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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Reviews

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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GoDaddy Website Builder

Powered by one of the biggest web hosts, the new-and-improved GoDaddy Websites + Marketing tool has its pros and cons. Other site builders might still have better templates and more advanced apps and plugins, but GoDaddy excels for its ease of use, personalized guidance, and responsive customer support.

4.7
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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 Spark

Adobe Spark 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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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 Website Builders for Resumes & CVs (October 2021)

Quick Disclaimer: 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...

4.3
October 23, 2021
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5 Best (FREE) Website Builders for Weddings in 2021

Quick Disclaimer: 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...

4.0
October 23, 2021
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5 Best Website Builders for Authors and Writers in 2021

Need a quick solution? 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...

4.1
October 23, 2021
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6 Best Website Builders for Personal Academic Sites in 2021

Need a quick solution? 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...

4.2
October 23, 2021
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4 Best Website Builders for Podcasts [Updated 2021]

Need a quick solution? 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...

4.3
October 23, 2021
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5 Best Website Builders for Your Therapy Practice in 2021

Need a quick solution? 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...

4.3
October 23, 2021
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60+ Logo Stats and Facts – New Fortune 500 List Research [2021]

Just how much do you know about logos? There are so many “best practices” in logo design that it’s easy to get lost in all that knowledge. But even the most experienced designers and biggest brand enthusiasts among us can always learn something new. That’s why we’ve done the research and are here to shake things up with the most up-to-date logo statistics from the...

4.1
September 28, 2021
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99designs vs Crowdspring: Which Is Best for Logo Design? [2021]

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...

4.2
September 28, 2021
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Elementor Review 2021: 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...

4.9
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Wix Pricing Plans 2021 – How to Avoid the Hidden Costs

The only thing that makes Wix pricing more complicated than the fact that it offers nine(!) different plans in two different categories - is the 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 went on a mission and jumped head-first into the depth of Wix’s pricing secrets, to...

4.6
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5 Best Logo Makers for Vintage & Retro Logo Designs 2021

The days of flat, flat, flat are over! Vintage logos are back in a big way. Brands as well-known as Mastercard, Chobani, and Kodak have all gone retro – bringing with them a variety of old-school design aesthetics like chunky serifs, heavy textures, and retro color schemes. Like these three logos show, the best retro logos are classic (but not kitschy),...

4.8
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9 Best Clothing Logos and How to Make Your Own for Free 2021

Selling clothing isn’t just about snazzy graphic tees, power-suit blazers, or on-trend accessories. It’s about selling your customers a better version of themselves⁠. To do that, you need to make sure your own brand is looking its very best—starting with your clothing line logo! Read on to explore 9 awesome logo examples or jump down to learn how to get your own logo for a...

4.7
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9 Best Letter Logos and How to Make Your Own for Free 2021

The simplicity of letter logos is exactly what makes designing them so challenging. Should you use a traditional font to project reliability, or go with something fun and curvy? What about color? White space? When your brand image depends on a single letter, every detail has to be just right. Wishing you could just hire a designer? Well, you can – and for far less money...

3.9
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4 Best 100% FREE Logo Makers That Are Actually Good in 2021

In a hurry? Here's the best way to get a professional logo in Free logo makers are fun, but did you know you can hire a designer on Fiverr to create a custom logo for you for as little as $5? I was surprised too, but when I tried it for myself, I was impressed with the results! Check out some great logo design samples here. There are many free DIY logo makers out...

3.8
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Wix Logo Maker Pricing 2021: 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...

4.7
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