Originally Posted by PaperCutter
I love how in an industry where everyone screams about how bad lowballers are, 99designs and "contest" sites like that are considered a good idea. Does that model make any sense? Would you think a homeowner was on crack if he called you up and said "ok, I'm going to have you and 20 other LCOs cut my lawn each week, and the one I like best gets paid."
No different than landscape design. Most potential customers get many designs before they decide who wins the bid. These "contest" sites are professional graphic artists with portfolio's full of design ideas. The winner makes good money!