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Stop Paying For Crappy Stock Photos! Get On Skuawk Instead

Today’s Killer Startup:  Skuawk





Elevator Pitch:

Skuawk is a great resource for public domain photos that you can use for free, on any project.


Why It’s A Killer Startup:

At this point in my blogging career, writing is easy. Writing I can do in a snap, firing off up to seven posts for different sites in a day. But you know what sucks up my time? What drains my energy resources? What bores the crap out of me?




A big part of formatting — arguably one of the most important parts — is finding great images to go with your posts. While Flickr is an awesome resource – and I’ve found a few others over the years – the truth is that I’m constantly searching for new, free images that I can use for a wide variety of websites. That’s because most free photos are crap, and with the high-input work I do, I tend to use up all of the good ones.


So I’m super pumped to have discovered Skuawk, which is a whole range of images that I’ve a) not even seen yet and, b) can use anywhere. The site offers hundreds of images that cover a range of categories, including landscapes, tech, people, and more. Just click on the arrow above any of the categories and you’ll be presented with a ton of awesome pics that (and this is key, here) don’t look like stock photos.


Well, some of them look like stock photos (this is a free site, after all), but there are still a huge number of them that look like someone’s cool Instagram shot, which is basically the parameters for photos on a bunch of the blogs I write for and run.


Tired of shitty stock photos? Don’t have the cash to actually buy the images for your blog or startup website? Hit up Skuawk for awesome pics to use with anything.



#Bloggers and #startup founders, LISTEN UP! You can get free pics for ANYTHING at!


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Author : Emma McGowan

Emma is a proud native of Burlington, Vermont, who has lived in six different countries over the past two years. She's living and loving the global nomad life and writing about technology and startups everywhere she goes. Check out more of her writing about tech on (the more titillating stuff) KinkAndCode.. Follow her on Twitter @MissEmmaMcG.

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