5 Royalty Free Image Sites to Grow Your Brand, royalty free images free of charge, free stock Photography

How much time do you spend searching for the perfect image to use in your next social media campaign? Trying to find a high-quality image for your ads, webinars, and blog posts etc can be very time consuming. As you know when it comes to standing out in your marketplace, IMAGE is everything.

You may struggle with setting yourself apart and breaking away from the “SAMO” category. Wouldn’t it be great to have your pins finally gain traffic from Pinterest? I will show you how to finally get your unique voice heard in this competitive landscape. I am excited to share with you how to break away from the pack.

In this post UPDATED ON August 2020, I will introduce you to:

  • Royalty Free Websites that you can use to find your high-quality image for your next pin
  • Tutorial video that will show you tips on how to get the most out of these helpful image websites

You will learn just how to use these images to “Grow Your Brand.” Once you find the perfect image, you are free to create e-book covers, blog post images, social media images, and advertising to suit your needs. Are you ready to get started?

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As a longtime branding specialist, I’ve more than likely seen it all when it comes to grabbing images from all over the place in an effort to create a certain look, feel, or voice in a noisy marketplace. Well it doesn’t have to be like that any longer.

Simply visit one of the free image websites below so that you can stop spinning the image wheel!

Can you see how powerful this can be for your business!?


Examples of one of the topic of engagements below.

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“Royalty Free Image Sites
to Grow Your Brand “

1. Creative Market

Creative market is a platform for handcrafted design content by creative artists who are passionate about designing. The platform has everything you need creatively for your business from website templates to fonts and stock-photography including 6 free downloadable items every week.

2. Deposit Photos

Deposit Photos, is an affordable option for premium stock photos. This website hosts over 100 million images that you can get via image packs or subscriptions, you are bound to find what you’re looking for and in some cases not too overused. 





3. Kaboom Pics

Kaboom Pics showcases a wide variety of high quality, royalty-free stock photos. It is a collection of commercial-use free photos offered to bloggers, website owners, small businesses, freelancers, and social media ninjas. However these images cannot be compiled, sold, or redistributed.


Did you know?

 Kaboom Pics offer color palette with each image??? Game changer right!
 Another amazing feature you will find on this site is that you can search images based on color, and it also shows you other images in the collection. 

 4. Elle Stock Photography

Styled Stock Society offers ultra-feminine modern stock photographs to grow your business and brand. As you know it’s hard to find dark skin images and she has beautiful images in the membership section.

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5. Pixabay

Pixabay is a repository of over 340,000 free stock photos including vector designs and illustrations that you can use anywhere. Each selection has been released by Creative Commons and attribution is not required but appreciated. 



6. Foodiesfeed

Foodie’s Feed is a food lover paradise for high-resolution images for all your blog posts, ads, etc. You will find from drinks to lasagna and group shots on this site. There is a premium as we


7. Unsplash

Unsplash has a great feature where the images are featured in similar collections. Example 1 pink cupcake might be featured in a collection of pink foods, which makes it easier to find similar stock images with the same tone.

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative you read each sites licensing information on attributions. Each image site has their own specific attributions that requires credit. For more information, please visit the creative commons.org website which explains the requirements in further detail. 
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Did you enjoy this post? Interested in learning more?
So you’ve found the perfect image. Now what? You might want to check out my Canva Social Media Template” on how to take what seems like ordinary stock photos and transform them into tailored marketing works of art to use in branding, graphics, home decor, and even for product sales.

Just one more way to be more consistent in your marketing efforts and attract the ideal client.

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I do hope you’ve enjoyed this article and are well on your way to finding that perfect image to enhance your next campaign. Please share in the comment section below where do you find your brand images?

We’re excited you’ve made time for us at Cascade Avenue!

PS. Disclaimer: this post contain affiliates links. If you purchase using my links I make a small commission. Thank you for using the links. Please see my disclaimer policy for more details. 

Chief Thought Innovator
Cheers to YOUR Success!



  1. Kerrymay._.Makes

    Great links, thanks for sharing, off to bookmark xx

  2. Gail

    Wonderful information. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Yinan Chen

    Hi, very informative article.
    Please also check out https://www.goodfreephotos.com for thousands of unique public domain photos, all high-resolution and free to use for any purpose.We specialize in photos by location as we document cities, national parks, state parks, national landmarks, and more. We update with 20+ photos each week. Appreciate it if you could add us to your list of sites.

  4. Nikki Chi

    Thank you for putting this together!! I had only known about Pixabay, so I got some great new resources out of this post. 🙂

  5. Elizabeth Nunes

    This is a great list of image resources. Thank you for putting it all together. I’ve never actually heard of Kaboom Pics so that’s definitely something new to try

  6. Roland

    Out of all of these, I’ve only heard of one. The rest I would have to look into. But I use a WordPress plugin for all my images. But that does not mean I cannot expand.

  7. Deborah Kos

    I was not aware of Kaboom Pics. I am somewhat familiar with their 6 free downloads per week. I will keep all these in mind when I need an image.

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