How much of your budget have you set aside for stock photos this year? If you’re like most marketers, you probably have a budget between $300 and $500 – unless you’re really big agency that needs 750 images per month.
Most people don’t need that much.
Let’s not downplay the value of a well-picked stock photo. Without a stock photo as a part of your message, you have a bunch of text. In fact, you may have nothing but text. When you’re faced with a wall of text, how inclined are you to sit down and read it?
Unless it’s really important, like a contract, you’re probably not going to spend too much time trying to get the gist of the message.
But now, let’s try adding a stock photo or two. All of a sudden, your message becomes a work of art. People want to stop by and look at your message. It captures people’s attention and makes your entire endeavor worthwhile.
The sheer value of a single stock photo is impressive.
Shutterstock Is Different.
This is where Shutterstock comes in. Shutterstock is different because they offer so much more than stock photos. Do you have a podcast? They have music files that can enhance it. Do you have a YouTube channel? Do you post videos to Facebook? Shutterstock covers that with stock video footage.
It doesn’t matter what kind of marketing platform you use or what kind of project you have on your hands. Shutterstock covers it all.
Their library has over 70 million stock files in it. It’s growing – every single day.
Imagine the Value.
Back to how Shutterstock can save you money, did you know that Shutterstock gives way two free image files every single week? That’s right – no obligation. Let’s put a Shutterstock price on this, shall we?
If you were to create a Shutterstock account right this very instant, and you were to take advantage and download the two free files from Shutterstock every single week, you would end up with 104 free files one year from now. That may not seem like a lot, but let’s put a value on this.
If you were to purchase 25 images, you would be paying $229. Multiply that by four and you’ll end up paying $916 for 100 images. Since we’re talking about 104 images, let’s add four more images to that. For $29, you can get two images. That means for $58, you can get four images. Altogether, that’s a total savings of $974 for 104 images!
You can start saving right now by going to Shutterstock and creating your free account. You don’t need to sign up for a subscription. Create your account and come back every week for your free images. Watch your library grow – free of charge!