Hey, my people! I hope you are all doing well. Here we are in October and if you’re anything like me, you’ve already been putting plans together for 2020. I really want to help your brand stand out and look as professional as possible. I happen to be married to a graphic designer. I know, I know…unfair advantage! But truth be told, while I ask him to help me handle my graphics, video editing, etc. He can’t hold my hand and create a graphic for every little thing I need to publish.

For example, when a picture of myself is not the perfect accompaniment to a post, I need a professional photo. But the question is, how will I quickly get a professional photo? Taking a professional photo can be time consuming. So what’s my solution? Websites that offer free, professional photos. Here are two examples:

https://pixabay.com

https://unsplash.com

And when it comes to making memes, that can also be tough. I love using apps like Over and Abobe Sparkpost in order to create memes when necessary. Now, let me say this. Using these apps doesn’t mean your social media posts are going to automatically look amazing! I suggest you find tutorials online that will help you create graphics that are visually appealing.

The other con with the above mentioned apps is that you will not necessarily be able to get a picture of your product on the meme. However, if you are simply selling a service or want to make an announcement, those apps may be perfect for you.

Believe it or not, when your blogs or social media platforms are not attractive, you are less likely to receive the response you are seeking i.e. a larger following, more business, an increased rate of collaborations. It matters, my people! It truly, truly matters.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. As I always say, I’d love to hear from you! Until next time.

~Jen