How To Make Your Blog Images POP By Using Beautiful Stock Photos
Hey guys! Ready to make your blog stand out from the crowd? If so, then I have got the perfect post for you today! I am going to let you in on my secret weapon to getting my blog noticed!
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If you are anything like me, you love blogging!
It has become your passion. You spend all of your time thinking of awesome blog post ideas that you can’t wait to create. You create all this valuable content. Then… Crickets… Nobody is reading your stuff!
Could it have anything to do with the images that go with your post?
If you don’t have beautiful images saved to your Pinterest or Social Media platforms, nobody is gonna know you exist.
That is why I have decided to let you in on a secret weapon that I use on my blog in the form of Stock Photos.
And I’m not talking the “free” stock photos that you see everywhere either. I am talking stock photos that you pay for. But you don’t have to break the bank to use beautiful stock photos.
If you have been following this blog, you know that my number 1 favorite stock photo site is ivorymix.com. I do have a paid membership thru her site, but it is soooo worth it!! It’s an investment that I made for my business that is totally worth it to me.
It makes my blog stand out and it makes the images I use memorable and brandable.
Why You Should Be Using Stock Photos On Your Blog
- Saves your valuable time
- Makes your blog into your brand
- Consistent and cohesive structure
- Attracts eyes on your business
Saves Your Valuable Time.
I love to blog, I really do. It is a passion of mine! I live and breath blogging. But I don’t want to spend hours on end trying to take my own photos and then edit them to make them look professional. I am not a professional photographer! I wish I was! But I do sometimes use my own photos to be more personal to my readers tho. Because my subscribers and readers are so important to me, I want them to get to know me.
By using stock photos you are saving so much time. This is time you can be spending on creating and in your zone of genius.
Makes Your Blog Into Your Brand
Nothing says I have got it together and I am a brand better than beautiful images. And with stock photos, you are taking these beautiful images and making them yours. You can use the stock photos that you love and edit them with PicMonkey (picmonkey.com) or Canva (canva.com) to create something beautiful and something that you are proud to have to represent your blog.
Find stock photos that have your brand colors in them. Use overlays and your favorite fonts to make your images noticeable.
Consistent & Cohesive Structure
After you have found the perfect stock photos for you. And after you have edited them and made them yours, you are creating a consistent brand for your blog. When you take these images and really use them to your advantage you have a cohesive brand that stands out and other people will know that that pin or image is yours just by glancing at it! Consistency is key to blogging! And stock photos play a big role in your branding!
Attracts Eyes On Your Business
What better way to get more views and visitors to your blog, then by presenting them with beautiful photos that attract their attention. It’s all about making the most attractive, eye-catching images to draw them in. Your photos are the first thing that they are going to see. Especially if you are like me, a big Pinterest user!
Make those pins pop. Create your brand. Create your business!
Where I Get My Awesome Stock Photos That I Am In Love With
I use Ivory Mix Stock Photos! And I do have a membership plan. I am an Elite Member. To me, this is a freakin awesome deal. For $33 dollars every 3 months, I get unlimited downloads to her shop! (I just found out she has raised her prices for new members to $37 dollars every 3 months. Still an awesome deal!!)
This means that I can go to ivorymix.com and download whatever image I want and I can use it commercially. I can use it in my
- blog posts
- social media images
- pins for Pinterest
- youtube thumbnails
And she is always adding new images and collections every single month. So this means that every month, I can go to her site and find awesome new & fresh images!
Shop by niche, color, or single image search. You can literally find just about any niche at ivorymix.com
Watch the prepared video that I made for you if you would like to see inside her shop at some of the beautiful stock photos that you will have access to if you decide to purchase a membership! She has a sale going on right now for VIP membership. Her site crashed because she had a huge freebie deal going on yesterday! Too many people at once coming to her site! lol I know because I was writing up this blog post and trying to get on her site myself just to make the video for you guys! lol
There is nothing wrong with using Free stock photos when you first start blogging. Because I know your budget is low. You aren’t making any money from your blog just yet because you just started.
But realize when you do have the extra money, that investing in your business is going to be the only way to get your blog “seen.” It doesn’t matter how great your content is! If you aren’t getting eyes on your blog, it will go unnoticed!
So use quality stock photos to make your blog stand out!!!! Get eyes on your blog so that people can read that valuable content that you have put out for them!!
I hope this post has helped you in some way. If you have any questions or comments, just leave them in the comment section. I always answer every single comment.
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Till next time,