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Ah, the stock photo. The bane of many a marketers life, stock photos have often been mocked, and with good reason. Research has shown that stock photos can make your website look less trustworthy, and even reduce your conversion rate.
The problem for business owners is that purchasing high quality images can be costly, and many are reluctant to shell out. What’s more, using imagery without gaining permission can be a legal minefield. Luckily, there are a number of options if you don’t feel ‘women with lettuce on her head’ accurately embodies your brand values. Below are just a few options:
If you have a creative streak, or a designer on your staff, you can create graphics for your website yourself. Invest in Photoshop for the ultimate in image processing or use a free online tool such as Canva to create professional graphics with little effort.
About as far away from stock photos as you can get, Unsplash is a community of photographers who provide photos that can be used (and modified) free of charge. High quality and a little bit artsy, Unsplash photos are perfect for cutting-edge businesses and blogs.
Creative Commons brings together photographs from sources such as Flickr, Google Images and Wikipedia. You can search for photographs that can be used for commercial purposes, or those that can be modified before use.
If you only need a few photos, it might be worth taking them yourself. Chances are that you already know somebody who has a DSLR camera and a creative eye. Website visitors appreciate authenticity in a website, so self-taken photos may even win you more customers! Research has shown that real photographs of your product or your customers work best.
We had to include this one for the name! Death to Stock Photos provide free to use images on a monthly basis. Alternatively you can buy a basic plan at $15/month for more access to their image database. The people behind the site even take yearly road trips across America, in order to provide exclusive photographs capturing the best of the States.
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"thank you nicole for your kind help to set up my business electric account fantastic service and your personal touch thank you"This review was posted by Sam Raju on the 19th of February 2018
Aaron Gallagher recently helped me…
"Aaron Gallagher recently helped me switch the gas and electricity supply for our business. He was extremely helpful and well informed which was great for me as I know nothing in this area! He saved us a small fortune and dealt with all of the switch for us which again was extremely helpful as it wasn't completely straightforward. Thanks again for you help Aaron, it was so appreciated."This review was posted by Rachel on the 17th of February 2018
A better deal for our Village Hall
"I recently used this company to get a better energy deal for our local village hall. Other companies were quite pushy but Lorraine and Bhavni from SwitchMyBusiness were much more professional. They sent me useful information by email enabling me and the village hall committee to make a decision about which supplier to use. The switch was done by phone and when the energy provider sent the paper work to the wrong address Bhavni sorted it out straight away. I saved over £1000 for the charity."This review was posted by Irene Winter on the 16th of February 2018
"Lorraine was great and very helpful. We negotiated and received a good deal on our supply."This review was posted by Edwina Nash on the 16th of February 2018
The SME Personal Switcher
"The SME Personal Switcher, Lorraine Carey was really helpful."This review was posted by Cross Fabrications on the 16th of February 2018