You've seen them all over- graphic quotes on blogs, on Facebook and even on Instagram. Graphic quotes can take an ordinary quote and make it seem extraordinary and more significant. They can be inserted into any social media platform and send folks back to your website.
Here are some of my favorites from the past week alone:
As you can see, each quote is simple, attractive and easy to grasp the concept.
What if you wanted to use more graphic quotes in your various social media outlets? How do you create a graphic like the ones shown above? Actually, it's becoming easier and easier. In the "old days", you might use Photoshop or some other expensive program but not any more.
Here are three that I recommend:
- Canva: made popular by tech evangelist Guy Kawasaki, Canva is fast, easy to use and has tons of beautiful pre-made templates. The only catch is that if you want to download what you make, you'll have to pay for it in most cases.
- Quotes Cover: free and easy to use, Quotes Cover lets you choose one of your own quotes or search their database for thematic quotes and then design away.
- BeHappy: the simplest of the three options, BeHappy not only lets you create social media-ready graphics but you can also see what it might look like on a t shirt or mug.
Here's an example of a graphical quote I made recently:
The question is- how are you using graphical quotes to draw people into your website and promote your platform and brand?