Having your own graphics is so important when you are trying to stand out from the crowd! You can read more about why I think it’s essential to brand yourself in my Direct Sales: How do I brand myself? article. When you want to make your graphics sometimes you need a good photo and using stock photos can help. Here are a few places you can start your search for Free Stock Photos.
Ivory Mix has lots of free downloads you can use. Most of them are quite feminine in format which makes it great for the boss ladies out there. You do have to sign up, but then you get access to their free images which they add to every month.
- Lots of variety
- Beautiful flat lays
- Commercial use allowed
- Royalty Free
Unsplash has so many great things to choose from, and they are all FREE. They have over 300,000 images on their site, and they add to that listing every day.
- So many things to pick from
- Easy to use search features
- Images are categorized
Canva is excellent for many reasons, but the editing options are what sets them apart for me. One of my favorite uses is Resizing photos quickly with Canva. Even if you don’t take advantage of their photo editing, they have a pretty comprehensive database of images you can use.
- Built-in editing
- Easy to find images
Pixaby kind of drives me crazy because the photos I always see first are the ones to Shutterstock. Once you get used to not looking at those, you will be fine!
- Easy to search
- Once you click on an image, you can see other similar photos. Having choices is especially helpful if you are a blogger trying to create a series with similar images.
- Lots of choices and design aesthetics
Just a reminder, that site you are using resources from, make sure you check their terms of service. They may change, and you wouldn’t want to be held liable for using something you shouldn’t.
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