6 Smart Ways to Use Branded Quote Images (and How to Create Them Quickly)

KeepCalmBlogChallenge Looking for a fast, simple way to create branded graphics (that include your business/blog name and URL) on the social networks?

Quote graphics are popular and widely shared, but there are so many more things you can do than just share a quote you like, with these types of images.

Share Your Own Thoughts

Quote yourself.  Might be something you frequently say to clients, a phrase from a blog post, or a quote from a book or ebook you’ve written.

Quote Someone Famous

There are lots of websites with quotes organized by topic and keyword like QuoteGarden where you can find quotes to share.

Create a Helpful Tip Series

Can you brainstorm a dozen tips for someone around your area of expertise?  Turn them into a graphic each and label them.

Promote a Product or Service You Offer

This can be a fun and more interesting way to share your products or services.  Pull a tip or quote from your product and create an image featuring it and your product.

Share Your Freebies

Put your free gift, teleseminar or webinar training into a shareable graphic.

Support Your Ideas, Theories or Systems

Create some graphics featuring quotes, statistics or other statements that back up the ideas, theory or system you teach.

Here are three images I created to promote the upcoming Ultimate Blog Challenge.  They only took a few minutes using the free tools Keep-Calm-O-Matic, Quozio, and Pinwords (see below for links).

Thanks to Denise Wakeman of Boost Your Visibility for sharing these fun tools on her blog.  Here’s a great list.ly she’s created with even more…

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  1. Thanks, Michelle.

    This post is SO useful, especially for suggesting that the possibilities for applying branded quotes are endless. Well, practically. And thanks for including Denise Wakeman’s list of tools.

    BTW, your current website design is fantastic. How new is it? Guess I’ve been away too long…
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    1. Hey Robbie, isn’t that a great list of tools?

      It’s brand new – within the last week.
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  2. Hi Michelle,

    I love this idea ;) Branded quote images snag your attention a bit more quickly than text-based quotes. Accentuate the power of the message. Make your quotes look pretty.

    Also a neat alternative to your current ad banners. Tossing in a word or 2 can spruce up your ads and boost your click rates.

    The wheels are turning ;)

    Thanks for sharing Michelle!

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    1. Yep, they definitely do grab more attention and put the focus on the message. :)
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  3. I’ve created dozens of images using Pixlr, after reading about it in one of your informative posts. Love your new look and message (tagline, brand)
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    1. Thanks, Adalia, it’s been a lot of fun to create the new look. Still a work in progress but it’s coming together!

      And I love pixlr.com because it’s a lot more flexible than these options, but these are quicker and easier.

  4. I use Quozio a lot, and Picmonkey. Love how you quoted Denise and embedded her list in your post. Great use of list.ly !
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  5. Hi Michelle,
    Infographic is something new to me. I have heard a lot about it and learn something about it but still I don’t have a clue to make a creative one. Now you just come up with new idea : quote graphic. This one looks easier than infographic to me, something that I like to explore more about.

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  6. Hi Michelle,
    Thank you for these creative and easy to do tips, i just want to say that creating “Branded Quote Images” is not only just for fun and memes anymore, this has become a actual paid service in marketing,
    i know at least a couple of sites that creates a certain number (50 or more )of these images all shouting you company name and shared for viral marketing for at least 300$ and 375$ …

    “Creativity is taking known elements and putting them together in unique ways.”
    everybody loves memes and everybody enjoys quotes!
    Many thanks and Best wishes!
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  7. As I was reading this, ideas where flying through my head. How may times do we say ‘like I tell people’? It would be awesome to make it into a graphic. Haaaa!! Really excited. Feeling pumped!! Thanks for this.
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  8. I’m almost afraid to start checking out any of those sites. I’m afraid they would become my next big addiction.
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  9. Hey Michelle,

    Thanks for all the great suggestions. My wife has been creating “quote images” for me for a few months now just using PowerPoint.

    They’re great for sharing on social media, and with my url on the bottom help generate traffic back to my sites.

    I’ll have to send her a link to this page for new tools to create more images.

    Best of Success,

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