Free Stock Photos – Stock Piling

Did you know that you can get free stock photos from some of the main stock image websites?

Now more than ever, imagery is so important as a blogger and website owner.

And not just for your website for advertising and social media as well.

Taking your own quality images is fantastic and stock image websites are a valuable tool for any business owner and being able to get a few free stock photos and illustrations is a great little bonus. 

With most of the stock sites, once you purchase an image, you can reuse it as many times as you wish so you need to create a folder to stockpile your stock images.  Also, most of the stock site gives you free weekly imagery and even if it doesn’t suit what you need right now, always download and keep these with your stock images.   

Did you know that for some of the stock image sites you can set up a free account and you can get the weekly free images that they supply?  

Here are my top picks of sites that I use myself for stock illustrations and images.  




My top tips for using stock images and stock websites

  • Never use an image that you do not have permission to.
  • Always ensure you know the licence/usage details attached to each image.
  • Stock sites give you access to millions of quality images and illustrations. (And videos).
  • You can reuse the images – so keep them on file.
  • Most stock sites provide weekly free images and illustrations, so add them to your stock portfolio because you never know when they will come in handy.




  1. 7 July, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Hi Fiona,

    If you are still looking to expand the list, you may want to check out too. You’ve probably seen rawpixel images all over the place. We’re the leading stock photo contributor in the world. We’ve just launched our website where we give away the best free design resources out there. We’d be stoked if you could check us out and add us to this list :).


  2. Jojo P
    24 June, 2017 / 9:23 am

    I always use for almost literally all my work. It used to be (stock exchange) but has since changed names.

    I’m a huge fan of stock use and try to advise others to either take their own photos or use advise free site. I personally don’t want to risk copyright breaches. So awesome post.

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