How To Use Canva For Free

Jan 28, 2019

“In A World Of Digital Marketing Canva Makes Your Life A Whole Lot Easier”

Yes! you can use Canva for your blog and most importantly you can use Canva for free. Canva is a graphic design tool used to create and publish engaging content. It has definitely been a game changer when it comes to content creation. I really don’t know what I would do without it!
Canva offers a variety of content types whether you need a Facebook post, blog graphic, eBook cover, resume, info graphic, logo, event flyer, or Instagram highlight covers the list of Canva’s resources are unlimited. In a world of digital marketing Canva makes your life a whole lot easier.
There is no affiliate program or relationship that I am aware of this is completely my honest opinion.
Canva is super easy to use, even for my not so tech-savvy readers. It was a little confusing in the beginning but after while i got the hang of it. I enjoy graphic design so Canva was next level for me.
It’s important to know the primary way to use Canva is to create and publish engaging content that will attract your targeted audience. I keep this in mind when creating content.

All entrepreneurs, freelancers, bloggers and anyone else growing their online presence as a business should be using Canva.

Stock photos

When I first started blogging, I didn’t have a good camera. I thought I needed a $750 camera just to get started. But don’t let me fool you I just used my android phone. I used the phone’s camera for most of my photos and YouTube video’s. For example the video above was shot on an ole’ Android.
The video was that bad, but it definitely could’ve been better. Then I was introduced to stock photos.
If you are a any type of creative, I’m sure you heard the word “stock images” or “stock photos“.
Stock photos are a great resource to get FREE high quality photos.
Perfect for your blog and much more.

The photos are taken by photographers and uploaded to multiple websites- like the ones listed below. These images bring your content to life. I don’t use many stock photos but I do use the images as inspiration to create my own. Here are two websites where you can download beautiful free stock photos. Just type what your searching for in the database and lots of quality images come up.

Is Canva Free

So many people always ask “Is Canva Free” Canva is 100% free, there is a paid membership but it’s optional. Once you get inside you have the option to purchase specialized content for as low as $1.00. But overall, all the good stuff is free.

1. Logo creation

Create your own logo with Canva. Make logos for your friend’s businesses and make it a side hustle. It’s ok if your not the best at it. Practice makes perfect. You can always prefect your craft by not giving up.
Some of your favorite logos were probably designed on Canva. True graphic designers prefer Adobe but if you’re just wanting a standard logo Canva is your go to.

2. Create Your Own Media Kit

Looking to work with brands, you need a media kit. A media kit can be best described as a resume for your social media accounts. Brands can obtain all of your social media statistics in just a click of a button. I am actually in the process of making my very own social media kit. Once completed I will have a link to it on my Work With Me Page.

  • Related Post: Why Having A Media Kit Is Important For Influencers & Bloggers

3. Template Ideas

Canva has many free templates to choose from. All you have to do is go in an edit the text within the template. After you find a template you like, you can change the color or change an icon, its completely up to you. Canva offers many editing tools to help match your desired color scheme.
See Example Of A Template……..
Free Templates

4. Create Checklist

Checklist are perfect for organizing. I use a checklist for everything. I have a checklist for duties at work, a checklist for the gym and a checklist for my blog. These checklist help me cross my t’s and dot my I’s. They help capture all they grey areas and the things you don’t think about in the midst of working. I’m not sure who came with with this checklist concept but they get a gold star in my book.
Only you know your job, only you know the things that need to be done. Download Canva and create your very own checklist.

5. Instagram Highlight Icons Free

Did you know that you could make your Instagram highlight covers for free? Canva offers a variety of free Instagram highlight covers. As long as you have an idea in mind, you can create custom branded highlight covers for your Instagram. Another great addition to add to your Instagram and stand out to brands.

Is Canva Easy To Use

Canva is so easy to use. I’m not even playing! Invest the time to learn how to use it. Spend your first 30 minutes clicking through every feature, play around with it, get comfortable with using it. Give it a week and you will use Canva like a pro. You’ll be happy that you did.
See A Few Examples Of Free Stock Photos……

Stock Photos

Between the time an the money that it saves, Canva is a must have tool! Do you use Canva? What do you like best about it? Do you create you pin graphics using Canva?
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  1. Melissa

    Thanks for sharing, I love Canva too!

    • Cheri

      Hey Melissa!
      Thanks for the love! Yes canva is great!

  2. Tating

    Great information, I like to use Canva too!

  3. Anu Ganesh

    Agree with all the pointers. I was introduced to Canva by a fellow blogger and I love it very much. I think it also helps not so creative (in terms of design) people like me with their templates to choose from.

  4. Queen

    Thanks so much for sharing this information. Your content is so informative and the writing is effortless. Can’t wait to see more!

    • Cheri

      Hello there!!

      Thanks so much! I’m happy you like it. Canva is one of the best social media tools I’ve been using so far! Absolutely love it!

  5. Bekki

    I agree, canva’s great!

  6. Susan Lindsley

    I have dabbled in Canva but need to learn more about it. Same with the logos, I designed some but haven’t used them there yet. Good to know that it does so much. I tried one PInterest pin on it too but I’ve heard many people saying they use it for that as well. I’m still learning. Thanks for the information.

  7. Meera

    Very helpful article


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