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How to Create a Free QR Code for Your Business [Step-By-Step Instructions]

Updated: Jan 25

In this video, I'll show you how to make a QR ( quick response ) code online easily, quickly and for free. These QR codes will never expire and you can use them to promote your business or just about anything. Now you can generate these QR codes to scan to a website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and much more. We will create a standard black and white qr code for free.

Some of the ways you can create a QR code for: Website URL, YouTube Video, Google Maps Location, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, FourSquare, App Store Download, iTunes Link, Dropbox, Plain Text, Telephone Number, Skype Call, SMS Message, Email Address, Email Message, Contact Details, Digital Business Card, Event (VCALENDAR), Wifi Login (Android Only), Paypal Buy Now Link, Bitcoin

Do you wanna create a QR code for your business? In this video, I'm gonna share with you how to quickly create a free QR code as many as you want, so that you can use them for your business.

I'm Jerad Larkin with Chicago Title. I share real estate tools, ideas, marketing strategies, and resources for real estate professionals. And today, I wanna talk about QR codes, and I also wanna share with you real quick how I got tricked into paying for a QR code that I thought was supposed to be free. Let's jump into it. First off, you need to understand that there are two types of QR code.

First, you got static. A static QR code is where when you create the QR code, you can no longer change the website that the QR code goes to later on if you wanna change it. You also, with static QR codes, you can't track these types of QR codes. You can't track the clicks, where people are scanning it from, et cetera.

The other type of QR code, the more advanced QR code, is a dynamic QR code. Dynamic QR codes, you may see them on websites where you might pay a monthly fee. They can look a little bit cooler, you can start to design them, and you can track who's scanning them and you can get analytics on your QR code itself. And lastly, you can change the QR code website later on down the road if you wanna send them somewhere else and still use the same QR code. An example would be, you have a business card, and you print the business cards, and then a month later, you decide that you wanna change the website for the business card.

Unfortunately, if you search online for creating QR codes, a lot of websites will pop up and a lot of them are misleading. I actually ended up signing up, creating a QR code that I thought looked really good. It said it was free, but then I found out 14 days later after I created the QR code, I put on all my marketing material, I had my business cards already designed and printed out and shipped to me, I found out 14 days later that my QR code stopped working unless I started to pay the company a monthly fee. Now, this is okay and this is cool if you wanna have a little bit more advanced dynamic QR codes that are trackable, maybe do go with one of these websites.

But if you just want maybe a simple QR code, let's say, a static QR code, that can maybe just send someone to your website and you know your website's not gonna change, then I'm gonna share with you right now how to quickly create that for free in Canva. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna go ahead and go to And you can actually do this with a free account, so you don't have to pay anything. And we're gonna go ahead and open up a new design in

Since a QR code is square, right, I'm gonna go ahead and just create a custom design with big enough dimensions. Then from here, all we have to do is down, kinda left-hand corner, there's the QR code tab, go ahead and click on that. And right now, now all we have to do is just plug in the website that we wanna create the QR code for. Again, this is a static QR code. And let's just say, okay, my website,, and then let's generate the code.

Boom, done, just like that. We go ahead, let's just make the QR code bigger, right, before we download it and have it be a certain size. Expand the QR code, and then we're ready to go ahead and just download the QR code and it's ready to be used. You can scan it right now. Now here again is the catch. Once it's been created, you can't change the website later on. But again, if it's for your website, chances are, you're not gonna change it anyway.

I'm Jerad Larkin with Chicago Title. I help realtors and lenders grow their business through social media and other really unique marketing ideas and strategies. If you need help with creating QR code or have other ideas or want help with your real estate business, reach out to me.

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I hope you found this helpful, have a great day.


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