Best Tools to Create Great Images for Your Small Business Website or Blog
By Larry Kim
Considering that 65% of people are visual learners and articles with images get 94% more views compared to those without, it makes perfect sense to create compelling images in all areas of your digital marketing efforts.
However, hiring a professional graphic designer to give you high-quality images for your blog posts is expensive.
So how do other marketers edit their images without hiring a pro?
The solution is to DIY it!
Where to Make Images for Blog Posts
Fortunately, there are some truly magical image editing tools designed for the technically challenged, and many of them are free to use or have low-cost plans.
Here are 5 places to DIY your images for blog posts:
Piktochart is one of the most popular online tools that allow you to create graphics, presentations and even infographics.
Their mantra, ‘Take your visual communication to the next level without hiring a graphic designer” is true to its nature, since they’ve helped a lot of marketers in create outstanding infographics over the years.
With Piktochart, all you need to do is to enter your data and choose a template and it automatically does the work for you.
MakeaMeme or MAM is a completely free online tool you can use to make your own meme. It includes a library of images you can simply slap on a caption and download after registering. However, the site does not specify if the images are under copyright, so using them may land you in legal trouble if you use it for your business, especially if your post goes viral. It is far safer to use the meme generator, where you can upload your own image or a stock photo for commercial use.
Here’s one using an image from Pixabay, an equally magical site for free stock photos, illustrations, and videos:
This is an online tool for easily creating images for blog posts. Stencil has its own library of thousands of royalty-free images that you can simply drag and drop to the work space, manipulate, filter, and a host of other stuff. The tool also provides social media icons, quotes, and templates.
Here is a sample:
You can’t simply copy and paste the image you’ve made, however. You have to save it on Stencil and download it, which takes a while. At any rate, it is easy to use and the free version allows you to create up to 10 …read more
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