I mentioned in a previous post that I am in the process of launching my own (very small) lotion bar business. I have the product and containers but I needed a logo in order to make it official. I don’t want anything fancy, just a simple label that clearly denotes what I’m selling, that I can print from home. I thought that I had finally found the solution via VistaPrint but I did a quick calculation before pulling the “pay trigger”. I’m glad I did. $2.99 seemed like a very reasonable price for 10 self-adhesive stickers but the lowest shipping price available was $5. I will most likely be selling my product for under $6 per so that’s a huge chunk of proceeds at almost $1 per label.
I cancelled my order and did a quick Google search for free design software. Instantly, I found a number of wonderful, free resources but settled on and installed Inkscape http://inkscape.org/
I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this user friendly software. I’m no graphic designer and have previously just ended up with amorphous blobs with any design software I’ve used in the past. I never know what the hell I’m doing! Within minutes, I had the exact, simple logo that I’d envisioned. Now, I can just click, print and stick!
Every little bit helps when launching a new business.
What resources have you found to be helpful in your business endeavors? *This is not an open invitation for spammers or self-promoters, so don’t even think about it!*