Last week I learned how to generate free QR codes for work and it’s easy and kind of fun to do, so I thought I’d share what I learned here. First of all, do you know what QR means? I had never thought about it much, but it stands for Quick Response.
We’re going to use a QR code for print materials and I’m still figuring out how it would be useful in the digital world for bloggers versus just using a link, although the code definitely works online. This article from Wasp Barcode Technologies talks about using QR codes for print and something like that on Facebook, Snapchat and Spotify. For authors who use print materials, even a business card, it’s a simpler way to direct people to your work. Anyone with a phone can use the camera function that recognizes the codes and takes you directly to your site.
Paid versions let you track stats and customize your code even more. I think the free one I made looks pretty good and although I love tracking stats, I don’t think I would upgrade to be able to access them.
It’s a wild idea, but I’m thinking of having a t-shirt made with my blog’s QR code on the back!
Anyway, here’s the link to the QR code generator I used. It’s called QR Code Monkey.
And here’s the QR code I made for Book Club Mom. See? You can even upload your logo onto the code. Isn’t that fun?
Have you used QR codes for any of your work or for your blog? What types of things have you done? Leave a comment and let me know!
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