If your business is using Pinterest, Facebook, Linkedin, or Twitter, you may find that you want to add graphics to your posts.
An easy way to create digital graphics using pre-set templates is Canva.com. The beauty of using Canva.com, in addition to how simple it is to use, is that it has various common graphic sizes available to choose from, so you don’t need to figure out what size is needed for each social media site. And, the service is free.
Below are a few designs I’ve created using Canva - for a blog post, a Facebook post, and for Linkedin. One easy way to create a social media graphic is to take a nice photograph and add a quote or some helpful tips. Canva also offers some design templates that you can modify by simply changing the copy. The graphic shown with this post "Designing Social Media Graphics" used one of their free templates as a starting point.
Canva's free service should be sufficient for anything you need when it comes to creating social media graphics, but they also offer a paid, premium service, which allows you to save all your designs online so that you can make changes to them at a later date. Plus with the paid service, you'll have the option to use their “magic resize” feature. This allows you to create the same design in different sizes/aspect ratios for use on multiple social media sites with one click.
If you're like me, though, you might prefer to copy the design and change the dimensions yourself. Then you can move elements around to your liking, which does not take much time at all.
When using your graphic as part of a blog post on your website, add a "pin it" button to your graphic. It will allow others to pin your graphic to their own Pinterest boards and the pins will link back to your website.
Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or if I can help you with any of your designs!
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