For starters I’ve ordered 10 logos for insidemyrocket.com from 10 different sellers. The total cost will be $50. I really do need a logo for the blog but don’t expect quality work for $5 a pop. I might use it for inspiration though and buy a “real” logo somewhere else.
What I really want is traffic.
Contacting the designer
Below you’ll see my initial contact to the logo designer.
As you can see I make sure to mention my URL and the topic of my blog. The designer might even be interested himself and could end up signing up for my newsletter or follow me on Twitter. I made a rookie mistake in this step. I forgot to ask the designer to include some kind of tag line. In my case it could have been something like “From Zero to 10K Daily Visitors in One Year”. I’ll get back to why that is important.
What happens next is that the designer delivers the logo. I’ve made sure it contains the full URL to my blog.
The designer delivers the creatives
Below you’ll see the logos delivered. A few sellers made several versions to I actually ended up with 15 different logos.
Wow – that’s a lot of logos. A great source for inspiration.
Review/rate the designer on Fiverr.com
Next I’m reviewing all 10 sellers on Fiverr. My reviews are going to be visible to all other buyers who look up the same sellers. That’s why I make sure to include my URL in the review. But you’re not allowed to include a full URL so I just put it this way:
In this step you should also make sure that the logo made by the designer is part of the review. If the seller delivers an image/video file while having their Live Portfolio option active, you can include their delivery in work sample, shown on their gig when you submit a feedback on the order.
I wasn’t aware of this so not all my reviews include the logo (and most importantly the full URL to my blog). Make sure to ask the seller to include this!
When you do – as you’ll see below – the logo is being inserted as part of the review.
When clicked – below – other potential buyers will see your logo/url (and hopefully tag line) and might even visit your site.
So for only $50 I’ll get 10 mentions of my URL and 10 graphics showing my full URL for as long as those sellers are active on Fiverr.com. I think that’s pretty neat. But wait – there is more …
When you’re done giving a very postive review to all sellers you should offer them a great testimonial for their own blog or website.
Even when the job is done you still get to contact the seller in private – just click the link below:
Offer to write a testimonial
This is what I offer the seller:
So far I’ve got 3 permanent backlinks out of 10 sellers. Not bad for $50.
My key learnings from this traffic experiment
- Make sure the designer includes your full URL in the logo. Also make sure it includes a tag line explaning what your site is all about.
- Make sure your logo becomes part of your seller review – extremely important.
- Make sure your website is up and running and ready for visitors. My blog wasn’t so I guess I won’t benefit that much from this experiment.
Good luck getting loads of traffic.