5 Tools to Create Images for Social Media People Love

Would you like to create better images for social media?

Studies have shown that we favor visual learning.

Even Facebook posts with a photo accounted for 87% of total interactions.

But what do you do if you’re not a graphic designer and you want to create visually stunning images for your social media posts?

This article is going to teach you about tools you can use to create images for social media.

Not only will they be high quality and look professional, you can do them yourself!

Why is it so difficult to create images?

In order to create great visuals to go along with your content, you used to have a background in graphic design.

This meant knowing how to use a complex program such as Adobe Photoshop or another graphics program.

Today, modern marketing has evolved.

You no longer need to rely on a designer.

But you’re now expected to be able to create these visuals yourself.

In most cases, most most social media managers are given dimensions to use on social media or a Facebook image size cheat sheet to work with.

But how do you create images that look great without a background in graphic design?    

Fortunately, there are a lot of great tools available to help you create images for social media.

In no particular order, here are five of my favorite tools for creating graphics.

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10+ Canva keyboard shortcuts to help you create images faster!

Would you like a low-cost and quick tool to create graphics for your social media channels or website?

Did you know Canva offers free templates and images for just $1.

Are you aware that there are Canva keyboard shortcuts?

With the shift towards visual marketing for businesses, you can now create graphics for your social networks such as FacebookTwitter or Pinterest using Canva and save a lot of time (and money).

In this article you’ll find 10+ Canva keyboard shortcuts to help you create graphics faster.

Canva vs. Adobe Photoshop

Do you remember when you needed Adobe Photoshop if you wanted to create graphics for your business? Not only was it expensive, but it had a very steep learning curve. With new tools like Canva, you can create graphics for:

  • Social networks
  • Facebook news feed images
  • Facebook Ads
  • Twitter Ads
  • Blog
  • Custom dimensions
  • And more

The difference is that with Canva, it doesn’t take much time or cost very much – most images are free.

Canva also doesn’t have a steep learning curve and has become a tool I use regularly for projects.

They also include a lot of pre-built templates you can work from or create your own in just a few minutes.

Besides making it easy to create graphics, Canva also includes a number of hidden keyboard shortcuts.

These shortcuts combined with a drag-and-drop interface make Canva a tool you want in your toolbox.

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5 Reasons your content isn’t going viral – and what you can do to fix it!

Creating content isn’t difficult. Creating content that goes viral is!

If you are looking to create the next Internet sensation, it’s not just about pumping out more content. So what is the secret?

Why won’t my content go viral?

According to Social Triggers, one of the main reasons your content won’t go viral is because you need to make it contagious!

So what does it mean to make content contagious? It means you make something readers want to share without you having to do too much asking.

Here are some of the reasons why your current content won’t go viral

1. Lack of emotional appeal

One of the main reasons content does not go viral is because it lacks emotion.

Think about why you share something or engage with it. It’s because it tugs at your emotions.

This can be for a variety of reasons. For example, content that empowers you, gives you a warm feeling, or makes you feel something so much you want to share it.

2. Not “share worthy”

When you publish content, ask yourself – is this something people will want to share?

Instead of just creating more content, I always find it is best to engage with my fans.

For example, I use the hashtag, #AskCK to collect feedback and questions from people.

This way when I am getting ready to create a product such as an ebook, infographic, or training course, I have an idea that there will be interest in it.

3. Bad timing

One of the biggest mistakes people make when publishing content is not utilizing current events and holidays.

A great tool to find upcoming events to create content around is Eventful.

Another way to improve your timing is to look at Google Analytics or Facebook Insights to see when your customers are online and lastly, don’t forget to post content on the weekends – when most people are online.

4. Poor design

Are the images you include with the content you share stuck in the 80’s?

Leverage tools such as Canva, PicMonkey, or Word Swag to help you create amazing looking images to go along with your content.

5. Poor distribution

Once you have hit publish on your content, you’re not done!

If you have created an amazing piece of content or written a great blog post, be sure you do these 12 things afterwards to help get the word out!

In addition to the reason’s listed on why your content won’t go viral, the team at Who Is Hosting This has put together a fantastic infographic that provides more examples along with viral content tips to help you get more of your content shared.

5 Viral content tips on why your content does not go viral

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