Updated: Apr 3, 2022
5 options for creating a free logo and website online
Let’s start by defining a logo. What is a Logo?
A logo is simply a symbol, graphic mark, or stylized name (wordmark) used to identify and to promote recognition of a company, organization, product, service, or brand.
Many people when you talk about a logo they think of branding and some when you talk about branding they think of a logo. We just defined a logo to be a mark or symbol identifying a company or organization.
But What is a Brand?
A brand could be a specific type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name. So, a brand is a product while a logo is a mark on the product. Simple differentiator, right?
Anyways, so, What is a Logo Maker?
A logo maker is simply a design tool that helps you create, edit, and customize a logo on your own, without any experience of any sort and without the help of a professional designer easily and fast. Some logo makers or logo generators offer to ship your prints.
Know why you want the logo (What do you intend to achieve with your logo? What is your goal? What is your target audience?)
Do your homework (research your competitors to help you stand-out)
Consider your budget (not all logo makers are free)
Check how easy it is to use the logo maker of your choice
Be clear on your color and typography choices
Create an account if necessary to save your design (just in case you need to make any changes)
Alright, now that you know what a logo is, you have done your homework about the interests of your target audience, let’s look at some of the top five options available.
1. Wix Logo Maker
You might already know Wix as a free Website builder, and how easy it makes it for everyone to create a beautiful, professional online presence, but what you might not know is that Wix is also a free logo maker.
Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the Wix logo maker, will create for you a unique logo based on a few questions about your brand (business) and personal style so you can get your professional logo out in just a few clicks.
Here is How to Create a Logo in 3 Steps using the Wix logo maker
Step 1: Enter your business or brand name
Step 2: Customize and personalize your logo with your own design style, fonts, colors until you have what you want
Step 3: Download your high-quality images or print on business cards, cups, t-shirts, bags, merchandise, and more.
So, how much does this cost?
Well, first of all, you need a Wix account in order to save or download your standard logo files for $20 or a logo selection of high-quality, resizable logo files for $50 (with profile files and cover images for social media) to use anywhere from your business cards to presentations, brochures and more.
Wix has a great offer where you choose whether you want only the logo or both the logo and a website at the same time, you then get a discount of up to $50 so you can pay $132 per year for a Combo plan or $192 per year for your Wix website unlimited plan and have all the logo files too. Below is what is included in the whole offer.
2 versions in original colors
4 versions in black and white
1 version in grayscale
1 version in monochrome
Over 40+ versions of your logo, presized for your profile pic and cover image on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Etsy, YouTube, LinkedIn
250 business cards — worldwide delivery to your door
Free custom domain for 1 year
Extra storage & bandwidth
Ad vouchers to promote your site
Website + Logo Offer. Guess that’s a cool way to get your online business up and running. By the way, you can learn more about Wix pricing here.
2. Canva Logo Maker
You already know how to use Canva to create your social media graphics, or YouTube thumbnail, if not, watch this now. Canva is a free graphic design platform, so you can use it to design brochures, websites, invoices, share designs with your team members, create brand assets, and of course, logos.
Canva’s logo maker makes the logo creation process as easy as possible by giving you all the tools and ingredients you need to make a logo fast and easy (using drag-and-drop) and without any design experience.
Canva also gives you the option to print your logos on business cards or merchandise and have them delivered to your doorstep. See logo ideas.
Just like the Wix logo maker, you will need a Canva account to get started designing and downloading your free logos.
How to Create a Free Logo in 3 Steps using Canva
Step 1: Type “ logo” in the search bar and choose from a range of ready-made logo templates to get started.
Step 2: Customize your logo by adding your brand name, and colors.
Step 3: Review your logo on business cards, brochures, flyers, download.
Notice the difference between the Wix logo maker and Canva logo maker?
Canva logo maker allows you to choose a template that you can edit to fit your business while with the Wix logo maker, your templates are generated by the (AI) Artificial intelligence technology based on your business details.
Did I mention that all logos made with the Canva logo maker are free? Except for the SVG (Scalable vector graphic) file, and a PNG file with a transparent background, which requires a Canva Pro account for $12.95 per month or $119 per year.
A pro account gives you access to the whole library of high-quality images, videos, vector graphics, automatic background remover tool, along with a tool to help you schedule your social media content and so much more. All with one premium account. Want more about Canva Pro? Read this or this.
DesignEvo gives you access to thousands of ready-made logo templates from the library to get started with your own logo without much effort, edit, and customize your logo with a selection of icons. You can also start from scratch if you want. See these logo ideas from DesignEvo.
You can use DesignEvo to create all kinds of logo categories such as technology & business, Arts, entertainment & social media, website & blog, abstract & wedding, and more by simply searching for a keyword, and choosing from thousands of templates, millions of icons, and hundreds of designer fonts saving you time and allowing you to get your logo out in minutes.
How to Create a Logo in 3 Steps using DesignEvo
Step 1: Search for the perfect icon from millions available in the library
Step 2: Add your company or brand name (also customize with a badge, symbol, outlined shape, and more)
Step 3: Download a free square logo (300px) without a transparent background — You have to credit DesignEvo to use the logo.
Remember to sign up for a DesignEvo account, with Google or Facebook, to download your free low-resolution logo (300px square). Or purchase high-resolution (up to 5000 px) usage rights at a 50% discount for a $24.99 one-time payment for a print-ready logo, with a transparent background.
If you want full trademark rights, the fonts used in the logo, and a scalable vector graphic file, you still get a 50% discount for a one-time $49.99.
You can use DesignEvo on mobile, desktop for Mac ($10), and Windows soon.
4. Namecheap Free Logo Maker
Today, we are talking about the Namecheap logo maker which allows you to create a logo in minutes and shows you how it will actually look in the real world, on your business cards, t-shirts, website, and social media before you can download and share it. You need a Namecheap account to download it.
How to Create a Logo in 3 Steps using Namecheap Logo Maker
Step 1: Visit the Namecheap logo maker page and type in your company name. You can also choose your business type from the categories list
Step 2: Choose your logo style, fonts, icons, text, colors slogan, and layout
Step 3: Download your high-quality logo files including SVG files.
With a Namecheap account, apart from the domain names and hosting, you also have access to the website builder, VPN, API integration with some of the best applications and services like Google Workspace (GSuite), Strikingly, Weebly, some free, some paid, and if you have any questions, Namecheap has got a full answers page.
5. Tailor Brands
Tailor Brands is a free logo maker. You can use it to create both high quality and professional logos, for bloggers, consultants, restaurant owners, schools, name it.
Along with the powerful logo maker, Tailor Brands studio has a mini-website builder, graphic design tool, domain search and registration tool, and a library of high-quality stock photos. In fact, I think Tailor Brands was not meant to miss from the list of the Top 10 Free Stock photo websites.
How to Create a Logo in 3 Steps using Tailor Brands
Step 1: Enter your business name and Tagline (slogan)
Step 3: Choose your logo style, customize, purchase, and download it.
To download your logo, you will need to log in or create an account. This gives you access to some of the low-resolution logo files in JPG and PNG formats. If you want high-resolution files with a transparent background, you will be required to upgrade your account.
Remember the website + logo offer with the Wix logo maker?
Tailor Brands has got a great offer too, similar to that. For $56 per year, you get full logo ownership, access to logo resize tool, social media logo files, stock photos, and icons, graphic design tool, a mini-website with an option to connect your own domain name, or purchase one using Tailorbrands domain name and registration tool.
For $85 per year, you get more brand assets (business card & stationery tool), access to the full website builder (similar to that of GoDaddy, Namecheap, Wix, Weebly, or Strikingly), a free domain name for one year, ready to edit business presentations, multi-language support, and more.
If you want to get into eCommerce and start selling online and have access to the analytics tool, it’s $156 per year. Plus you get access to the social media auto-scheduler, connect your e-commerce shop to Facebook and also sell on Instagram while being able to chat with your website visitors via Facebook messenger.
I have to admit, each and every one of these free online logo generators need a full review. I tried to do my best to give you as much information about the logo creation side of each website, as most of these offer other services too.
Logo creation should not be a difficult process. Today, you have seen that with all these easy-to-use logo makers and online graphic design tools as well as website builders that require no experience to get started, everyone can get their logo out in just minutes.
That should get you started with your logo and brand assets for your eCommerce shop (restaurants, apparel, etc), portfolio website, affiliate marketing business, or consulting business. Can’t wait to see what you create with these free online tools. If you want to take it a step further and learn how to create graphics online, check out my free Canva Pro series, or learn how to build your own website for free.
What logo maker have you used before?
Which logo maker will you use today from this list?