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How To Create Images For Social Media Platforms

Sometimes coming up with Social Media posts can be difficult. You don’t want to spend that much time searching the web for inspiration or feel like you are stealing others work. Quotes are a great addition to any Social Media plan, regardless of your niche. Finding the right background for your quotes, is sometimes the tricky part. I took advantage of Graphic Stock’s 7 day free trial to download some backgrounds to use! Read on to find out how to create images for social media platforms.

GraphicStock is an affordable, subscription-based stock media site that gives you unlimited access to stock graphics, vectors, infographics and more. Basically, you get access to over 250,000 elements that you can use in invitations, tags, cards, tote bags, t-shirts and even your blog. It’s a really amazing platform to use to gather up images for your Social Media Platforms.

How to Create Images For Social Media Platforms:

Step 1 – Sign up for free graphics from GraphicStock to use in the card. You can get a 7-day free trial right now from GraphicStock. That includes 140 graphics from the library during your trial. Please note~ The trial automatically rolls into monthly plan after the 7 days, so don’t forget to set a reminder!

Step 2 – Browse the GraphicStock library to find the graphics you want to use. I searched background images (I love gold and found this sequin background) I downloaded the jpg.

Step 3 – Open up Canva and choose the Social Media Design. Drag and drop or upload the photo you have selected from GraphicStock. Adjust the photo in the square as needed to fit.

Step 4 – Go the text tab and add in your quote text. I used the ‘Norwester’ and ‘Playlist Script.’

Step 5 – Download as a JPG or PNG. From there you can upload into your Social Media Profiles.

You can start a 7 day free trial and be able to download up to 140 graphics from the library during your trial. PLEASE NOTE: Automatically rolls into a monthly plan after the trial ends, so don’t forget to set a reminder!

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Business Lifestyle

Introduction to Social Boutique

Wow, the last almost year now has been a crazy ride! I have been sharing tidbits of my new business venture [Social Boutique] but today I wanted to share more details, so get ready! While juggling a lot of other projects – I have finally finished my business’ website!

Jumping full force into my Social Media Management Biz was not an easy task. There were loads of hurdles to jump through. Above all, I have learned so much about myself and how I deal with new experiences, stress, and being my own boss. It has also been so exciting to watch it grow. I wake up every morning excited to take on the day. Social Boutique is going to be an outlet for me to share my experiences and advice for others wanting to jumpstart their entrepreneurship adventures. I will be sharing tips/tricks about productivity, WordPress websites, social media strategies, and business advice.

Social Media Management

We are a consistent voice for your social media profiles. We work to build up a community of advocates for your brand, connecting with fans individually and managing your online reputation.

Web Design

We create websites with modern designs and features for small businesses and organizations that are professionally developed, optimized for the best desktop and mobile experiences, that are affordable, easy to maintain and with the flexibility to grow with your business needs.

Social Media Advertising

We setup , manage and optimize campaigns. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & more. In addition, we will provide you with monthly feedback and adjust our strategy accordingly.

Photography Styling

We make eye-catching and professional photos for your product or brand. Whether it’s a look-book, catalog, ad campaign or simply a full-scale photo shoot production, we can help you.

Consulting & Training

We can help you learn to manage your own social media starting at a 1 hour consulting session. We will develop a strategic plan for your business. We’ll help setup your social media platforms and teach you how to maximize ROI.

Blogger Outreach

Blogger Outreach is a very important and essential part of any digital marketing strategy for all businesses, regardless of size. Its success primarily lies in its ability to help build your company’s online presence and reputation virally through additional, relevant content.

Event Coverage

Putting on a conference or an event isn’t easy. It is a lot of hard work and dedication. We will make your next event a huge social media success. Take advantage of the immediate news capabilities of social media with a live team on-site during your next conference or event.

Blog Post Creation

We will research hot topics in your market and write & post 400+ word original blog posts for you. More traffic. More sales. We write blog posts that bring target customers to your website.

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Business Fashion Organize

Home Office Details

Since starting my own business – see the details HERE – I spend my days at the computer at home, so having a space where I feel inspired is important to me.

I have found that the most important factor for having a productive home office is to have a designated workspace. A place other than the kitchen table, the sofa, or the bed (anyone who works from home can attest they’ve sent plenty of emails from the comfort of their PJ’s). Even if you live in a small apartment, prioritize space for a small table or desk that will be used solely for work. It will dramatically help separate your “home” from your “office.” People who work from home often have a difficult time separating work hours from their non-work hours (guilty) because it’s so easy to keep at it late into the night.

Having a source of inspiration in your work place is absolutely essential. It could be a picture of the dream vacation you’re saving for. Or perhaps it’s a quote that you love that motivates you to work. Whatever your inspiration is, make it visible in your workspace as a constant affirmation of why you’re doing what you’re doing.