By Janelle Holden
People love to be inspired, but is it worth your time to inspire them?
The simple answer is yes.
If you’re creating your own brand on social media and leading others, then inspiration should be a part of your everyday brand because people will see you as a leader if you inspire them.
However, it’s not worth spending hours making pretty quotes for people to look at. You won’t build your business with quotes alone, and you can waste a lot of time making quotes come to life if you’re not careful.
So, the first step is to decide whether you have something you already know you want to share with your followers, or you’re trying to find inspiring content to share.
There are different applications that can help you solve both problems. Choose your own adventure below.
- I have something to say. I want to put it on a beautiful image and share it with people quickly and easily. Use http://www.canva.com . It’s a desktop application that has free layouts and templates with images ready for you to plug your quote into. The other thing I love about Canva is they have individual templates to size your image appropriately for each social media site, so if you want to create a Facebook event, or a Facebook post, the templates will automatically be sized for each one. Here’s an example of a Canva Post:
- I have something to say. I want to put it on a sticky note background so that my followers will be able to easily read it and follow instructions. Use http://behappy.me.com . They give you sticky note colors and different fonts to use for your text so that they text stands out and people can read it clearly. Plus, you can play with the different images they give you after you hit “create” and find something interesting there too. Here are two examples (plain post and from the create image):
- I have nothing that I can think of to say, but I’d like to inspire others. Use the WordSwag App for your phone. It’s my new favorite! They give you motivational quotes and photos and beautiful fonts. Yes, I paid $4 for it, but it’s been worth it because of the amount of time it has saved me. I can put an inspirational quote up on all of my sites within minutes. Here’s an example of one I created in 5 minutes this morning:
There are many more apps out there, but these are my go-to apps to make inspiration fun, easy, and FAST!
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