I hope you’re doing great! I’ve had a busy couple of weeks – I just got back from a fantastic weekend trip to San Diego and a very restorative week in Kauai, Hawaii with a good friend.
I’ll be in Pennsylvania for about 9 more days before Don and I head to California again to escape the humidity and visit some friends. Of course I’m going to hang out with my nephew as much as humanly possible in the meantime. :)
Today I thought I’d send you some websites I get a ton of value from. They all have royalty-free, commercial use allowed, great-looking images that you can download for free.
Of course you can use images many ways – here are some of my favorite uses:
First, you can pop them on items you sell on UseGearBubble. For example, I grabbed a penguin image from one site and popped it on this mug:
It’s ugly, but it DOES sell – though I recommend letting it sell passively and not running paid ads to something like this. :)
You can also combine images to make more intricate designs. For example we’ve sold 100+ units of this mug, which is the combination of 2 stock photos:
You can use these sites to find mockups for your sales material. For example, I found a t-shirt mockup on a stock photo site, then put another royalty-free photo on top of it:
These photos can also be used for blog posts/books/any training material or to create engaging pictures for your social media posts/ads. Posts with images always do better.
There are lots of photo sites but I like these particular ones because they have easily searchable databases, tons of options, high quality pictures and there’s no signup required:
- http://pixabay.com – There are sponsored pictures at the top here but the majority are totally free.
- http://openclipart.org – This one is great for finding images to put on top of products.
- http://morguefile.com/ – This one has stunning pictures that look great in blog posts.
If you ever exhaust your options on those sites there’s also http://www.kozzi.com. You do need to sign up for that one but you get 5 free images and then there’s a flat fee of $1/image.
To be clear, I don’t get financial benefit from sharing any of those – just thought it might help.
Have a great day!