Ever thought about what it would take to become a graphic designer?
Or wanted to make your own graphics for your website or blog?
Or perhaps wished you could make some extra money creating graphics while working from home?!
In the online world, graphics have become an absolute necessity. If you run an online business, you need many different graphics, probably on a weekly or even daily basis: Graphics for a website, blog, social media, email and other marketing campaigns.
That’s right! Everyone needs them and YOU can be the one to provide them!
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to become a graphic designer, even as a side business, now is that time. I know. I know. You feel overwhelmed and dizzy at just the thought of it.
You already know that Facebook is a powerful way to share your greatness with the world. But, if your Facebook images aren’t created and posted correctly, you’ve just officially wasted your valuable time and effort.
After all, your number one goal is to connect with your audience. But what if your audience isn’t connecting with you?! They’re not clicking over to your posts! And your effort has all been a big, fat waste of time!
Now that everyone is using social media as a marketing tool, it’s become more important than ever to grab your audiences’ attention with exceptional social media design.
But what if you aren’t sure how to create amazing graphics? And it just seems too hard. Yet you just know the incredible value in doing it yourself.
Don’t worry! Many have been trapped in total newbie designer darkness. Thankfully, however, you can find your way out, way more easily than you think.
You’ve probably heard that blog posts with nicer graphics are read more easily and get way more shares. The problem is that you’re NOT a graphic designer and don’t have time to learn complicated design techniques! Well, that’s okay! Read more to find out how to have awesome blog graphics in minutes.
So, you’re here because you want to succeed in using Pinterest for Business.
And you most likely have a product or service you’d like help marketing.
Everyone’s always saying how great Pinterest is and how easy it is to spread your pins around the world. But let’s get real… using Pinterest for business is in a whole different universe than just swapping free recipes.
In my previous article, “5 Pinterest Fails Every Beginner Can Avoid”, I had let you in on my “Biggest Fail” for beginners on Pinterest:
You’ve always wanted to know how to make a logo for free, one that looks professional but that you can make yourself.
And you’ve probably read all sorts of info about using a logo design. So, why is it that you still don’t have a logo, or at least one you like, that makes sense for your company?
I get it. Learning about logos is fine. But it’s still completely overwhelming to actually get one, right?! Too much money, too much time, too much experience… that you don’t have!
No worries! I’m going to help you create a logo design you can be proud of… step-by-step. I’ll show you how to make a logo for free from beginning to end. Seriously! We‘re doing this together!
What a bummer… that you can’t just put up a website, make sales and forget about it. Sorry, that would just be asking for multiple website design mistakes to happen! And big mistakes mean that people won’t stick around for long on your site.
5 Web Graphics you must have to run a successful online business:
You’ve probably heard about how important it is to have high-quality images on your website and blog. Okay. Well, just know that you’re missing out big-time if you haven’t put any thought into using awesome web graphics to make your sales!
Before finding out what these super important graphics are, I want you to know WHY web graphics are essential:
Effective web graphics visually explain what you want your audience to understand. This is super important. I’m certainly guilty of not always reading the information right in front of me. I’m in a hurry. You’re in a hurry, too right? And with all the great forms of visual content these days, why bother reading a whole long page?
Forget trying to copy the design that’s working well for other brands. Keeping your design original and unique is the first way of gaining your audience’s attention. Their visual brand design may not even fit with what you are trying to convey to your customers. Further, if you copy your competitors look and feel, you’ll appear not only untrustworthy and uncreative, you could end up with legal trouble.
Truth is, you should be using social media graphics every day! You need to stand out from the crowd and social media is the way to do it.
Don’t stress! There is some good news:
I’ve found out that it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to do-it-yourself. Here are the options for DIY social media image creation.
Before I give you a dose of brand reality, know that however little time you think you have to focus on this topic, you must understand your brand in order to be successful. So, let’s slog through this together quickly so that we can get to the fun stuff…and there will be fun stuff…but read this first!
(I hope you enjoy my use of swimming pool examples…hahaha…I’m obviously a consumer easily influenced by things that make me feel warm, bright and relaxed)
Honestly, I’d spent so much time sitting and staring at my computer, wondering what I should be doing. I’d read about the Pinterest platform, avoided a few Pinterest fails from others, and randomly pinned some pins to see what happened. Well, let me tell you… not much.
Even so, I had at least followed one solid Pinterest tip…Continue reading
Do you want great graphic design at your fingertips? How about complete control over your branding and design needs? Need flexibility? Using graphic design software may be right for you!