Have you tried Canva? If you haven’t, it’s an online tool that allows you to easily create graphic designs for presentations, marketing materials, social media and the web. It’s amazing!
Lately I’ve seen a lot of questions pop up in some of the facebook groups I belong to about whether Canva for Work is worth the $9.95 – $12.95 a month. My simple answer is yes, and since I’ve been using it for several months now, I thought I’d share a few highlights that I feel make it well worth the money.
First of all, I paid for a full year up front which save some money. The one-time payment worked out to $9.95 per month per user.
As a graphic designer, I am able to create whatever I need without the aid of a simple tool like this. But when I discovered Canva, I found that for things like my website graphics, pinnable images, social media graphics, etc., it enabled me to create everything I needed in much less time and I never had to worry about the sizes being correct.
The free version did everything I needed it to but when I learned about Canva for Work and the added features it would give me, I was anxious to give it a try. One of my favorite things was being able to load my company colors and create an identity that was easy to use design after design. It also allowed me to create unlimited folders so that I can always keep my designs organized.
When it came to fonts, the free version of Canva includes quite a few great fonts but with the Canva for Work version, I could upload my own fonts which further keeps my branding consistent.
Because my assistant isn’t a designer, Canva for Work also allows me to create templates that she can go in and edit which keeps our look consistent. It also allows her to create some of the graphics which sames me time and I never have to worry that what she’s creating is branded correctly. It’s also great because there is no need to reinvent the wheel over and over again.
Canva is a great tool whether you are a designer or not. It allows you to quickly and easily create professional looking graphics that can be used across the web, social media, Etsy and print. While the free version is great for many situations, as a business owner or professional blogger, it may be worth a trial of Canva for Work to see if the additional advantages are worth it for you.
Disclaimer: I am not being paid or reimbursed in any way, nor do I receive any discounts or other advantages for my comments. I pay for my subscription myself.
Whether you decide to upgrade to Canva for Work or use the free version, it’s a great and user-friendly tool that allows you to create professional looking graphics for your website, blog or social media quickly and effectively. I’d love to know if you use canva and if you think the “work” version is worth it or not.
Thank you so much for writing this! I was on the fence but now its a no-brainer. I’m no designer but I do know what looks nice and I’m gonna be using it to help with client branding. Wish me luck!
I am so glad you found this helpful. Canva really helps anyone be a designer and they continue to improve and make it even better. Good luck!