Stock Photo Website Round Up

Finding a good stock image for commercial use can be quite tricky, especially for new business owners who might not have enough room in the budget to purchase images. There are hundreds of sites out there, but not all of them are easy to navigate or allow for commercial use. 

Plus you want to find images that actually work for your business. Sure you can use the same image everyone else is using or you can dig a little deeper and find something better. 

 
 Stock Photo Website Round Up
 

 

Good news! I've rounded up some the best websites for stock images for commercial use only! This means you can use them on your website, blog posts, and social media! 

1. Kaboompics. 

I always start with this one! I love Kaboompics, it's my favorite place to start my search for stock photos. The images are great quality, and they have a big variety. They also add new images all the time, even seasonal photographs. There is no attribution required. 

The only thing I don't like about Kaboompics, is that only a few images show up on each page so searching for images can take a while. 

2. Pixabay

Pixabay has a HUGE selection of images. They also have some vector images, illustrations, and videos. Attribution is not required. My favorite aspect of their website, is that the screen in full of images so you can quickly scroll through. Love saving time. 

3. Pexels

Pexels is a smaller collection of photos, but they offer great photos that are fun and interesting. I'm dying for a reason to use that hedgehog image! No attribution required. 

4. Gratisography

You have to check out Gratisograhy! This site has really fun and quirky photos. You might not find what you need, but are sure to be entertained while you are looking. The collection is pretty small, but all of the photos are taken by one photographer, which is really kind of cool. He's just out there having fun, and offering his photos to the world. No attribution required. 

5. Picjumbo

Where to find stock images.

Picjumbo has a pretty big collection of images. Most of them are totally free for commercial use, they do have some different upgrades where you can pay to purchase all of their photos or join their premium membership to get an entire collection. No attribution is required for commercial use, and they DO encourage editing or adding text/logo before posting to social media. 

Avoid using cheesy stock photos

Using stock images can really help enhance your brand visually.

Just be sure to avoid the really cheesy ones likes this. 

For more information on how to use stock images so they don't look like the same images everyone else is using, check out my 5 day mini-course for branding. In there, I show you how to take these everyday stock images and elevate them to work for you! 

Are you using stock images already? Where do you find your images?