Social media images are the first glimpse your audience has of your brand.
If your images are low quality, messy, and/or not crisp, what does that say about your business?
Whew, a lot of pressure for pretty little stock images huh?
Not to worry – I am going to not only teach you How to Use Stock Photos to Create Perfect Social Media Images – I am going to show you where to find the holy grail of feminine stock photos, all in one place!
Your goal when using stock photography should be to instantly attract your dream client’s attention and then invite her in to learn more about you and your services.
Haute Chocolate has made it super easy for you to do that with the Styled Stock Library. You’ll have hundreds of professionally styled images that you can easily make your own by overlaying your text, logo or digital products. You can use images as part of a digital marketing strategy across your website, blog and social media channels to instantly create a cohesive and polished brand. Use the images in the Styled Stock Library as your secret weapon to easily and beautifully communicate the quality and creativity of what you do! If you’re interested, you can find out more about the Styled Stock Library, here.
Now, let’s take a look at a few examples on how to use stock photos to create perfect social media images:
We all love inspirational quotes – sneak these bad girls in whenever you can throughout your social media channels.
Pinterest Images are the perfect place for professional styled stock images – there are billions of pins out there – make sure yours stand out with clear and precise photos.
Brand your Instagram feed with styled stock images – as we all know, Instagram is all about pretty images. Who wouldn’t want to follow this lovely feed? Find Haute Chocolate on Instagram here, Rachel’s feed is oh so pretty and delicate!
Using stock photography in your blog’s sidebar is a brilliant use of stock images! The possibilities are endless – get creative with your images.
Do you have a lovely opt-in or freebie that you would like to offer? If so, make sure it make a first good impression with a styled social media image.
Another great way to use stock photography is to create classy headers for your blog or website!
One tiny example on how to use stock photos to create perfect social media images is with Pinterest board covers. Using the same type of cover will create a cohesive brand for your boards – which we all know is super important!
Intrigue your audience with awesome sneak peeks into upcoming announcements, new products, and/or services!
Haute Chocolate’s selection of styled stock photos were designed with the woman entrepreneur in mind. Their images are both stylish and affordable. Best of all, they’re all high resolution files so you can use them as large website headers, small instagram photos without a hitch, or any other type of social media image you little heart desires. Use them to easily and beautifully communicate the quality & creativity of work that you do.
By becoming a Styled Stock Library Member, you’ll have access to hundreds of professionally styled photos at your fingertips. Use the library as your resource when you’re branding your website, need an image for a blog post, creating social media images, or want a cohesive look for your online shop and products. Want a sneak peek inside the Styled Stock Library? Hop over to Haute Chocolate and sign up for her newsletter and each month you will receive a FREE stock photo to use + sneak peeks of new Haute Chocolate images!
What are your thoughts and/or struggles of using stock photography to create social media images?
I would love to hear from you and answer any questions that you have – comment below sister!
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(this post is in parternship with Haute Chocolate – however, all opinions of her amazing stock photography are 100% my own)