Finding stock images for your business’s website, social media, and other marketing efforts is a tough but essential part of any marketing strategy. While it would be great to have a photographer documenting every aspect of your business, most of us are not that lucky.
The websites below are all free image resources that I use for both my clients and my own business.
Although most images are free to use, make sure you check the license info for each website before utilizing them for your business.
Unsplash is my go-to place to find stock images for both my clients and my own business. They have a wide selection of stock images and usually stay away from the cheesy, posed look that stock photos are known for.
Pexels offers a wide variety of stock photos that are easily searchable. While they sometimes lean towards more cheesy images, it’s usually my second stop if Unsplash lets me down.
Reshot’s homepage says “handpicked, non-stocky images” and they usually live up to that promise. They have a lot of stock images that aren’t found on other sites.
Burst is run by Shopify and is a great resource, especially for businesses in the e-commerce industry. Most of the photos were taken in-house and are focused around specific business niches.
If your business has a particularly feminine brand, Styled Stock is a great resource for female creative entrepreneurs. They have a large selection of feminine styled stock photos.
The websites below offer free vector graphics to use for your business as long as you credit the author. If you want to use them without credit, you can pay a small fee.
Whether you’re looking for icons, patterns, or templates; Freepik is a great resource for all things vectors.
As with Freepik, Vecteezy offers a collection of vector graphics.
Flaticon is my go-to place for vector icons. You can download the icons in a variety of file types and even edit colors or the icons themselves before downloading.