Visuals can add the needed "punch" to make a blog post stand out--to catch people's attention on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms. But what happens when you don't have even a small budget to purchase stock photos or videos?
Doing the standard Internet search, as well as getting tips from fellow bloggers, I've developed a list of sites that offer free (really) high-resolution stock photos and videos. Hooray--I've done the legwork for you! Now, full disclosure here: While I've used some of these sites to download some amazing photos, there are also some that are just so-so. But as they say, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," meaning what I think may be just an 'okay'' photo, you may think is just perfect for your needs. Or you may find that these sites offer a limited variety of photos and images, and that may be true. It boils down to this: these resources offer you free photos and images. There's even one site that offers free short HD videos! Surely one of these sites will have a few photographs you can use.
Soon, I'll share some other resource lists for things such as photo editing, writing, presentation slides, getting organized, and more! Stay tunedI
In the meantime, check out my list and start using beautiful images for your blog and other social media platforms. And stop using clip art!