For many non profits and small business owners, finding or getting good quality photos can be a big challenge. If you’re updating your website, writing a newsletter or a blog, or doing almost anything you’ll share with potential clients, interesting and relevant photos are a must-have.
In an ideal world, having professional photos taken – of your clients, or people who could be clients, makes a huge difference in developing your company’s brand, and can put you way above the competition. But in a real world I know that this is not always feasible!
What IS always feasible is either purchasing good quality photos, or finding them for free.
Because I’m sure you can find the paid ones easily enough, I wanted to share with you some websites where you can find free photos.
Photo Pin allows you to use photos as long as they’re not for profit. (credit required….see bottom of this email for this photo’s credit)
Morgue File has the least restrictions on usage, and attribution is not always required. Quality of photos varies, but this is my go-to photo website.
I recently found out about free photos from HubSpot. You can download a variety of business-related photos using the above link.
FYI – Not long after I downloaded some images from this site HubSpot called me inquiring if they could help my business in other ways. Fair enough!
Getty Images also now offers free photos, for use on blogs, etc.
You can publish them without paying as long as you’re not earning money from them (ie. a blog) and the photo has the embed symbol, which looks like this: < / >
I’m sure there are more sites out there where you can find free photos, but I’d say this is a good start. I hope these come in handy for you!