in regards to ordering graphics for your brand. He also talks about:

  • What you can do to prevent delay of a graphic design job
  • How you can get the best job for your company’s budget
  • The type of file you can request from your graphic designer

The episode wraps up with James giving some advice about why you need the raw data files for any images that you hire a graphic designer to make for your site. Arlene chimes in sharing a personal experience that could have been avoided by using that advice.


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