Writing a book was never on my mind, EVER in life. Being an author just seemed impossible for me. When I started my business I learned about self-publishing and I was intrigued. Seriously anyone can be an author, even me!
I wondered what kind of book I could write and I realized that I had many blog posts about the same subject, Canva. I found myself a bit obsessed with Canva when I found it in the beginning of 2014 searching for do it yourself (DIY) graphic design. I really needed to learn how to create my own graphics. As I started my business journey, one thing became quite clear – visual marketing is important for a business. I searched for an inexpensive way to get started. Of course I looked into Adobe Photoshop and InDesign however it would take too long to find out how to work the programs. Then I stumbled onto Canva. The userinterface was fun and seemed easy enough.
At the time Canva had only about 5 actual designs to work with and to me it was amazing. They had a design for social media and I started there. I took their tutorials they sent via email and it was fun. When I got into my Canva account I felt a bit of creativeness streaming out of me. As much as I used to think, “I can never be that creative.” or “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”, many people in my family are artists in music and art. I never felt creative in my life.
Canva almost had a liberating feeling for me every time I was in there to create. It was marvelous! I felt like I can do anything and that my business can do well.
That’s when, “How To Use Canva Like A Pro For Business” was born.
I quickly took the blog posts that I had written about Canva and pulled them together. I must say the first edition of the book wasn’t that great but it had the basics for others to learn about Canva and how it could help them in business. Soon Canva updated its features and there was so much more that they provided especially with Canva for Work (Canva’s premium feature). It was time for me to update my book explaining all the awesome features Canva had added.
This time, for the 2nd version, I wanted to be sure to include every detail of how Canva could help an entrepreneur succeed in their business using Canva as a visual marketing tool. I updated the book with the Canva for Work details and what’s best about it for solopreneurs or entrepreneurs with teams. It’s not a training manual where I give step by step directions but more of a guide of how Canva can be best used as a business owner. I do include links to different articles or tutorials of importance.
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I really am happy with Version 2 and I hope you get to enjoy it. If a reader would find at least 1 new thing about Canva in this book to help them with their business, I would be SO happy and consider the book a success. I am very pleased with it and I know that some entrepreneur will need this book.
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