Most aspiring entrepreneurs know to go get a logo designed when they are ready to actualize the vision. Some take things a step further by getting professional glam shots and product photos taken to really give their website and branding a polished look. As you begin blogging, creating promotional banners, flyers, social profile graphics and digital content you will also need to invest in stock photos; royalty-free professional graphics that you can use on your website and in your marketing. For low cost, high quality images I use and recommend:
Examples of Some Stock Photos I Have Purchased
As a graphics designer I am always looking for stock photos for my personal projects and those of my web clients – for eBook Covers, Flyers, Banners, Websites, etc…. Here are some examples:
As a designer I often use the Adobe Photoshop Suite to edit images and create graphics. Adobe software programs can be expensive. As an alternative you can sign up for the Adobe Creative cloud to access their editing software online at a lower cost. Pixlr.com and Canva.com are two of my favorite free online editors; you can use these for most of your basic editing needs. For projects that require a more professional touch, review my design services over at Graphics.SistaSense.com.
Beyond pictures and programs, eventually you will find yourself entering the wonderful world of WordPress Plugins; applications you can install on to your website to enhance or add additional features. To start with I recommend the All in One SEO Plugin for search engine optimization, Contact Form 7 for emails and Speak Pipe for Voice Messaging.
FYI* I am Dollar Photo Club Ambassador, so if you do choose to sign up through me I will make a small commission. I ONLY recommend those services that I use and absolutely love, so I hope you enjoy using DPC too. Let me know what you think.
You can review more of my WordPress setup, blogging and plugin in suggestions over at GoBlog.SistaSense.com.