Because I'm ramping up the process of getting work for myself, I decided to try and get some work over at Elance. I'm sure you've heard of it, but for those who haven't, it's basically like eBay for graphic designers, with potential clients posting jobs and the lowest bidder getting it. I've now been on there for roughly a month and I've found it to be quite a depressing place, really. Prices for logos seem to range from Â£50 to Â£75. A Â£50 logo? Dear lord. As I'm sure you all know, a logo requires research, then paper development, then digital and then any final touches. It's an entire process. It's not to be taken lightly, when a logo can mean the difference between a company looking great or it looking terrible. However, some of these jobs request that the logo be done within three days sometimes. Now, while this is possible, I don't believe for Â£50 any graphic designer should spend more than 3-5 hours on it and in that time, I don't believe you can get a well rounded logo that includes all of the above stages to a satisfactory level. It annoys me to see so many graphic designers (many of whom are actually talented) giving their services away for next to nothing when their skills are worth a lot more. Elance seems more like the kind of place where you go if your business has a very limited budget and you want a naive designer. But of course since I signed up, I must be naive too. I'm just wondering what your thoughts are on Elance. Have you used it? Do you still use it? Have you had any success winning jobs? And for what kind of price? I'd be really interested to know.