When you need to create visual content such as banners and images, there are some free platforms you can use including Canva.
As the name indicates, Canva is an image design tool that automatically generates professional-looking graphics for you to use in presentations, advertisements, and brochures. This article will explain six ways to easily sell your images, graphic designs, videos, and any visual content created on Canva.
1) The visibility hack
— When trying to sell your image or visual content, it’s important to make sure people see it as soon as they go online. Try increasing its search engine visibility by adding relevant keyword phrases near the beginning or end of the text on your design (e.g., “Learn How To Earn Money With Visual Content”).
— You can also try making it a featured blog post on a website with relevant traffic (DoSomethingWithThis). Last, but not least, make sure to share your design on social media websites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter). Now that you’ve seen how to sell your image online, let’s take a look at other ways you can use Canva for building visual content for your website.
2) The evergreen hack
— Visual content doesn’t lose its effectiveness over time because it can be repurposed in many different ways. For example, you can use an image or infographic as a blog post featured on your site or as an infographic on social media.
Remember: the more places you put your visual content the better chance there is of getting more people to see it.
3) The repurpose hack
— It’s very important to keep in mind that you can take a single image and repurpose it as many times as you want. For example, you can upload the same infographic on different websites and make sure to include various keywords on each of them. Or you can use the same image for creating three separate email newsletters for your subscribers. When it comes to creating visual content, imagination is the only limit.
4) The link-building hack
— It’s hard to create viral content without having links going back to your site. When you upload your visual content to other websites, share links to relevant articles on your blog that the design is related to. In addition, try getting more people to share it on social media sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) and ask them to link back to your site.
5) The bookmark hack
— As you build content for your website, there’s a chance that some of it will become popular with visitors and bookmarking sites like Reddit. To increase the visibility of your site and get more people to follow you on various bookmarking sites. Post regularly about trending topics (e.g., text animation and video). However, when composing other types of visual content like blog posts or e-books, things might get a little bit tricky.
6) The infographic hack number 1
—Adding audio and video to your infographic not only makes it more entertaining, but it also visually displays the data you are presenting. For example, using stock footage the same information is presented in a new way for each storyboard.
—Adding images to your text or blog post can increase its readability and help the reader understand the message better. For example, instead of typing something out in an infographic, it’s often easier to add graphics and pictures to show them how they should be done (e.g. push-ups).
7) The infographic hack number 2
— Infographics help you to clearly visualize data by comparing and contrasting it with other information. For example, you can use infographics to display the year’s sales figures for your company and compare them with those of competitors (e.g., SoftLayer vs Amazon Web Services). In addition, you can use infographics to promote various services and products on your site (e.g., the best mobile phone cases for iPhone 6). This type of visual content is highly effective and people like to share it on social media sites (e.g., Instagram, TikTok) because it makes them look smart in front of their friends.
— Your infographic doesn’t have to contain only statistics and figures. You can also add interesting graphics like charts, diagrams, maps, or illustrations that add interest and help the reader to understand the message better. For example, when showing which states drink the most caffeine, it’s highly effective to use a map that shows their locations on a U.S. map (e.g., The Truth About Caffeine).
— Although an infographic can be created in Canva, you might not want to limit yourself to it because of its editing tools and character limits that don’t allow you to include all relevant information in your design.