QR codes are one of the fastest growing forms of marketing around. Have you ever been walking down the street and wondered why the does every new advertisement have a square barcode on it? Well that’s because it’s probably linked to someone’s website or promotional information.
Wikipedia describes QR Codes as follows: A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data.
(QR code with www.RashadGlover.com encoded inside)
QR codes are very simple to setup and can be done by anybody with time, a computer and the internet.
For time purposes I’m going to show you how to do it the easy way. Follow these simple steps and you will also have a QR code linked to whatever you want. First go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ and take a look around.
(Screenshot of http://qrcode.kaywa.com/.)
(Now input your website’s URL or any text, phone number or SMS then click “Generate!”.)
(Your result should look like the following image.)
That’s it. There’s not much more to it. After you have the image you can put it on anything including shirts, coats, cups or billboards.