Need some resources to create snazzy images for
LinkedIn & social media?
Need to create some snazzy images? If you are on social media, the answer is YES!
Whether you are an unemployed or employed individual or an entrepreneur, it’s great to have resources to create snazzy images when planning your content creation on LinkedIn or other social media platforms.
Even better is when the resources are free or low-cost, and easy to use.
I have used “Over” for making graphics in the past and it’s now called GoDaddy Studio since GoDaddy bought “Over” in July 2021. Also, I have never used Snappa to create graphics, but I know it exists. Pikotochart I have tried a few times, but I now use Canva Pro daily.
Did you know that Canva Pro is free for 501(c)3 nonprofits like the Great Careers Groups, and you can have 10 team members?
If you need a word cloud, there are several word cloud generators noted in the article How to Make a Word Cloud for LinkedIn and step-by-step instructions.
Although I typically use the images in Canva, there are many other sites listed below where you can get pictures or images. Ensure you are not violating any copyright laws when you use images created by others.
- Black Illustrations
- Diversity Photos
- IM Free
- Stock Free Images
Falcon.io put out a handy list of social media image sizes for 2022, so you know the image size to make for each platform.
Socially Sorted wrote a Beginner’s Guide to Creating Images for Social Media, an excellent resource for those starting out creating images.
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Lynne M. Williams is the Executive Director of the Great Careers Groups, a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides career education and networking connections for 1) job seekers in career transition, including veterans, and 2) employed and self-employed for career management. She is also the President of ChemPharma.net and runs a Clubhouse session every Friday at 11 AM ET in the Thought Leadership Branding Club.
Aside from writing keyword-focused content for ATS resumes and LinkedIn profiles, Lynne is currently writing her doctoral dissertation on LinkedIn for Job Seekers. She is a contributing author on “Applying to Positions” in Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love along with the late Dick Bolles, the author of What Color is Your Parachute?, and is also a speaker on career topics.