Stock photos have an important role in the blogging industry, though you might not be aware of it. Have you ever seen an amazing quality, stand out image and thought “Wow”? You may have been looking at a stock photo. For a busy blogger in a pinch, they’re an absolute life saver!
These images are available in the thousands, you just have to know where to look. Free stock photos have a public license, which means anybody has the right to use them. This applies to both personal and commercial use. So if you’re a small business owner looking for an image to use in your advertising – look no further.
So here they are, the top 10 best sites for FREE stock photos.
These sites are all jam packed with photos, but you can always search a keyword to narrow down the results. This also makes it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for. Personally, I don’t like using stock photos in my blog posts. Using your own images really showcases your personal style to your readers, and also brands. However, I have used them in the past to promote posts on social media. It gives them a more professional edge, especially if you use a good eye-catching image.
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*All of the images in this post were taken by myself and are not open to public license*