Hey there, beautiful soul! 🌙✨ Having a good day so far? ☺️ Before we start, just let me remind you that you are wonderfully and beautifully made by the Great Designer. I believe in your light and goodness that’s inside of you. You matter. You are wonderful. And, you are loved. ❤️
And today, let me share with you the wonderful design tool that has changed my career and business dramatically called 🥁 **drumrolls please** Canva. Yes, it’s Canva! 👉🏻 I want to share with you why I’m so thrilled and in-love with Canva in hopes that you will also find it helpful and a game-changer in your business.
You’ve heard me talk about it numerous times on my articles and vlogs, and today I’ll elaborate my top 16 reasons why Canva is a great design tool and why you should be part of Canva Creative Forces. Let’s get started! 💡
Why Canva is a great design tool for everyone?
1️⃣ It’s FREE! Yes, forever ❤️
Firstly, Canva is FREE for everyone, for basic accounts, forever. Yes, forever. No need to pay to start creating. Just create your Canva account easily using this link via your Facebook account or email address. It’s that easy and simple.
2️⃣ Powerful design features
Canva is never short of its powerful tools. And when I say “powerful” it is just so powerful. Just try this for yourself right now. You can blur photos, add a gradient, use creative frames, resize and crop images, reduce transparency, you can even remove the background image of your photo leaving just your face and body. WOW! And that’s not even half of what you can do with Canva. (Just try it and play with is to experience it for yourself.)
3️⃣ Easy-to-use Templates
Want a ready-built template? With Canva, you can! There are numerous built-in design templates for your use. They have templates for social media, Instagram posts, Facebook cover photo, Spotify album, slide presentation, Insta stories, eBooks, invitations, and a lot more. It’s an endless list of templates that are beautifully created.
4️⃣ stock photos for free
Canva also has an endless choice of stock photos that you can use for free. No license and credit needed by the photographer. This means you don’t need to Google search “photos of Asian woman smiling” or “family Asian at home stock photos”. Yep, none of that. With Canva, you can just use the search bar under the Photos tab and search the stock photo that fits your design.
5️⃣ overflowing font types
Inside the Text tab, you can use and play a wide variety of fonts on your design. These are perfect when you create graphics and even logos for brands. They’ve got scripts, sans serif, serif, and creative fonts. Knock yourself out with these fonts!
6️⃣ NO need to install software! Internet is all you need
No need to install software on your computer. Canva is available via web-browser on your desktop, mobile, and iPad. It’s so accessible and light on your device’s storage. You can also install the Canva App via the App Store and Google Play Store. But I highly recommend that you use the web-browser version of Canva to maximize all the tools, features, and of course display area when you’re creating your masterpieces.
7️⃣ Autosave keeps you calm
The autosave feature of Canva gives me confidence and enables me to sleep at night that all of my designs are tucked in safely in my Dashboard. No more cold sweats when you accidentally click the X button. Phew! Plus, your storage is limitless, just like free cloud storage for design files. You can upload your files and also download them if you need to. How cool is that?
8️⃣ Export to various formats
Done designing? Easily export your designs in various file formats with Canva. Formats such as PNG, JPG, GIF, PDF, and a lot more. You can even make a short video file and export it as MP4. Influencer ready, oh yes!
9️⃣ Create & preview your website sketch
Canva’s new feature lets you design a website sketch and preview it like a demo website. This is just handy for me since I also design websites using WordPress. So, if you’re a web designer, you can start creating a sketch first and see how it looks on the preview for free.
Available in 100+ languages. Canva is globally available for users of almost all nations, tribes, and tongues.
1️⃣1️⃣ Collaborate with your team
Designing with your team? You can collaborate designs with your team using the Share Link button of Canva. The link enables any Canva user to edit and even comment on the design fast and easy. Just like Google Docs but for design.
1️⃣2️⃣ Design school? Canva got you covered!
Enter Canva School! This is one of the best resources for you to level up for design skills and stay inspired that Canva has created for creators like you and me. It’s always up to date and you can access it for free using this link. I love how Canva supports learning and growth for its users. It shows the heart of their mission and their leader’s intentions to their users.
1️⃣3️⃣ colors everywhere!
The Canva Palette Generator is an excellent resource to get color combinations ideas. I would find myself constantly checking this out to get better harmony and inspiration for colors. Plus, you can upload a photo here and get a full-color palette instantly! This made brand building for me sooooo much easier. If you don’t have a set of brand colors of your business, I highly recommend you start here.
1️⃣4️⃣ Canva pro is unbelievably affordable
Canva has an affordable premium account. Yes, it’s affordable! Plus, with reasonable payment schemes & options. I’m on Canva Premium and it’s a great decision ever to up my Design Business game. I choose the monthly payment scheme with is just USD 9.95 monthly and you can cancel anytime. No contracts. With Canva Premium, you open up doors to so many more opportunities and benefits. You can now export designs with a transparent background, perfect for creating logos. You can now upload your choice of fonts. And you now have access to premium images, stickers, elements, and photos. All for just USD 9.95 = PHP 500 monthly! How affordable and worth it is that?
1️⃣5️⃣ canva pro is free on your first 30-day
Wait there’s more! When you sign up with Canva Premium, they will give you a 1-month free trial. And you’ll only get charged on your 31st day in using Canva if you decide not to cancel. You can cancel anytime during your trial period and Canva will remind you via email if you want to continue or not. **BONUS!!!** When you sign up using my link, I’ll give you discount coupons that you can use on my Canva Shop.
1️⃣6️⃣ sell and make a design business with your CANVA TEMPLATES
Lastly, the best reason why you should get the Canva Premium account is… *wait for it* you can create your own Canva Shop by SELLING your own-made templates! Yaszzzz! Ever wanted to pursue that design shop? You can now do it easily and affordably with Canva Premium, just sign up using this link and get those creative design dreams going!!!
Give Canva some love and give it a go~
NOW that’s a LOVE list for Canva! I’m surprised that my list got this long Hahaha It’s a pure overflow of my gratitude and love for Canva over these past 5 years and I want everyone to know about it. Canva has been a great part of my creative design career and I hope you’ll get to experience the same.
I also welcome you to join our Canva Creative Forces, a community of creators, entrepreneurs, and freelancers that are woven together with our love and curiosity for design and building amazing works with Canva. We discuss here ideas and help one another with our projects and give work opportunities inside our network. I also give away gifts and bonuses exclusively for our Crew. Just click this link and follow the how-to on becoming a member of the Canva Creative Forces. I’d love for you to join our family!
I want to end by saying that your dreams of designing and making what you love into a lucrative source of income are just a few inches away from you in this present day. And the best way to make that into a reality is to take action and create your Canva account. Give it a go!
I believe in your skills, in your potential, and your creative soul as a designer. I’m cheering you on and feel free to message me for any questions and suggestions via Messenger and email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or maybe just chat it for a warm small talk about life, colors, and cats. That’ll be great, too.
Can’t wait to hear from you, beautiful. #StayCreative