Freelancer vs Hatchwise – which is right for you?

Which one should you choose?

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The Design Contest Process

1. How it Works

Logo design contests allow you to outsource your logo design projects to multiple creatives.

While paying one set fee, you are able to see multiple logo concepts, and award one contest winner at the end of your contest duration (which can run anywhere from 48 hours to 10 days).

Logo design contests are the solution to finding your perfect new logo at a low price point, while getting the very best options to choose from. 

2. What You Get

After selecting your final design your contest winner will upload your final artwork directly to your Hatchwise account for easy download. You will receive the complete editable files and the rights to your new design, allowing you to make any future changes you wish to your new design. 

Hatchwise is dedicated to enabling you to find the perfect creatives resources for your businesses and making that process as simple, affordable, and straightforward as it can be. With dedicated, personalized support, no hidden fees, and a massive community of creative talent, your business receives the attention and care that it needs to thrive.

3. What It Costs

In Freelancer when you set up your project or contest, you can choose your budget range. You can go as low as $10 in prize money, although Freelancer warns you to not expect good results. For regular projects, select a pre-determined range (e.g. a “small project for $750-1000” or “major product for $50,000+”) or a custom budget. You’ll receive quotes from freelancers based on your budget. Note that you will be charged a 3% fee for basic projects.

Hatchwise logo contests start at $89 and you are guaranteed to receive a minimum of 30 designs entered in your contest from at least 5 creatives. 

If at the end of your contest submission period you don’t receive at least 30 entries, and don’t plan on awarding a contest winner let us know and you receive a full refund for your payment-no questions asked! This Money Back Guarantee applies to any of our contests, no matter what type you select.

Lowest priced logo package:
Minimum number of entries
30 Skills
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The Final Verdict

If you choose to go with Freelancer, the one big benefit is that you get to choose your pricing with no minimum amount (even going as low as $10!). However, you are warned that the average project cost is $750 and to not expect to see the same results that you would with a substantially higher prize amount. 

In addition to that, Freelancer does offer much more than design work, with creative projects varying from website design to copywriting. If you are looking to outsource your business needs on an ongoing basis then Freelancer may be the choice for you. 

Hatchwise offers the same quality of design work, however, not only at a much lower cost, but with a guarantee of multiple concepts submitted from 1000s of creatives. In addition to that, they offer multiple project types (only excluding copywriting). 

If you are looking to pay a substantial amount more to work with one creative, then Freelancer is the way to go. 

If you want to work with a community of creatives, receive multiple concepts to choose from, and pay an affordable price, then Hatchwise is the platform for you.

I was originally going to use 99designs and your service was recommended to me by a friend who had used your site before so I gave it a shot and it lived up to everything he said. I was connected with 25 original designs and found one that was exactly what I had envisioned! I will be recommending HatchWise to all my friends!
Mary Scott
Los Angles Designs
I was a little apprehensive since my experience with 99designs in the past has been excellent and you're services were much cheaper but I was thrilled with the result.
John Borthwick
Double Dog Dare and Sons
Used 99Designs before and I like your platform better. USer friendly to a guy like me. Chris
Jane Bill
Bill of Fancy
Hatchwise was great to work with! I used 99Designs a few months ago for a different company I own and I am far more satisfied with the options I received with the Hatchwise designers, plus the Hatchwise price was much lower. I'll definitely recommend Hatchwise to anyone I know looking for a logo!
David Anderson
The Educated Professional

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Logo Design Contest Pricing

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Each contest package includes the “prize amount” that the creative who you select as a winner gets in exchange for transferring the rights and delivering final files (minus any commission charged to the creative by Hatchwise).

The higher the prize the more entries and participating creatives you can expect your contest to get.



All Design and Naming Contests come with our Money Back Guarantee.