Do you use stock photos for your online marketing?
Are the costs starting to pile up?
Here's a helpful list of the best websites for cheap stock photos that will keep a little coin in your pocket.
Cut the costs of your images with these free resources for cheap stock photos.
Have you ever spent hours searching for the perfect image to use in your blog article or social media post just to find out that it costs an arm and a leg to use?
If you're anything like me, you know the value of a well-executed photograph, and paying for the perfect photo is totally worth it. But because of the high number of blog and social media posts that we need to create to effectively reach our audiences, spending a lot of money each time we need a photo isn't financially sustainable.
Fortunately for us, there are very generous photographers that are willing to let us use some of their photos at little to no cost.
Here is a list of the best websites for cheap stock photos:
Nic, the creator of Little Visuals passed away in 2013, but his family has decided to keep this project up and continue giving away his images for free. They've added a few donation links to the Hand of Heart Charity, so if you use any of Nic's pics, please let his family know.
Nic, The founder of Little Visuals passed away unexpectedly in 2013 of a cardiac episode. His family decided to keep the site up and running in his memory and have asked that anyone who wishes to give back, do so by donating to the Hand on Heart Charity which supplies schools with portable defibrillators.
Death to the Stock Photo was created by Allie and David, two photographers, who decided to share their photos with the internet. They have a newsletter and a podcast and a premium membership. You have to sign up for the newsletter to get the pics, but it's worth it. Soooo worth it.
10. IM Creator
A curated collection of free resources which includes many photos. Because it's a curated collection the license and restrictions will vary depending on the resource.
Check each image for license details
Last but not least, you.
There is nothing more powerful than an original image. Regardless if you have a smartphone, a point-and-shoot camera, or a powerful DSLR, you have the ability to shoot some pretty stunning photos. And if there is one drawback to using free stock images, it's that your business competitors might be using the same photos.
🔥 Let's Discuss!
What's your favorite cheap stock photo website? What kinds of stock photos (landscapes, people, food) do you use most often? What's the weirdest stock photo you've seen? 😜 Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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