Pinterest templates – Free download

Pinterest templates – Free download

Pinterest templates – Free download inside and best practices of best performing pinterest pin design

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Pinterest Templates are getting attention more and more as the awareness around the power of using Pinterest as your social media scheuling increases. There are plenty of Pinterest Templates out there and you might have seen many bloggers and creators sharing a few as well. Since I started focusing more on Pinterest as my main source of traffic I realised the power it holds !.

Pinterest has become next to amazon as a search engine for products and ecommerce. More and more brands are realising that their business must be on pinterest. Having said that although there is a strategic approach behind how and when to pin but the whole process becomes easier if you have pinterest templates in your hands.

Although I have been using pinterest for driving traffic to my website for a while now. Being a designer I always loved creating pins from scratch everytime that I needed to share my new blog posts. Until recently I realised that having pre-made Pinterest templates saves you a lot of time!! and moreover since you have the basic design elements it keeps you on your branding as well .

Using good Pinterest templates and sky rocket your results

Below is a screenshot of my pinterest analytics once I implemented the below mentioned practices for a good pinterest design. There is a science behind a good pin besides how it looks!  I have shared below few of the best practices for a good pinterest pin that is good performing and brings in more traffic to your website.

If you use a strategic design your pins are not all overand also converts sales, leads and brings in traffic and clients. Beside strategic design the other factor contributing to the success of your blog or website is having a good pinterest publishing Tool and a well thought and planned action plan. You might want to look into the strategic posting schedule that I wrote about a while ago.

I have created around 40+ Pinterest templates for myself and I regulerly use them. These are made in Canva so they are pretty easy to manage and use as well.

A good pinterest template consists of the following 

  • Strong visuals

  • Clear and readable headings

  • Catchy Phrase and Call to action

  • connection to its landing page ie delivers what it says

  • Keywords as part of text over the design

  • Keywords within descriptions

  • Keywords on the lading page itself

  • Alt attributes for pinnable images on the website.

  • Human figure or element also adds to phsychological drive to click on the image

  • Delivers what it says

Free Pinterest Templates

if you are looking for free pinterest templates then download these free canva pinterest templates that you can use. These free pinterest templates are easy to use. Instruction on how to use these templates is also included in form of a guide.

 

 

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Pinterest templates – Free download inside and best practices of best performing pinterest pin design

Free Garden Flag Mockup Template Photoshop

Free Garden Flag Mockup Template Photoshop

flag-mockup-RecoveredI know how important it is for Artist’s to have their work put forward , create mockups and previews to showcase their art. Previously i had shared a long list of Logo mockup templates. Now i present to  you a free garden flag photoshop layered mockup file.

I created this Garden Flag mockup file to share my work and hope that this one will be of use for others as well.

Free Garden Flag mockup template http---www.aivault.com

 

The file is created in a very simple to use format  with easy to understand layers.

How to customize?

The file provided is CS6 file , it is a layered file in psd format.
1- Open the file
2- Double Click the layer insert Art here
3- The Art will open in a new window , place your art OVER in a new layer in the opened artwork file.
4-Flatten layers
5-Save and close the Art file.
6-Your mockup file will be updated with your artwork.

Garden Flag mockup file


Free Garden Flag Mockup Template

Free Garden Flag Mockup Template

if you are looking for a high resolution version of the template contact me i will see what i can do.

 

Free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults Only PDF Printable Download

Free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults Only PDF Printable Download

Download these Free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults Only PDF file

Sometimes you just want to get into high vibe and these free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults Only is just the activity needed to get you back into alignment, These free quote inspirational coloring pages are just plain FUN and perfect for Adults or grown ups who are willing to spend some quality time!

Whether you want to color them, or you print them out and frame them up after coloring, these enchanting pages will inspire creativity and sparkle!

Get those coloring pencils or markers out and use these to get your creative juices flowing

Scroll Below for Free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults Only PDF file download link

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16 Places to Sell stock photos and illustrations

16 Places to Sell stock photos and illustrations

15 PLACES TO SELL STOCK PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

A quick google search would probably give you tons of websites to sell stock photos and illustrations from.

How I started to sell Stock photos and illustrations and why you should too.

It all started way back around 12 years ago when once i was sitting in front of my computer clueless and projects less . Nothing to work on and no idea to where to get work from.

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That’s when i started to think backward , by backward I mean i wondered from where all the cool illustrations and graphics coming from that we used to buy for our projects. Not aware that I could too sell stock photos online as a side hustle and bring in some extra income.  At that time I was working in a telecom company and my job was to create multimedia sms . I would score the internet looking for inspiration and graphics to use . But to tell you the truth the job was 9-5 and not much fun.

As i wondered from where these graphics coming from I now looked at the source sites with a different eye . As I looked i found a little button saying Contributor / Sell Stock Photos. Now what was that I had no idea. I clicked on that and read it through and signed up and after that soon my graphic design profession took another turn.

I was soon crazily creating illustrations and uploading them to multiple contributing website. Since photography is not my jam and I know I am good at Adobe illustrator I knew that I could also make money online if I start and sell stock illustrations. The day that i earned my first $.30 was such an encouraging day. I was “Freelancing” earning for myself !. How satisfying this $.30 was ! I was hooked!.

And then I started looking further for more sites to contribute my stock illustrations and sell photos online !. And pretty soon my portfolio was up at 5 websites and i was waiting for my first image sale and I was earning form myself. It started from $.30 from each image sale and now the whole process has grown into my very own website for graphics you can check out my custom cliparts for sale here

The good that came out of all this is a satisfaction of being ones own boss and alongside client based custom illustration jobs.

I would like to share a few websites that I have contributed in the past and hope that it might open doors for opportunity for someone else as well. If you are wondering how I market my portfolio of images on sale through  these websites you might want to look at how I promote it using Pinterest on autopilot. I have now been selling stock photos for a while now , and have also successfully used my own creations to create products and sell digital products and photos online.

Check out my tips on driving traffic to your products right here Or if you are just starting out and looking for a way to get started then read my post on How to start selling Art online for some guidance and direction.

Sell stock photos and illustrations make money online

So what it means to sell stock photos online?

Simply put, stock imagery means any art that already exists and is ready to use. A stock agency curates a library of images on large number of subjects and licenses those images to customers. People often refer to “stock photography,” but “stock” can refer to any type of visual content, including photos, videos, or illustrations.

below are some of the stock sites that i have personally used in the past during my obsession with stock image contribution. These are in order of revenue that i generated and still generate from them.

1- Dreamstime ( You can sell stock photos and illustrations)

sell stock photos and illustrations

You can sell stock photos , Vector illustrations and various design elements from this website. After you apply as a contributor you are provided an ftp area as well as upload interface.
If you are uploading vector files then you need to save them as EPS files . I have shared a post about how to prepare file as an eps for submission a while back . That can be accessed here.

Here are some examples of my work at Dreamstime

2- Shutterstock

sell stock photos and illustrations

Shutterstock has been one of my favs when i started uploading work. The uploading process used to be a bit simpler but still it is not too techy. Once you are on the site the Become a contributor button is on the top right. Shutterstock sell royalty-free images, footage, vectors and illustrations. You can apply to be a contributor here.
For me shutterstock had been a favorite one because they don’t pressure you into exclusively distributing images or video . Your content is yours to control to maximize your selling opportunities and profit.

3-Canstock

sell stock photos and illustrations

Not such revenue generator for me , but since you are ready to upload and contribute to other sites . This can generate a few more . You can sell the same stock photos to multiple sites so why not?

4-istock by Getty images ( accepting to sell stock photos and illustrations)

sell stock photos and illustrations

(15% Off Annual Subscriptions for All Customers when you decide to use my link)

Why you wont find my portfolio on istock ? it is simply because you have to be an exclusive with them to start selling. And if you are an exclusive then in my opinion going to the road of stock imagery and earning from a multiple streams becomes a bit difficult. But hands down istock is one of the best stock photo website out there. Though it is a bit difficult to be accepted to sell stock photos but once you get in chances are you will do good!

5- Creative Market ( Sell Stock Photos, illustrations and templates)

sell stock photos and illustrations

I love this place, if you are ready to bundle your creations and are ready to create some awesome resources for designers and artists then you might want to consider joining creative Market

Although I have a very small portfolio there but I do continue to get commission every month, maybe if I get serious posting new content I will be able to increase monthly revenue coming from this website. It has a lot of potential.

Creative market is more of a full content resource website , from where you can take a step further and start selling templates , themes , fonts and other resources too. I love the simplicity of creative market and I see a great potential in selling through creative market BUT if you package your content well.

6- Graphic River ( Envato Marketplace, you can sell stock photos illustrations and other graphic design resources)

sell stock photos and illustrations

Graphic river has been in the industry for a while now and has proved to be a good resource for graphics. I personally like to buy through creative market when it comes to themes resources and fonts. But Graphic river is a good competition and has turned a lot of sales for me over the years. My portfolio is really really very small over there but still I get a small chunk of money now and then.

7-Fotolia

Update: Fotolia recently closed and partnered up with Adobe Stock Contributor and my portfolio was automatically shifted there

I currently plan to take my graphics down from fotolia , reason you ask? at times fotolia used to bring sales that ranged from $5-$10 each graphics . But lately I have noticed that their royalty has fallen down to $0.30  , just rechecked gone down to $0.25 . It seems that they have sold out rights to images to some other websites as well , as I have found my images being sold from there on couple of other “unknown” , websites as well that sell stock images.

8- Etsy

Alright so Etsy is hands down i have found to be just ok among many mentioned above . The amount of images that you sell through Etsy needs additional advertising on your part . While when you are selling through stock photography websites 1-7 all you need to know is better keywording . But once you start selling through etsy you must be aware of ways to drive traffic to your shop , SEO , social media marketing and more. Check out the blog post where I share how to monetize your shop by updating your listings.

10-Zazzle

sell stock photos and illustrations

Zazzle in my opinion can drive you more earnings if you have a potential of visualizing your products on various products. You can upload any of your graphics and then using bulk tool create multiple products ranging from stationary to homeware or more. Despite the fact that I am no longer creating many products through Zazzle but my Birthday invitations store and Art Prints shop are giving me an extra income.

Last but not the least there are a few more websites through which you can sell your photography stock imagery and graphic design resources. these are …

11- Artfire
12-Cafe press
13-Shopify
14-Selfhosted woocommerce shop
15- Gumroad

16- MasterBundles

Sell Your Graphic Designs in a few easy steps! If you are looking for a good place to boost sales and get great exposure you are right on the spot! Just fill in the form on a website describing your deal, and don’t forget to give MasterBundles some links to preview some pages of yours.

If you are now selling your deals elsewhere – no problem, they can always sell your products on better terms.😉 MasterBundles is the only marketplace that offers vendor’s cuts up to 50%.

Bonus Stock Photo Websites for free Marketing

Stock photo website that are not so monsters in industry t are a good way to get additional eyes on your portfolio you can become a contributor as a free provider.

Just like etsy Artfire gives you ability to host digital content for instant downloads but then you have to work extra to drive traffic to your shop . That can or may include your social media skills to sell art online .

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Superhero clipart : New superhero Kids Clipart

Superhero clipart : New superhero Kids Clipart

Superhero Clipart New addition to store !

Just finished compiling and drawing this Superhero Clipart Collection great for your graphic design and printable projects needs.

Superhero Clipart Packs include:

All the graphics are PNG and JPG illustrations in High Resolution Files. EPS file is also included All graphics are saved as separate PNG files with transparent background as well as JPG files with a white background for easy extraction.

This Superhero Clipart series include various versions of super man or super girl graphics and illustrations in various styles, These are great for creating cards and invitation.

Super hero Clip art Pack 1

 

SuSuperhero Clipart girl super hero with cartoon images

Superhero Cape Clipart Set 2

Superhero Cape Clipart

OR

Buy Artinspire illustrations at Etsy

You’ll receive a resolution-independent Adobe Illustrator 100% vector EPS file and  large 300 DPI PNG files of all the graphics with a transparent background.

Graphic Design Tools Online Series : Stencil

Graphic Design Tools Online Series : Stencil

If you are seeking to wow your customers then this Graphic Design Tools Online Series if going to do just that for you. This series comprises of graphic design tools online free and paid .

Looking for graphic design tools online then you must check out this series of canva alternative, grpahic design online software to create images and graphics for your blog or social media.

This post includes affiliate link and I get paid a small commission every time someone decides on purchasing the product they found through me. However please know that all that i share comes from my honest opinion and I was not contacted by the creators of stencil for this post. 

You do not have to be a graphic design wizard or a pro any more to product awesome images and graphics online. Gone are the days when you had to go down the difficult route of spending hours struggling with graphic design softwares no there are plenty available online for free.

Today I am introducing you to Stencil!

No more spending hours on youtube trying to learn complicated programs to accomplish your everyday graphic design needs. Stencil is a very simple and intuitive platform that in my opinion is exact rival to Canva. Sometimes there are hidden gems found if you only know where to find them!

Ok so What exactly is Stencil and how this can take on place of your regular graphic design tool online?

Stencil as your online design maker

Create sleek images for social media posts, ads, blog posts, and more, plus organize your designs with custom collections. It doesn’t matter if you are a graphic designer, a personal Virtual Assistant or a Novice Blogger. We all know that sometimes the most time consuming part of doing business online is the creation of continuous graphics and we are always looking for free graphic design templates. 

As soon as you login you are presented with a clean and professional interface that is much similar to Canva but in my opinion if Canva is still complicated then you might want to take a look into using Stencil. The interface is much cleaner and there isn’t much “noise” should you choose it to be your online design maker.

Alternative to: Canva, PicMonkey, and Venngage

While Canva, PickMonkey and Venngage are great tools on their own Stencil can be your simplest alternative to any of these. The interface just comprises of free graphic design templates that you can edit with ease. There are a collection of quotes and icons library making it real easy to create something if the tech side of online graphic design tools scare you.

Quick and easy graphic design tools online

So the fun part here is that if you are a Social media marketers, bloggers, and content teams looking to make awesome graphics in less time then you are at the right place check out the video below with some detailed explanation by people at Stencil

Creating high quality graphic design and images is a breeze with stencil You can access gorgeous stock photos, dope templates, clean icons and graphics, artsy filters, and Google fonts that transcend Comic Sans (plus personal fonts you can upload).

Create amazing graphics instantly

Use various filters, icons, filters and fonts to create amazingly creative graphics instantly! And whoever you are ready you can share your creative work directly to social media. While you do that fear not the graphics will be saved to your library to be accessed later. This means that you can create graphic design templates that can be used over and over again.

Seamless integration and posting to social media

This one feature I swear can save you tons of time and while I was using Canva it really bugged me that their posting to social media feature is kind of wonky. When you edit the design it edits the scheduled post as well. Say what?? Well at the time of writing this post if they have made an update to this particular feature then kindly let me know !

So when you are done with creating a graphic design maybe for your blog post or your product offers, then you can directly choose to post it to social media.  The social posting feature allows you to post to facebook , twitter, pinterest, instagram and guess what Buffer! . Now this is interesting as if you have access and direct add it to buffer you can schedule it to be posted across all your media profiles which ofcourse is another story!

Images are sized accordingly ! what else would you need?

Web browser connectivity an added feature

With add-on options for Chrome and Firefox along with a handy WordPress plugin, you can make magic right in your browser instead of waiting on slow process-heavy programs

design Wizard

Say what? Install the WordPress Plugin and create images from within WordPress as you create posts

WordPress Plugin

Install the WordPress Plugin and create images from within WordPress as you create posts.

Safari Extension

Add the Stencil button to your Safari toolbar and start creating images from anywhere.

Firefox Add-on

Add the Stencil button to your Firefox toolbar and start creating images from anywhere.

Chrome Extension

Add the Stencil button to your Chrome toolbar and start creating images from anywhere.

Get a live preview of your masterpiece before publishing it to the world!