Here's my 1000th post give back...

by garyv
18 replies
Ok, this is nothing huge, but I've used this to save me a ton of money on graphics and design work.

If I have any projects that need design work, I like to browse contest sites like Logo Design, Web Design, Design Contests | 99designs.com for anything that I can use. I'll usually browse the contests that are already complete and search out designs that made 2nd place or below, but didn't win. You can usually get this work from people for a steal. It's usually throw away stuff, but if you catch the person in time after the contest you can get them to happily sell you their work. I've even found designers on these sites to do customized work for much cheaper than you'd pay for a contest. Some of this stuff like the website design you can get for next to nothing - find a Domain name to go with it, slap them together and turn a very quick profit.

Thank you Warriors! You've been a very valuable source for me throughout the past few years.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nigel Greaves
    Hi Gary,

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

    And thanks for the gift, it's much appreciated

    Nigel
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    • Profile picture of the author dave147
      Hi Gary,

      Congratulations on getting to the 1000 and thanks for the gift


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  • Profile picture of the author emeliesjodahl
    Thanks for sharing, that was news to me
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  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    Great insight in there Gary.

    I believe these people who didn't win the contests wouldn't be considered throw-aways and by actually working with them and seeing how they can fit into your business, they would actually be rewards in giving you the service in such reasonable prices plus giving them inspirations that they CAN do the job well done.

    Congrats on your 1000th post!
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    • Profile picture of the author garyv
      Originally Posted by tyroneshum View Post

      Great insight in there Gary.

      I believe these people who didn't win the contests wouldn't be considered throw-aways and by actually working with them and seeing how they can fit into your business, they would actually be rewards in giving you the service in such reasonable prices plus giving them inspirations that they CAN do the job well done.

      Congrats on your 1000th post!
      I didn't mean that they were throw aways, but they usually discard the work if it doesn't win. And you're right, if you offer them money for it, it's a win for everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Great idea and congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author McBrett
    GaryV... I clicked on this because I thought you might be Gary Vaynerchuck of Crush It fame: http://garyvaynerchuk.com/

    I'm glad I did because I definitely got a great tip out of this. Here's to your next 1,000!
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkWrites
    Stellar idea that benefits all parties. Greatly appreciated!
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    • Profile picture of the author All Night Cafe
      Gary, we have done this for 8 products.

      It works great. All of the designers were
      very happy to work with us.

      They work hard to win, so when we come
      along and buy, it is a win-win.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOFocused
    congrats and thanks for the nice tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    Congrats, and thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author CEmarketer
    Thanks Gary, that is really a great info.

    I have one question though. I can’t seem to find an option to browse closed contests. Is there something that I’m missing? Or maybe you just simply register and add the open contests to your watch list, so you get notified when it’s closed, or something?

    Anyway congrats on your 1000th post, and for me on my first
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    • Profile picture of the author garyv
      Originally Posted by CEmarketer View Post

      Thanks Gary, that is really a great info.

      I have one question though. I can't seem to find an option to browse closed contests. Is there something that I'm missing? Or maybe you just simply register and add the open contests to your watch list, so you get notified when it's closed, or something?

      Anyway congrats on your 1000th post, and for me on my first
      On this particular site the way I do it is I will log in, and then it will allow you to add contests to your watch list. Then you can go back to the contest after it's over. This site has some of my favorite designers, but there are also other contest sites and forums out there that make it much easier to contact contestants.
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  • Profile picture of the author glynlafferty
    Thanks for the info gary and congrats

    I have a long way to go yet

    Glyn
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  • Profile picture of the author tribros
    Congrats on your 1000th post. Yes, I've also found lots of great and cheap services here on WF. This forum simply rocks.
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  • Profile picture of the author silverwaterfall
    Really interesting idea I hadn't thought of. Thanks, and congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author thetruth23
    Cool...interesting.

    Congrats on the 1000th post...but whats with the cubs cap in your profile pic?!
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