Do you want to take your posters and flyers to a higher level or do you want to give your website a facelift with beautiful images? In this blog, we will explain free tools to take your images to the next level. Read along!
Beautiful images on your website, social media, posters and flyers are a must these days! Why? The human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text. But what do you do if you don’t have a good photo camera or if you don’t know how to take the right picture? In this blog we share our favorite, free, stock photo websites with you! We also explain available online graphic editing programs so that you can get started for free so you can upgrade your website, posters, flyers and social media.
Three stock photo websites with royalty free photos
There are a lot of photos and other images available online. However, you should not just use any picture your website or on social media. This is because the rights of this photo belong to the maker. If you do this, you can expect high fines. That is why we advise to use royalty-free photos for your (online) promotion. Fortunately, there are several websites where you can download royalty-free photos for free or sometimes for a small fee. For example, Shutterstock.com is arguably one of the best known paid stock photo websites out there. Here you will find photos of almost all subjects, including mobile repair. However, the cost of buying such photos can be high. Fortunately, there are alternative websites where you can get free images. The photos on these sites are almost all licensed under a Commons Zero license, allowing you to copy, edit and use them royalty-free without the creator’s permission. Below we give you an overview:
On unsplash.com you will find a wide collection of beautiful, royalty-free and high-quality images, shared by more than 50,000 makers. New pictures are added every day. Photos for telecom companies can also be found via Unsplash.
Pexels.com is a website where you will find a high-quality collection of images. In addition to photos, there are also royalty-free videos that you can use for your social media expressions or your website. You can also find pictures related to mobile repair on this website.
The database of pixabay.com is huge! This website is a bit more business minded and can therefore be used very well for the website of your repair shop. In addition to photos, you will also find icons and other illustrations here.
Three tips to make it easier to find your images and website
After you found suitable images, it is time to post them on social media or your website. Before uploading images to your website, we would like to give you some tips to ensure that your images contribute to better online findability:
- Code your images with Squoosh. This will encrypt your images and makes sure that your website loading time will decrease.
- Do not put texts in your images, but place the text over your images (when possible). Hence, Google can extract texts from your image. This way you will be easier to find on Google.
- Always give your images a title, in which it becomes clear what the image is about. Also, use your company name in the file name. Thusly, Google can pick up your image and you will be easier to find online. If possible, also make sure to give your image a meta tag as well.
In our next blog we will share two free design programs with you. With this, you can place your photos in a nice template to distinguish yourself from other telecom entrepreneurs!
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