Is Canva for Work for the Entrepreneur?

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Canva has launched their Canva for Work premium feature! That means Canva has made it even more easy to create beautiful designs with less effort. Many people question if Canva for Work is good for them as an entrepreneur or solopreneur. This is where I give the details of my experience using Canva for Work. I think you’ll be immensely satisfied with the results because I am!

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Canva Founders

Canva for Work provides 4 functionalities that the regular account does not have: the branding kit, layout creator, magic resize, and photo folders. Each of these exciting features are an incredible resource and you’ll see if Canva for Work is really for the entrepreneur.

Let’s review the 4 Canva for Work functionalities:

Branding Kit

First thing you’ll want to do is create your branding kit, which gives you a chance to include your brand style into your account. All of your colors, fonts, and logos will “live” here.

 

Branding Kit in Canva via tigerlilyva.com

Tigerlily VA Brand Kit

 

If you don’t have a brand style kit for your business, I highly recommend Julie Harris Design’s free resources. She has excellent resources and she provides a Brand Style Guide.

You’ll see in a minute why this should be your first step.

Layout Creator

Once you have your branding kit all set, you’ll notice the color of your screen will match your branding color to get your brand “feel”. The first tab will be Templates and there will be your ready-to-go templates with your brand color.

Team Templates in Canva via tigerlilyva.com

Canva Brand Templates

 

It provides me with: an Instagram, Facebook post, Twitter post, Marketing Team (for presentations), and Pinterest layouts. These are already sized and ready to go with your brand color.

 

Twitter Post Template in Canva via tigerlilyva.com

Changes that can be made to the ready-to- go template.

 

Here’s an example of how I used the template given, changed my text and my photo. This is one of the awesome features. I’d like to add my logo, so I go into the Uploads tab and take a look at the Logos folder already created from the branding kit.

 

Canva Course Twitter Post Example START via tigerlilyva.com

My logo is ready to go in the Logos Folder

Logos Folder via tigerlilyva.com

Add folders to organize uploaded images.

 

You’ll notice another area to create a new folder for additional images. This is a HUGE feature that people have been asking for and they’ve provided. After using Canva for a while, all your images get jumbled up in one spot. Now you can organize all your images into folders. Awesome, right?!

I’ve added my own logo and website URL and here’s my image.

Twitter Post Example of Canva Course for Business via tigerlilyva.com

Completed changes to the ready-to-go template.

 

All set! Pretty easy!

Magic Resize

This is where the magic comes in! I’m still on my Twitter post image and there is a link to File on the top left. When clicked, this is the dropdown menu you’ll find.

 

Magic Resize in Canva via tigerlilyva.com

Click on File to get to the Magic Resize.

 

You can click on Magic Resize and you’ll get these options.

 

Resize Formats in Canva via tigerlilyva.com

 

Remember my image is a Twitter post and I want to change it to a Facebook post and Pinterest graphic. Hit Abracadabra – Resize!

 

Change format in Canva via tigerlilyva.com

 

Boom! It takes a moment and I have 2 new windows for each format. Take a look:

Twitter post to Facebook post in Canva via tigerlilyva.com

Facebook Post via Magic Resize

 

Twitter post to Pinterest in Canva via tigerlilyva.com

Pinterest graphic via Magic Resize

 

Now I just need to move the photo a bit and move things around. It doesn’t take long but a couple of clicks. This is so much easier than creating the Twitter post then getting out of the image to go into a Facebook post then uploading the original downloaded image to add into it. Then doing it all over again for the Pinterest graphic. That saved a ton of time! I guess that’s why they call it magic. I’m in love with this feature!

 

Photo Folders

You’ve already had a peek at the photo folders when I went through the templates. Let’s take it a step further.

 

upload image options in Canva via tigerlilyva.com

Add team members and name folders to organize images.

 

As you go into Upload you’ll notice a New Folder option, where you can rename it to organize your images. For example, you may have photos for a particular client and you can name the folder with your client’s name.

With each folder, you are able to share it with anyone you’d like or designate team members for your team and they’ll have access. However you can keep your images private. You can simply check what option is best per folder.

If you already have a number of images uploaded (I have an enormous amount!) then you can name a new folder to the type of images you have. Take a look at the example below:

I have so many uploaded images that it will take some time for me to organize them.

 

Organizing Folders

Move existing images to folders.

When you do have your folders set up then this is the easiest way of organizing the photos. You can go to existing uploaded photos and click on the little “i” to either Trash it or move to any of your folders. Check it out!

Move Photos to Trash or Folder in Canva for Work via tigerlilyva

Check out how easy it is to organize and trash uploaded photos.

Is that not the coolest thing you’ve seen in organizing images?! I think it’s incredible especially since this was a top requested feature by Canva users.

Final Thoughts

Well if someone were to ask me, “Is Canva for Work for the entrepreneur”, it would be a resounding YESSS! As a solopreneur, it saves me so much time therefore it’s saving my business money. To get Canva for Work, you can get access HERE.

If you haven’t heard about my Canva Course for Business, I will be adding videos specifically about Canva for Work soon. To learn more about the course click HERE.

Once you have access to Canva for Work, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Let me know in the comments.

Take care,

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Lillian,

    As an avid Canva user, I was wondering about the Canva for work premium feature. I didn’t get a chance to look at it since I am still playing catch-up after my vacation.

    You must have read my mind because I was going to give this a look over the weekend but here I have it all explained so easily by you..Thank You So Much!

    I also love the copy and resize formats. It makes it so easy to share! I do have lots of my own uploads and use them all the time. Thanks for clarifying this point!

    When it comes to Canva I rather read your post than figuring it all out myself. I can always count on you.

    -Donna
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    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hey there Donna!

      I’m so glad you’re going to be diving into Canva for Work this weekend. It’s pretty amazing what Canva has done.

      I’m happy this post has helped you! Let me know if you have any questions.

      Take care,
      Lillian

    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hi Sue,

      It’s easy to spend so much time on Canva. Their blog always has helpful hints for design inspiration. Glad to bring you the Canva for Work details!

      Take care,
      Lillian

  2. says

    Hi Lillian,

    Donna shared your post on Facebook and I had to come by to read it. I registered my email and I’ve been curious to see what the features are. From what you shared here, I think I love Canva now more than ever :).

    I love the Magic Resize feature…that one is my favorite by far :).

    Thank you for sharing this with us. This is my first time at your blog…I really like it :). I will definitely be coming back.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend. Good to meet you!

    Take care,
    Cori

    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hi Corina,

      So happy you came to read this post and visit my blog! Nice to meet you as well.

      The Magic Resize is definitely a fave but I really needed the folder features to organize. I’ve got such a mess in my Uploads, the new feature will save me so much time.

      Have a great week!
      Lillian

  3. says

    Hi Lillian, I must have missed mine with being busy with our move…so I’m looking into it now. Love Canva and appreciate so much you keeping us updated with it. The new format looks so efficient and I can’t wait to get into it. Thanks again!
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    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hi BG,

      I hope your move went well!

      Absolutely check it out when you have a moment. It’s pretty impressive what Canva has done.

      Take care,
      Lillian

  4. says

    Hi Lillian,

    This is a very timely post for me as I’m pretty “graphically challenged”! I’ve been using Canva as a free member for a while now and very much like it, but hadn’t yet got round to checking out their Canva For Work email.

    Like others here, the thing that stands out a mile for me as helpful is the Magic Resize feature.

    Thanks for pointing it out to me, Joy
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    • Lillian De Jesus says

      Hi Joy,

      I’m so glad this was timely for you! I hope this post will answer most of your questions. Canva for Work is incredible and I think you’ll like it.

      Take care,
      Lillian

  5. says

    Hi Lillian,
    Love your post on Canva for Work.
    I have used Canva before but found it time consuming to try
    as figure it all out.

    I registered an email to get the 2 mth free trial for Canava for Work and will check it out.

    Your Canva Course for Business looks very interesting.
    I have a new client who may like it for the new blog we are building.
    Your work is just so appealing to me Lillian. I love creating. Visiting you from the PAC Blog Rotator.
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