If there’s another thing I love, it’s talking about creating Canva templates.
In fact, people ask me all the time how in the heck I create and sell my editable Canva templates. From graphic designers to VAs to network marketers to biz babes with an eye for design, everybody wants to know my secrets. Good thing I’m a giver and absolutely love to share ‘em! ;)
I’m writing you today to do just that.
Below, I walk you through the 5 steps you need to take to create your first ever editable Canva template product.
What makes you so different?
First of all, you need to know what problem you solve (or will solve) for your dreamies. What do peeps say you’re good at? What do you do that makes you wonder, “How in the world do other peeps not know this?”– and how can you create a...
Do you dream of creating your own editable Canva templates and adding it as a new or additional offer for your clients?
Whether you already know the basics or just want to take it to the next level, here is my 3 step system for creating my own editable, Canva templates for my peeps.
Ready to set up shop like a pro? Let's go!
What will draw your tribe to your designs? We can’t be everyone's Starbucks order, but let's make sure you impress the right peeps. Think about the person you want to help, their unique challenges and then identify the solution you want to solve using your Canva skills.
Questions to ask yourself:
What are their biggest challenges? What product or solutions would help them with this? How they will use it, get to it, and how will it be different?
Do they feel stuck with design, to they lack the creative vision to start from scratch, do they need a full-fledged solution for their blog or Instagram or do they simply lack...
Does your tribe need a reminder of why you are all that and a bag of sweet potato chips? … Do you? If so, you’re in the perfect place.
It happens, love. Sometimes, we stall. Sometimes we just need a change. Sometimes we just need to try something new.
Drive a different route. Order the special, limited time latte at Starbucks. Have rocky road ice cream for breakfast (just kidding about that last one. Maybe).
Or you know...take on a challenge to put the fire–and the fun–back in your biz and visuals!
If you’re ready to shake things up inside your biz and remind your peeps you exist (and you rock–cause you do ;) )...I’ve got something just for you.
This short and sweet challenge...
Does it communicate with clarity, cohesion (and class) what your group is all about?
If not, it’s time for us to get your cover connecting and converting for you! Pinky promise it’s easier than you think! Your group is not just another Facebook group - so don’t you dare look it!
In a previous post, How Facebook groups can seriously change your business, I talk about the importance of being clear about the purpose of your group and how it will benefit both you and your members.
It’s important to be clear on who your group is for, and what members can expect to learn from you.
In her course, Fab FB groups, Caitlin Bacher teaches about having a clear hook and valuable freebie exclusive for members.
Having a really good plan in writing (or a google doc) will help you know what copy will go in your graphic.
And to that I ask: Why the heck not, gorgeous??
Hosting your own Facebook group is a fabulous way to engage genuinely with your tribe, showcase what you do best and gain new clients who already know they love your work!
Sound great but still scrambling around aimlessly wondering how to do yours right so people actually want to stick around?
Let’s have a chat.
For many people, your Facebook group will be their first impression of you and how you present yourself is extremely important. Before you start spreading the word about your new (incredible) Facebook Group, make sure you:
A lot of what everyone’s saying is true: It can be majorly pay-to-play with the new algorithm changes, the constant barrage of “sell, sell, sell!” on your newsfeed can cause overwhelm and you may be thinking, “Do people even see my posts anymore?”
That being said, I still love Facebook and think it can be used as a great business tool for many reasons...when people utilize it correctly.
Here are a few ways I personally keep my Facebook mojo on the good-time train.
Letting people see your beautiful face in business is a complete must! I’ve found that people want to see the human behind the screen and really relate to who they are, what they have to offer and get a peek into what their brand is like before they make a buying decision. If anything, going live is also a way to meet and network with boss babes who you may not have met otherwise! That’s a score in my book.
When I browse the feed it feels like a midday coffee break and when I indulge in others Instagram Stories it feels like a behind the scenes business sesh. But honestly? Growing your own Instagram can be hard work!
Between their ever-changing algorithms, the sky-high expectation of a perfect aesthetic and the wanting to show enough behind-the-scenes to look real but never enough to show all of the “oh-my-word” moments, it can be a struggle!
That’s why today I wanted to share some Instagram tips I’ve accumulated...because us boss babes need to stick together, right?
Like anything you do for your business, you should go in with your desired outcome in mind. What’s your goal for hopping on Insta? Getting more customers? Showing your potential clients how amazing you are? Growing your tribe of femmepreneurs? All of the...
Your Facebook banner is the first thing visitors see when they land on your Facebook Page. It communicates for you when you're sleeping, hanging with your fam and when you're doing your Instagram stalking of #allthethings.
Your banner gives your visitors an INSTANT vibe about whether they want to stay and hang out.
And, I'm pretty pumped to share that it's easy to design.
Never feel stuck on what to include on your banner graphic ever again and go from banner blues to banner beautiful.
Here are 3 easy steps to design your Facebook banner:
Why is this important?
Choosing a goal for your visual keeps your graphic focused and limits overwhelm for your viewer. Try to choose ONE key main takeaway for every graphic.
Is your goal to share your tagline or clarity statement so that your visitors know what you do and who you serve, or are you promoting something? If you are...
Behind-the-scene glimpses on Instagram and Instagram stories. I am right?
And although it takes time to nail your Instagram Strategy. The best thing you can do is to plan and then refine, until you find a design and posting style that works best for you.
Planning in advance will help with the dreaded "what do I post question" and help you create a more consistent and cohesive feed.
Before Planoly*, I used to create my monthly strategy in Canva. I find it helpful to see how my quotes, tips or desk-selfies and life shots were all working together to give my peeps a feel for who I am. And just like your Mood Board, it helps you see what needs some adjusting.
If you want to use Canva to plan out your IG feed, here's how I suggest you do it!
Create a Pinterest Board and Pin ideas you like and that feel on brand.
Instagrammers want value from your IG posts, but they also want a visual treat.
They want to recognize...
Changing out my desktop background is one of FAVE things to do at the start of each month.
I've changed them out so often, that I know exactly what I like and what works for me.
Something elegant and simple. Not visually busy and inspiring. Something that will motivate me to keep my desktop tidy and uncluttered.
I've found a calendar to be super handy, and have recently added a section for my Top 3 goals. I like how they are always the first thing I see in the morning when I start my day.
(TIP: close your windows down at the end of your work day, so that you start your day with your pretty desktop image. #itsthellittlethings).
I also screen on videos often for Canva trainings and tutorials, and like the right-hand side uncluttered, so that I can make the screen view smaller on my IMac.
Do you like to have a calendar or a monthly mantra that you like to add? Do you prefer it on the right or the left. I'd LOVE to hear your preferences in the comments...