Invest in great design: Is Deer Designer worth it?

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Any business that wants your money loosely uses the term investment makes you think of it as “an investment”.

  • Invest in your future! Sign up for this $5,000 masterclass on how to get rich.
  • Get one more pair of Jimmy Choos, it’s an investment!
  • Invest a small per cent of your salary and be a shareholder of Company XYZ.

I once attended a webinar that promised I could earn 6 digits through Facebook Ads. I went for it because, you know… 6 digits! Anyway, after 30 minutes and a dozen lofty promises, the speaker asked me to invest $2,368.87.

Even though the guy used the word invest over and over again, it was not enough for me to buy-in. It was unclear what I was actually paying for and I was clueless about what would happen to my money afterwards.

I needed to know more since it’s my hard-earn money we’re talking about, right? I asked a ton of questions as any logical investor would. Do you know what they did?

They told me paying that much is not an expense, it’s an investment and then kicked me out of that webinar. 😮

As a paying customer, you deserve to know what you’re getting with your money. With an on-demand design service, there is no guesswork.

All of the designs you can request are displayed on a scope of work page, and everything included in your package should be listed on the pricing page.

What’s a real investment like?

On-demand design services require a monthly subscription and they must always deliver high-quality outputs. When you sign up, you’re not only investing money in well-designed graphics but in much more. Let me break them down for you:

1. Admin services

When you subscribe to Deer Designer, an account manager is in charge of managing your tickets and defining their priorities with you. 

So once you’ve decided which ones to finish first, the account manager will organize everything for you so your deadlines are met accordingly.

The price you pay is determined by the plan you choose. You’ll be updated with this as well.

2. Quality checker

Quality is our top priority. That’s why we make sure that there is a Quality Analyst in charge of checking your tickets before they get to you. This saves you a ton of time because if you have some revisions, they’re probably only minimal.

In any case, you can request as many revisions as you need. The longer you maintain your subscription, the more your design team will learn your preferences. 

It’s like having your personal design team that already knows what you need even before asking for it.

3. Sounding board for design ideas

A sounding board is a group of people whose reactions to proposed ideas are used to evaluate their likelihood of success.

Because you’re working with a professional design team, you can ask for suggestions or have mock-ups made before completing a design.

You can also request alternatives for your ticket so your team can help you figure out which one is the best for your campaign.

4. Outsourcing services

Don’t you hate it when a freelance designer bails out on you in the middle of a project? Or when you’re forced to pay double for a new designer you’re yet to train your brand and processes on? What a nightmare.

You don’t have to worry about it when you subscribe to an on-demand design service because even if your designer takes a day off or leaves the company, another one will quickly replace them and learn your preferences from our files and past requests.

Due diligence is key

A business can have the best product or service in the world, but if its design is not outstanding, it will struggle to get noticed. That is why it is so important for a business to invest in great design.

There are a couple of on-demand design services available online and there are a dozen of websites where you can find freelancers. But if you’re not sure of what you’re getting in exchange for your money, rethink it.

Consider other companies that don’t only promise but actually have proof from happy clients. Choose a company that delivers creative designs for all kinds of different businesses that you’ll be proud to work with.

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