Are your social media postings getting noticed? Or do you sometimes feel that your message is disappearing into the cosmos and not being heard? Here are 3 free graphic tools that will boost your social media posts.
Why use graphics? If you want your message to stand out among the zillions of posts, tweets, and updates being posted to the internet every day, you need to include a fair amount of graphics or images in your marketing mix.
The internet is a visual medium, and social media posts that include images tend to get ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ at a much higher ratio than plain text messages do.
The problem is that, unless you are a graphic artist, creating interesting images to use in your social media posts can be difficult and time consuming. Luckily, you don’t have to struggle any longer. There are several great sites on the web that can help you make snazzy, good looking images and graphics that you can use on your favorite social sites.
The three sites below all provide graphic solutions, and they all have free options that you can use without spending any money.
Canva is one of the most robust of the free tools out there. It has tons of free options to play with and you can make some pretty amazing graphics, although they do offer a lot of premium elements for sale too.
You can start with one of Canva’s default layouts or begin from scratch and design almost anything you want. Everything is customizable, from the image size to the fonts, plus they give you lots of graphical elements to use in your creation. You can even upload your own images, or connect with Facebook and use any of your Facebook images.
The site is pretty intuitive, but they have some tutorial videos if you need help getting started. I use canva.com to make a lot of the images I use around the web.
PicMonkey.com is a photo enhancement tool with plenty of bells and whistles that you can use for free. Upload one of your own images and start having fun. You can add text, frames, and play with filters and other effects.
Turn your ordinary pictures into eye-catching images you can share on your social networks. Like the other tools, PicMonkey also offers a paid option, but even their free stuff is great. You’ll find endless ways to spruce up your pics and images.
Using famous quotes is a popular way to create social media images and Quozio.com is a quick and easy way to do just that.
Choose your background, type in your quotation and author and you’re done! Although there are no editing options and only a limited number of free templates, you will still be able to make plenty of unique images. Great for sharing your favorite quotes, or even for a line or two from one of your blog posts.
You’ll be surprised at the boost your social media posts will get once you start taking advantage of these 3 free graphic tools! Eye-catching images and graphics add a whole new element to your message – plus they get shared a whole lot more! And getting your message shared is the whole point of social media, isn’t it?
There are tons of other tools available on the web, these are just three that I like to use. What do you use to create images for your social media postings? Let us know in the comment section below. (Feel free to share too!)
Bob Crawford is a holistic business coach, helping members of the holistic community take their practice to the next level by attracting more clients and making more money, while still remaining authentic and heart-centered. Learn more at: www.growingyourholisticbusiness.com