This series talks about all the things that I would purchase for my own blogging business if I were on a very particular budget. For example, if I only have 50 dollars to spend, what would I buy?
I am so excited to get started with this blog, Essentials on a budget series. If you’re on my e-mail list than you already know that a couple of weeks ago or so, I sent out an email saying I kind of had this idea of, you know, talking about what I would purchase if I was in a certain budget for my blogging business.
And that was an adamant. Yes, please. So many of you replied. Today, our budget is five dollars.
That’s not a lot of money. There’s not a ton you can buy with five bucks. But I’ve been in that situation before where, you know, after I purchase diapers, groceries, paid for rent, I really didn’t have a ton leftover for my blogging business. And so I’ve been on that five dollar budget before.
And what I recommend is, even though there aren’t a ton of options, you should absolutely invest in a logo and you can grab one from fiber.
So there’s a couple reasons why I recommend doing this. First and foremost, five dollars is a really small budget and it’s you know, you’re not going to feel like you’re putting out a ton of money.
But in the beginning of your blogging business, most especially, you really shouldn’t be spending a ton of your time creating designs if you love design.
I know that you hate to hear that. Right. But in the beginning of your blogging business especially, you should be focusing on creating and publishing content. You should be writing blog posts.
You really shouldn’t be spending a ton of time tweaking the font size and designing this logo and changing the colors here. Yes, branding is important, but in the beginning you really have to build that foundation. And the foundation newsflash is not your logo.
So for five bucks, you can easily shave off an hour or two or maybe more if you’re not great at design on creating a logo and you can head on over to fiber to do this.
The other reason I recommend spending five bucks and getting a logo created there is because I’ve done it before myself. So I’ve used the product before.
I’ve used fiber and sometimes it can be hit and miss. But on a smaller scale, budget fiber is really a good option. I don’t know that I would turn to fiber for like a huge project.
Maybe something I’d spend 500 or a thousand dollars on, but on a significantly smaller scale. If you need a quick logo, that’s just going to get the job done.
And you don’t have the time or you don’t want to spend the time creating it. Then five dollars will get you a great logo.
Really, at this stage in the game, if you are creating your site for the first time or you’re creating a product and you need a logo for that product, what you really want is to get a logo to get you started.
So don’t feel like you have to find or purchase a logo that’s going to last you 10 years, because chances are over time you’re going to evolve in the branding will change slightly anyway. So you really just want to get started right now.
And the best way to do that is to just spend that five bucks and get that quick logo down. Quick tip.
Once you purchase your five dollar logo and you’re speaking with the designer about kind of what you have in mind. You really want to make sure that you have honed down your niche.
That is, you have chosen the topic that you are confident you want to write about for a long time. And if you haven’t gotten to that point yet, make sure that you’re very transparent about that when you talk to the designer.
That way they can choose something that’s on a more neutral ground that way. This logo doesn’t last you six months.
It last you at least a year or maybe two years. If you are not quite sure what niche you want to be in, you’re having a hard time deciding.
I actually have a list of over 160 blog niche ideas. These blog niches are not boring. So if you are interested, check the link in the description box below.
You can just head on over to it. Enter your email address and I will ship that entire list to your email right away. There is the obvious reason as to why you would purchase a logo and what you would do with it.
But the first thing I want to mention here is when you do head on over to fiber and you’re looking at the different logo creator options or the different services that are available to you.
You definitely want to make sure that the logo you purchase comes with a transparent version. You want to be able to purchase a logo that has a transparent background.
The reason that this is important is because if you don’t have a transparent background, you’re totally limited to where you can put that logo because it might have that static white background to it.
I’ll put a little example here on the screen so you can kind of see what I’m talking about. And the reason you want it to be transparent is you’re going to be using that logo in a lot of places.
You might just think, well, I’m probably just going to stick it up on my site and call it a day.
But no, no, no. You’re going to use it for so many things. You’re going to put it on your Pinterest pins.
You’re going to put it on any sort of principle or worksheet or handout that you might create for your business. You’re going to put it, obviously, on your Web site as well.
And you’re going to stick it anywhere. You might need some branding. And that may not be a place that has just a simple white background. It may need a transparent background and that logo so that you can stick it anywhere.
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If you love this idea and if you’re excited to see more, I have an entire list of videos that will be slowly coming out over the next couple of weeks.
And these budget ranges are low and like five dollars, 15 dollars. And then I climb all the way up to hundreds of dollars.
So I really am going to have everything for all of you, you know, regardless of what kind of area of your budget that you are in currently for your blogging business.
Leave a comment down below if you have a certain budget in mind so I can make sure I hit all the high points and then I have all the content you guys are looking for.