How to Create eCovers

How to Create eCovers

One of the elearn-repurpose-profitasiest ways to make your PLR your own is to give it a new eCover. This will not only make that PLR look like it belongs to you, but something as simple as a new cover can make it look like it is brand new – even if you haven’t touched the wording yet.

To give you a visual, I have made a couple of videos that walk you through how I created an eCover for our Healing Depression with Whole Food report. This way you can see start to finish how I do this, so that you can do it too.

Tip – I recommend changing the eCover images on all of your PLR. It’s a super easy way to make your content stand out. 

Thankfully there are some great easy tools that can help you out.

 

The First thing to do when you create eCovers – Find Your New Pic

The main thing that you want to be sure of is that you are looking for ‘royalty free’ pictures, (these can also be called creative commons zero “CC0” pictures). There are free sites where you can get these, and some of them are pretty good, my favorite is pixabay). If you choose to go the free route, just be sure that you always know your rights before downloading anything. Usually you will see a “CC0”, a license, or something of that nature around the download button.

If you are a bit uneasy about using free images, (I know I was at first), you can also go the paid route. My favorite paid site is Fotolia (http://racheladmires.me/Fotolia). There’s a walkthrough in the video.

 

Next Step to Create eCovers – Go to PicMonkey (http://racheladmires.me/PicMonkey)

PicMonkey is a great site, and the name is just adorable. There are both paid and free options, but I have been able to do everything I need with the free version. All you need to do is upload your royalty free image and add some text to it. There are all sorts of other things you can do with the free version as well, but I typically just get in and out quickly. There are a lot of great fonts you can use as well, and a neat trick you can do with Gimp to make sure you are picking a color that matches your image, (see above video).

This site also has some other neat things you can do in the paid version like:

  • Frame your image (not great if you are doing eCovers, because it will make it look wonky, but a 122016-ecover-authority-walkthroughnice way to make your images stand out
  • Use the ‘Fade in/out’ tool to make your text darker or lighter
  • Add Overlay images
  • Add textures

Anything option that has a crown next to it is only for paid members, so you will want to look for things without that crown.

 

Once you have your image, it’s time to turn it into an eCover

My favorite tool is eCovers is called eCover Authority, http://racheladmires.me/eCoverAuthority. I use this many times a week for many different things. They don’t all have to be eCovers either, I can use it for other things too, like:

  • CD images
  • Computer images
  • Podcast images

The video walks you through everything, and it is super easy to use.

 

And that’s it! You will have an amazing new eCover in minutes. Feel free to let me know your thoughts below, I love hearing from you.

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