Last Updated on: September 15th, 2016
Image quotes. We’ve all seen ’em.
They’re popular. Everyone loves ’em.
But not everyone knows how to create them.
Today I am going to teach you what image quotes are, why you should use image quotes in your blog posts, how you can create image quotes for your blog posts, and how you can watermark your images.
You can do this all for free, too!
I also have created two video tutorials for you, so that you can see how easy it is to create an image quote using one of the more difficult sites, and also so that you can see how adjust the settings when watermarking your images. This might seem overwhelming at first, but I can assure you that you will get the hang of things. I did, and I’m not very technologically adept. If I can do this, you can, too!
What Are Image Quotes?
Image quotes, simply put, are images that contain quotes. Here are a few image quotes for you to sample, which I created.
Why Use Image Quotes?
Image quotes enhance your blog post. They provide readers with a little “bonus” as well as help you connect with them.
The best reason for using image quotes in your blog post, however, is this one:
When people like a quote you’ve shared, they’re more likely to pin it to their Pinterest boards and share it on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds. This produces more backlinks, increasing traffic to your blog and social media profiles. (Source: Are You Using This Simple Way To Get More Shares On Social Media? 9 Tools To Help You)
Different Ways to Create Image Quotes
You can create image quotes easily using any image creator software, such as PicMonkey, Canva, Pixlr or Pixlr Express, Photoshop or Gimp, or any of the other 25+ online photo editors to create beautiful visual quotes.
You can also follow another tutorial to create image quotes using Google Drive.
The possibilities are endless!
7 Things to Remember When Using Image Quotes
1. Take credit for your image… somehow.
You can do this by adding your name or your URL to the image, either within the image itself or by adding a watermark to it. Watermark your images using a free online watermarking tool such as Batch Watermark Photos Online (which allows you to watermark 15 images at a time).
2. Make sure you provide attribution to the original speaker of the quote, even if that person is unknown. It’s only right to give credit where credit is due.
3. Choose your text colours and background colours wisely, to make your image stand out, or “pop.” Create your own, too, if you want! (I did this in the video below.)
4. Use easy-to-read fonts, and make them large enough to read, too.
5. Use a quote that is relevant to your post. If you are writing about success, use quotes that mention success.
6. Complement your post by inserting Click-to-Tweet quotes in your post, to increase social shares.
You can do this using one of the methods outlined in How to Use “Click-to-Tweet” Links In Your Blog Posts.
7. If you are selling something, have your image link to the page where customers can make a purchase, rather than to a URL that has the words “content uploads” in it. Do this by editing your image and choosing the option “Link to Custom URL.”
Remember when I showed you how to customize your blog post images? Essentially, the steps are the same. After you have inserted your image in your post, click Edit, and then choose Link to Custom URL.
Here is a screenshot that shows you where and how to do this (highlighted in blue):
Where to Find Quotes
There are numerous sites that you can use to find quotes. In fact, there are so many that they cannot be listed here!
However, some of the best ones include:
- Positive Quotes
- The Quotations Page
- Find a Quote – Said What
This list could go on and on, as quotes are very popular! When I typed in “find quotes” into my Google search bar, there were 453 000 000 results. Sifting through millions of sites, the best list reference I found was Quotation Resources, which lists 41 websites you can use to find quotes.
Clearly, there are tons of resources for you to use. Finding quotes will not be a problem.
Finding the perfect quotes for your blog posts shouldn’t be too hard, either. 😉
Two Video Tutorials
I like to challenge myself, and so I played around with QuotesCover.com a bit, to make a few image quotes. This is one of the most difficult places to create quotes at, and so I made a video tutorial for you to show you the steps.
In this video, I also show you how to create a custom background image for your quote, using PicMonkey.
Here is the video:
How to Watermark Images – Video Tutorial
Here is a video I made that shows you how to add a watermark to your images.
Don’t Forget to Share!
Please share this post with your friends.
Pin the images in this post.
Create a new board if you have to, called Blogging Tips.
If you are going to share on Google+ or Twitter, add hashtags, too.
Some useful hashtags you can add include:
I’d rather you shared this than left a comment for me! It’s important to provide everyone with these blogging tips. Plus, your friends will love you for teaching them something new!
Now go create some image quotes of your own… and have fun!