Andrea Schlottman

Andrea Schlottman

Andrea is an experienced content writer, copywriter, and editor with special interests in graphic design, sustainable development, travel, and literature. Originally from Texas, she has lived around the world and makes frequent trips to explore new places and visit family in Japan.

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SITE123

SITE123 makes website building very easy, even for beginners. A user-friendly interface, helpful tips and tutorials, and 24/7 live chat are there to guide you through the entire process. The mobile-responsive templates and e-commerce features will be more than sufficient for some users. However, if you're planning on building a complex site, or if you're looking for more...

4.8
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Namecheap Logo Maker

A long-time player in domain registration and web hosting, Namecheap has recently moved into branding with the release of its Free Logo Maker. Artificial intelligence (AI) technology makes this logo maker very beginner-friendly and fairly robust. Just be careful about commercial rights! If that concerns you, I recommend hiring a professional logo designer for as little as $5...

4.5
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Logaster

Logaster advertises “AI-generated logo design,” which should mean your logo is created by artificial intelligence according to your preferences. However, the platform falls short in terms of creative and personalized logos. It does have a uniquely generous unlimited editing policy, but I’d still suggest using a different solution. If you want to save even more money but you...

4.4
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Vistaprint Logo Maker

Vistaprint’s logo maker is advertised as free, BUT it’s only free if you order printed merchandise through Vistaprint. If you were planning to order printing from Vistaprint anyway, then this logo maker is not a bad choice. Otherwise, I’d look for a better logo design option like hiring a professional logo designer for as little as $5 on Fiverr.

4.2
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Shopify Logo Maker

Made by one of the biggest names in e-commerce, the Shopify logo maker, officially named Hatchful, is completely free to use. The logo templates and downloadable files are decent for a free tool, but the customization options are very limited. In terms of added value for your business, you’d be better off paying a little more to get more powerful customization capabilities and...

4.2
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Jimdo Logo Creator

Coming from a company known for website building, Jimdo Logo Creator is intuitive and easy to use. You won’t have many logo templates to choose from, but the customizations are creative, and you can instantly download your logo for free. Just be sure to double-check on commercial usage rights!

4.2
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Tailored Logo

A so-called “marketing and design consultancy,” Tailored Logo strives to be your one-stop shop for small and midsize business (SMB) branding. The company’s prices for logo creation are reasonable enough, but its design portfolio is pretty hit-or-miss. For more consistent quality at the same price, I’d hire a logo designer elsewhere (or even design my logo myself).

4.1
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Adobe Express

Adobe Express is made by the same team that’s behind Illustrator and Photoshop. Unlike Adobe’s professional software, however, this platform is very beginner-friendly. Unfortunately, what you gain in ease of use, you lose in customization options and commercial rights.

4.0
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GoDaddy Website Builder

GoDaddy offers ease of use, personalized guidance, and responsive customer support. However, a poorly designed user interface (UI) and tons of hidden costs keep GoDaddy from being great. Especially when other builders – such as Squarespace – offer better templates and more advanced apps and plugins.

4.0
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LogoNerds

For a low-cost logo design service, LogoNerds is good enough. I did get a professional-looking logo for a very reasonable price, but the outdated website interface and slow, impersonal interactions made the design process less than pleasant. Read on to discover my favorite alternatives, including how you can hire a professional logo designer for as little as $5 on Fiverr.

3.8
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FreeLogoServices

Don’t be fooled by the name – It’s free to design your logo at FreeLogoServices, but you’ll have to pay to download it. With lackluster templates and average customizations, I’d say there are much better logo makers to spend your money on. If you want to save even more money but you need a professionally designed logo, you should head to Fiverr and hire a logo designer for...

3.7
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Blog Posts

5 Best Free Text Logo Makers Online with HQ Downloads [2023]

When designing a new logo, your very first choice is this: Should I use an icon, or should I just use text? Some of the world’s most memorable logos have been icon-based – like the Nike swoosh or the Apple apple. However, as powerful wordmarks from Google, Hershey, Coca-Cola, and FedEx have shown, text-based logos can be equally effective. But to make a text logo really...

4.7
February 02, 2023
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4 Best Website Builders for Podcasts [Updated 2023]

While all the builders on my list will get the job done, my personal favorite is Squarespace. It has the best-looking templates around, and all the tools you could possibly need to build your website, integrated straight into its editor (so you don’t have to look for them elsewhere).   You can take advantage of Squarespace’s 30% discount on annual plans to save...

5.0
January 25, 2023
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6 Best Website Builders for Your Therapy Practice in 2023

While all the builders on my list will get the job done, my personal favorite is Squarespace. It has the best-looking templates around, and all the tools you could possibly need to build your website, integrated straight into its editor (so you don’t have to look for them elsewhere). You can take advantage of Squarespace’s 30% discount on annual plans to save on your...

4.5
January 25, 2023
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4 Best Logo Makers with Free Trials – Custom Design in 2023

There are plenty of free DIY logo makers out there, but not all of them produce good results. You don't want to waste an hour designing your logo only to discover you can't download the file type you need, or find out the file you can download for free is so low quality it's useless. I've tested all the major logo makers to see which ones give you a professional-looking...

4.6
November 21, 2022
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99designs vs Crowdspring 2023: Which Is Best for Logo Design?

99designs and Crowdspring may seem very similar on the surface, but did you know that Crowdspring typically costs hundreds of dollars more for nearly identical logo design contests? Or that you’ll pay that much more and still get a money-back guarantee that’s only half as long?! Lower price, longer guarantee...these are just two of the many reasons why 99designs comes out...

4.1
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Wix Pricing Plans 2023 – How to Avoid the Hidden Costs

If you weren’t already confused by Wix’s nine different plans, just wait until you check out its hidden costs. After I found myself paying ridiculous added fees even though I was on a (relatively) cheap plan, I decided that I’d had enough. I want to make sure no one else makes the same mistakes I made with Wix. So, I went on a mission and jumped head-first into the depth of...

4.3
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6 Best (FREE) Website Builders for Weddings in 2023

Several free website builders will let you design a decent site – but the one thing none of these builders will give you is a custom domain. If you want your site to look unique (and keep in tone with your wedding), you need a paid plan. As far as I’m concerned, Squarespace is my absolute favorite. It has the best-looking templates around, and even its cheapest plan...

4.6
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Elementor Review 2023: Does It Live Up to the Hype?

I’ll admit - when my editor asked me to write this Elementor review, I wasn’t too happy about it. I’d tried plenty of free WordPress builders in the past, and never managed to stick with any of them for very long. As a web designer, I always felt they were actually limiting me. Sure, I’d heard Elementor was a great WordPress page and site builder...but I was skeptical. How...

4.7
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5 Best Website Builders for Resumes & CVs (February 2023)

Several free website builders will let you design a decent site - but the one thing none of these builders will give you is a custom domain. If you want your site to look professional (and keep in tone with your brand), you need a paid plan.   As far as I’m concerned, Squarespace is my absolute favorite. It has the best-looking templates around, and even its...

3.9
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6 Best Website Builders for Personal Academic Sites in 2023

While all the builders on my list will get the job done, my personal favorite is Squarespace. It has the best-looking templates around, and all the tools you could possibly need to build your website, integrated straight into its editor (so you don’t have to look for them elsewhere).   You can take advantage of Squarespace’s 30% discount on annual plans to save...

4.0
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9 Best Political Campaign Logos and How to Get One for Free [2023]

Political campaign logo design is always tricky. These logos must be powerful but never aggressive. Patriotic but never exclusionary. Unique and creative but still approachable and relatable. Forget the actual election⁠ – achieving this delicate balance is a feat of its own! In this guide, I'll tell you how to find a professional designer for an amazing price (click here...

4.7
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Wix Logo Maker Pricing 2023: Are There Any Hidden Costs?

No design service or tool is right for everyone. It’s super frustrating to invest hours designing your logo and then discover that you can’t use it freely, or that the price you paid doesn’t include the file formats you need. So before you spend precious time working your way through Wix Logo Maker’s artificial intelligence (AI) wizard and editing your logo, check out my...

4.2
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9 Best Automotive Logos and How to Make Your Own [2023]

People who buy cars aren’t just buying a means of transportation from point A to point B, they’re buying an important piece of their identity. Fortunately, it’s not hard to make an automotive logo that connects with your buyers and reflects your brand. Today, we’re going to show you how to create your own logo in minutes (click here to jump to the tutorial). But first, let’s...

4.0
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9 Best Restaurant Logos and How to Get One for Free [2023]

Whether you’re a food truck owner or an upmarket chef, you’ve surely heard this age-old saying: “You eat with your eyes first.” In other words, it’s not only your world-famous burgers and fries drawing customers in. Your restaurant’s success starts with a logo that catches your audience’s attention and piques their appetite. Join me to explore some terrific restaurant branding...

3.8
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9 Best Woodworkers’ Logos and How to Get One Free in 2023

From custom cabinetry to fine parquet floors, woodworking always blends form and function. So shouldn’t your woodworker’s logo express the same precision, personality, and craftsmanship that you do? In this article, you’ll learn how to create a logo that’s just as remarkable as the art you’ve mastered. Click here to jump to the tutorial. Need some inspiration? See a...

4.4
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