The vinyl guy came out today to install the graphics on the truck. I’m so excited! It turned out so awesome! Better than I had hoped for! We now have a rolling billboard and you definitely cannot miss it! Lol! We are so close to finishing this truck that I can hardly stand it.
Oh yeah…did I mention (again) that the fabricator has STILL not been back out to finish the handrails and install the winch? We are literally waiting on nothing else but that. I’ve given up my hopes of opening in March and now I’ve given up my hopes of opening up in April now too. He is supposed to come out on April 3rd to finish his part so we will see. We have had a few days of nice weather lately too and of course he’s unavailable those days. PLEASE don’t rain on Monday! PLEASE don’t rain on Monday!
The Designer I chose on Fiverr.com initially came up with a great design idea, but oh.my.gosh. I submitted images, font styles, virtually everything she needed to just lay out the design and she kept coming back with something totally different than what I asked for. Ugh. After 3 days of messaging back & forth, I finally told her to just finalize the order. It wasn’t perfect but it was close enough (finally) to what I wanted. Larry & I just got home from the hospital and I needed to focus on him so I just wanted this done. I had the vinyl guy waiting to get the file for my design so he can cut and install it on the truck. After we finally settled on the design, I sent the files over to him and he told me they weren’t vector files, which is what I paid to have done. So I had to message the designer AGAIN and she ended up charging me another $40 for the source files! Plus every message I got from her, she would solicit a tip! That was such a huge turn off for me! So…word to the wise. If you decide to use Fiverr.com for any reason, be aware that they will solicit for tips and also make sure you know EXACTLY what you are getting BEFORE placing the order with them. This website is wonderful, BUT…not all sellers on there are created equal.
After submitting the design to the vinyl guy, he found that the source files were STILL not in vector format so he ended up having to recreate everything, but he was awesome! He actually fixed all the little things that I ended up settling on with the original designer because I was just not getting through to her with what I wanted. He fixed everything and made it perfect! We have him scheduled for the 31st to install them now! Whoo hoo! Finally!
The sides of the truck:
The back of the truck:
Now that I know the Graphic Designer is not able to help me with my project, it’s time to find another one who can create a design for my truck. The first guy was very helpful in recoloring the image I wanted to use but I still need a design for the graphic he created. My Husband had surgery today to remove a tumor from his lung so I will be staying with him in the hospital for a few days, so that will give me some time to search for someone new. I brought my laptop with me and am working from the hospital room while he’s recovering.
I decided to look for a Graphic Designer on Fiverr.com. I’ve heard of others using the website with pretty good success so I thought I’d put my project out there and see what offers I could get.
If you don’t know what Fiverr.com is, I’ll explain. Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed (from which it gets its name). The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer services to customers worldwide. You can post your project, whether you are looking for a drawing, illustration, logo design, company name ideas, business card design, content writing, pretty much anything you need, and professional freelancers will submit an offer with the dollar amount of what they are willing to do the job for. Then you can either accept the offer or decline it. It’s a great way to get professional services at a fraction of the cost. And anywhere we can save money is a great thing!
So I posted my project earlier today and I received 7 offers ranging from $35 to $250! I decided to go with a lady that offered to do it for $75. I think that’s a great price for a custom design! I gave her the specifics and after a couple of messages back & forth, she came up with a great design IDEA! I loved it but it needed some tweeks so we are continuing to go back and forth through messages to try to get just the look I want. After all, this will be my rolling billboard so it HAS to be perfect! We shall see what the final result will be
Ugh…I just can’t seem to catch a break! After emailing back & forth with the Graphic Designer for a month, we finally came to the decision that he just doesn’t have time for a side job like mine so he is going to pass on the project. So…back to the drawing board…AGAIN. I understand people are busy, but I also have a timeline that I am trying to manage and I keep setting dates of when I want to be open and because I have to wait on this person or that person, my timeline keeps passing by, month after month after month. It’s very deflating. :(
Oh…and did I mention that I’m STILL waiting on the fabricator to come back and finish the handrails and install the winch? Now he won’t have another day off until April 3rd! Another 3 weeks! Looks like I won’t be opening in April now either. This is just insane.
So between the weather and the Fabricators work schedule, it’s been 3 weeks since he was out here to fix the awning and we are still waiting for him to install the handrails, hydraulic supports for the awning and the winch (so this thing is can even be driven). So much for being open in March. :(
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