Since I started my Local Entrepreneur Academy Workshops, I have gotten a few questions of how I do my graphics? So today I want to share with you my #1 tool I use.
One of the key tools in your local business’s online presence toolbox, is a graphic tool.
For the past 4 years, I have been using Laughingbird Software.
I am recommending this tool to you because it is really inexpensive, the software owner is always adding value and it is a tool that you own without having to pay a monthly fee or pay per picture fee.
Many other programs have monthly fees or you pay “per picture” fee which really I don’t like to see especially in a local business setting. You just don’t have control of the cost spending. For example: Say that you want to give the duty of creating and uploading an graphic daily to your social media sites by one of your staff members. By using Laughingbird Software, all you have to do is give that staff member the content, they can create the image and BOOM you give the final approval to post. It is that easy! Using a fee based software you may have to upload a credit card or connect the finished graphic with your paypal account and my goodness this could be setting up your business for excessive and uncontrollable costs. You know what I mean! 🙂
So with Laughingbird Software you pay one time and that’s it. Not unless of course you want to purchase add-ons. With Laughingbird Software, you own a piece of software and it is very inexpensive and also produces great images with a lot of flexibility. If you click on my affiliate link you will be taken to a video that shows you much more in greater detail. You could also buy add-ons if you wish. Like the picture above, I have purchased several add-ons to the original software because I wanted to create different graphics (within minutes) as I grew my business online. Now, if I want to have something done that requires more “graphic designer” type of work, well I would outsource that to Fiverr. No longer do we have to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars for graphics and it is easily assessible to us busy local business owners 24/7. It is so easy these days.
Another one of the many benefits of online digital marketing for your local business!
So, you purchase it once, you yourself learn how to use the product (which will take about 30 minutes) and then you can give a staff member authorization to create and upload the graphics for you. Viola! That easy!
I did an (8 min) video of how I made a graphic for my FanPage. It is worth the watch if you are interested in purchasing this product.
Today, I wouldn’t go without my LaughingBird! 🙂
Please be advised that the link I am providing here in this post is my affiliate link and if you click on that link I may receive a commission for referring this product.
Let me know if you have any questions, I would certainly love to help you out: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here, presented below for your entertainment, are 101 things you can do with The Logo Creator, design software!
1. Create logos, 2. Sell the logos you create, 3.Create buttons, 4. Design attractive web graphics, 5. Create titles, 6. Create Ads, 7. Create banners, 8. Create eCovers, 9.Create logos for your forum header, 10. Touch up photographs for web use, 11. Scale images, 12. Create web site header and graphic mockups, 13. Improve your digital workflow, 14. Create images for your blogs, 15. Add creative text over your photos, 16. Rotate and resize your own photos, 17. Create a logo for ANY business, 18. Add mirrored text to graphics, 19. Make images for software products, 20. Colorize your photos, 21. Colorize imported graphics, 22. Create transparent PNG images, 23. Create transparent gifs, 24. Export logos in PDF format, 25. Modify professional templates, 26. Create a logo from scratch, 27. Promote your business, 28. Works seamlessly with The Web Graphics Creator, 29. Use The Logo Creator in place of Photoshop, 30. Use The Logo Creator WITH Photoshop, 31. Create mirrored text, 32. Use with The Blog Theme Creator, 33. Import your own artwork, 34. Free access to The Logo Design Forum, 35. Works seamlessly with The Animated Logo Creator, 36. Start a new online business, 37. Brand your business, 38. Compete with the bigger companies, 39. Engage your visitors with high quality images on your website, 40. Output your logo in 6 formats, 41. Update or change your logo whenever you want, 42. No messing with additional ‘redesign’ fees, 43. Use the 200 + built in objects, 44. Design your logo at home, day or night, 45. Works seamlessly with The Business Card Creator, 46. Add your own images, 47. Update your current logo, 48. Turn one logo into dozens (and sell them), 49. Make a Podcast cover, 50. Save money, 51. Save time, 52. Create navigation bar buttons, 53. Create unique text effects, 54. Create title screens for your YouTube movies, 55. Put your logo onto Coffee mugs, 56. Put your logo onto tShirts, 57. Create an eCard, 58. Import images and textures into your text, 59. Create a badge or Emblem, 60. Remove white backing from Jpg images, 61. Create ads for eBay, 62.It’s easy to use (an 8 year old can master it), 63. Its an affordable price for any budget, 64. Lightning fast turnaround, 65. Design a creative ‘blog’ footer, 66.Use the built in slogan generator for business ideas, 67. Set yourself apart from your competition, 68. Use your own fonts, 69. Study other designs, then re-create them with The Logo Creator, 70. Use the built in “shapes font”, 71. Practice makes perfect! The more you use it, the better you’ll become, 72. Create your own logo templates for others, 73. “Save the date” wedding reminders, 74. Market your logos to a specific niche, 75. Comes with a ton of design elements, 76. Use it with no “artistic talent”, 77. Use it with your creative skills!, 78. Splice photographs, 79. Flip objects and text, 80. Adjust transparency of text and objects, 81. Duplicate and reverse text and objects (for mirrored effect), 82. Add gradients to text and shapes, 83. Create circular or arched text (for emblems and badges), 84. Test color schemes for web page layouts, 85. User community of over 18,000 members, 86. Advertise your business on all of the social networks, 87. In a hurry…Create a logo in 3 minutes, 88. Get 480 logos for less than a designer will charge for just one, 89. Works on a Mac!, 90. Works with all versions of Windows (from ’98 up to Windows7)!, 91. Create web banners, 92 Create an unlimited number of logos!, 93. Create a professional header design for your website, 94. Print your logo onto clear ‘stickers’ – Stick them anywhere!, 95. Make a ‘glass orb’, 96. Create for sale signs, 97. Make a ‘web 2.0’ badge, 98. Create a unique photo collage, 99. Create graphics for school binders, 100. Use The Logo Creator to create an Avatar, 101. Create an eMail signature
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cheryl is an Online Digital Marketing specialist for local business. She specializes in working with car dealerships, real estate and medical professionals. She has over 25 yrs experience as a successful local business owner. In 2010 she started speaking and mentoring to local business entrepreneurs with her own products, programs and consulting to help them increase sales and clients with technology advancements in the “new economy”. Book your FREE 15 minute complimentary assessment today at http://meetme.so/CherylLynn If you are interested in having Cheryl speak are your next event please click on the following link to learn more: http://www.cheryllynninternational.com/speaking