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Master Social Media on a $0 Budget

Webinar: Cost-Effective Social Media

Step 1: Learn the basics of graphic design


Step 2: Find a high quality image

Can I Use This Photo on Social Media? Understanding Image Copyright - Helps to find original source for image, or higher resolution of image
Also available as a Firefox Addon and Google Chrome Extension

       Pope Francis pics

       General Stock Photos


Step 3: Select graphic elements for your image

  • Flat icon - The largest database of free icons available in PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD and BASE 64 formats
  • Flat UI colors - Flat design color palette
  • - Color Scheme Designer (create color palette for a specific color)
  • Brand Colors - Official color codes for the world's biggest brands


Step 4: Create and edit your graphic

Canva, Adobe Spark and 29 Other Apps That Let You Design Stunning Social Graphics - Creative Market


Graphic Design Weekly Freebies by email


Smartphone Apps for Photos & Graphic Design

  • - 360 degree "spherical" photos
  • Prisma (iOS & Android) - Turn your photo into works of art
  • Microsoft Pix - "Intelligent" Camera App


Step 5: Publish and manage your social media content


Lightning Round - Cool free stuff online

  • Prezi - Free web-based presentation software
  • DreamHost - Free WordPress web hosting for nonprofits
  • Avast - Free virus protection software
  • WPML - WordPress plugin for multi-language websites, free CSM Lifetime license for nonprofits ($195 value)
  • Google Apps for Nonprofits - Free email server, 30GB cloud storage, document creation
  • Google Fonts - Downloadable fonts for websites
  • Timeline by Knight Lab - Dynamic timelines from Google Sheets data