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Add High Quality Images to Your Blog Posts Using Canva

Visual marketing is nothing new.

Instagram post created using Canva.

For this Instagram post we changed the background color and added our Twitter handle. That’s it.

Large companies have been using brand standards, slick ad campaigns, and custom graphics to tell their stories for ages. What has changed is that smaller companies are now able to compete without laying out the huge budget that used to be an absolute requirement.

What’s more, with the ever growing popularity of Pinterest, Instagram, and other visual platforms, it has become more important for every business, regardless of its size, to pay close attention to detail. It has become expected that businesses that are serious about their image take the time to put forth marketing that compliments and fits their brand. It’s becoming more and more noticeable when all the collateral pieces of marketing don’t come together to form a cohesive whole.

Pinterest and Instagram set the standard for content marketers and social media managers to create great visual content that fits their brand and tells their story. The problem is that keeping up with social media’s fast pace requires good, fast, and affordable content, but what’s been available has been mediocre, slow, or expensive.

Laura E. Pence Speaker Bio

We created a speaker bio using Canva to give you an example of the range it has.

Canva has changed the content landscape by bringing a fast, (mostly) free, and simple tool service accessible to everyone.

Images are a huge part of having a call to action (CTA) on your site and in your social. If people can’t share your content easily, they won’t. Every blog post should include an image so people can share it via Pinterest, Facebook, or Google+ with a good embeddable image.

Stock photos used to be the norm for companies on a tight budget, but they just don’t cut it, anymore. A best practice is to add text and/or your logo to images to make them a part of your branding. Have you tried your hand at designing a photo using Canva? Haven’t had a chance to check it out? Give it a try.

Love it? Hated it? Tell us about your experience in the comments.



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Laura Pence Atencio

As Founder and CEO of Social Savvy Geek, LLC., Laura Pence Atencio is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and business owners meet and exceed their goals. She is committed to providing the most engaging and effective strategies in online marketing by combining traditional business networking and marketing fundamentals and best practices with current and engaging online marketing methods and tactics. Laura has worked with some of the top names in Internet Marketing and has consulted with entrepreneurs, businesses, and nonprofits in the US and abroad. She is the author of the popular article, 10 Tips to Build Your Twitter List Now, which has been published both online and in print in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. A lifetime student herself, Laura has achieved certification as a Computer Administrative Specialist at Beta Tech and has studied Art Education, History, Art History, and Criminal Justice at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is fascinated by learning, sharing and growing, not just in business, but in life. She participates in US Masters Swimming and has ranked in the top 25 nationally in her age group in both the 50 and 100-yard backstroke. She served in the VA Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer in the 229th Engineer Battalion. She never meets strangers, only friends not yet made– an attitude that serves her extremely well in the networking world, both online and off. She currently lives in Denver, CO with her husband, 3-year-old daughter, and German Shephard.