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Best Places To
Source Images

12/04/24

By:

Alison Piroe

What are the options for affiliates marketers trying to source great visuals?

Eye-catching visuals are the lifeblood of affiliate marketing campaigns. But finding the perfect image - one that complements your product, grabs attention, and avoids copyright headaches - can be a challenge. We explore the top options, along with a hot new contender: AI image generation.


Free Stock Photo Sites: Powerhouses like Pexels, Pixabay, and Unsplash offer a vast library of royalty-free images. They're perfect for beginners, but be aware of overused photos and limitations on commercial use. Always check the license!


Paid Stock Photo Services:  For more variety and control, premium stock photo sites like Shutterstock or Adobe Stock offer high-quality, unique images for a subscription fee. This is a great investment for serious marketers who need a steady stream of visuals.


AI Enters the Ring:  A new player has emerged: AI image generators. These tools use text prompts to create original images based on your descriptions. Imagine typing "astronaut floating in space drinking a protein shake" and getting a unique, high-resolution image! While still under development, AI image generators offer exciting possibilities for affiliate marketers seeking fresh, eye-catching visuals.


The Freelancer's Touch: Don't forget the power of hiring a freelance photographer or graphic designer. This guarantees unique imagery perfectly tailored to your campaign, but comes at a higher cost.


The Power of "Official":  Always utilize official product images provided by the affiliate program itself. These are often high-resolution and guaranteed copyright-safe. Plus, they showcase the product exactly as intended.

The best image source depends on your budget, campaign needs, and a touch of creativity.  Experiment with free options first, then consider paid alternatives, custom creations, or even dipping your toes into the world of AI image generation. Remember, high-quality, relevant visuals are key to grabbing clicks and driving those affiliate conversions.


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