If you don’t follow Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income, you are making a huge mistake.
Not only does he tell his readers how much money he makes each month (last month he earned 115 thousand and change), but he gives away great content.
And he is letting me share some of it with you!
Of course, he is doing it for a reason: he wants more blog traffic. And he deserves it. Click on the link and check out what he is doing. I am not getting paid in any way to share this. I just think it is great information.
I’ve written about how Pixabay has helped me in the past. Read about it here.
But now that I’ve discovered Canva, Pixabay has become even more valuable. I am not a designer. I don’t have an eye for colors or fonts. But I can learn. And Canva has a free design school. Check it out.
In fact, Canva doesn’t only have a free design school, they allow you to make graphic designs for social media for free. Yes, there are elements that you CAN pay for if you want. And if you are a big time designer, you might need that. But I don’t. I just need a simple way to make pins and blog images and various other things.
I learned about Canva from Etsy, where I sell under the name Uniquely Boutiquely or Vintageopoly. Etsy partnered with Canva to create headers for our Etsy shops. With the help of Pixabay, I was able to create a decent header — despite my lack of skill. Check it out.
But, even more important are the great pins I can now make. I wasn’t even using Pinterest seriously — and had never really thought about designing nice pins. But that recently changed. Now I create new pins for my posts at ReformedHealth.net that match the images on my blog post.
I will share a few pins I have created using Pixabay and Canva together. Notice they are different sizes. Canva allows you to make custom sized graphics. It is so easy and fun. No experience necessary. I get all my inspiration from pins that stand out to me, and I save them in my “Pins That Pop” folder on Pinterest.
You can follow me or check out all my pins on Pinterest here. You’ll notice, not all of them have been updated to “pop.” And I am still learning.
The following pins, I have updated. If you click on any of them, they will take you to the website to see the matching blog graphic.
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