It can be extremely difficult to catch the attention of your audience with a simple text post on social media. Visual content became increasingly popular in 2018. With platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram on the rise, it became the norm to attach images/video to your post. Those browsing the internet tend to engage more with visual posts, with images on Facebook review 2.3x more interaction than those without (source)You’d be missing a trick if you did not spend the time putting together a post with attractive visuals.

However, it’s not always easy to take the perfect image for your post. Many companies don’t have the resources or time to have a full set of professional photos, and these companies rely on stock images to create the visual content that is needed to get the attention for their audience. The price of stock images can vary, but sometimes you may not have the budget to splash out on hundreds of images. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of websites where you can get royalty free stock images for both commercial and personal use.


Creative Commons:






>Redirect yourself to the above websites by clicking the image

When you are downloading images, always make sure to check the copyright laws that come with the image, some authors may require that you credit them, others may be completely free to use. If you don’t know, don’t risk it – it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Our Digital Marketer Apprenticeship will give you relevant information on copyright laws and how you can protect your own work online, and the best practices to stay safe online to avoid any potential trouble!

For more information and to sign up to your course, use our contact form.