Hey Guys! Hope you are doing well. Whilst in lockdown I am sure some of you have had ideas about how to improve your blog. Also whether you are toying with the idea of starting up a new business or just chilling scrolling other peoples blog posts. Well, Design Bundles is a great website which hosts a huge range of designs who could use for various websites.
Throughout this post I will be going through the range of images that Design Bundles offer. Along with showcasing to you key factors of starting a new business. What you should consider and how to get going!
The free designs element of the website includes a number of designs which can be downloaded for free. The free design resource section allows you to find items such as graphic packages, illustrations, templates, backgrounds and icons. All will be free of charge to download and include the Design Bundles Premium Licence for Commercial Use. Each week they also include ‘Free Design of the Week’ which will vary each week. It’s a great way to trial some designs, and see how you get on producing what items you are looking to create.
In our Free Design Resources section you can find an excellent range of Free Designs to download instantly. These design elements are 100% free – no strings attached. You can find items such as free SVG’s, free graphic packs, illustrations, icons, templates, backgrounds, plus much more. Mostly all of the free designs in this section come with the Premium License for Commercial Use. Designs also include, T-Shirt designs, designs for personalised mugs, designs for prints and even designs for cork doormats! This range is amazing, and again all free of charge within this section. If you are looking to set up your own etsy store perhaps selling personalised tea-towels or t-shirts , head to Free Designs to see if you can make use of these designs. As we all know setting up a new business can be very expensive.
The craft mock ups section of the Design Bundle website incorporates a whole range of items which can be customised and logo-ed. Therefore if you are starting out as a new company or small business a mockup logo would be a great place to start. You can download the image of what design, or item you are looking to sell within your business and set up your mock logo. The babygrows would be a great item, if you are targeting that market. You’d be able to incorporate the business logo within the babygrow so then it’s print ready for the manufacturers. Also cushions would be a great idea to custom make them for clients. Each cushion could also us your mock up logo.
The key to any business is graphics, that’s because graphics allow the customer/client to feel and identify the brand through graphics. Graphics can be used through social media to spread brand awareness along with being incorporated into the company logo.
The graphics you find on Design Bundles are all great ways to help portray an image for your audience. I don’t know about you but graphics is a much clearer way to draw attention.
Text gives the audience the information they require, but graphics and images show them what to expect. Graphics come in many forms, pretty images on a postcard, to decorate a mug for a present or even create wedding accessories for your big day!
Don’t forget to check out they vast array of graphics available at Design Bundles.
Photographs are self explanatory, they provide the imagery you need to portray what you are trying to say. Photos are used in everyday life, it’s become part of society, whether you work within the film, political, marketing, sports sectors – photography is at the forefront of it all. It’s mainly due to the diversity within the world, language barriers could hinder production, audiences but imagery and photograph helps leverage this barrier. Providing a quick and easy communication through modern day technologies. Design Bundles have a very vast array of photos within their website for purchase.
Starting a new business
Budgets and time are the key factors when opening or starting a new business. How much money are you willing to invest? This may be an easy question to answer or you might need to put pen to come up with a figure? Because most business need some capital to set up, remember there are different ways you can save money. By freelancing out elements of website design may cost you £50… can you afford that? Whilst setting up your business don’t forget free ways to spread the word!
- Social Media: a free way to get the business out there, whether it be creating an instagram account or a facebook page. They are both free examples of marketing, being able to share easily with friends and a wide audience is a great start.
- Download templates Design Bundles – from facebook headers, or instagram high covers there is so many templates to choose from. It’ll not only save you time, instead of faffing with photoshop or indesign you can easily download what you require. It’ll also allow you branding to be more aligned. You could also download and mockup your logo from Design Bundle to match the highlight covers on instagram.
- Start of small, this may sound silly but you are starting a new venture… so make sure you don’t plug hundreds of pounds into something which may not be as successful as you hoped. Therefore by starting of small I mean investing as little as possible to begin with. Enough to get your feet of the ground, so buying material/supplies creating a brand name and logo. Perhaps selling on etsy so creating your own shop, and you’ll want to be paid so make sure you get yourself a paypal account. Then you can built up from there, creating a website (URL domain name purchase) and starting a wordpress or wix free website? In time you can then go self hosted which will allow you to have a URL to match your company name (if available).
- Copyright – this may sound like a daft thing to remember but some logos/logo ideas you may have, could be copyrighted so make sure you create something bespoke so you cant get sued! Also in time if your items are successful look to get them copyrighted for your own protection.
Starting a new business has it’s challenges but also can be so rewarding. It’ll all come together in time with a lot of effort and persistence! I am sure this may have got you thinking about that ‘golden idea’ which you could take to Dragons Den or even a small hobby which you’d love to create into a business venture. Nothing is impossible.
I hope you enjoyed this read, and maybe one day we will be sharing business ideas!