Good quality images and digital assets are an absolute must for any brand. If you don’t have your own library of good quality images for your brand, you can always rely on stock image websites for that.
Stock images and digital assets can be very useful to you in the beginning so that you don’t have to constantly worry about taking good quality images, which can end up being very expensive, or hiring a graphic designer to create all your designs from scratch.
From all the options available on the market, we have put together this list of our top recommendations and also the ones that we are using on a daily basis. We are affiliates for all of these products and/or services and we do receive a small percentage of each sale that comes from our referral links.
I’ve been using Shutterstock for most of my career, either personally or with the agencies, I worked for and ran.
It’s by far one of the most comprehensive resources for stock images and I have very rarely not found something that I was looking for.
The only downside to Shutterstock is the pricing as it is on the higher end of the spectrum compared to a lot of other stock image websites, but then again, Shutterstock offers a much bigger variety and higher quality images.
I would highly recommend Shutterstock as a great stock image investment for your business.
Feel free to check out my article on “Why is Shutterstock so Expensive?”
I have been using Envato Elements for quite some time now and it’s a great resource for all kinds of digital assets.
Unlimited monthly downloads Graphic Templates, Video Templates, Stock Video Footage, Audio, Sound Effects, Presentation Templates, Fonts, Website Theme Templates, WordPress Themes, Plugins etc, all at an amazingly low monthly or yearly subscription fee.
Check out my review of Envato Elements here.
Envato Market has tons of great stuff that you can buy on a individual purchase basis. They have everything from high quality Graphic Templates, Video Templates, Stock Video Footage, Audio, Sound Effects, Presentation Templates, Fonts, Website Theme Templates, WordPress Themes, Plugins etc.