Video is becoming a popular method of communicating your content to your audience. More and more brands are starting to integrate it into their marketing strategy.
- 82% of Twitter users watch video content on Twitter
- YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of total internet users.
- 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos a week.
- More than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day.
- More video content is uploaded in 30 days than the major U.S. television networks have created in 30 years.
- 87% of online marketers use video content.
After searching around, it becomes evident that video clips can become expensive for your business. If you don’t have the budget available, there are plenty of resources that offer free video clips that you can use without spending a penny!
Pexels.com is famous for its copyright free photos, but did you know it also has a section for free videos? All of these are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can edit or change the videos and use them for personal and even for commercial projects without having to spend money. All without asking for permission or linking back to the source!
Pixabay has a wide selection of content ranging from vectors to videos, which means it’s a great website to add to the list. Unlike Pexels, they also offer videos that are 4K so you can find better quality content using Pixabay.
Although free videos from Videezy need to be credited, it still offers a good selection of footage for your business to use. It has both pro and free video clips available on the website. If you don’t mind giving credit to the owner, it is a great website to use.
Videvo offers three different licences for its stock footage. Some require you to attribute the author whilst others can be used without any credit. To check out what their licences mean you can visit here.
This navigation is more complex on the Stock Footage 4 Free website but it offers plenty of videos that are available to use free of charge.
As long as you credit Vidsplay when you use their footage, it is completely free to use for any of your projects. You can search for content using the keywords search bar or even by their categories. Again, this website isn’t as easy to navigate around as Pexels or Pixabay, but you could find some useful footage on there.
Ignite Motion offers background videos that you can use for video projects or to create simple things such as video introductions. It is also useful for videos that take advantage of text overlays when you don’t want just a still image as the background.
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