Do you struggle to find appropriate images to use for your blog posts, your social media posts?
Because let’s face it nobody wants to look at boring words when you have a post, they also love to see some pretty pictures. That’s kind of where Instagram really flourished right? So where do you go to get these great images? Two websites that you should consider that are free when it comes to stock photos are Pixabay.com and Pexels.com, P-E-X-E-L-S.com, two great websites where you can search for images and download them. And they’re covered by the Creative Commons license so you’re know that you’ve got these royalty free images that you can use.
If you wanna step it up a bit and you wanna find a paid website that you can go and obtain some good images. The latest one that I’m personally using is a site called 123RF.com. Stands for 123 Royalty Free, 123rf.com. Again, very inexpensive. You buy credits on their system or you can buy a monthly subscription. You can keyword search. They even have video clips and audio clips as well as still images and some vector art that you can go and download on their website.
So I highly recommend that you consider these three websites as resources when you’re looking for that next great image to compliment some kind of post that you’re gonna put out there. Let’s face it, we shouldn’t all be putting out just boring little thumbnails or using what YouTube uses as the default generated thumbnail on a video.
You should always be uploading a custom thumbnail image, creating something maybe you use a tool like Canva in order to help you create that image.
But you should do it because it really elevates the value of your post and the eye candy that it has so that people are more likely to read what you’ve posted.
(Transcript of https://youtu.be/k0XAnVVCFDo on YouTube)