4 Easy Ways to Create a Small Business Flyer

There’s never been a better time for small businesses to quickly get up and running with a high quality, print ready flyer design for their event, promotion etc..  Far from having to slave hours away learning Photo Shop, there is a huge industry dedicated to making the process of producing something great, super easy.

Here are 4 ways to do just that, and create a flyer design you’ll be proud to promote.

1. Drag and Drop with Canva

Canva is a browser based tool for businesses to produce quality marketing materials.  Users wanting to creating flyers can upload their own images with up to 100s of images with up to 1gb free storage.  There are over 8,000 templates on Canva and millions of photos available from $1.

If you are not confident with Photoshop or other graphic editors, Canva is a quick and convenient tool for you to produce something professional, in a short space of time.

 

2. Edit 100s Word Friendly Templates

Template.net is a giant repository of ready made designs from flyers to posters, menus and calendars.  Like Canva there are 100s of free templates available, but these cannot be used for commercial use however.  Commercial licenses are inexpensive however and range in price from $12-$24 per template.  Crucially you don’t need any special design software to customize these flyer templates. Most can be used with Microsoft Word or Publisher, or if prefer you can use Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.

It’s likely to be cheaper to pay for a single license instead of their monthly plan which costs $73 per month or more.

 

3. Download Templates from Microsoft Office

If you just want a simple flyer with no frills you can download a wide range for free from Microsoft.  They are not quite as polished as the ones from Canva or Template.net but they work for some situations.

 

4. Choose a Local Graphic Designer

Sometimes you just want a local professional to get your flyer print job done right.  Someone you can go and see face to face.  In some cases this may be seen as the more straightforward option.  If the graphic designer is also part of a print-shop you know that you have got the full package and will have high quality flyers you’ll be proud to hand out.  They will know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to print.  A local graphic designer will also have knowledge of the local area which can be helpful when producing some types of flyers.

Compared to an online seller, they may feel a greater level of accountability, and that their local reputation is on the line.

 

There’s never been an easier time to produce professionally designed flyers for your business.

 

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