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How to Design a Graphic with Canva

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Creating your own content for your business is crucial and Canva can help you do that!

Learn where to find FREE graphics to use AND create some amazing designs in Canva!

You have to be different:

If you’re posting the same graphics as 10,000 other consultants, there’s not much that stands out in your business. When you create your own graphics, you show your customers you are invested in your business. It shows you care about your business. Seth Godin said it best (in a book titled The Purple Cow) when talking about marketing. All cows look the same…but a PURPLE COW…now that would be cool! That’s what marketing is all about, STANDING OUT!

It takes time:

Just like everything worth doing, it takes time to learn. But if you simply work 20 minutes a day on graphics when you’re starting out, you will be SO PROUD of what you can learn and accomplish in Canva. I know because I did it! And I had NO CLUE what I was doing in Canva when I first started. I actually learned by watching a set of tutorial videos on Cinchshare’s YouTube channel. Heili breaks the basics of Canva down for you here in a series of short videos: Cinchshare Canva Tutorials

We did a ZOOM webinar training on how I walked through and created some engagement posts for our Facebook Group: Directly Social

Check out this video tutorial on Canva:

Find free graphics to use:

Everybody always asks where I find my free graphics to use. Pixabay is a site where you can find tons of free graphics to start creating your own. You can search any topic, color, or emotion you want, and then add your own personal touches in Canva!

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group so you can get daily social media tips and tricks: Directly Social

Now go forth and be Social Jedi’s,

Melissa Fietsam

2 Cool Features in Picmonkey

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There’s 2 new features in where you can:

  1. SAVE photos you’ve worked on to use again or edit #ThankTheLordForSmallMiracles
  2. and use TEMPLATES they have to edit to your own information

Both of these features are huge time savers for your business. So I wanted to share! can help you create some crazy cool personal graphics to help you market your business. If you don’t know how to use it, I suggest you learn HOW!

I have a couple of “how to” videos if you need some tips:

Remember!! Not knowing HOW is not an excuse! You always have to be stretching and LEARNING in your direct sales business. So if you don’t know how to do this, spend time working on it. Your business will thank you!

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

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