You’re a professional and you want your social media posts reflecting that! But if you’re not a graphic designer and you don’t have one on staff, it might feel like an unfair challenge to get YOUR post noticed. Never fear, for you too can be a social media posting pro, or at least look like one online.

Here are my TOP 3 FREE resources to up your social media game and post like a pro!

  1. Canva 

    Attract more attention to your post by including a custom image with the FREE tool Canva.

“Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of beautiful layouts.”

  • Available on computer and smart phone.
  • Easy ‘drag and drop’ design features.
  • Templates to fit every social media outlet.
  • Free images built in, or purchase upgraded images within app.
  • Post from within app, download, or embed a link to your image to share online.


  1. Ripl

Create multi-media posts with music and information to entertain AND inform your audience with the FREE tool Ripl.

“Create eye-catching animated posts and share them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram with one tap.”

  • Use your own images or find a photo with built-in Flickr search.
  • Templates with text overlay font and size options.
  • Reach MORE people than with traditional posts.
  • Post directly to social media.
  • Upgrade to RiplPro for $9.99/month and unlock additional templates, music, and logo customization.




  1. WordSwag

    Appeal to your audience’s emotions when posting to social media with the FREE tool WordSwag.

“Now you can create beautifully custom text layouts that would normally take minutes – or even hours – with just a tap.”

  • Single image posts SO inspirational you’d almost expect to see them hanging in a therapist’s office!
  • Variety of stock photo and pattern options to choose from Pixabay.
  • Speak to the emotional component of your messaging and contribute to your post’s shareability.

Now get to creating those visually interesting and compelling graphics and watch your reach increase and your posts get shared!

Have a favorite social media tool? Share it with us in the comments and check out these additional resources to get your social media posts looking pro-status.


See inspirational examples here:

50 Of The Best Email Marketing Designs We’ve Ever Seen (And How You Can Create One Just As Good)

Read more about social media posting guidelines here:

It’s all about You: 3 Rules for Self Promotion on Social Media

Learn how to tap into specific emotions from the pros:

8 Social Media Lessons You Can Learn From The Pros [With Templates]


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