You might be asking yourself:
"Why do I need someone to create my marketing materials? Can't I just use Microsoft Word and call it a day?"
Don’t start your business off on the wrong foot. Making a lasting impression with the right logo and the right marketing materials to help you get your business off the ground. Improve your image, stand out from the rest of the pack and spend some money on a graphic designer from the get go. The right designer will work with your budget and help you prioritize what items you need in the first year of your business and what you should consider as your company grows.
Here are just a few reasons to hire a professional graphic artist:
Your Time Is Precious.
You have enough on your plate already. Do you really have to spend time trying to come up with designs? A graphic designer can come up with a design or format a marketing document so that you can spend your time running your business.
Saves Your Hard Earned Money.
A graphic designer will know the most cost effective ways to design your materials to keep your printing costs to a minimum. By the time you’ve been able to create a layout using Microsoft Word (a program printers hate, and will charge you an arm and a leg to print from), a designer would be able to design a proper file in their graphic suite of software, that printers will not have an issue with.
Helps You Stand Out From the Competition.
Having a template you bought cheap online is not going to help you stand out from your competition. The only way people are going to remember you and your business is if your materials stand out compared to the rest. Having a distinct brand is what is going to raise your business above your competition.
Keeps Your Look Consistent
If you’ve gone through the effort of hiring a designer, but then try and mimic their work on your own, your look and feel may lose it’s edge by being inconsistent. A designer will know which fonts to use where, will keep font sizes and colors consistent and ensure the materials will consistently capture your brand.
Helps You Get the Results You Want
Many clients have an idea of what they want their business materials to look like, but have no way to convey them. A designer will be able to get through your list of preferences and ensure that your end results will not only look the way you want but will help you achieve the goals you set out for your business materials.