How To Use Evernote For Your Online Business

Evernote

Evernote is a free download to help you keep you on track with your business tasks, save important information from different websites, create and track to do lists, scan documents, and more.

A note is similar to a file, and a notebook is similar to a folder. To create a new note, click on New Note. If you paste a file into Evernote in a new note, it automatically titles your note the same name as your file name.

Evernote

There are many different ways to create a note:

  • Make a To Do List for your daily, weekly, and monthly business tasks
  • Record an audio file of important information that you want to recall later
  • Save website pages, photos, and PDF files you want to reference later
  • Write or highlight right on the website pages, photos, documents, and PDF files
  • Scan documents and business cards

Since this is web based, you can access your notes from all of your electronic devices, computer, phone, or tablet. There is no need to remember to save your information, Evernote saves and syncs your information automatically.

Once you start to create new notes, you want to organize them into Notebooks, in order to find them quickly when you want to access the notes. To create a new Notebook, hover over Notebook, click on the + icon to the right of the Notebook. A pop up will appear, type in the name for your new notebook. You just created your first notebook.

Evernote To Do List

To create a To-Do-List, add a new note. On each line, input your business task to be completed. At the beginning of each line, insert “Add A Checkbox”. When you complete a task, click on the checkbox to display a checkmark inside the box.

With the “Clip To Evernote” Google Chrome Extension, you can save a web page for future reference.  Click to save it as an Article, Full Page, Bookmark, or Screenshot. You can also highlight, add shapes, icons, and text right on the webpage.

Evernote Webpage Markup

You can see now why this free business tool is a must have for your online or offline business.

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Canva

Canva – The Best Free (or paid) Graphics Site

Canva is a free graphics design site. If you are looking to create pins for your Pinterest account, creating your own logo, infographics, cheat sheets, worksheets, checklist, ebook covers, Canva is the place to create all of these at no cost to you.

Many people just starting out with their online business can’t afford to pay for every graphic they place on their blog or website. Canva is your no cost alternative, and they have made it easy to create all types of professional looking graphics for your blog or for your social media accounts.

No Maximum Download Limits

This is a very user friendly site, and unlike Stencil, there aren’t any maximum download limits per month.Canva

Creating pins for your blog and Pinterest account is a very quick process, and it has to be, you can’t spend hours creating graphics using software that takes you a long time to master. With its point and click method, creating pins and other graphics is a speedy task.

You can use their existing pin template or input your own custom dimensions for your pin. They also include the following ready made templates:

  • eBook Covers
  • Twitter Post
  • Facebook Post
  • Instagram Post
  • Infographic
  • Blog Title
  • Marketing Materials
  • Social Media & Email Headers
  • Events
  • and much much more

First your will choose a layout for your graphic, which is fully customizable.  Next, choose an element to add, such as a photo, shapes, lines, or frames. Then you will add the text, selecting the type of font  color, and the size of the font.Canva Layouts

Some of the ways you can customize your font is by selecting the type, size, color, bold, alignment, spacing, transparency, and more.

Canva Fonts

The final step is adding your choice of background color and design:

Canva Background

You can also update your own images, or just drag them from your desktop. A great place to find free images that are royalty free and don’t require attribution is at Pixabay or Pexels.

They have over 1,000,000 images to select from. Find the perfect image by sorting by:

  • Media Type
  • Orientation
  • Category
  • Size
  • Color

Now that you have a good understanding how to make great graphics, it is now time to put it into action and make your site or blog stand out. If you have found this post helpful, please share it.