Today’s Killer Startup: Pexels
Pexels offers free, high-quality stock photos that can be used for any project.
Why It’s A Killer Startup:
As a blogger who is constantly searching for images to supplement posts across many platforms, I’m always excited when I come across a new site that offers awesome free pics. Even the best resources get tired after a while, after all, when you’re writing between four and seven blog posts a day.
Pexels is the latest site that I’m going to add to my “go here for free pics” collection. The site already has over 2,000 images and adds 10 new photos a day, so you’re pretty likely to not run out of awesome options to choose from. You can scroll through their offerings directly on the home page, check out what’s most popular, browse by category, or search for the specific images you need.
You also don’t have to worry about accidentally choosing an image that’s not licensed to meet your needs, because every image on Pexels is under the CC0 license. This is a huge timesaver (and potential money saver, if you mess up and get sued for improper use of a photo), because you don’t have to spend time filtering and double-checking every single pic that you want to use.
In addition to free images, Pexels also has a bunch of free videos you can use, which is awesome. Considering the fact that there are way fewer resources for CC0 license videos than there are for images, this could potentially change up the way I choose to enhance certain blog posts — and you should consider it as a way to stand out too.
So stop wasting time searching for awesome free pics on 800 different sites. Make Pexels your first stop for awesome, high-quality, free images.
Finding awesome stock photos takes FOREVER, unless @PexelsPhotos is your first stop.