Visuals give a cools and attractive design to your blog posts. And make it more attractive.
Do you read a post which has 1500 words without a single image? I will never. Without images, posts look ugly and boring. Visuals make it easy to read and understand.
Do you know? Posts get more share than posts without images.
I always recommend using at least 3-4 images in posts. but the question is,
- Where to get images for blog posts?
- Which tools should you use to create other visuals?
In this posts, I am going to share with you some tools which help you to create better visuals for your blog.
Tools to Create Visuals
Here are some tools which I am using and many other popular bloggers use to create visuals for their blog posts. Some tools are free and some are premium.
Pixabay.com is an international website for sharing high-quality public domain photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and film footage. As of November 2017, Pixabay offers over 1,188,454 free photos, illustrations, and vectors and videos. by Wikipedia
Pixabay is a place where you can find images, video, and vector for your blog post. You can get images which are free from copyright and you can use it without giving credit to the owner of the image.
I am using Pixabay to find relevant images for my blog posts. You just need the search with the keyword for which you want to find an image.
For example, I want an image for YouTube so I search with the YouTube keyword. See the below result image.
You can also download Pixabay WordPress plugin to make it easier.
Currently, I am using Canva to create featured image and infographic for my blog posts. All the featured images and infographics on StayMeOnline are created by Canva.
Pricing: Canva pro costs 12.95 USD/month but if you want to use it free so you can but there are some items are premium which you can not use in your free plan. In the free plan, you can use only basics elements like Layouts, elements, icons, and backgrounds.
Piktochart is easy to use infographic maker for everyone. It comes with tons of professionally designed templates for infographics, presentations, posters, and reports.
This is the similar tool to Canva, you can create charts and graphs, maps, icons, photos, and even videos. There are plenty of free images, icons, illustrations that you can use into your project.
I found this very unique and useful. PlaceIt allows you to add you screenshots and photos in the gadgets frame like iPhones, Laptops and other, this is why I like Placeit.
You just need to drop the images which you want to show in the frame, you can also add it by URL.
Pricing: below is a screenshot of pricing of PlaceIt.
Giphy is a place where you can search and share the best gif for your blog posts or social media pages.
You can not only search even you can create your own GIF from YouTube or Vimeo videos, you just need to enter start and end time that’s all. Isn’t it very easy?
And the main thing which I like most about Giphy is, it is totally free you don’t need to pay a single penny for it.
These tools will help you to get visuals for your blog posts. I hope you like this posts and found it helpful. if you do so, then don’t forget to share it with your friends.
If you have any query or if you know some other tools then I would like to add it to my list. Let me know about other tools by commenting below. You can also connect with me on Facebook and Twitter. Be a member of StayMeOnline community by Subscribing Our Newsletter.