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Get ready to take your business to the next level with eye-catching visuals that won't cost you a fortune or hours of your precious time. Well, you're in for a treat because I've got just the solution for you today – a step-by-step tutorial about How To Use Canva For BEGINNERS!! 🎉
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.– Jeffrey Zeldman
If you're new to the world of graphic design, don't fret. We've all been there… feeling overwhelmed by complicated software that seems to require a degree in rocket science just to create a simple flyer. But fear not, because Canva is about to become your new best friend.
This Week's Affirmation
Before you know it, you'll be creating stunning visuals with confidence, impressing your audience, and maybe even surprising yourself with your newfound design skills. Ready? Let's dive in!
How To Use Canva For BEGINNERS! [FULL Canva Tutorial 2023]
With Canva's drag-and-drop functionality, a library of templates, and a ton of elements at your fingertips, you'll wonder how you ever survived without it. I’m sharing how you can use Canva to create your social media posts.
*Be sure to watch the video above if you want to set your Canva account up for the most efficiency and to learn basic design features for creating your social media posts.
In the video above, I'm also sharing the things I wish I’d implemented sooner with my own Canva account:
- Canva Pricing Plans: Learn why you need the Pro Plan from the beginning or ASAP
- Folders: Learn the importance of creating folders immediately
- Your Brand Hub (inside Canva): Your logos, colors, fonts, photos, graphics, and icons
- Social Media Design (the fun stuff): Facebook, Instagram Single Posts, Carousels, Reels, Stories, CTA, and using templates to save you a ton of time!
VIP Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jessica Alba
Meet Jessica Alba – co-founder of The Honest Company – a shining example of resilience, determination, and a heart for giving that serves as an inspiration to all dreamers looking to rise above their circumstances and achieve success.
Her journey began with early life challenges, as she battled health issues like pneumonia, asthma, and a serious kidney condition. Despite these setbacks, she fell head over heels in love with acting from a very young age and pursued her passion with unwavering determination.
This just goes to show that no matter what life throws our way, we can overcome hurdles and follow our passions. Starting young, Jessica Alba made her acting debut at just 13 years old in the movie “Camp Nowhere” (1994). Her early start in the industry teaches us that it's never too early to chase after our dreams.
Of course, her path to success wasn't all smooth sailing. She faced countless rejections and struggles in her early acting days, but instead of giving up, she used those experiences to fuel her ambition. Jessica's story serves as a reminder of the importance of resilience and perseverance in achieving our goals.
Beyond her acting career, Jessica Alba has shattered stereotypes in Hollywood as a woman of mixed heritage – Mexican, French, and Danish. Her success proves that striving for excellence knows no bounds, regardless of our ethnic background. This is a powerful lesson in breaking barriers and celebrating diversity.
One of her significant risks paid off when she starred in the TV series “Dark Angel.” The show was a leap into new territory, but Jessica's stellar performance paved the way for even more mainstream success. This reminds us that taking risks and daring to step out of our comfort zones can lead to incredible opportunities.
But Jessica Alba's story doesn't end with acting; she's also a formidable entrepreneur. In 2011, she co-founded The Honest Company, which focuses on providing non-toxic household products. Her willingness to explore new passions and not limit herself to a single career path showcases her entrepreneurial spirit and courage to make a change.
More than just a talented actress and entrepreneur, Jessica believes in giving back to society. She's been actively involved in various philanthropic activities, such as supporting the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Habitat for Humanity. Her dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of others is a powerful reminder of using success to benefit the greater good.
So, let Jessica Alba's journey inspire you to embrace resilience, pursue your passions fearlessly, take bold risks, and give back to the community around you. Because just like her, you too can make a difference and achieve your dreams.
Weekly Action Steps for Increased Productivity
I firmly believe that taking consistent, actionable steps is the key to unlocking productivity and achieving our goals as solopreneurs. Each week, I share a specific action step designed to enhance your productivity and bring more efficiency to your business. These steps are intentionally crafted with solopreneurs in mind, recognizing the unique challenges and demands you face.
But here's the best part—these action steps are meant to be easily integrated into your busy schedule. We know you're juggling multiple responsibilities, so our goal is to provide you with practical, bite-sized tasks that can be accomplished without feeling overwhelmed. We want you to experience the satisfaction of making meaningful progress, one step at a time.
Firstly, one Action Item for your business:
Next, here's one Action Step for your personal life:
Nevertheless, I encourage you to consider this Weekly Action Steps section as your personal productivity gym. I'm here to support you on your journey toward peak productivity, helping you work smarter, not harder. With each step, you'll build new habits, refine your workflow, and unlock the full potential of your productivity.
Set Goals & Actually Achieve Them with Vision Mastery Accelerator
As solopreneurs, it's easy to feel like we're on our own in our entrepreneurial journey. However, I've created the Vision Mastery Accelerator to change that.
If you’re ready to start setting goals and actually achieving them, while intentionally getting into a rhythm that allows time for your top priorities, crafting a vision, and watching it come to fruition right before your eyes, Vision Mastery Accelerator is for you!
Doors aren’t open (yet) but click the button below to join the waitlist. You’ll be immediately added to the “First to Know” list just as soon as VMA opens!
It's Your Turn – Unleash Your Design Superpowers
And there you have it, fellow solopreneurs! 🎉 Now it's time to harness that inspiration and apply it to your own life and business endeavors.
So, don't wait another moment! Put on your creative cap and explore How To Use Canva like a pro. Unleash your design superpowers, create captivating visuals that set your business apart, and watch as your dreams take flight.
Now, go ahead and dive into the world of Canva, and let your entrepreneurial spirit soar! Happy designing and remember, you've got this!