There is no shortage of companies asking small businesses to shell out hundreds if not thousands of dollars to promote themselves. But if you’re like most small business owners, you could really use some free marketing ideas and tools to jumpstart your marketing. That’s why we’ve begun a weekly blog series featuring free tools for SMB owners to help you with your various marketing needs.
The social power of images over text is evident in the rise of photo-sharing social media networks like Instagram and Pinterest, as well as the level of engagement Facebook photo posts receive. Not only do photo posts get 39% more interaction than links or text-based posts on Facebook, photos get 53% more likes, 104% more comments, and 84% more clicks on links than text. Creating high quality visuals for routine posting may seem too time consuming, but increasing the number of fan engagement on posts is now more important than ever (especially with the recent changes in Facebook’s Newsfeed algorithm).
“Recite This” is a free and easy-to-use tool that turns text into beautiful, poster quality images in a matter of seconds. The website gives you a choice of 30 templates with a variety of typography and styles to pair with your written content. In 3 steps you can create marketing content that looks like this:
To create an image, type in your text in the “Can I Quote You?” box. If you need inspiration for written content, “Recite This” even has a repository of quotes in diverse about art, humor, friendship, work, success, and everything in between. However, don’t just limit yourself to using “Recite This” to create images with quotes. You can use it to post about an update in store hours, promote a special, or share an anecdote. There are endless possibilities to how you can use the selection of templates.
Next, underneath your text, “Recite This” displays a slide with instant previews of how your text will be displayed in each of the different templates. Scroll through the templates and pick an image that you gravitate towards.
Lastly, the website will generate your image for you to download or email. The image generator also allows you to directly share your illustrated text to your social networks like Tumblr, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Facebook, and Twitter.
Try out “Recite This” for yourself here. Looking for more free online marketing tools to help you with your marketing? Subscribe to our blog to receive email updates or download our free guide,“45 Free Marketing Tools to Promote Your Business” to find more tools to help you research, create, and publish your marketing content.