Save time and money with these free (or almost free) resources.
Social media campaigns can add up quick. With so much content being produced, it’s impossible to do a photoshoot or design an icon every day. Save time and money with these free (or almost free) resources.
Need non-cheesy stock images? Stocksnap has a decent selection of user-submitted images that are 100% free. Their images are high resolution, modern, and have a variety of styles to choose from. The downside? Their search and filter functions leave something to be desired, so finding the perfect photo may take a little extra time.
Unspash delivers high-quality images once a month to your email. The images are pre-selected and donated by curated photographers and feature a wide variety of themes. Generally, about 15-20 seasonal images will arrive in a zip file—completely free! Their website also features rotating images available for download on the spot.
Need an icon? The Noun Project is an ongoing collective of icons submitted by graphic designers all over the world. Search one word to bring up hundreds of icons—they have an icon for just about anything! Some charges may apply depending on membership level, but most of the icons are free as long as you credit the creator.
If you’re having trouble deciding on a color scheme, Colour Lovers can help. Search, compare, and choose from thousands of pre-made color schemes submitted by users. Colour Lovers tracks trends in fashion. branding, technology, and more—so you know you’re getting a relevant and professional array of colors.
Good, free fonts are hard to find! Google makes it easy with their web-based font collection. Search hundreds of fonts to see what combinations are perfect for your campaign. You can even test the loading time for each font, so you know what to expect when you launch it on your site.
Full disclosure, Skillshare is not free. It costs ten dollars a month, but is worth every penny! Skillshare provides tutorials on everything from launching a social media campaign to designing your own logo to taking charge of your business’ finances. The classes are taught by experienced professionals and can be taken at your own pace. Plus, most classes are under two hours.
What are some free or inexpensive resources you’ve come across? Let us know in the comments below!
President and founder of DVI, Aaron Boerger realized early in life that he had a unique combination of x-ray vision and business acumen for seeing the weaknesses that held businesses back – and the ability to define the right tools, technology and strategy to make them stronger.
From founding a successful technology support business in his early teens, to serving as Chief Operating Officer for several companies in the financial, technology and marketing industries, Aaron has developed a reputation for reinventing technology implementation tactics – and the willingness to tell people not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear, in order to achieve success without overwhelm.
Aaron will always go the extra mile to provide the accountability and support his clients need to achieve their goals, yet isn’t afraid to tell them when they are doing something wrong.