First and foremost, your logo should be handled by a competent, experienced and professional logo designer. The internet is full of logo designers that are quite hard to distinguish a pro to a non-pro. However, their portfolios should give you an idea of their work, also the lists of their clients that somehow are satisfied with the designer’s work.
The good website design of the designer might give you an impression that he is competent enough to do your logo, but that shouldn’t be the case. Check out first the package option and get the general prices for a logo design. Make sure that the logo prices are not too high or too low. Also, take into consideration the time involve in accomplishing the design.
One indication to consider if a logo designer is a professional is in their portfolios. A professional logo designer has extensive portfolios that are ready to be shown when requested. His works should vary from different kinds of businesses and logo type. The portfolios should be well organized and should include (but not required) some well-known logo products.
The logo designer should present to you various options in prices and designs for you to choose from. This will enable you to come up with a sound decision regarding your logo as well as its price.
The logo package prices should be clear enough within the first place, there should be no hidden charges that will only come out in the end. The logo package should be detailed enough to reflect what services are included within and the after service support that should have been there. The money-back guarantee should also be included in case of customer dissatisfaction. A price base of $100 to $500 should be reflected and an additional cost varies accordingly.
Price range also may vary depending on the time element. If the commissioned logo design is needed immediately, the designer may charge an extra cost for the rush job. However, on any normal condition it will only take at least 2 to 3 days to finish a simple logo design.