Images: 11 Great Resources that are Under-the-Radar and Free

Images Resources

We already know why images have become our primary marketing tool.

 

Yet the chore is in finding great images from the standard resources.  It can be time consuming, difficult and a pain in you know what.  images that don't suck - the marketing bit

Not to mention expensive.

The other option is to make your own images.

This means even more time.

You want your images to stand out.

After all, you’re using them to act as a visual shorthand for your ebooks, your social media updates, your slide shows, your blog posts.

You need images that are unique and that not everyone and their brother are using.

Right?

Got it.

That’s why I believe you’ll find this list of image resources to be invaluable.

Dustin Senos‘, a product designer and photographer. understands these challenges.  The best part is that he shares some great image resources you can use for all of your online marketing efforts.

All that is required is for you to sprinkle these images with a little of your imagination.

A few of these websites  want attribution when you use the photo.  All this means is giving credit to the photographer, which seems fair and is the right thing to do.  It won’t diminish the value the photo brings to your efforts.

Most are no-credit, no-cost and very high-end images.  One of these resources offers patterns that you can use in a variety of ways.  I used one pattern as the header in the above graphic.  Here’s a sample of one photo that caught my eye by  Elisabetta Foco.

 

Stairwall - the marketing bit

 

Dustin says he’ll be adding more resources to the list, so go ahead and bookmark the website page so you can refer back to it easily.  You’ll be glad you did.

Stock photos that don’t suck

 

 

Sheila Hibbard

Sheila Hibbard takes the fluff, hype and confusion out of marketing and social media. She provides small business owners with straight forward, no nonsense marketing guidance and techniques that produce results based on her 35 plus years in advertising, communications, research, strategic planning and social media. Author of Marketing Online Made Simple - WHO.

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