I love going to websites and clicking on social media graphics that draw me in with great photos. For most people, they decide in a few seconds whether they are going to stay on your site or whether they are going to keep on moving.
Things that tend to keep them browsing around are:
- Great Website Design
- Engaging Banner/Header
- Amazing & Professional Photos
I know that when you are first starting out in business, having a professional photos done may not be in your budget. (The truth is that I have been in business for over 6 years now and I still have not had a full photoshoot).
I also know that great pictures can attract your clients and that bad photos can make people stop looking (not buy).
For some, taking great photos on their own is the solution. (With great lighting, frame layout/planning, and a smartphone, people are able to take great pictures).
For others, getting great photos from sites with permission to use them is the best option.
Places to Find Beautiful & Professional (FREE) Photos Online
When using photos on your website, you have to make sure that you have permission to use them commercially. When selecting your stock photos, make sure that:
- Your visual matches your content.
- It is not an overly used photo (You have not already seen it used multiple times).
- You check the creative license for use.
So, here’s my list of places to find free, stock photos.
50+ Places to Find Free Stock Photos
So, what will you create? How will you use the pictures in your social media graphics or on your website?