Canva tutorial and creating Instagram stories.
We as marketers needs good graphics of different types. This so that we may grab peoples attention to help us generate leads and sales for our businesses. Canva is a great resource tu use regarding this. Even if you have a limited budget you still can benefit from using Canva, because you can sign up for free. You still will get access to many cool templates as a free member, although you get access to more of them if you decide to upgrade.
With Canva you can create a wide range of visual content, including social media graphics, presentations, posters, flyers, infographics, and much more. Itis very beginner friendly to use. One of Canva's notable features is its collaboration functionality, which enables users to work together on designs in real-time. And you are able to share your designs with others through an sharable link.
Although you can create many types of content, what6 I will focus on in this blog post is how to easily create nInstagram stories. You can learn more about bthis by watching my Canva tutorial video below.
What is an Instagram story?
If you are not sure about what an Instagram story is, then let me explain… But first, let me explain what Instagram is in case you are new to social media.
Instagram is a popular social media platform that is all about photos and videos. It allows users to capture, edit, and share visual content with their followers.
One of Instagram's key features is the “feed,” which displays posts from accounts that a user follows. Users can like, comment, and share posts, as well as send direct messages to each other. Over the years, Instagram has introduced various features such as IGTV (long-form video), Reels (short-form video), and Shopping, which lets users to discover and purchase products directly within the Instagram app.
Now to Instagram stories… An Instagram Story is a feature that makes it possible for users to share photos, videos, and other visual content. It is a popular way for Instagram users to share updates, moments from their daily lives, or creative and engaging content with their followers. Instagram stories are also being used by online marketers, as those can be very effective when it comes to generate leads and sales.
Instagram Stories are displayed in a slideshow format, and they appear at the top of a user's Instagram feed. They can include various interactive elements such as for instance, stickers, text overlays, filters, and even stunning effects. Additionally, users can choose to make their Stories visible to all their followers or restrict them to a select group of people using the privacy settings. A so called carousel post can be very effective especially for marketers. A carousel post is a post with several images oosted after one another. Viewers will see these images when swiping opn their cell phones. These types of posts can generate a lot of views and therefor they are apprecviated by Instagram it self. Consistency is the key to success, therefor post Instagram stories ofte. I would recommend that you post stories evewry day if you can.
Creating your story
To make it easy for yourself. choose one of the already created themes at Canva. You can edit them to look how ever you want them to look. You can easily edit the text, the color of it and style. You also easily can remove and add inages to your Instagram story. Remember that if you have a free Canva account then only use the free images. Otherwise you will get a watermark with the text “Canva” on your images. You still have plenty of images ands designs to choose from as a free member. When you are pleased with your Instagram story then you can download it. It may be downloaded as a zip file because of the size of it, but there are free unzipping tools that you can find on the internet.
After unzipping them you just have to upload them to Instagram with your cell phone. The methods of uploading your images may vay depending on if you have an android or Iphone. However, I am explaining in the Canva tutorial video above how you can go about it if you have an android cellphone. In case you want to access a free training about affiliate marketing in general, click this.
As I have mentioned in this Canva tutorial, we as online marketers needs quality designs of different types. Both when it comes to branding and also when it comes to generating leads and sales for our businesses. Fo those that are having a limited budget, Canva is like a gold mine. Because even as a free member you can create plenty of stunning designs. With Canva you can create pretty much everything that you need for your marketing. Do not have images for your blog posts? Do you need a Banner for Facebook? Welll create it with Canva then.
I have shown you in the video embedded in this blog post how easy it is to use Canva to create Instagram stories. It is really easy to use with its point and click feastures. Even a total beginner will be able to easily use Canva. Are you using Canva for your business right now? Feel free to leave your comments below.
Sincerely, Tommy Olsson.