3 Effective Ways to Get Free Images for Your Social Media Posts - The Social Ruckus

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Mar 10, 2014 Comments are off

Images are everything when it comes to social media marketing. Pictures help to grab the attention of potential customers and draw them into your business so that you can get up more close and personal and show off your stuff.

Whether you want to post a two word tagline or a few sentences about exciting news in your industry, you’re going to want to have a picture to go with that post in order to get the best response from your social media followers.

Luckily, you don’t have to spend and arm and a leg on Facebook images and pictures for Twitter or Pinterest. In fact you can make use of free images on the Internet, if you know where to look for them. Following are three easy ways to grab free social media images:

Browse Pixabay

Free as a Bird

Pixabay has a large variety of royalty free pictures that you can freely use not only for Facebook images, but for your websites and online newsletters too. You can even turn any one of the available images into a logo if you really wanted to.

Search Google

Boy in the Waves

Google allows you to search their entire database of images, and you can set the filters to show you only those pictures that you can freely reuse. Just go to the advanced search setting and choose your preferred license type from the list.

If you don’t want to deal with attributions every time you post Facebook images, you will want to choose a license option that clearly states the allowance of commercial reuse.

Create Your Own!

You don’t have to know any html or be a graphic designer in order to make your own free Facebook images and pictures for other social media outlets. Some awesome options include:

Canva – Simple graphic design.  Includes size templates for Facebook Cover Images

Piktochart –  Easy Infographic designer

PicMonkey – Free Online Photo Editing

As they say, pictures are worth a thousand words. With the little bit of space available for you to get your message across through social media, you really can’t afford to market without them. Thanks to the free image options outlined here there really is no excuse not to start creating visually engaging content today.

Note: Cover image was found using Google Advanced Search License Type: “Free to use and modify even for commercial use” and the other two images were found using Pixabay’s free images.