Why Snappa is The Easiest Graphic Design Solution!
Well, it’s the start of a new week.
Which means only one thing – It’s time for the Weekly Rocket Resource ?
Boy, do we have a cracker for you today.
This week we talk about a tool that has helped us out of the woods on many occasions.
It’s time for the world to know more abou Snappa.
Snappa – The Fastest Way for Marketers & Entrepreneurs to Create Graphics.
That’s the slogan on the homepage of the Snappa website, and it’s entirely accurate.
Brad and I have been using Snappa since it was birth back in 2015 and we use it like a Christian uses a bible. Religiously.
What are you going to learn in this article?
Before we begin, here is a list of the topics we will be talking about today.
- How we found Snappa.
- What makes Snappa so different from all the other Graphic Design tools?
- How Snappa can help you and your business
As you can tell, it’s going to be a good one.
To be honest, I’m going to be writing this being completely biased.
We love Snappa and won’t say a bad word about it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t test it out for yourself and let us know what you think of the tool.
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We interviewed the Co-Founder of Snappa in Episode 4 of the podcast: EP004: Creating a SaaS Business, Snappa The Easiest Graphic Design Tool w/ Christopher Gimmer
How We Found Snappa
It’s a funny story.
We found Snappa around 18 months ago when we first started this journey with Stage One Startup.
Brad and I had been using software such as Photoshop for a while; Photoshop is a fantastic piece of kit. The infinite amounts of things you can do with it are incredible.
However, sometimes it was a little bit overkill for what we wanted to do.
For any of you that don’t know, we take our Social Media Channels very seriously. Social Media is a topic that we love to talk about on the show, and we also like to find out more about it at every opportunity.
One of our favourite channels is Instagram; we invested heavily into this in the early stages of this project. Unforutently we’re not at the likes of the Secrets2Success account owned by our good friend Taif Haidar, but we are well on our way.
We found ourselves creating images for Instagram on Photoshop which did not create the engagement we needed.
So we packed things up on Photoshop and went on the hunt for something easier to use. Our first initial thought was to try Canva, an online Graphic’s Creator which again, is brilliant!
We cannot emphasise how great Canva is to use, and the features are unlimited. We tried it, and unfortunately, it was overkill for what we needed it for at that time.
So the search continued ?
In all honestly, I can’t remember how we stumbled upon Snappa. But as soon as we found it, the first words out of our mouths were the usual; “This is sick!”
For anybody that doesn’t know what “Sick” means it’s slang for; Good, Cool, Amazing, Incredible and a whole load of other things.
We found Snappa, and it was like the heavens above us opened and reached down to give us a cuddle.
Snappa was the answer to all our problems.
You see, at the time, all we wanted to do was create stunning graphics for our featured images on our blog, our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter posts, as well as any other cool graphics that we needed.
Snappa solved all of them issues for us.
They had everything you can think of, obviously at that time it was still early doors but they sure did launch with a bang.
We were honestly shocked that this tool had everything we needed.
We went ahead and created a free account which at that time allowed for five free monthly downloads, access to some of Snappa’s pre-made templates, unlimited use of their graphics, stock images and pretty much everything else.
The keyword here being FREE.
Free is that golden word all of us aspiring entrepreneurs, and struggling startups love to hear.
18 months later, and here we are. We have a library full of graphics that we can edit and implement at any time.
Hell, we’re in Snappa so much that we even create graphics that we don’t need. We just create graphics for the fun of it, all because Snappa is so easy to use.
What makes Snappa so different from all of the other Graphic Design Tools?
Where do I begin?
I’m going to reference from Snappa’s website quite a lot in this section so be prepared.
First of all, it’s super Easy!
I’d just like to quote – ‘Snappa – The Easiest Graphic Design Tool You’ll Ever Use!’
This is completely true and I cannot stress this enough, I think that’s the first reason why Brad and I decided to stick with Snappa.
Yes, you heard it.
Say goodbye to the days of Googling “Instagram Post Resolution”, to find out the information you found is outdated by a couple of years.
Within Snappa they have pre-made all of the relevant resolutions for what you are looking to create.
Pretty neat right?
Pre-made Graphic Templates
Not feeling so creative?
Well, Snappa has done most of the work for you.
The productive team over at Snappa have managed to create a database full of pre-made templates that you can start working on right away with your own brand and image.
We all know how it feels when you want to create something cool, but you’re struggling with that first step.
I’ve done it, Brad’s done it, we’ve all done it!
There is nothing wrong with copying what’s already been created. Like I said, you just need that little boost of inspiration to get you going.
Why would Snappa have made them for you if they didn’t want you to take the opportunity to use them?
Icons, Graphics & Effects
You know them cool icons that you see on Infographics, websites and social media posts?
Well, you can find all of them on the Snappa website.
We’ve created plenty of Infographics using these icons and many more effects in a matter of minutes.
Share straight from Snappa!
Yep, you can send your newly created graphics straight to your social media channels.
It could not be easier.
Re-size images with the click of a button.
We’ll hold our hands up to this one.
We’ve created some of the most beautiful looking posts on our Facebook page, only to realise we created the graphic in the wrong size.
It’s all good, and you can resize the image in a matter of moments if you make this rooky mistake.
Is that enough?
Seriously, I could go on about how Snappa is so much different to all of the other graphic design tools on the internet.
But I want just to stress the fact that Snappa is EASY to use, it doesn’t take any learning time, you don’t have to go on YouTube to find out how to do a certain command or follow a guru on how to use the damn thing.
It just works.
And I think that’s the best thing about it.
You sign up, you get access, you play around, and you create.
How Snappa Can Help Your Business
If you haven’t figured out how Snappa can help your business, hobby or blog just by reading this article then I think you need to head on over to the site and play with it yourself.
Okay, okay, I’ll begin to list some of the many ways Snappa can help your business, hobby or blog.
- Easily create graphics for your social media campaigns
- Spend less time creating graphics in hard-to-use software
- Save money on graphic designers
- Stand out with beautifully designed images.
I’ll now to go into a little bit more detail.
Easily Create Graphics for Your Social Media Campaigns
So let’s say you’re about to get serious on all things Social Media.
Maybe you want to start running some Ads on Facebook?
Or you’re even thinking about making your YouTube channel more official and professional looking?
Well, that’s just great, well done on you.
Have you thought about how the images you create could potentially generate more engagement? Meaning that more people will see your content.
Facebook Ads are another one of those things that people either love or hate. You have to stand out to your crowd and to do that you’re going to need to create a beautifully designed graphic to grab the attention of the scroller.
Spend Less Time Creating Graphics on Hard-to-use software
As I stated above, if Brad and I could go back before the times of using Snappa then we would have saved so much time.
Who knows where we would be right now.
Oh well, there’s no point dwelling on the past.
What I’m saying is that we spent so much time creating not-so-professional images on the likes of Photoshop, which ended up not getting in front of the right audience.
Save Money Spending on Graphic Designers
We’re not talking from experience as we’ve been quite lucky just to get on with Graphic Design and do it ourselves, mainly because we haven’t had the money to spend out on professional graphic designers.
Although we create on average, five images a day using Snappa and without it, we would have struggled on and probably ended up paying for someone to build graphics for us.
Stand Out with Beautifully Designed Graphics
Believe us when we say, you will be conspicuous when you create graphics using Snappa.
We would 100% recommend looking through our Instagram Profile, as the images on there are created using Snappa.
For the full pricing structure, you can head on over to the Snappa homepage.
Please do take advantage of the 7 Day Free Trial before signing up to the paid version.
Can you see why we love this tool?
Now you must be able to understand why we love this tool so much?!
We just want you to love it as well.
If you do have any questions about Snappa, I’m sure we answer them in our in-depth interview with CEO & Co-Founder Christoper Gimmer.
Alternatively, you can contact Snappa themselves over at their website