Royalty-Free Photos **GIVEAWAY** (5 Winners, Rafflecopter)

Finding relevant quality images for your blog or website can be a taxing and frustrating activity.  Either they are too expensive or the decent ones offered free of charge are just difficult to come by.  Unfortunately, for the bloggers looking to make this a more professional business rather than a hobby, professional-looking images are a necessary expense.

I was fortunate enough to be able to review Fotolia, a fabulous source for millions of royalty-free photos, vectors, and video clips. I know what some of you are thinking – millions of choices sounds great until you have to browse through all of them for the perfect one.  Actually, searching through their millions of images on their databases is actually as simple as it can get!  Just type in what you are looking for, click on the type(s) of file you want (photos, illustrations, vectors, videos) and you’re set.  Or, you can search by category. You can even save the ones you like before purchasing in a special section called Lightbox, or download a comp copy to see what it would look like in your project before committing to purchasing.  And once you find the image you want to buy, you get to choose the size (different sizes require a certain number of credits) from XS to XXL, depending on what resolution you will need.

Fotolia has:

  1. Pay-As-You-Go plans, where you can purchase credits or credit bundles from as low as 75 cents per credit.
  2. Subscription plans from 16 cents per image, where you never have to worry about credits.  These plans allow you to download a certain number of images per day, from 25 to 250 (you choose the amount that suits your needs best), and can last one month up to one year.

Yes, paying the price for a good photo when needed can still be (Ouch!) pricey, but if you do your homework, you will find that not only does Fotolia have some of the best images around, but they are also the best value compared to their competitors, which to me makes it worthwhile.

The good news is that Fotolia is offering FIVE of our readers 14-day subscriptions to revamp their blog or website design to look more professional for FREE!

Use it to add images to your posts and easily make blog buttons, banners and headers.  OR, you can print them out in brochures and articles, use them in your presentations or business cards, use them for your homeschooling worksheets and flashcards, and more!  You get 3 downloads per day, which translates into up to 42 possible downloads over the 14-day period – over $200 in value each!  That’s just enough to get you hooked!

WIN!!!

 


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Comments

  1. 1

    My mom prints our church bulletins and always has a hard time finding images. Also, I work on the graphic design team at my school promoting films and student orgs and a lot of the time, a great photo is all that is needed to capture someone’s attention! annnd I like to scrapbook and make cards

  2. 2

    I need more pics for my new blog!!

  3. 3
    susanlanai says:

    I’d love to win because it would be a great way to spruce up our newsletters!

  4. 4
    JoeyfromSC says:

    I’d love this service to make my blog look better! lol

    Thank you for the chance:)

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. 5

    I would love to have one of these subscriptions for my blog and also for my business I’m hoping to launch in October. These would be great!

    world_as_one(at)live(dot)com

  6. 6

    Right now I have to take my own photos for everything and it is time consuming! This would allow me a greater range of photos to improve my posts.

  7. 7

    Why to blog with of course…heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

  8. 8

    I would use the pictures for my blog

  9. 9
    Diana Russell says:

    I’m doing a website for my Dad’s restaurant – this would be an amazing help!

    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. 10

    Sounds like a great way to motivate me to blog more. Pretty pics! :)

  11. 11

    I would love to win one of these subscriptions because I am still a fairly new blogger and need to revamp and make my blog look better

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

  12. 12
    Pauline Milner says:

    I have just incorporated my business after years of running it as a sole proprietorship.

    I am redesigning our website, letterhead, business card, labels, etc.

    It would be great to have some high quality stock photos to work with.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. ~Pauline (dod@rogers.com)

  13. 13

    Being able to include interesting photos can make my blog posts more appealing to my visitors and readers. The photos that I’ll be able to download can also be used to redesign my blogs for them to have a more personalized look instead of the generic look they now have because I am using free themes.
    Thanks for opportunity to win a subscription.

  14. 14

    I have a blog, and I’m always looking for pictures to put in my blog. Just not so easy to find pictures I like. This would sure help!

  15. 15

    I really need the photo’s as a friend of mine is counting on me to make a website/blog for him but he does not possess the knowledge to do so and really wants some of the photos on there which we do not have the funds to buy.

  16. 16

    I am a web designer and love getting new images. My blog needs a make over too!

  17. 17

    Fotolia is awesome! Such ease of use on the site! Blogging just simply becomes a breeze to look more professional with HIGH QUALITY photos calling out to the readers to stay awhile or read more. Fotolia brings you the best in a categorized fashion. Love it! :) I would certainly make use of the 3 downloads per day! Revamping pages, blog posts that I want to prepare in advance for a later release, and designs for the “extras” on the site such as a widget in the sidebar can look much more eye-appealing with some great pictures popping out! I would be thrilled to win this one! Thank you to Fotolia and to A Nation of Moms for offering this opportunity! Blessings, Rebecca (faithflower, @Choosingtolive)

  18. 18

    I’m working on a wedding website and I would love to have access to some free stock images!

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