A few words on logos.
I have paid $50.00 for a logo and I have paid $250.00 for a hand-drawn, original logo.
If a designer is not an artist (in the sense of 'drawing') and is talented in creating logos using others' original artwork and manipulating it to meet your need, the cost of the logo will be considerably cheaper. My logo at TDH is one such logo. It is two different images ... both previously used elsewhere ... manipulated to meet my need. I love it - fits what I needed, but it is definitely not original.
Hand-drawn logos are different. They take hours ... pencil it out, scan it and send to customer for approval, feedback, etc... modify to meet customer's vision of what they desire ... scan it in again to 'color' it digitally in software ... more hours ... shading/etc... again - customer approval ... usually a few modifications ... customer approval. Easily 8 to 10 hour project. These are the $250.00 logo prices. It is YOURS ... it has come from your head ... it is original ... and originality costs. Wait until you consider trademarking it! YIKES!
When you are looking around, be sure to check the portfolios or request previous work done. I've even gone so far as to check with those that had work done by the designer. If this is to be your company logo, you want to be certain about the person designing it.
I have now used Jessica at www.kiwi-designs.com
for three different projects. Two were hand-drawn (one of which is not up yet and another can be found here
Aid for Orphans' logo was also created by Jessica.
Ali of www.groovylizard.com
did my current company logo - manipulated, like I said, from other graphics. It was part of the web-package, but I'd like to say it was about $35.00.