Making Money with BrandCrowd
BrandCrowd is an online marketplace for logo designers like yourself to sell unused logos and make money in the process. It’s similar to LogoGround, but with a few notable differences which we will explore later on.
In addition to logos, you can also add domain names and sell them as ready-made branding packages. However, we will be focusing on selling your logos for now.
UPDATE: BrandCrowd has stopped accepting designers
UPLOADING YOUR WORK TO BRANDCROWD
Making money on BrandCrowd isn’t just about uploading as many logos as possible. BrandCrowd is committed to quality, originality and marketability when it comes to the logos they approve for sale. As such, each logo is reviewed individually to ensure that standards are met. If you want to know exactly what those standards are, take a look at the staff picks, featuring some of the best designs on the site.
To sell a logo, go to Sell Logo Designs and Upload Logo. You will first be asked to provide some general information about your upload. Be sure to choose a name that is unique and relates closely with the concept. In addition, a well-written description will help pique clients’ interest, while tags and color will improve searchability. Note that you aren’t given a lot of color choices, so just pick one that’s closest to the logo’s main color.
Since you are using BrandCrowd as a source of passive income, set the status to For Sale. Before deciding on a price, note that BrandCrowd charges a 30% commission on your sales. Finally, choose whether you are willing to customize the logo for the client.
Next, you will have to upload an image of the logo, sized at 325 pixels wide x 260 pixels tall.
Now it’s time to upload the source files, which have to be editable vector files in either AI or EPS; your upload probably won’t be approved if you created it in raster format.
And that’s it. If the logo you uploaded is of good quality, it will be approved within the next day or so, and might even be featured on the front page.
Some clients might Make an Offer on your logos and try to negotiate with you for lower prices. In such cases, it’s up to you whether you are willing to accept such offers, with the knowledge that they will receive full ownership once the transaction is finalized.
If you agree to customize the logo, the client will likely reach out to you after making the purchase. To make the process easier for you, BrandCrowd has Logo Maker, which allows the client to make basic changes to the text and font before they request further changes from you.
Once the client is satisfied with the final design, BrandCrowd’s service team will validate the transaction to protect against fraud. If everything looks good, payment will be processed and released to your account within 5 business days.
Unlike LogoGround, BrandCrowd does not encourage clients and designers to make any transactions outside of the marketplace. Using BrandCrowd ensures that your payments are secure, your information is kept private and the process is made as smooth as possible for both parties.
BrandCrowd has a number of payment methods, with PayPal being the most reliable (and recommended) choice.
Again, it’s important that your work isn’t copied from elsewhere and you provide quality service to your clients. Failure to do so will likely get your account suspended.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH BRANDCROWD
Compared to LogoGround, I have only made 2 sales on BrandCrowd with no advertising before they stopped accepting designers. However, it seemed like they were actively purchasing brands from those who have uploaded their work there — including me. I sold over 15 of my brands to them at around $50 each. I didn’t earn a lot, but considering some of those uploads were sitting around for years I would say I got a pretty good deal.
See also: Making Money on LogoGround
In the end, BrandCrowd is a good choice if you are looking to make some passive income as a logo designer.