Stock photos are a great tool for your business, especially if you don’t have the equipment to take high quality photos. But learning how to use stock photos is a great and efficient skills to have! There are hundreds of sources for stock photography, we even offer stock photos through Bloguettes! A lot of stock photos on generic websites are often cheesy & unusable. All this talk about stock photos may leave you wondering what exactly they can be used for. Here are three creative ideas using one of our images from Stock That Rocks — the possibilities are endless!
1. Create A Blog Post Graphic
Stock photos are great for blog post and article graphics. Simply add some text in Photoshop and it creates a whole new image. We use photos for a lot of our blog post featured images, it is a great way to grab people’s attention & also perfect for Pinterest. People love visuals, a lot of times, it’s the photo that gets us to click the link. This is why it’s so important to have modern and engaging stock photos!
2. Personalize It With A Screenshot
We love stock photos that include phones or computers, because they are easy to edit and personalize! Take a screenshot from your phone or computer and insert it into your stock photo. This is a great strategy to feature your Instagram or website homepage.
3. Make A Banner Image
Many people fail to realize that stock photos can be cropped for different purposes. Using a portion of the entire image is a great way to spin the photo into something original. One idea is to turn the stock photo into a graphic for your website sidebar or banner image! The background image really grabs your attention opposed to only text.
If you’re a blogger, creative, or just a gal on the hunt for the perfect picture, our stock photos are perfect for you. Stock That Rocks can be purchased as a monthly membership, and can be cancelled at any time. Each month, we add 100+ new images to the library, so you’ll always have new royalty-free photos to choose from!
- $10/image (shop photos here)
- $29/month B-Team Membership – includes 15 stock photo downloads & access to all webinars (great for bloggers, small bizs)
- $75/month Stock Photo Membership – 45 stock photo downloads (best for agencies)
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