Are you looking for ways to enhance your content, but find that tools like Photoshop are too tricky to use? Do you have a creative itch and want to create content for your business in Japan? We got you covered! Here are the Top 3 Easy to Use Tools for Content Creators in Japan.
When writing a blog, designing a social media post, or just creating content in general, the usage of images is essential to create a pleasant experience for your audience. There are millions of high-quality images on the internet that can help you with that fresh content that you are cooking up. However, many of these images are copyrighted. They can bring you a lot of legal trouble if you use them without permission. If you don't want to pay for services such as Adobe Stock (I never do), you can use one of my most trusted free stock photo sites: Pexels.
More than just a free stock photo site, Pexels has a vibrant community of incredibly talented photographers. Here, you can find beautiful images of almost anything you can imagine. If you can, please show support to your favorite photographer by following them and liking their pictures. There 3 benefits to using Pexels.
1. All photos and videos on Pexels are free to use.
2. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is not necessary but always appreciated.
3. You can modify the photos and videos from Pexels. Be creative and edit them as you like.
"What you need to know about Pexels" - by Brandox.
"Pexels Tutorial for Beginners" - by Trevor Shipp.
"Pexels Overview" by Joshua Pomeroy.
I am a non-native English speaker; my first language is Spanish (or Castillian). I sometimes find myself struggling with finding that right word or a better synonym to reduce my blog posts' monotony. Moreover, sometimes it is challenging to come up with the perfect brand voice for your company. If you have the same problems I have, I cannot recommend Grammarly enough.
Grammarly helps you correct your grammar and find a better synonym. It also allows you to modify your text by tone, audience, intent, formality, domain, etc. Content marketers like myself know that it is essential to keep a consistent brand voice when creating content. This allows your audience to empathize with you on a deeper level. There is a free version that does an okay job. However, nothing compares to the paid version of the software. Last but not least, you can use it on your computer, tablet, or straight in your social media and email.
"Grammarly Review(2020): Is This Grammar Checker Worth It?" - by Bryan Collins at "Become A Writer Today."
"How Can Grammarly Help You to Write Correct Blog Post" - by Shayla Price at HubSpot.
Tools like Photoshop are excellent and can help you make unique and beautiful designs. The thing about Photoshop is that it has a very steep learning curb that takes months to master. A perfect alternative (and my favorite tool) is Canva. You can create professional-looking designs in minutes. Also, they have thousands of images, icons, and fonts you can use.
While the free version is excellent for getting you started in the world of design, I recommend using the paid version. The paid version gives you a massive amount of resources that allow you to create engaging content. I can always find the right icon or font for my designs, thanks to Canva.
"Use Canva to Create Social Media Marketing Designs" - by Coursera.
"3 Ways to Enhance your Blog Posts" - by Marianne at Design Your Own Blog.
"How to Create Blog Images for WordPress with Canva" - by Collin at Themeisle.
If you are the creative type and need to make content for your social media pages, these 3 tools will take you the extra mile. Not only are they easy to use, but they are also affordable. You can create your own creative agency in Japan with these tools!
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