5 Tips for creating your own Memes

5 Tips for creating your own Memes

5 Tips for creating your own Memes

Much has been said about memes but one thing remains constant – memes are a great marketing concept.

From grammatically incorrect cats, fist-pumping babies to a poorly-sketched angry stick figure, memes continue to advance the positive agenda of many businesses through social media.  This is also referred to as “Viral marketing”.

Using humor, memes can make your audience have a good laugh while at the same time building a stronger bond with them.

Hence there’s a great deal of marketing potential behind these silly viral memes.

In a nutshell, memes are formulas for jokes that you just plug in with niche specific details to fit your audience.

Used appropriately, memes can entertain your audience while communicating positive values your audience can relate to. But ultimately, connection with your audience will determine the success of a meme.

How to Make a Meme

The concept might seem complex at the beginning but believe it or not, memes are easy to make. You don’t have to be a professional designer to pull one off. Below are useful tips you can use to kick-start your journey through the exciting world of memes.

To make a basic image meme you just need the following:

  1. Know your way around image-editing software like Photoshop or cheaper alternatives – basic knowledge will do just fine,
  2. A good sense of humor and
  3. Boom! You are good to go.

For those who are not too familiar with image-editing software don’t despair, the internet is filled with free online meme creating tools that can assist in generating appropriate memes depending on what you want to communicate.

With the right tool, you can now start creating your own memes.

Tips for creating your own Memes

Tips for creating your own memes

Understand your subject

You need to know your niche well as this will make it easier for you to create relevant memes that are funny for your audience.

Study what others are doing

Before you get cracking on meme creation, browse the internet and sample a good chunk of the most popular memes and especially the one(s) you want to emulate. This will give you an idea of what others have done that’s worked and also give you an idea of how to frame and deliver your humor.

Prepare several designs

As soon as you identify a funny gag, prepare several versions of the joke just so that you get the wording right. Remember, word choice is key in meme creation.

Ask for feedback

If possible, always ask your colleagues or friends for feedback. This will help you get another perspective on the memes you have created. They could also have other effective suggestions of the joke but ultimately you’ll have the last call.

Enjoy yourself! 

Having fun as you create your memes also helps the creative juices flowing. And remember, it’s never that serious, memes are meant to be silly.

You can stay on top of the meme trend routinely by checking Know Your Meme; the go-to site for what’s popular and trending. You can also keep tabs on popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Pinterest to see which memes are being shared.

Please share some of the memes you like or have made yourself.

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Tips to Create Social Media Content

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