How to Make Amazing Pinterest Graphics to Increase your Site Traffic

Have you ever wondered how people make those gorgeous Pinterest graphics? Well, I used to, and finally I figured out the best way to create beautiful Pinterest graphics to help promote my content and my site. The best part is that I found a site to create all these amazing graphics online that is totally FREE!

Yup, that’s right you don’t need to pay a site or spend your hard earn money to promote your site on Pinterest. Just follow these steps and discover how easy and fun creating your own personal graphics can be.

These are easy and straight forward steps that are great for anyone.

So let’s get down to the details!

What is the name of the site: CANVA

Go to Canva.com and that will bring you to the home page, which looks like this:

Click on the design/ graphic you want. You can choose from pinterest graphic, youtube, banners, and so much more!

Once you click on the graphic you want, you will see this:

Then you can choose to select free pre-made designs or upload your own pictures and graphics. I normally upload my own pictures and then adjust them as needed for my desired look. Everything you need for design is on the far left side, including text, backgrounds, design graphics, and more.

Once you pick a picture, you will see this:

Then you can select the text option and insert any title or wording you would like, in addition to adjusting the font style and size. Another great design option you have is to adjust the transparency of the picture, if you prefer having the font laid over the picture for a more striking look.

Once your graphic is complete you will click in the top right corner to download:

You can choose to download the graphic as PNG or JPEG. Then save the graphic to your computer. Once you have the graphic saved you can upload it to Pinterest and add a link to a website or location that you want the viewer to be redirected to.

This is the final look:

Pretty easy, right!

This, of course, is just the basics of how to use the site and create designs. However, there is so much more you can  do on this site. I make all different kinds of graphics from collages for my site, to youtube thumbnails, to Pinterest graphics.

Here is a page with some of my past designs so that you can see the variety and design options.

If you have any questions about how to use canva or how to create any designs, just comment below and I’ll get back to you!

To check out other “How to’s” for blogging or marketing, click here!

Talk to you soon!

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How to Make the Perfect Instagram Story Cover Photos

So, as I’m sure you all know, Instagram now has the option to add instagram stories to your highlight reel. These highlighted stories stay on your profile page so people can look through old stories you’ve highlighted. The best thing about this, is you can categorize your stories now into whatever you want, style, decor, beauty, etc. It’s perfect for people who love posting stories and for viewers who want to look through specific stories. I love the idea of posting in categories cause now whenever I’m like, “oh what should I wear today…?”, I’ll just flip through my style stories for some inspiration! It’s like clothes shopping through your own closet.

Side-bar: does anyone remember Cher’s closet from Clueless where she looked through everything in her computer to see what the outfit looked like on her before wearing it? Well that is my style insta stories for me!! I swear its a great little tool.

Anyways, back on track. So you can look through everyone else’s categories too to get some inspiration as well.

Now it’s not necessary to create your own cover photo for your highlighted stories (instagram will just mark your first pic as your automatic cover photo), but for me and my OCD-like tendencies I prefer everything look the same. So creating a cover photo is a MUST!

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Liebster Award

So I’m super excited to let you guys know that my blog has been nominated for a Liebster award. I have the lovely blogger FlipFlopWeekend to thank for nominating me for this award. Her blog is a great place to visit if you want all the details on everything Florida has to offer. From travels, trips, to everyday life, her blog is a sunshine filled paradise for her readers.

So what is the Liebster Award? This is an award that is given to new bloggers by bloggers. It’s a great way to show appreciation and acknowledgement in the blogging community.

By accepting this award, I agreed to share some random facts about me to help people get to know me better. So here we go, 10 random Chelsea facts coming at ya!

  1. Multiple knick-knacks on furniture drive me crazy lol. I prefer very minimal décor.
  2. I LOVE reading. I use my library card all the time and download books to read on my iPad.
  3. I’m probably the world’s pickiest eater.
  4. I love cooking. Pinterest has made me a cooking addict.
  5. Sweaters are my favorite thing to wear. If I could wear sweaters all the time I would.
  6. My favorite movie is Forrest Gump. I have seen it a million times and I cry EVERY time lol.
  7. My favorite flower is baby’s breath. I just love the way it looks.
  8. I’m a terrible singer. I can not carry a tune to save my life.
  9. I love cold weather! I will take winters over Florida heat anyday!
  10. I’m addicted to chocolate. No joke I literally will eat some form of chocolate everyday lol

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