How to Create Quotes for Social Media [Video Tutorial and Spreadsheet]

Creating Quotes for Social Media (Includes Free Video Tutorial and Spreadsheet)

Should You Create Quotes for Social Media?

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you cannot deny that "visual" motivational quotes are popular on social media. While they can sometimes be a little cringeworthy (#girlboss, unicorns, sparkle...grrr!) a thoughtful quote can be rather nice from time-to-time.

Quote Gathering

Before you start creating your visual quotes, it's a good idea to spend some time gathering a large number of quotes you plan to use in the future. You can record these in a spreadsheet (grab a copy of mine below).

Remember to select quotes relevant to your niche.

Quotes for Social Media Hashtags

You might also want to make a note of appropriate hashtags to use when you share your quotes. Add these to the spreadsheet too.

Here are a few you might like to use on Instagram (the non-insta ones work on Twitter too):

#quotes #wordofwisdom #motivation #bestoftheday #lovequotes #quote #all_shots #textgram #instago #igaddict #quoteoftheday #instadaily #true #instamood #life #instagood #love #photooftheday #igers #instagramhub

Cite Your Sources

From an ethical standpoint, it's important to cite the source of the quote. Like this:

"Used strategically and sparingly, quotes are a great addition to your social media strategy."

- Martine Ellis

Incidentally, if you highlight the quote above, you should get prompt to share it on social media? Nifty, eh?

Create and Share Quotes for Social Media Using Pablo (Video Tutorial)

OK, so you want to create and share some visual quotes?

In the video below, I show you how to make visual quotes for social media using the free tool, Pablo. If you’d like a copy of the quote spreadsheet I use in the video (a Google Sheet), click the button below: