“Beautiful, free-to-use stock photography for my business?” you may be thinking, “Why not just promise me a unicorn?”
But it’s true! Photographers contribute to a few free stock photography websites, and the licenses are very expansive. Businesses can use these images for commercial use without payment or attribution.
Free Stock Photo Sources
With thousands of free photos, never publish another article or social media post without a picture again. According to Medium:
“Posts that include images produce 650 percent higher engagement than text-only posts.”
That statistic is huge, but it seems about right to me. Customers determine in a split-second if they want to engage with your content. And, you know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
If using all this beautiful photography for free feels a little unfair, consider crediting the photographer and including a link to their profile. After all, that’s free, too.