How to Use Canva for Your Marketing Needs


Canva has SO many features in the FREE version that the How to Use Canva for Marketing needs will be an ongoing series.


The first in the series is How to Use Canva to create thumbnails for YouTube videos.


This video, originally posted on YouTube, is a step-by-step process that anyone can follow (even the non-talented graphic designers like me).


There are templates for all social media types including YouTube channel art and thumbnails, LinkedIn and Facebook profile covers, Instagram posts for your feed and Stories and there are templates for presentations, flyers, business cards - you name it, there are templates for SO many marketing and sales needs!


Whether you want to design from scratch with custom dimensions or use an existing template, you can add uploaded images and videos to using your own brand colors. ALL within the free tool.


The user interface is setup so it's intuitive to know what to use, what to do and how to do it.


No, I'm not an affiliate or getting any type of compensation from Canva. I just like to share what works for me and this is one of THE best tools, so I'm sharing it with you.


Are you familiar with or ever used Canva? If so, let me know what you use it for. If not, are you planning on using it now - or after you see more 'How To' videos? Whichever platform you're on, drop me a message and let me know what's your favorite part of the FREE version - or how it's elevated your marketing efforts without hiring any additional full-time resources!

Vicki O'Neill is a fractional CMO in Ohio who helps small businesses go from plateau to grow. The problem she solves for small business owners is visibility resulting from lack of relevant marketing and engagement with the target customer. She founded KenKay Marketing in 2011, started the marketing and sales podcast, Connect the Dots, in 2018 and launched a 2nd podcast, The Power of 3X, in 2019 with her Gen Z daughters. Connect with Vicki on social media wherever you spend the most time. And subscribe to the weekly email for more! tips, news and what's coming soon!

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