There’s still a play to use flyers for small business promotions. You might create one to pop into newspaper boxes in your area, to hang on community bulletin boards or to insert into giveaway bags. If you don’t want to invest a lot of cash in the design, you might want to use free flyer templates to start.
According to the Small Business Administration, approximately 32.5 million small businesses exist in the United States. No matter how you dice it, you have competition and you have to figure out how to stand out amongst all the advertising noise.
Using flyer templates to create an amazing promotional paper is one way you can reach your target audience. Combine with free fonts for a truly unique appearance.
Where Can I Get Free Flyer Templates?
A search for free flyer templates returns millions of results. We’ve done the heavy lifting of visiting many different sites and seeing what each has to offer. We then narrowed the options down to those that are free and offer a nice selection for business owners.
One of Designerly’s favorite online tools is Canva.com. You can do many things for free and even upload your own custom images to insert into their templates. However, if you want to use their stock photos, you’ll pay $1 for each, making the entire digital software program extremely inexpensive for beginning designers.
Canva has 7,468 flyer templates. The software is drag and drop with additional features. The site offers filters such as size and style selections so you can easily locate the exact design you want.
If you already have an Adobe Creative Cloud account, you can access a nice selection of free flyer templates. The templates are ready to plug into your favorite Adobe software, such as PhotoShop or InDesign.
Adobe does offer a free account. While it has fewer features than the paid version, you can get started and see if these templates are right for you.
PicMonkey offers a seven-day free trial so you can see what you think about their online software/flyer maker. We wanted to include this option because it is so easy to use. Even newbies can throw together a professional looking flyer in just a few minutes.
Their basic subscription starts at $7.99 per month should you decide to use this source for additional flyers in the future. Or, use it one time and get a free flyer during the trial period.
VistaCreate offers hundreds of templates divided by categories such as “Food,” “Sale and Promotion,” and “Events. Find a design you love and drag and drop your own details. The setup is similar to Canva, but you can try out the design space for free before deciding if you’d like to upgrade the account. You’ll find different looks than they have at Canva, too.
If you already use a word processing program, such as MS Office 365, you likely have access to a number of free templates. They also offer premium options, but you’ll find many free ones you can tweak. You could also create your own template from scratch to save time on future flyers.
We love the professional edge these sample flyer templates have to them. While there are layers to Piktochart membership, they offer a free plan and give a number of flyers you can use to get started.
The click and drop interface lets you add your own images, change colors, add and delete elements and fully customize the flyer to suit your company’s needs.
The free plan gives you up to five active visuals, two downloads and 100 MB of image upload storage. For unlimited downloads, you’ll need to upgrade to a $14.00 per month membership. However, the Free plan is excellent for those just starting out. Try out the software and see if the templates meet your needs before committing.
Are you looking for downloadable flyer templates you can edit with your program of choice? Template.net offers a wide variety of gorgeous templates for free download. This option made our list because of the huge range of formats you can download each template in. Grab a PSD and edit in Photoshop. You can also get templates for free in the following formats:
- Google Docs
- Adobe Illustrator
- Microsoft Word
- Apple Pages
There’s no need to buy or learn new software. Just select the option you already use for other projects.
Unblast may not have the prettiest website design, but they offer some gorgeous template mockups so you can show off your design to your customers or clients. More of a marketing or development template, these downloadable mockups are all free.
Additional Sources for Free Flyer Templates
Of course, we couldn’t fit every source we liked into a single article. Some other options that we felt deserved a mention included:
Template maker that is super easy to use. There’s nothing to download. Just hop on there and start experimenting with looks. They have some really high-end designs for free on this site.
You can create up to three assets for no charge. We love the way they integrate beautiful photos into the flyer designs.
If you search for “free flyer templates,” you’ll see over 100,000 results. Some of these designs are gorgeous and you can create a free account to save your favorites. You will need to subscribe to download, but there is no requirement to upgrade to a professional level account.
When you see a flyer design you really enjoy, ask the business owner where they found it. They may have some additional resources for templates you hadn’t thought of. You might even discover a new designer who can help you come up with unique flyers for a reasonable price.