How I Use This Free Graphic Design Tool For My Freelance Business
The one skillset I’ve always lacked is that of graphic design.
I am creative but I am not a creative. The more I tried to learn Photoshop over the years, the more I realized it was a lost cause.
There are so many talented graphic designers out there but more often than not, I need to be able to turn around a design quickly and can’t always justify the investment or time needed for one or two deliverables.
That’s when I discovered Canva.
Similarly to the inclusion of utilizing a virtual assistant, it too has drastically enhanced my freelance business.
A little about the platform:
It’s free to use with a massive collection of free artwork and pre-made designs at your disposal
Premium designs and graphics are available for purchase. I’ve only had to make two purchases for premium graphics and spent $1 USD both times.
It’s incredibly simple to use with drag and drop features that make producing high-quality, fast results a breeze
Canva does have a business plan for a small monthly rate ($12.95 USD) that allows you to create a brand kit so that your designs can be customized in a flash; and it also allows to share your designs and collaborate with team members.
Here’s a rundown of the materials I’ve produced on Canva:
Actual designs I’ve created in Canva
New Business Decks
Reports and Recaps
Instagram Quote Posts
YouTube Page Artwork
Instagram Highlights Cover Art
Now that you have a sense of what you can create on Canva, I hope this resource will help you and your freelance business.