- To date, of the 10 bids, only 4 “closed”, with the other 6 “frozen”.
- The 3 winning bids ranged from $40-$49 to be completed in 1 or 2 days; and a E12 per hour winning bid for a branding package
- 2 of the winning bidders are teams of designers, both from Pakistan and the other 2 are individuals (Australia and Romania)
- Only the last winning bidder held a standard (free) membership. The rest are premium members which means they can bid on 50 or more projects
- All the winning bids (and almost everyone who bid) were generic, probably copy-pasted
- I didn’t win any bids unless one of those frozen projects decide in “my favor”
- create a logo in 1 or 2 days for around $45
- get a premium membership (starts at $4.95 a month) – so you can bid on more than 10 projects a month
If you’re doing it to build a portfolio and gain some experience go ahead. However, I still think going pro-bono and working for friends, family and local businesses will be a more rewarding experience. Also, once you start increasing your bid amount, you’re likely to be less successful at winning projects. I noticed that those who have long been at the site with thousands of projects completed, have steadily maintained an average bid of $45 for logo design. So I suggest marketing yourself elsewhere once you’ve done a few 45-dollar logos.
If the majority of my design career were spent on bidding, I imagine myself coming to resent it. To start with, yes. To keep at it, not worth it. What do you think?