Revealing My Banner Designer

January 6, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz

I don’t often like to reveal my sources for who I use for design work and programming as it has more downsides than upsides:

  • It drives up the cost from simple supply and demand
  • It creates more business to the company meaning longer waiting times
  • It provides my competition with valuable information to help their own sites

This is why I usually keep my sources a secret and charge a price to reveal who I use. So today is your lucky day since I’ll be revealing one of my most prized contacts: BannersMall.com.

They only charge $25-$35 per banner, depending on the size, and have a turnaround time of around 3 days. They can do all of the most common banner sizes, and even do custom banner sizes. They even do Peel Away ads for only $75!

Even though BannersMall is run mainly by two people (four in total), they’ve already done work for over 4,000 clients, having created over 30,000 banners. Some of their clients include HostGator, E-lance, 1&1 Hosting, and the American Red Cross. In fact, looking through their portfolio, it almost seems as though they’ve created half of the banners that you see online – seriously.

But don’t take my word for it – look through their 129 jam-packed pages of their portfolio for yourself to see the quality of their work.

BannersMall offers additional services at affordable prices; you can put a 24-hour rush service on your order, which is great to have when you have a campaign you want to launch right away, or purchase the source PSD’s for only $5 per banner.

That’s all I’m going to say about BannersMall because that’s all I need to say. I’m a past client of BannersMall, and they didn’t pay me to write this, nor am I receiving any affiliate revenue from writing this post [Note: As of January 21st, 2008 I added affiliate URLs]. But if you do decide to go with them for your banner creation needs, please drop my name so that they know I’m sending them some business :) It’s the least you could do for learning of such a great resource from me :)

I’ve used BannersMall in the past (for my MMAForums.net banners), and since I’m going to start marketing and advertising my blog soon, I naturally ordered their largest package of 10-banners. They even threw one extra one in for free. What do you think?:

 

(The banners below are both 728×90 leaderboards, but due to width constraints on my design, I’ve had to display them with a 620 width which distorts them. Click on them to see them as their actual size):

Feel free to add one of them to your blog and link back to me!

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Posted: January 6th, 2008 under Articles  

37 Responses to “Revealing My Banner Designer”

  1. Walt says:

    Heh…and here I thought you were getting ready to share some unknown individual freelancer who you’ve been working with for years. Everyone uses Banners Mall! (And for good reason. Your new ads look fantastic)

  2. bluefur says:

    I have used Banners Mall too and they are great.

  3. iCalvyn says:

    your banner are nice, i know some of the designer out there design banner to sell, this is also a way to earn extra income

  4. Tyler Ingram says:

    I like them! Very clean and easy on the eyes.

  5. Now that’s what I call banners! Two people doing all that work? I can’t imagine what they’re going through. But surely everything pays off in the end (if it even does).

  6. Laura says:

    I love the banners, well worth the money. :)

  7. Collin LaHay says:

    Those truly are nice banners… looks like I have a new bookmark to jot down. =)

  8. Mike Huang says:

    Those are some killer designs, but how much did you really pay for all those? I wouldn’t really pay around $30 for banners that look all the same…

    -Mike

  9. Muneeb says:

    Its really nice to see the whole set of banners with many sizes or i can say all sizes suitable for a webpage/website. I personally did not tried Banner Mall would certainly get some soon from them.

    Nice banners :)

    Good luck Tyler !

  10. David Chew says:

    Very nice to attract readers.

  11. Yeah, pretty great banners Tyler, and thanks for the heads up those peel away ads are neat and a good price.

    Cheers.

  12. AJ says:

    The banners really look nice.
    Love reading your blog too.
    I run a appliance repair forum and started blogging about service calls. Today I blogged about Tyler Cruz. :)

  13. Chris M says:

    Banners Mall is a great company, I know some friends who’ve dealt with them before.

    Tyler.. You know what I would find extremely interesting. When placing an order on Banners Mall, there is that description box they require. I would be interested to know what you typed into that box to land up with your current designs. I think a lot of your readers would also find that interesting!

    Hope you publish some information on that..

  14. Gasmoney says:

    They do great work and a lot of bloggers i know use them as well. now i see your getting ready for a major campaign. good luck Tyler

  15. Anonymous says:

    You’d have to drive a pretty large number of referrals for it to actually effect your ability to use the designer. Sorry, but I don’t think it should be considered charitable to actually supply your readers with useful information. It should be par for the course.

  16. Just looking at the first page of their portfolio, the banners just look professional. I had never heard of them before, but I will certainly be using them in the near future.

    (All those flashing ads gave me a headache)

  17. Alan Johnson says:

    Some great banners you have there Tyler, design is definitely something you shouldn’t neglect if you are serious about branding your website.

    Alan Johnson

  18. noemi says:

    thank you for sharing this. You have an attractive banner.

  19. [...] For someone a bit more professional, it would cost around five or more times that; for example, Tyler Cruz revealed his designer yesterday and they charge $28.95 for a 125 x 125 ad… now, whilst they do produce decent looking stuff, [...]

  20. I was looking for a decent banner company for around $20-$40/banner and you’ve found one thats actually good :)

    I’m going to be using this for the upcoming rebranding of Adsung and many other sites :)

    • Alan Johnson says:

      Price should definitely not be the main aspect which influences your decision since every quality graphic will pay for itself several times as far as branding is concerned, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a lot of talented designers working at affordable rates in order to make a name for themselves out there.

      Alan Johnson

  21. Really nice looking banners!

  22. Edward says:

    Wow, they charged really low for those banners

  23. Kotsengkuba says:

    Hello Tyler!

    I checked the site but thought they’re only making banners per se. Did they design that caricature (logo?) of yours too?

  24. Kotsengkuba says:

    I sent SOSFactory a message, hoping to hear from them soon. Thanks, Tyler.

  25. [...] when I purchased 10 banners earlier this month? I was only able to give the designer one pose to work with, and so all the [...]

  26. I like the cartoon logo.

  27. Janine Valencia says:

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  28. mickey says:

    i really like the design from bannermall, i will use them in the future. thanks for the recommendation

  29. tattoo kits says:

    Looks like they do some great work – I will have to get them to do some work for me

    Thanks for the heads up on this!

    Al

  30. SEO Tricks says:

    Your banner designer has done a great job as your banners are simply great.
    I just have one word for them.
    Marvelous!

  31. BannerMall ?! wow, that was pretty unexpected answer..

  32. If we design our banner to promote thing the correct way we can get highest click from the banner. I’ve heard about one man that generate thousands dollar just by designing his own banner and place it on the niche site. Easy money I guess =)

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