Episode 05: 10 Your Canva Tutorial

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If you run your own business, you are likely aware of the importance of having attractive marketing materials on social media and to use in a variety of situations. Paying someone to create materials for you is a great option, but if you are more of a DIY entrepreneur, here is a great tutorial of Canva, an amazing web-based graphic creator and editor!

I invite you to join me and watch the video below. But if you prefer to simply listen instead, there is an audio version below as well, however, as the Canva tutorial is visual, it will be best for you to watch the video version of the podcast this week! And of course if you prefer to read, I have that available for you too! Enjoy! 

Canva: Click HERE


Video Transcript

Have you ever scrolled around on Facebook and saw funny or inspiring image quotes or watched from afar as others in your industry seem to master Instagram with beautiful posts and designs, but you haven’t the slightest clue how to even begin to create things like that? Well, today, I’m going to show you a quick and easy way to make all the beautiful graphics you dream of (or haven’t dreamed of, but would like to do anyway)!

Welcome to the next episode of the BizMagic Podcast sharing expertise and solopreneur journeys to help business owners find the magic in their businesses by being more productive, focused, and successful.

I’m Patti Meyer, founder of BizMagic, where I help entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and small business owners clear their plate so they can get back to doing what they love - running their business.

Today I’m super excited to give you a tutorial of Canva, an amazing web-based graphic creation and editing tool! We are in the time of pretty social media posts, fancy charts and graphs, and fun infographs all for our businesses. But the thought of learning how to use a tool like Photoshop or Illustrator can be pretty intimidating and who has the time for that really, anyway? (Ok, I do, but I’m kind of a nerd.) So I’m here to introduce you to Canva, and once you learn how to use it, you’ll never stop creating graphics.

But what if you’re sitting there saying, “Come on, Patti, I don’t have a creative bone in my body!” First of all, that’s not true, we all have the ability to be creative. Secondly, Canva has a huge collection of templates, images, and illustrations to make designing easy. So you can start with one of their beautiful pre-made templates and customize however much or little you want.

Now Canva offers a plentiful free account option and a paid upgrade option as well. I’m going to start by showing you around the free version so you can see how versatile it is and then end with a quick tour of the paid version so you can choose whatever type of account is right for you. Now to be clear, Canva doesn’t have an affiliate program or anything like that, so I’m really singing its praises here because I genuinely love it and think you’ll find some great use out of it.

With all that said, let’s get started!

:::For the actual Canva tutorial, please watch video podcast above!:::

Pretty cool, right? As you can see from the tutorial, the options for whatever you want to create are pretty endless! So sign up and have some fun!

As usual, now I want to hear from you. What will be the first thing you’ll make in Canva? Or have you been using it already? If so, what do you love most about it? Do any of you have any questions about Canva that I can answer for you? Pop your comments and questions into the comments below or you can always email me at questions@bizmagic.co.

And if you have any topics or questions that you would like to see me talk about in future episodes of the podcast, please head over to bizmagicpodcast.com and click on Ask a Question!

If you’d like to be a guest on the show and share an area of expertise or talk about your solopreneur journey in all its ups, downs, and sideways, you can also do that in the same place by clicking on Be A Guest!

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you found some value and learned a fun new tool to help bring the graphics in your business to the next level.

If you like what you saw here today, please like, share, comment, and subscribe!

Then join me next time when I talk with you about how to find the best systems and online tools that are right for YOU!

Till then, keep the magic in your biz!