If you are an entrepreneur that designs your own images and want to save money, you need to check out this free (and there's a paid version) design tool.
I love Canva. If you haven't tried it you need to! Especially if you are trying to save money as a solopreneur. Doing everything by yourself is hard. This tool makes things easy and you don't have to hire a designer or buy or learn PhotoShop.
Canva.com has easy to use drag-and-drop features and professional layouts to design stunning graphics. It's so easy to use!
And the best part is, that it's free. There's also a paid version that I have now, but for the first year I did everything I needed with the free version.
I mostly used it for Facebook banners, covers and Instagram posts. Here are some examples of what I did with the free version:
This was for one of my podcast episodes. Pretty, right?
This is was for an Instagram story
I didn't really NEED to upgrade to the paid version, but there were two things that kept coming up.
1. After I designed something and I wanted to re-use it as a different size, Canva made me start over again. I didn't want to start from scratch and I wanted to re-size and that was a paid feature. Again though, I could have kept re-designing and it wouldn't have been the end of the world, but I wanted to save some time.
2. I wanted to do images with transparent backgrounds. Again, this is something I could have done with another site to transform the Canva images into transparency images and for free, but for time saving reasons, I wanted to do it quickly in Canva.
This is an example of one of the transparent images I needed to make.
Another feature of the paid version is to be able to upload your own fonts. I don't have use for that though, I like the free fonts Canva gives you.
So if you haven't used Canva, start with the free version, you can always upgrade later.