For the past two months or so, I’ve been putting a big effort into my blog! I was in a bit of a blogging slump for the previous year (mostly due to a physically difficult pregnancy). Then I decided to give my blog a makeover and changed my WordPress Blog theme. I bought my new theme from Etsy. This then opened up a whole world of blog resources for me. I started to discover you can buy a lot of things from Etsy to make your blog look more professional and save yourself some time and money. One thing I’ve been looking at lately is blog stock photos..
You might ask yourself, how are you saving money if you are BUYING blog resources from Etsy and other sites? Well – you save money on the backdrops and props. I used to have a vinyl backdrop that I paid £30 for. When we were sorting our house out, I decided to get rid of it as it had been in the wardrobe for over a year without use. I am a bit sad now because I really want it. I want THAT EXACT ONE and feel annoyed that I’d have to buy it again. I decided to just buy a pack of blog stock photos instead, I paid £6.35 for the images in this post and got 11 high res images that I can use over and over again! I can crop them, add text, make pins and it’s much cheaper than getting the background and then props. Although I do want a new backdrop soon for taking product photos, this was a no brainer investment for me.
I was using stock photos from Canva, I had the pro version so I could use all their stock photos. But I found their licences confusing. There’s a lot of photos that you can only use in ONE design. And you can’t use them outside a Canva template. I like consistency in my blog photos so decided to buy a pack that I could use however many times I wanted for consistency in my branding. I think I’ll probably buy a new pack of blog stock photos every couple of months.
My favourite blog stock photos.
These are my favourite stock images for blogging. I’ve made a favourites list on Esty that you can look through. You get high res images so you can use them as an individual image or you can crop it to make different images.
I’ve also got lists of other blogging items if you are interested! And some baby things. You can view it here.
Have you ever bought any stock images for blogging or other blog resources from Etsy?