Text links are easy to add to your site. But if you want to add more flavor to your links you can create banner ads for them. You don’t even have to be a designer or get graphic design software to create free banners. You can search online and find banner design sites that will allow you to enter text and select from pre-designed templates.
Enter and place the text that you want to appear in the space provided. Once you have the banner designed the way you like it you can download it. One thing to remember about these free design services is that they will probably include information about the company somewhere on the image. This is the trade-off for getting a free banner graphic. So if you are looking for a quick way to have a graphic designed this can be a solution.
One limitation that you might run into is the size / dimensions available to choose from. You might find 300 x 250 or 468 x 68. There will probably be a limited number of templates to choose from also. After you download the image you can include the graphic with a link to the destination that you desire. Free banner designs might work for the short term but when you are ready you can still find high quality graphic design online for a good price. You don’t have to spend big on graphics. You can check offers on fiverr for inexpensive graphic deals.