Everything you read about good blog content says to use pictures. Not only does it break up the text, but it makes your page visually appealing, and as a bonus, it gives readers something to pin. However, because of fear of copyright issues, and never quite figuring out that whole Creative Commons thing, I never used a picture I didn’t take or a graphic I didn’t make. (The exceptions are obviously events in which I was provided a graphic by the blogger/author running the event.)
I looked a few times at graphics sites, but I was never comfortable paying what were, for me, high prices. I couldn’t find a graphic I needed badly enough to pay a one-time fee, and I was never comfortable paying for credits. Many stock image sites allow you to buy a group of credits, and you use the graphics you need until those credits run out. I didn’t want to pay for five or ten images that I may or may not need in the future. Mostly, I just thought it was too expensive.
When I heard about GraphicStock’s deal, I wasn’t going to buy it at first. I did just mention that I didn’t want to pay when I didn’t even know if I’d end up using enough graphics to make it worth doing. So it probably doesn’t make much sense that I ended up paying for a one-year membership.
But this was a fabulous deal. For $99/year, you get *unlimited* downloads. There is no cap on how many you can download daily or monthly. The regular price is $49/month or $588/year, so you can see that this 90%-off price is a great discount. I’ve already used a couple of images in blog posts, and I’m sure I’ll be using more now that I have it available.
This is my affiliate link. However, if I didn’t think it was a deal you don’t want to miss, I wouldn’t be sharing.