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Graphics Programs – You Need One!

Shannon Parish, IllustratingYou, LLC logoHaving all the right tools to do the job you need to do is always vital. Having the finances to buy all those tools is not always convenient or available.

Here’s one of my favorite graphic programs that is … FREE!

More and more tools, software and gadgets are appearing that are fantastic alternatives to the name brand fancier programs. I’d like to share a few of my favorites with you …


Ideas for FREE Gifts to Seek or Give

GiftsOnce you start thinking in terms of marketing, benefits and values, all kinds of ideas start coming to your mind regarding what kinds of free gifts that you can give for marketing efforts. 

Here are just a few ideas … feel free to share your own ideas in the comment box below. We all want to hear your idea!

  1. COUPON: Offering a huge discount on …(fill in the blank)
  2. TIME:  Consultation or counseling 
  3. DIGITAL DOWNLOAD:  A short ebook, an informative report, etc.
  4. TIPS: Valuable tips that contain links that are helpful
  5. AUDIO: Private radio interview, music track, audio book,etc.

Graphic Programs – What’s That?

If you plan on doing any kind of marketing, saving, sending or editing any photos, graphics or artwork, you need a graphics program.


A powerful, open source graphic program that is comparable to Adobe Photoshop is a software named GIMP.  Download this now if you don’t have a good program to edit your image files with.  Yes, this software is FREE! (Open source means that it’s a software that is available to all to continue developing and improving it – and it’s free.