CREATING CONTENT THAT DOESN'T SUCK

Good content matters and I believe that everyone can create it. With all the free (or cheap) resources available now, you don't need to know how to code or have access to Adobe CC to make something stand out on Facebook.

This page is just a bunch of resources to help you do that.

  

Canva

This is like graphic design for cheaters. In fact, I have encountered a few graphic designers who hate it. However, this is the absolute easiest way for you to create visually outstanding content with minimal skill or resources. Obviously it's not going to turn you into a graphic designer overnight; but their templates are easy to use and look great. 

Tip: A big part of design is learning how to see. Begin to make note of what looks good and what doesn't. 

 

Unsplash

This is a fantastic resource for getting free, high-res photos that you can use for anything you want. The photography is gorgeous and it's updated frequently. 

It's important to keep in mind that Google Images are not always free to use. When you pull something from there, you may actually be stealing. 

 

Mailchimp

Did you know that in 2015 over 25% of Black Friday sales came from email marketing? How about that 66% of consumers have made a purchase online as a result of an email marketing message? 

I'm a big believer in email marketing and now that Mailchimp offers customer journeys as a free feature, it's better than ever! Rather than tell you about it here, I put together a little tutorial on how to use it. 

 

Word Swag

This is a fun little app that will let you add typography to your photos for instagram, facebook, or whatever. It's available for both iOS and Android. 

In the digital age, short writing is king.

— Roy Peter Clark

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