I’m a person who likes options. I may always order the Penne pasta at Cafe Deluxe, but I don’t want it to be the only thing on the menu. I may wear the same pair of shoes twice a week, but I like having a closet full to choose from. I may always select the same shade of You Don’t Know Jacques from OPI, but I love the wall of color selections at my neighborhood nail salon.
For me, selecting web designs is no different. I need options, which is why I’m addicted to 99Designs.
Matt Craine – one of my Closet partners-in-crime, is highly suspicious. Sometimes I think his job is to doubt and to challenge. Case in point, he used to think that a crowd-sourced design site was for wanna-bes and has-beens. But thanks for a contest held for one of my other businesses, ohhhhh has his opinion changed.
Here are the top three reasons why I love 99Designs:
1. You see different, unique perspectives of and approaches to the same job for one all-inclusive price. (Hint: The more feedback you provide the better the contest entries.)
2. It’s so easy to set up. (Hint: the more initial direction you give the designers the more relevant the entries.)
3. I proved Matt wrong, indisputably, and that’s a personal high.