Did you know that Visual Content marketing is becoming one of the most popular digital marketing trends today, with the ever-increasing use of visual social media like Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook, among others?
Visual content is being used extensively as a way to increase traffic and conversion among established businesses and digital marketers. If you are struggling to improve your online presence and visibility, it is high time to shift or enhance your visual content marketing strategy.
People LOVE this kind of content. It is easy and fast to consume. Where can you find free images that are of high quality and cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?
The answer is right here, where we show you a list of awesome websites for free stock photos.
A few words of warning before using any free images.
Even though all the photos are free to use, without attribution, for personal, editorial, or commercial purposes, some of the sites shown in this series have stipulations that require attribution. Also for commercial use, do check with each of the free image sites that you can still use the images for free. So make sure you read the usage license every time you download an image.
I always start with Pixabay, as it has the biggest archive of Free Stock Photos. The downside is that you may find some gorgeous photos mixed together with some lower quality images all side by side. All photos are released under Creative Commons CC0.
Few people know that you can also find high-quality videos in Pixabay.
With Pexels, the photos are carefully handpicked from a variety of free image sources to make sure that you are getting only top quality images.
Pexels also has a wide range of high-quality videos that you can use any way you want.
This site is one of the top-quality websites that a lot of marketers and designers use to illustrate their content or create graphics as book covers, viral image quotes, etc.
A cool feature that Unsplash has is the option to create bookmarks of images that they call “collections.” You can structure your image collections by keywords, and what is useful, you can share your collections with your audience, your customers, your partners, etc.
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