How Do I Make a Flyer?

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A computer can be a useful tool when you make a flyer, but it is not necessary. Flyers should have a clear headline and details. A large clear picture and colors can also help draw attention to the flyer. Contact information, like a phone number, should also be included.

Computer software can come in very handy when you need to make a flyer. Many word processors have flyer templates, which can often be downloaded for free off of the Internet as well. The content of a flyer should usually be centered on the paper when using these programs.

Software programs also have several fonts and images you can use to make your flyer. An unusual font can sometimes cause people to take more notice of your flyer. Images, like clip art, can also be used.

If you don't have access to a computer, you can still make a flyer. Some people may even find that it is easier for them to make a flyer without a computer. Make sure that you have neat handwriting if you choose to create a flyer like this.


A large headline should be placed at the top of your flyer. This should be short and descriptive. Usually a few words is all that is necessary to get a point across. For instance, if you are trying to sell your car, a headline that reads “Car For Sale” will work well. It is short, yet it tells the readers what the flyer is about.

Below the headline, you should insert a picture. This can either be a photograph or a design. Only one picture should be used, since the flyer can look cluttered with more than one. The picture should also be large, but it shouldn't take up more than half of the page.

Another essential thing to remember when you make a flyer is your contact information. A phone number is ideal, but you can also use an email address. This information can be printed on the flyer, but tear off strips are often considered to be better. To make these strips, your contact information can be printed sideways several times at the bottom of the page. You should then cut between each of them, which will make it easier for a person to pull one of these tabs off.

Some people may find it difficult to choose what color paper to use when they make a flyer. If there are colors on the flyer, it is probably best to print it on plain white or off-white paper. On the other hand, black and white flyers will usually draw more attention if they are printed on colored paper.


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