The question around how much does a pitch deck cost depends on your pitch deck needs, of course. While designing a deck can be a purely artistic endeavor of embellishing a presentation from a visual side, crafting the perfect pitch deck story, which is a paramount aspect of delivering the perfect pitch deck presentation, is also a service up for hire. Aside from content, pricing may vary by amount of slides to a final deck, of course.

Common Pricing to Design a Pitch Deck

When it comes to making your font nicer, making the images to your slide fit perfectly well, aligning your presentation’s elements and more, there are diverse options that will affect the rates you get for pitch deck design.

Normally ranging anywhere between $15 per slide for just re-design focus, and depending on how quick of a turn-around you request, design improvement can total somewhere around $400-$600 for less than 20 slides in a normal 5-7 business day delivery. Add about an additional $200 for every 10 more slides on your final count. And add yet another additional couple of hundreds if you are in a hurry.

Notwithstanding, there is definitely a niche wherein this service cannot be found at any lower cost than $1,000 to as much as $3,000.

As with the creation of a logo, flyers, business cards or any other business design needs, you have options when it comes to sending the design job out to production.

Hiring a Freelance Designer for a Pitch

If you are thinking about a freelance designer as a means of improving your pitch deck, which is a great consideration we applaud over no design work at all, you will most commonly run into fees per hour as a starting measure, and no self-respecting designer will typically charge any less than $50 to as much as $150 per hour.

Typically, if not, an online company might value a re-design to a pitch deck at around $400 on the low end with the possibility of running into this job priced up to even $1,500.

The Runnings of Freelancer Job Sites

Job sites are a common area in which to find freelancers for hire. The burden thereof comes with the risk of not truly knowing how your work will end up until you actually open it. There is a certain need to study freelancers’ portfolios and experience, yet the bidding part that comes with the usual handling of these job sites can also be a bit of a tedious experience versus a more stable walk-in business.

On this note, the $5 miracles that platforms like Fiverr, Upwork or others tend to offer might simply not be what you are looking for if you attempt to excel at your pitch deck venture. (Just sayin’!)

Costs to Creating a Pitch Deck From Start

Crafting a pitch deck in full is of course a costlier option not only in financial terms, but in regards to everything it takes to create the perfect pitch deck slides altogether.

In order to be able to come up with the best set of pitch deck slides from scratch and as part of a paid-for service, one on one sessions will be needed between founders or a key member of a company’s team and the pitch deck artists. We call them as such as that is truly what a true pitch deck master is.

Whether you are giving the job to a freelancer, a small agency or a big marketing firm, any experienced, reputable and professional provider will need and absolutely want to interview your team members to be able to even come up with the best storyline for your business pitch. There is a lot of research that goes into pitch-deck making.

NOTE: If you are not being called to extensive dialogue before your pitch deck is created from scratch, have SERIOUS doubts about the service being offered. We would even say simply do not go for it. It cannot be worth it.

Even when hired online, the average starting price for a full deck from scratch is no less than $1,500 for professional presentation design in the hands of an experienced provider in crafting pitch deck content and this can easily go up to $5K or even as much as $10. Some have even paid up to $50K for this.

So no...please do not buy the cheap is good, we can guess offer if you have received any. On the other hand, your cost of design per slide in this category easily goes up to $30 or $50.  

Set Clear Deadlines, whether by Agency or Freelance

Agencies will charge per project, which makes your total cost a bit more manageable off the bat than an approximate amount of what could be countless hours trying to get to your perfect pitch deck.

At literally any rate, make of deadlines your ally. Especially when handling this job per hourly rates, setting a close deadline will result in a more narrow scope of hours spent for a delivery.

Beyond the above notion, however, deadlines should help measure and restrict your own pitch deck use, which can only be fruitful if you are thinking of your business as seriously as it calls for it.

Costs per Revision

Before you hire a pitch deck design or crafting job, make sure to finalize how many revisions you will get for the fee you pay. If you are on a tight budget, then limiting these should naturally cut down on costs.

However, think, also, on just how many chances you will get to make sure your presentation ally, meaning your deck itself, will be reviewed and altered based on your preferences as a solid point to get closer to what you want and what benefits your company.

Sometimes sold at an additional fee below the hundred, the revisions are also most commonly included as part of your package offer.

Buying a Template to Accompany Your Job Request

It is also possible to purchase a pitch deck template for usually $30 to $100.

You can also download or work on one for free and then send this out to be perfected by professional design. However, this might not necessarily lower your overall design or professional party’s costs as it might just mean your designer will have to put an extra into leveling the artwork, getting fonts right, etc.

Get the Best for Any Price Paid

Especially if your next investment round depends on your upcoming pitch, we cannot stress the importance enough of making sure there are industry leaders at the forefront of the presentation design service that you are about to hire.

Regardless of whether you are being billed fifty thousand or five hundred, make absolutely sure you have experienced entrepreneurs behind your deck. This is absolutely paramount to a decent pitch deck.

Slidebean’s Pitch Deck Design

Here at Slidebean, we offer three different types of services. We will evidently make templates available for free or for a fee, we will write and design decks and we will also work with re-design of pitch decks.

Peculiar to our offer is that we have our founders doing all the extensive pitch deck writing work when it comes to crafting a story from scratch. They will be the ones breaking your business model down to define what your advantages are, which means you will be working closely with them for us to get you the most successful pitch deck content.

Once your structure is drafted, then a team of designers do all the creative work. Upon your review and approval, we consider your winning pitch deck a deal.

When it comes to re-designing an existing deck, we allow users to easily share their existing slides by the upload of files to our secure cloud.

Well protected under our privacy policy, we take your company branding requirements into account along the whole process and send you the final slides in the format you require, whether that means on the Slidebean platform or fit to be shown in PowerPoint, Google Slides or Keynote, amongst others.

So, get to it! Best of luck with your pitch deck design and crafting hirings!

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Nov 21, 2019
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