3 Ways to Use PicMonkey for Social Media

Kayla Howard Entrepreneur Leave a Comment

Have you heard about PicMonkey and started dabbling with this powerful photo tool?  Whether you have, or not, today I have 3 important tips for using PicMonkey to create great things for your social media profiles.  Psst!! You can apply these tips to quote apps on your iphone as well!

Tip #1 – Using Your Own Brilliant Words for Picture Quotes

As simple as it might sound, one of the first questions people have about creating pictures in PicMonkey for their Facebook wall is, “what words should I use on my pictures?”

Just like in your regular status update, there is nothing wrong with using a popular quote, as long as you give credit to the person who said it. Pictures with popular quotes are well….quite popular!

If however you’d like to keep ownership of everything from start to finish, and use your own quotes, on these pictures that YOU create, that’s my highest recommendation.

Tip #1 – Using Your Own Brilliant Words for Picture Quotes

As simple as it might sound, one of the first questions people have about creating pictures in PicMonkey for their Facebook wall is, “what words should I use on my pictures?”

Just like in your regular status update, there is nothing wrong with using a popular quote, as long as you give credit to the person who said it. Pictures with popular quotes are well….quite popular!

If however you’d like to keep ownership of everything from start to finish, and use your own quotes, on these pictures that YOU create, that’s my highest recommendation.

Here are some ideas for when the words just aren’t coming!

  • If you have a blog, you can find phrases, sentences or powerful snippets from popular articles on your website.
  • Look at past Facebook status updates and tweets that have been retweeted, and choose something that was very well liked or frequently shared.
  • Read through your journal.  You write a lot of inspiring things in there–I just know you do!  And if you don’t journal, start today.

Tip #2 – Make the Font Interesting & Eye Catching

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, social media lover, or a mom who just wants to encourage people on Facebook, you can actually make graphics with words alone.  It’s true!   The picture at the beginning of this article is a perfect example of using font only to create a useful image.  Here is another example for you.

Tip #3 – Use Less Text More Creatively

Have you experienced Facebook turning down your promoted post because it has “more than 20% text”?  That’s totally true, so be okay with that right up front.  My main goal with creating pictures on PicMonkey is to inspire, encourage, and motivate the people who hang out in my culture.  Beyond that, I’m super happy when they share it with their friends, who share it, and so on it goes. However, I am not making photo’s to get a paid boost from Facebook—it’s for my followers.

That said, I do have a tip that will help your photos be approved as promoted posts, and therefore expand their reach! Try using less text, more creatively.  And if your first thought when you read that was… “Oh bother…how in the world do you expect me to do that?”  Here are some secrets.

  • Move your text to the bottom 1/3 of the photo or into the upper ¼ of the photo, or all to one side—or ANYWHERE, but right in the middle taking up all the space.  Try to use fewer words with a powerful message.  Think, “how can I say this in less words”—kind of like what we have to do with Twitter messages.
  • Use a light, wispy, or otherwise not over powering fonts.  I’ve found my ads are more likely to be approved when the font is a part of the picture and not THE picture.
  • Which brings me to the final tip; use a font and color of font that blends into the whole picture and with the creative idea.

Using beautiful pictures quotes whether done in PicMonkey for improved editing tools, or simply in apps on your iPhone, is a very powerful way to encourage your Facebook followers.  Put your heart and message into creating and sharing and watch your connection with people soar!

About the Author

Kayla Howard

Kayla Howard loves doing business from her home in the woods where she is the master real food chef, homeschool teacher, goat shepherdess, head gardener and holds a certificate of studies from The Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy Her passion is vibrant health in beautiful homes! www.kaylahoward.com

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