In this post, I will share with you 5 Sources where you can get FREE Stock Images that you can use on your websites or client’s website without having to spend a penny!
Bellow, I had made a TOP of sources to get your FREE iStock Images.
TOP 5 Sources to Download FREE iStock images at ZERO COSTS!
All these images comes with CC License Rights, therefore, you can use it in any projects you want for yourself or for your clients.
Stocksnap – https://stocksnap.io/
Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/
Picjumbo – https://picjumbo.com/
CupCake – http://cupcake.nilssonlee.se/
Pexels – https://www.pexels.com/
Accordingly to Wikipedia:
A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created. CC provides an author flexibility (for example, they might choose to allow only non-commercial uses of their own work) and protects the people who use or redistribute an author’s work from concerns of copyright infringement as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license by which the author distributes the work.
Here is an Infographic to get a better understanding how image licensing works:
Now that you have this out of the way and you can get pretty amazing photos in the sources above.
The next logical step before you use this High-Quality Images that come in huge resolution is to trim or optimize the images before using them on your websites or your client’s websites.
Why do this?
Isn’t it obvious?
Here are 3 Reasons you want to optimize images for your website
- Better Page Loading Time (Improve Rankings and Conversions)
- Saving bandwidth on hosting (Lower hosting costs)
- Gets better Ranking in Google (What other good reason you need?)
I have seen cases where image size drops by over 90% and that is the best thing you can do if you want to RANK your images and get a better page speed while doing it!
Did you know this (based on Amazon’s study)
I think it’s really obvious why you would like to have a website that loads fast, not doing this can cost you way more in traffic.
I remember the importance of this from the days that I have been very involved in setting up landing pages for various CPA offers where I had to spend a lot of money on getting the traffic to see my offer.
Well, I can tell you that being involved in a business that required page speed to be at it’s best I have learned a lot and made thousands of tests about this.
Even If I poorly optimized my pages I would still see a 60% improvement on the ROI for all my offers.
Here are some FREE Tools you can use to optimize the images you are about to download from the sources above, or even optimize the ones you are already using. You will see the improvements immediately I promise you.
TOP 3 Image Tools to LOWER File Size:
- https://tinypng.com/ (I use this on a daily basis!)
Here is How I saved almost 90% of the image bellow!
And I made sure all images on this post are highly optimized for page speed load and SEO! (Hint: anchor keywords in MetaData)
There you go! Now you have all the tools to start improving all images on your websites and start RANKING on Google Images the easy way!
Speaking of Ranking and optimizing images…
I found a Tool that can optimize and embed keywords, change filenames, seo, Geo location capability and a lot of other cool stuff that can be done for thousands of images on the spot and with just a few clicks of the mouse.
MassOptimizerPRO is a MUST HAVE Optimization Tool!
If you want an easy way to optimize and rank all your images at once and in just minutes this can process thousands of images. (and videos)
This is also something that will put you in a position of advantage if you are working with local clients. (This makes Ranking for local effortless with the ability to add GEO LOCATION on images METADATA!
Very Powerfull Software for Image and Video optimization guys!
We even had some cool bonuses with this offer just a few days back and they can still be claimed!
If you enjoyed this Guide to get FREE Images for your projects and know other good sources to get more images or even tools feel free to share with everyone in the comment section bellow.