Content Creation For Social Media Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!
If you're a content creator, then you know that coming up with fresh ideas and visuals can be a loveless challenge sometimes.
Luckily, there are now tools to help you with both.
Jasper and Canva are two great examples of online platforms that make content creation for social platforms easy and fun.
Let's take a closer look at each one...
Ready to roll?
A content creation job description
You probably know how important it is to have engaging content for the social networks. That's why you're reading this post, right?
The social networks, as we all know, are where most people disappear down the rabbit hole to rabidly consume content these days.
But, what is a content creator, and what do they do exactly?
Well, if you have a knack for coming up with catchy phrases, you're creative, love to write (and design), then you're probably already a content creator.
There's also another side of content creation, where the cool kids hang out, getting paid to do fancy designs and Tweet brilliant tidbits.
As a (paid) content creator, you're basically responsible for creating social posts, wrangling designs, a writing session or two, writing ads, ideas for new campaigns, and so forth.
Yep. As a content creator, you might do weird things like...
- Creating social network / media posts
- Writing ads or the odd blog post
- Coming up with ideas for new funky campaigns
- Engaging with customers and followers online
- Monitoring trends and staying up-to-date on current events
I'd like to say it's easy as that (but there's more)...
You might also need to improve your writing speed, (even learn to write faster), take on writing projects, deal with writer's block, and be constantly updating your writing skills...
The good news is there's some wickedly effective tools that can really help.
Let's start with the AI tool first, shall we?
What is Jasper AI?
WTH is Jasper?
Here's where I ask you to have an open mind and don't freak out. Jasper is an AI (artificial intelligence) assistant who will be your new writing buddy.
He'll get you writing faster, and do some really, really cool stuff that at first you'll find quite unbelievable...
Jasper is an online tool that helps you brainstorm and create ideas for blog posts, articles, ads, books, copy, or even social networking posts.
He can help you (or your team) improve your research, be more persuasive, more creative, and you know, optimise your content workflow so you're not spending hours on it!
He's just been named "One of the fastest growing private companies in America" by The Inc. 5000 so that's not a bad start eh?
Read more about Jasper here and get 10,000 free words.
Remember how we said it's important to have engaging content?
Well, you just need to tell Jasper a bit about the topic or product to give it context, add your keywords and tone of voice, and then hit compose.
And then - boom. Original creative content. Faster than you ever dreamed possible. Which you can then use for anything you want...
Jasper is a great way to get those creative juices flowing when you're feeling stuck. It's also useful for coming up with ideas when you have pressing writing projects or need ad content!
Now for the next confession...
What is Canva?
Canva is another amazing online platform that content creators will love.
You know they made Canva just for me, right?
Not saying I'm terrible at design... but I could use all the help I can get!
Canva is essentially a one-stop shop for all your visual content needs. With Canva, you can create everything from postcards and infographics to Pinterest pins and Facebook covers.
And you don't need any design experience to do it!
- Canva is not an AI tool (not yet anyway!)
- Canva has thousands of templates and resource to choose from
- Upload own photos / illustrations, or use Canva's 2 million stock images
- Simply add your text and download final product as PNG or PDF (etc)
But how can Canva help you crank out the moolah?
Ahh, you see...
When the boss asks you to create dazzling social posts, you crank open Canva, drop in some gorgeous templates and out pops professional-looking visuals!
You can easily create designs that are tailored for each social platform too.
For example, if you want to create an image for Instagram, you can choose the "Instagram post" option. This gives you pre-formatted image that's the perfect size for an Instagram post.
Just add text, graphics, and other elements to your image and download your image or share it directly to the social network of your choice.
How can you use these tools for content creation?
So there you go.
You now know that Canva and Jasper are both great tools for content creation.
With Canva, you create professional-looking designs easily. With Jasper, your writing flow is smoother, writing speed (and word count) increases, and everyone thinks you're a genius.
Or, maybe just your boss.
Or, maybe you won't need a boss anymore...
What do these magnificent content creation tools cost?
- Jasper starts at $40 / mo (I invested in Boss Mode)
- Canva has a free version (Canva Pro has more cutting edge features)
Can you really write faster?
Can you really write faster with Jasper?
You can definitely improve your writing speed with Jasper... your writing process will also slay everyone around you, and you'll tackle any writing project in no time at all.
Well, that's just my jacked-up, humble opinion anyway.
And I'm a little biased because I use Jasper so...
The best way is to check out this Jasper 10 minute demo yourself.
Remember that each tool comes with a learning curve.
Jasper's learning curve is a bit like a speedball getting slammed by a pro tennis player.
Or maybe not quite that bad.
Both of these productivity apps will either change your life and/or...
- Definitely save time
- Help you start writing or get good looking designs done faster
- Possibly give you some sleep deprivation
- Create quality stuff for clients or the big boss man
- Fine tune your writing flow and help you write faster
You don't have to reinvent the wheel to create content for social media anymore. There's no excuses now you have your two besties; Jasper and Canva, by your side.
Jasper is probably not for everyone, but those who flirt with it a bit, will probably end up on a date.
If I were to rustle you into a closed door meeting, hand you some much needed writing advice and off the wall writing tips, then I'd say at least take 'em for a test run!
Canva can magically make you a better designer and Jasper is all about faster writing and no hassle research.
Good enough to eat, mate!