Creating eye-catching visual elements for your business blog to attract readers is almost as important as creating good content. In this post, I am sharing my top 20 resources to download free stock images to use on your website, print materials, social media and blog posts.
Did you know that 94% 1 of blog posts with good images attract a lot more readers? With the rise of social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, having good high-quality images that match your branding style is a must if you want to engage your visitors.
20 Awesome Resources To Download Free Stock Images
Purchasing high-quality images once in a while are OK, but finding one to include in your weekly blog post is can prove expensive in the long run. Let’s face it, if you are a small business or blog, you don’t want to spend a lot buying images that you’ll probably use only once.
Fortunately, thousands of websites offer modern and high-quality free stock images. Free stock means that they are free to use for commercial or non-commercial use without getting into hot water! Here are just some of my 20 favourite resources where you can find beautiful images to use for your blog posts, ebooks, and any other content that you wish to create for your business!
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Authentic stock photography featuring women of colour. You will be able to access over 180+ images and they also have a shop opening soon so you can pay for any photos that you like for a reasonable price.
Stock images aimed for women in business. Haute Stock offers a membership however if you sign up to their mailing list you will immediately receive 21 FREE stock images. You’ll also continue to receive free stock photos monthly, our best visual branding tips, exclusive Haute Stock updates and special offers.
Feminine styled photography aimed for women in business. The shop offers a wide range of styled stock images at a low price. Sign up to their newsletter and receive exclusive FREE images directly to your inbox.
Pixi Stock offers over 2000 of styled stock photos, graphics and templates for members. However, if you do not want to pay for them, you can also join their newsletter and receive FREE images delivered to your inbox on a monthly basis.
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.
Beautiful, high-resolution photography, all of the photos on this site are free. Free in cost as well as free to use under a Creative Commons CC0 license.
A large database of free to use creative high-quality stock images, PSD and vectors. A free account allows you to download 5 images a day. There is also a premium option of $3.00 – $19.00 per month where you will be able to download unlimited images, PSD, and vector files.
Get Refe helps organisations and individuals bring ideas to life in a memorable way. They provide high-quality images of people interacting with technology for your projects.
High-quality free photos in one place. They hunt for best free images from many online sources and pull them all together in one spot. Most of their photos are CC0 license (do whatever you want).
Free to use original photos taken by Daria, a Visual and UX design who take these beautiful images and share them for free and commercial use.
Death to Stock Photos is a community that provides high-quality images for creatives and businesses. As well as offering membership options they also provide FREE stock images on a monthly basis if you sign up for their newsletters.
Free high-resolution images added on a weekly bases with the permission to use free from copyright restrictions.
Free styled stock images ready to download and use for your business and blog. There is an option for membership, but if you sign up for their newsletter you receive FREE images plus weekly tips.
Stock photos for personal and commercial use. All images are under the CC0 license which means they are public domain and anyone could use them for any reason they pleased. Stock photos are used by hundreds of thousands of people every day. They are needed for websites, mockups, blogs, businesses, print, advertisement, newspapers and so many other uses.
A free stock photo site that is powered by Shopify. They have 1000’s of high quality and royalty-free images available and free to download. It’s a great resource for designers, bloggers and entrepreneurs to create stunning websites and marketing campaigns. You can use these pictures for just about anything — hero images on your blog or online store, backgrounds for school projects, shots for social media campaigns, client work, and beyond.
ISO Republic provides free stock photos for creative professionals. Since their launch, they have published over 3,000 CC0 licensed images, with more being added every single week. Iso Republic is an independent website that is managed and maintained by a small team of contributors.
Royalty-free service for stock images. To this day the site has gathered over 6 million impressions, and the photos have been downloaded over 4 million times. Kaboompics is one of the most popular sources of free images for lifestyle, interior design and specialized bloggers in the world.
A curated collection of free web design resources, photos, graphics, vectors, and templates. All free for commercial use!
Creative Convex offers free 20 high-resolution floral images for creatives and entrepreneurs. All images are under Creative Commons License. Free photos include product mockups, social media cover images, blog graphics, ebook covers and newsletter designs.
Having a wide range of FREE stock image resource is handy for when you need them. I would recommend bookmarking this page for future reference.
However, please remember to check the licensing before using these images, because although the photos are FREE, some have guidelines regarding how you may use them on your blog or business website. For example, some will allow you to use the images as long as they are not for commercial use, while some request a credit for their work.
I hope this has been useful for some of you, and if I have missed any good FREE stock image websites please let me know in the comments below!
I am a web designer, graphic artist & illustrator in Valencia, Spain. I am also the creative director for Tucanoo Solutions Ltd, a software development company specialising in legal, financial and healthcare applications.