eleonorang HUGE Canva fan! Been using it for a while now and I can't think of any other way to create promotional materials. I mostly use it to create covers for articles, new episodes of Translators On Air and whatnot.
But it's great for CVs, postcards, business cards and many other things. Plus it's free and quite robust even on a free plan.
Dmitry Then hi, fellow Canva fan ? I've recently received an email from Canva offering a 30-day trial of their paid plan and I really think I'm going to try it out and get an idea of whether it really makes a difference. I'll keep you posted!
eleonorang I think I tried it, but I'm not sure. I believe it's more focused on designers and people working in a team rather than freelancers try to make nice covers for their blog posts and whatnot ?
Dmitry I did like the resize functionality though. It's useful for cross posting between your personal site, Twitter, Facebook, TOM, etc. ? I'll check and see if it's basically the only relevant plus of a paid subscription
eleonorang Thank you for sharing! I just created an account. I've been meaning to work on some marketing materials for a while, but always debated whether I should pay someone or just try to be creative on my own. Well, this answers that question! ?
KarenMontaldi You're welcome, Karen! Like I said, it's great for the basic stuff ?
KarenMontaldi whether I should pay someone or just try to be creative on my own.
Creative translators for the win! ?
Thanks for sharing this, I'm learning a lot from you guys! ? Being a newbie in the freelance world isn't as scary with all this useful information ?
March_ts We can do it together! ? ?
March_ts You're welcome @March_ts! I think it's our duty to do everything we can to leave our industry and profession a little better than you found it. That's why it's essential for us to adopt a positive mindset that focuses on self-improvement and helping one another. Without it - it would be really hard for us to thrive and achieve what we set out t achieve.
Dmitry That's why it's essential for us to adopt a positive mindset that focuses on self-improvement and helping one another. Without it - it would be really hard for us to thrive and achieve what we set out t achieve.
Of course, I totally agree!
I'm getting lots of help and learning so much from you guys @eleonorang @Dmitry @KarenMontaldi, I hope that as I become more experienced I can also help other translators who are new in the business ?
March_ts Same here ? I think networking, exchanging and sharing are the key! I really can't stand all those fellow translators shaming practices all over the Web and social networks.
eleonorang I really can't stand all those fellow translators shaming practices all over the Web and social networks.
What shaming practices? Did I miss something? ?
I started using Canva just recently after reading an article of useful apps for freelancers. I really like its simplicity and it makes it really easy to create social media images that I can post. I also just learned that images place higher in social media rankings. I'm still at beginner level when it comes to marketing.
I wanted to play a bit with Canva yesterday.
When I was about to register, it notified me that I already have an account. I`m such a fool, haha.