Welcome to Part 9 of 2-week-long blog series for newbie bloggers – “Blog Your Heart Away”
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Blogging is not hard. But you have to blog smartly. Amidst the huge crowd of bloggers, you have to prove your uniqueness, originality, and creativity smartly. For that you can use your writing style, choice of blog topics, engagement with your readers, and using good quality photos or images for all your graphics.
As a beginner blogger, you may struggle to find good quality photos to use for your blog. So you may end up using photos from Google or Pinterest. This may lead to copyright issues and royalty issues. You may have a high risk of being sued for using copyrighted images on your blog.
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In this post, I discuss about 15+ Best Ready To Use Free Stock Photos For Beginner Bloggers. Also, list out the Free Stock Photos Usage Guidelines
Blog Your Heart Away Blog Series Part 9: 15+ Best Ready To Use Free Stock Photos For Beginner Bloggers
What Are Free Stock Photos
Free Stock Photos is a collection of high quality, professional and free photos, images which are licensed free for any specific use. It’s an archive of ready to use photos of commercial usage. You can use those images for your blog, newsletters, landing pages, business sales pages and you can even sell them. There are many websites offering a huge collection of free stock photos.
Free Stock Photos Usage Guidelines
Though these stock photos can be used freely for any purpose like blog posts, social media graphics, there are some points to keep in mind. So here’s your Free Stock Photos Usage Guidelines.
Free Stock Photos Usage Guidelines
- Read the copyright, usage rules, or license carefully.
- Use the images creatively to reflect your personal brandings like logo, color, and patterns.
- Give credits to the photographer wherever needed.
- Use only related, high-quality images.
- Use only fresh and new images.
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15+ Best Ready To Use Free Stock Photos For Beginner Bloggers
All the stock photo sites listed in this post provide the most loved, high quality, and wide range of images that can be used freely on your blog. These are my personal favorites.
Pexels is the best free stock photos & video site shared by talented creators. Has a wide category of high-quality images, photos, and videos. Ten new photos added every day. My most favorite site.
Unsplash is my next favorite site for free stock photos. They have great photos of different categories like Nature, Technical, Food, Art, and more. They also offer photo challenges often.
Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright-free images and videos. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes. Collection of stunning free images & royalty-free stock images. Has over 1.8 million+ high-quality stock images and videos shared by their talented community.
StockSnap.io promise their users an ever-expanding collection of the best, most beautiful stock images for free. And they offer these images under a single, simple Creative Commons license that lets you do what you want with all their photos, with no attribution required.
PicJumbo helps to find the best free stock photos for websites or blogs. They have thousands of high-resolution free stock images to download. It has been cited as one of the best free stock photo sites by various popular & international online publications.
Picography has a great collection of Gorgeous, High-Resolution, Free Photos. That you can use however you like with our free license.
Shopify Burst is an awesome site for free stock photos for websites and commercial use. you can download free, high-resolution images. They offer many seasonal discounts and deals.
PikWizard has High Quality, Free Stock Photos with a stunning library of over 1 million stock images and videos. Royalty-free and safe for commercial use, with no attribution required.
Stock By Jewels
Stock By Jewels has gorgeous & versatile designer Stock Photos for REAL Female Entrepreneurs in Their 40s and Beyond!
Every month, over 70.000 people from 209 countries visit Kaboompics, a royalty-free service for stock images. Photos from Kaboompics appear on sites like BBC, CNN, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo, iSpot, BuzzFeed, Hubspot, The Huffington Post, Lifehacker (Polish: Onet, WP, Eska, Polskie Radio, Antyweb) and even PornHub (thankfully that was an April Fools’ joke). Kaboompics is one of the most popular sources of free images for lifestyle, interior design, and specialized bloggers in the World.
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Pixistock offers unlimited downloads of thousands of stylish photos and graphic templates for your business. You can get free stock photos and Canva templates right in your inbox by subscribing to their newsletter.
Canva is actually a designing software that uses drag-and-drop features and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics. It also has a good collection of free stock photos. All my blog, Pinterest, and Social Media graphics are created with Canva only.
Ivory Mix offers 550+ STOCK PHOTOS, RESOURCES, & MORE FOR YOUR CREATIVE PROJECTS! I adore their collection of high-quality images. They also provide comprehensive and detailed guides on how to design social media and Pinterest graphics.
Creative Market empowers creators around the world to make their ideas a reality. Everything we do is to help them turn passion into opportunity. They also provide 6 free goods like templates, planners, font, and stock photos every week.
She Bold Stock
She Bold Stock is the only styled stock photography that helps women solopreneurs to create professional images for free. It’s about helping passionate girl bosses feel confident in their brand.
Styled Stock Society
Styled Stock Society has a beautiful and stunning collection of feminine photos free for your blog. Subscribe to their newsletter and receive exclusive FREE photos directly in your inbox
Desygner offer professional and high-quality royalty-free images to suit any project. Desygner is also a powerful design tool for content creation, where you can use these images on your designs or on thousands of pre-designed templates that you can get for free.
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Hope this comprehensive list of free stock photos reduces your burden of searching and worrying about your images. You can well go ahead and download from these sites to design stunning graphics for your blog without any mess.
What free stock photos sites do you use on your blog? Which sites are your most favorite ones? Do share it with me.
Don’t miss to read my next post “Blog Your Heart Away Part 10: 13 Protips For Becoming A Better Blogger
Feel free to help your friends to read this blog series!
Read the previous posts in BYHA series:
- Blog Your Heart Away (BYHA)
- How To Start A Blog For Free In 5 Easy Steps
- How To Structure A Perfect Blog Post
- Essential Action Steps To Take Before And After Publishing A Blog Post
- Top 9 Types Of Blog Posts That Go Viral