How to Make Awesomely Clickable Blog and Social Media Photos

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If you read my post up yesterday, The Easiest Way to Wow People With Your Blog Photos, I left you with a little bit of a cliffhanger. 

Sorry about that, but I know people don't have time to read blogs all day (you'd rather be out selling!) So I try to make mine on the shorter side. 

Anyway, today I want to show you how I made the photos you saw in my examples yesterday. 

It's super easy. 

I use two tools. The first is my favorite free stock photo site Pixabay, and the second is an awesome free photo creating site called Canva.

Step 1: Go to Canva

When you first sign in (or log in) you have the option of choosing from a number of design size options.

Step 2: Pick a photo size

The great thing about Canva is they have already pre-sized every social media photo you could want under the sun. 

So if you want a Facebook cover, a Twitter photo, a Google+ post or even a YouTube photo, they are all there and available. 

Makes life much easier. 

Once you have your size (I usually go for Twitter post since it works well for my own blog) click on it. A new window will open and you can start designing. 

Step 3: Choose or upload a background photo

Here's the fun part. 

They have a million pre-set backgrounds which are $1 a pop, or tons of free options as well, or you can just upload your own photo which is what I do most of the time.

Once you've got your photo uploaded you can play around with the size, transparency and even add filter options too. 

Step 4: Choose your text or font

When your photo is set, click the Text option on the left sidebar and you will be hit with a ton of very cool texts, designs and fonts for your choosing. 

Once you see one you like click it and it will automatically appear over your photo. From there you can adjust the size, and color. 

Click on the font and you can write whatever you like, or even change the font if there is one you like better. 

Anything you don't like, click on the little trash can and start over. 

Step 5: Save and dowload

Once you're set on your image, click download and save as image. 

There you have it, pretty easy and fun. I love how my images look and the options are endless!

Here are a few more I've made:

Ready to get out there and make some of your own?


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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thank you Liz. I will check it out. Appreciate your insight. 

Apr 17, 2015 01:05 AM #1
Liz Froment
Boston, MA
Real Estate Content Creation (Blogs, Emails, Copy)

Thanks Jeffrey Masich good luck with the photos!

Apr 17, 2015 01:20 AM #2
Barry Kessler
CENTURY 21 Troop Real Estate - Simi Valley, CA
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I really love the tool. Everyone in the Real Estate business should know how to use it. I gave a Lunch and Learn on Canva for our office.

Jun 08, 2015 03:49 PM #3
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