Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Making My Own Business Tools

One of the perks of a being a Perfectly Posh consultant is that there aren't a ton of rules for the right way to do things. This is especially apparent when it comes to what we can use for our businesses. For the most part, as long as we use the "independent consultant" logo then we are able to make any type of marketing tool we want which is excellent especially when you're first starting out. All of Perfectly Posh's designs and branding is done by co-founder, Ann Dalton, and she is the queen of making things look good. Not only does she give us consultants great design inspiration, she also makes everything available for us to download and use for free. The Posh library of images is endless which is so nice when you're wanting to make that perfect flyer.

My new banner design

Now, you don't have to make your own business tools if you don't want to. I have an interest in graphic design so I've naturally trended toward making my own images from time to time, but this is definitely not something that every consultant must do. Perfectly Posh already provides everything you would ever need ready-made and available for purchase in the Posh Portal for great prices. This post is more for those who are interested in adding their own touch to existing images. Whether it be to simply add your own info to a picture or to make something more complicated, this post will give you an easy how-to so that you can get it done on your own. (*Note: This isn't just for Perfectly Posh consultants. This post is also useful for anyone interested in learning a bit more about graphic design for their own personal use.)

New business cards - Side 1
New business cards - Side 2

To begin, you don't need a fancy program to start off. Photoshop, Publisher, and the like are definitely great for designing, but they're not really necessary for the beginner. If you have Paint installed on your computer (it's standard on most PCs) then you're ready to go. If you want to get a bit fancier and have more options, then I would suggest downloading Paint.net which is a nicer version of Paint that is available for free. You can download it HERE. Be sure to click on the download link on the right side of the page. Finding the download link can be tricky so hopefully this direct link will help you find it easily. Personally, I use Paint.net. I haven't figured out how to use Photoshop and I don't like Publisher as much, so I just stick with Paint.net. 

Perfectly Posh fonts in Posh's pink

The following are free fonts that are similar to the ones that Perfectly Posh uses:
Riddle

Hopefully this gives you an idea of where to start when making your own images and prints. You'll have to play with it a bit to figure out all the features, but it's easy enough for most things. Remember: Spend your time wisely. If this is taking too long to figure out, move on to something more productive. Good luck and have fun! I'd love to see what you come up.

24 comments:

  1. What's the hex code for the Posh pink?

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  2. Hi Meagan! The hex code is #e0457b.

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    1. The RGB translation fot Posh pink is R 224, G 69, B 123

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  3. Hi Simone! I sent you an email too. I was just looking for the images library you had mentioned? Logos, imagery, independent consultant stuff? Can you help?

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  4. I sent you a reply! If you have any problems, just let me know. :)

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  5. What is the font Posh uses when they write your name on their award certificates now?

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    1. It's changed, but I think the current one is Riddle.

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  6. Hi! Where can I find the let's get pampered graphic in your banner?! I love it!

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    1. Hi! You're welcome to use this for any Posh related business tools. :)

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  7. Hi there!! Would it be possible to get the template for this even for a fee. I'm a new consultant and these are the cutest cards I have found!!

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    1. Hi Lupita! I'm glad you like it! You're welcome to use this for your cards. Just save it and you can edit it.

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  8. Hi first off thanks for the links to the fonts!! Secondly may I get access to the image library? my email is kourtzperfectlyposh.com

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  9. Hi first off thanks for the links to the fonts!! Secondly may I get access to the image library? my email is kourtzperfectlyposh.com

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    1. Hi there! The image library is in the Posh Box.

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  10. Hi, great info! I absolutely love the banner with the 3 super cute faces. Where can I get that graphic? I haven't seen it in the Posh Box.
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Cathy! The faces were an older graphic from Posh.

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  11. Hi Simone! Sorry to be redundant...I am a new consultant and was hoping I could use your graphics as well. Thanks SO much far sharing the fonts!!

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    1. Hi Robin! Of course you can! I appreciate you asking!

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  12. I tried to save and edit since you said we could use your design, but I can't find any way to edit it

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    1. Hi Tina! I'd suggest using Picmonkey on a computer. That is my preferred program to edit images.

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  13. Simone,

    I was wondering how to get the link for the fonts? I am just starting out as a Posh consultant and would like to try to make my own labels/business cards since I don't have a lot of money to buy them.

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  15. Simone do you have an original file of the 3 ladies? If I'm understanding correctly, these were in the Posh Box as a downloadable content.

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  16. Hi! I’m sorry I’m a new consultant a little overwhelmed. I was hoping to keep my costs low while I’ll begin this journey. Is there a way I can download and print on card stock?

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