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How to Create Quote Images for Social Media Content?

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Regularly posting high-quality visual content is essential for establishing a social media presence.  

According to Social Media Strategist Jeff Bullas, Facebook posts with photos increase engagement by 37% on average. As a result, most of the content you post should be images.

Buzzsumo also discovered that posts with visual content received 2.3 times more engagement than those without. In other words, if you want to be successful on social media, you must use images.

However, even seasoned artists struggle to create new and creative images regularly. So how do you make this task easier? Our internet marketing experts in Miami believe that quote images are the best way to go.

What Are Quote Images?

A quote image is a quote that has been transformed into a picture for visual appeal. Quotes in image form not only look more appealing, they also have more impact. Besides that, they also become more shareable!

Quote posts can be a hit or a miss depending on the audience. You may get a lot of mileage from them if you target the right audience.

If you think they're a good fit or want to try them, here's a quick and easy guide to creating your own social media quote images.

Making Quote Images in Five Simple Steps

Step #1: Make a List of Quotes to Consider

making a top 10 list

The first step is creating a list of quotes you want to share on your social media profiles. These quotes can be industry-specific, seasonal, or inspirational to your target audience.

Remember to include the author's name in your citations when compiling a list of quotes.

You can also use relevant quotes from previous blog posts to make the most of quote images. This allows you to link directly to the post in your caption and demonstrate the extent of your knowledge.

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You can also find quotes on the internet to help with your research. There is a famous quote for almost every topic on the internet, so you should have no trouble finding some that interest you.

Find as many as possible and copy and paste them with the author's name.

Step #2: Select A Background Image

Select a quote from your newly compiled list and search for a suitable background image to accompany it. Images directly related to the quote's message are the most effective.

Many free and royalty-free images can be found on websites such as:

  • Shutterstock
  • Pexels
  • Adobe Stock
  • Storyblocks
  • iStock
  • Vecteezy
  • Flickr
  • Unsplash

You can always pay for one if you can't find a free image that fits your needs. Unsplash and Pexels are great places to buy high-quality background images and photos for a low price.

Aside from stock images, you can also find high-quality freebies. If they're well-designed and use colors that stand out or complement your message, they can make your quote image stand out on your social media account.

Step #3: Add Text Using an Image Editing Software

woman editing pictures on a software

In addition to the background image, you'll need to add your text, and many online editing tools make this process simple.

Here are some photo-editing software you can use to add text to your chosen background image:

  • BeFunky: It is a photo editing app that offers free and paid options. When you launch the app, you will see a default image that you can highlight and replace with your own. To create sophisticated visuals, you can add multiple images to one template and arrange them as layers.
  • InPixio: The inPixio Add Text To Photos tool is unique in focusing solely on adding text to photos. This means you won't get any additional photo editing features, but you will get a simple, made-to-measure image text editor.
  • Fotor: Fotor includes an image text editor in the Edit section of the application. You can open an image from various sources, including Dropbox, Facebook, and your computer.

Be sure to use the same typeface and font size each time you insert a quote into an image. Use a font pairing tool like Font Pair if you use more than one typeface.

To avoid accidentally republishing a quote, highlight it in your quote listing after you've added it.

Step #4: Brand Your Quote Image

Your logo, website URL, or company name should be included once the quote and author information have been added. This will help users quickly identify the quote as being yours.

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If someone steals or republishes your quote image without your permission, viewers will still be able to recognize your brand. This will also make it easier to ask the thief to take the picture down.

Step #5: Publish Your Quote Image

uploading files

Once you’re satisfied with how your image looks, it’s time to hit publish. You can now do this directly from the dashboard of the majority of image editing tools.

You can also save the image to your computer and share it via social media if you'd prefer.

Do You Want to Publish Your Quote Images?

Images are like a turbocharger regarding their ability to be shared across various social media platforms. This comes as no surprise given the visual nature of Instagram and Pinterest.

On the other hand, posts with images on Facebook and Twitter are more likely to be shared. Quote images are one of the most explicit images to use today to maximize shareability.

Start by creating a document and filling it to the brim with quotes that your audience will appreciate. Use a good image editing tool to add them and then publish them. As you go through this process, you'll learn which quotes and images work best together.

Or, if you feel like you have too much on your plate and don't have enough time to create quote images regularly, we at Digital Resource can help you.

Our internet marketing experts in Miami will create personalized and visually appealing quote images that your target audience will definitely share on their social media.

Contact us today to learn how our social media strategies have aided other businesses and how we can do the same for you!

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