YAAAAS! You read that correctly! Get your Royalty Free stock images right here!
In today’s digital marketing world, it’s all about the brand. It’s impossible to build a good brand, particularly by using social media without decent photos!
It’s so tempting to jump on Google to search for images, or “borrow” them from other social media accounts. I’m sorry to say… but you REALLY can’t do that! If you are found displaying an image you are not permitted to use (and there are ways to scan the internet to check nowadays!) you could find yourself in hot water legally and face whopping big legal fees.
There are 3 ways you can get images:
- Have your own photo shoot:
If you are in a service based industry – where you are selling YOU, we highly recommend you do have a photo shoot! However, its not always viable financially.
- Buy images from a stock library
Stock image websites such as Shutterstock or iStock have excellent libraries of images that you can purchase. Depending on their indented use, these images can range from under $10 each through to a few hundred. As a small business, you may find that you do not have the budget for this…
- Use ROYALTY FREE IMAGES from a stock image supplier!
The wonderful world of the internet changes rapidly… you can now find stock images, readily available for you to download and use both personally and commercially… FOR FREE. In many cases, you aren’t even required to credit the stock image supplier or the photographer.
Here are our top 5 FREE image sites:
Gratsiography’s collection isn’t as extensive as the other image libraries suggested here, however their collection is still worth a look.
Photo by Ryan McGuire on Gratsography