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Announcing *ALL NEW* “107 Social Media GRAPHICS for Coaches in a Box” (a whole 3 months worth!)

Originally Posted on The Coaching Tools Company as Announcing *ALL NEW* "107 Social Media GRAPHICS for Coaches in a Box" (a whole 3 months worth!)

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Click to see Social Media in a Box Product Contents & Details!

I'm excited to announce that our first 107 Social Media GRAPHICS in a Box - for Coaches is here! Covering April, May and June, check out this ready-to-use package of 107 fabulous graphics.

Save yourself tons of time and energy with this brand new product!

You've told us how little time you have to run and build a coaching business, how social media is a drain and hard to keep up with. Well, we listened.

I also know firsthand how frustrating it can be - and how long it takes - to find and create quality content to represent my business on Social Media.

Time is such a precious commodity - especially when you're a small business. This "107 Social Media GRAPHICS in a Box" product frees up your time and energy to work on growing your clients and business. No more spending hours hunting for the right things to share on social media!

Social media presence is necessary, especially for relationship focused businesses like coaching!

Clients, potential clients and fans expect us to have a Social Media presence these days. Plus, if we're not on social media we're missing out on a great opportunity to stay in touch with potential clients - reminding them that we're there when they need us...

So we designed and created this product to save you time, energy and money. You get 3 complete months of beautiful Social Media Graphics exclusively designed for coaches. They're neatly organized so it's EASY - and saves you tons of time and effort. The graphics are gorgeous, coaching-specific - and ready-to-use to build your fans on Social Media!

Daily quotes match the weekly themes.

Brandable and Ready-to-use:

Take your business to the next level! With these 107 social media graphics PLUS user guides you'll have everything you need to run your social media for 3 whole months.

  • Brandable: Ready-to-use "as is" and you can also add your own branding!
  • Save Time! No more hunting for quality posts to share on social media.
  • Attractive: Bold and beautiful, boost your brand and establish yourself as a "go to" coach.
  • Less Stress: Easy to use and neatly organized in folders by month, week and day.
  • Grow and deepen your online relationships: Your fans and followers will love and share these beautiful graphics!
  • Exclusively designed for life coaches: Weekly coaching themes engage and inspire!
  • Use on a multitude of social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & LinkedIn.

Carefully Chosen Monthly and Weekly Coaching Themes

This product is a comprehensive, balanced and carefully crafted set of graphics that take you through 13 weeks of hand-selected coaching topics.

Each complete week of graphics has its own colour & theme

April - Theme - Confidence

1.    Gremlins & Critics
2.    Strengths
3.    Courage
4.    Passion

May - Theme - The Benefits of Coaching

5.    Finding Fulfilment
6.    Be Happier
7.    Limiting Beliefs
8.    Celebrate Coaching (to align with Coaching Week*)
9.    Be a Leader in Your own Life

June - Theme - Authenticity

10.   Know Yourself
11.    Be Authentic
12.    Love Yourself
13.    Intuition Trust Yourself

* The International Coaching Federation's (ICF) International Coaching Week may change week slightly each year. Be prepared to move this week's content to the relevant week each year.

You deserve to wake up in the morning feeling excited about the day ahead! Hit the "Easy" button on your Social Media presence!

Check out the "107 Social Media GRAPHICS in a Box" here >>

Included In The "107 Social Media GRAPHICS in a Box" Q2 Package:

My Favourite Infographic is "Why Hire a Coach?"

Everything you need to maintain a regular daily presence on Social Media for 3 months - and deliver a great experience to new and existing fans and followers.

What You Get In This Social Media Package:

  • 3 x MONTHLY Infographics
  • 13 x WEEKLY Questions Graphics
  • 65 x DAILY Inspirational Quotes
  • 13 x SATURDAY Journaling Prompts
  • 13 x SUNDAY Weekly Affirmations

→  For  a TOTAL of 107 Brandable Social Media Graphics

PLUS

  • A User Guide
  • The Text for all the Quotes, Journal Prompts & Affirmations
  • The Guide: "Where to Add Your Logo"

PS. Once purchased,  you can use these graphics elsewhere in your practice - the Weekly Questions Graphics and 3 Infographics make great session or short workshop outlines, can accompany blog posts & more!

Check out the "107 Social Media GRAPHICS in a Box" here >>

This product will help you:

  • Save TIME: Whether you do your own social media or hire someone to do it for you, you'll save LOTS of time. Know exactly what you're posting each day/week/month and get more time and energy to work on your business instead of IN it.
  • Save ENERGY: Easy to use and neatly organized into folders by Month, Week and with the Topic and Day included in the filename), you'll know exactly what to post each day!
  • GET INTO A RHYTHM: Maintain your online presence with regular daily posts on Social Media and get into an easy rhythm.
  • ENGAGE WITH FANS AND FOLLOWERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Powerful and inspirational quotes and graphics on great topics to inspire clients to think and engage with you - and your business.
  • INTRODUCE THE COACHING PROCESS: Powerful questions, journaling prompts, infographics and affirmations have built-in reflection/action. These graphics introduce fans and potential clients to the coaching process - and hopefully get them hooked...
  • FEEL PROUD OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE: Beautiful graphics that represent you - beautifully.
  • YEAR AFTER YEAR: Reusable and flexible, these graphics can be re-purposed annually. Plus, more advanced social media users can mix things up and post the graphics on months/days that suit you (the dates are just suggestions).

No more social media stress! Take control, feel wonderful, organized and "ahead of the game"!

I hope you love this new social media for coaches product as much as I do!
Let me know what you think (or ask questions) by commenting below.

Learn more or Buy the "107 Social Media GRAPHICS in a Box" here >>

NOTE: Introductory Sale - 50% off for ONE WEEK ONLY - until midnight Sunday 30th April

 

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7 Steps to Create Your Own Social Media Graphics (Includes 5 Free Image Sites & 4 Free Image Creation Softwares!)

Originally Posted on The Coaching Tools Company as 7 Steps to Create Your Own Social Media Graphics (Includes 5 Free Image Sites & 4 Free Image Creation Softwares!)

We're visual creatures. Branded graphics and infographics are a great way to grab people's attention, share a little about who you are/what you stand for - and reinforce your brand/service.

Clients, potential clients and fans expect us to have a presence on Social Media these days. In fact, instead of exchanging business cards or phone numbers these days many people say "I'll friend you on Facebook" or "Are you on Instagram?" instead.

If we don't have a visible presence on social media we're missing out on a great opportunity to connect with people and to turn them into fans and followers! We also miss out on the opportunity to build relationships with people all over the world. Every social connection could be a potential client at some point in the future and/or they may become a referrer for you ie. recommend you to others.

Social media offers us a way to expand our presence in the world and grow our fans and followers AND it's another way to stay connected with people and remind them that we're there when they need us...

In this article we share 1) 7 Steps to Create Your Own Simple Social Media Graphics, 2) 5 Places You Can Find Royalty Free Images and 3) 4 Free Image Creation/Editing Softwares!

Here are 7 Steps to create your own Simple Social Media Graphics:

Graphic Creation Key Concepts:

  • "Layers" are how most graphic design softwares work. It allows you to, for example, take a graphic, create a "layer" of text to go over it - which you can then move around independently of the image underneath. You can then add your logo as another "layer" and move that around, independently of the text and image "layers" you've created.
  • "Ordering" of the layers. Each layer is given an "order" or priority so that the software knows which layer to put on top/lay over which. Imagine you were creating the graphic physically: You'd have a cutout of a photo you like, a cutout of the text you're using, and a cutout of your logo. You put the text over the top of the image and the logo also sits on top of the image (and not underneath). Your software simply needs to know which one sits over the top of each other. Some softwares will take care of this for you by asking you to add each element in order and then doing this for you.
  • "Transparency". This is whether you want the text, or your logo to have a clear/transparent background - or whether you want it to have white or a different colour behind it.

Graphic Creation Steps:

IMPORTANT: We recommend NOT using a straight internet search as a way to find images for your graphics - EVEN if the search says "free for commercial use". Instead 1) Go to known image websites and 2) Keep a record somewhere of the images you use, the license you used and where you got them from.

Note: These instructions are for creating a square image to make it easy for you to create a similar look & feel across all your graphics - and that work best across all the social media platforms.

  1. Pick a Coaching Question or Quote that you love.
    Tip: Try using a quote from our "549 Powerful Coaching Questions ebook" (free with newsletter sign-up).
  2. Find an image you like* that either:
    a) Reflects the quote or question you've picked
    OR
    b) Is beautiful, cute or attractive!
    Tip 1: Be sure you have the appropriate permissions to use the image you choose. One way to do this is to buy from somewhere like Shutterstock or 123rf  which is usually $5-10 an image for standard business use (not reselling).
    Tip 2: Simpler images are often the best. These are easiest for you to work with, and not distracting for your end-reader!
    Tip 3: Look for an image with space to place the words of your quote or coaching question - or with an area you are happy to block out and write over.
    * Below we share 5 places you can find free images.
  3. START WITH YOUR IMAGE: Open the image you've chosen in your image creation software** If your image is not square - crop it (delete the bits you don't want) so that it is.
    Tip 1: If the image doesn't look good square, don't spend hours trying to force it - I've been there and done that! Instead, look for another image which does work.
    **We share 4 Free Image Creation/Editing Softwares below.
  4. ADD YOUR QUOTE/QUESTION: Add a new text "layer" and copy the text of your quote/question into that layer. Note that each graphic editing software will have it's own way to do this - you'll need to learn how/the lingo for whatever software you decide to use.
    Tip 1: Make your font large enough to be easily readable.
    Tip 2: If you're creating a quote, you may wish to create a 3rd text layer just for the author. This way you can style it how you wish (eg. a different font, or size of font), and easily move it independently of the quote itself.
  5. Place the text layer/s where you would like them to sit on the image, making sure the text is large enough to be readable in a social media newsfeed.
  6. ADD YOUR LOGO: Add a new layer. Copy or insert your logo image to this layer. Resize your logo and move it around until you're happy with where it sits on your graphic.
    Tip: Use a logo with a white background so it works over whatever image you use.
  7. You're done! Save your graphic as a .jpg, .png or .gif format (standard graphic formats).
    Tip 1: Give your new graphic a meaningful name and save it to a special folder so you can easily find it again!
    Tip 2: Depending on the physical file size of the graphic you've created, you may need to "save for web" or make the file size smaller (150-300kb is ideal, and I recommend keeping it under under 1Mb).

More Advanced Tips:

  • Your graphics don't have to be square - but this shape is most likely to look good over the largest number of social media platforms. If you choose a rectangular shape, be sure to think carefully about what social media platform/s you use, and what size graphics these platforms like you to create (you may need to create different sized versions of the same graphics). An internet search can help you with this, but bear in mind that what is recommended often isn't what shows up in people's newsfeeds or on different sized devices!
  • Add layers over the "background" image to fade out / colour or brighten certain parts of the image. These effects layers need to impact your background image only - and not affect your text and logo layers.
  • Add "shadows", "glow" or other effect to the text to make it stand out more against the image background.
  • You may wish to create a solid, filled in square or rectangle of colour over the image, for your quote or question to sit on. Do this by 1) Create a new layer. 2) Draw a square or rectangle. 3) Fill it with the colour you wish to use. 4) Finally, this new "box" layer should sit over the top of the main image or "background" and BEHIND your text layer/s. In other words your coaching question or quote layer/s sit over the top of the box layer, which then sits over the top of your main image layer.

5 Places to Find Royalty Free Images for Your Social Media Graphics:

Tips for finding images:

  • Always check the license of the image you wish to use. If you're not sure, don't use it!
  • The easiest image license for you to use is CC0 (Creative Commons Zero) Public Domain - because it's free for commercial use and no attribution is required (which means you don't need to quote the source of the image). However, if you can quote the image source somewhere easily it's good to do so (see at the bottom of this article for example).
  • Many of the free image websites will also offer that you can "buy a coffee" for the person whose image you use. This is entirely optional - and it's probably good karma to do so!
  • If you create an account, most websites allow you to create wishlists, lightboxes, favourite or some other way of keeping a record of images you like, so you can save images and come back later - or favourite a few before making a decision!
  • Watch what you're clicking on! Often the way the free image sites make money is through advertising. They often highlight similar images from paid websites on the same page as free images. Ultimately you may find the perfect image on a paid service like Shutterstock. If the cost is only $5-10 an image, depending how much you believe your time is worth, this may be a great way to go!

5 Royalty-Free, Creative Commons Zero, Image Websites:

The license could change on these websites in the future, so please check the license for yourself before using.

  1. Pixabay.
  2. Unsplash.
  3. Gratisography.
  4. SplitShire.
  5. Pexels.

4 Free Graphic Design Softwares to Create Your Own Social Media Graphics:

There are many graphic editing software apps available these days and we list 4 free ones below. Please note that depending on your technical ability you may need to ask someone to help you download the software and/or show you how to use it.

This gives you everything you need to create your own social media graphics - enjoy!

 

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