Overview: Every online business needs pictures otherwise it will crash and burn. Unfortunately, not all of us are artists or have the right set up to take the pictures you need. But don’t you fret, because Pixabay is here to the rescue!
Overall Ranking: 9.75/10
Price: Free! (Unless you want to donate)
- Free images!
- You don’t have to mention the author (they just ask for a link back to pixabay if possible)
- thousands and thousands of images to choose from!
- you can’t put too many words in the search engine or you won’t get anything
HOW DOES PIXABAY WORK?
To use pixabay, you just have to sign up for a free account. Once you do that you are free to use any images on the website!
Pixabay has thousands of artist, photographers, and even some videographers that choose to upload their photographs for other to use for free. Because they are free, most of the photographs don’t require attribution, which comes in very handy when you use many photographs without really catching a name.
They do have some ads going throughout the website because, well they have to pay for it somehow. You can get rid of these by uploading ten works of your own to their giant database. If you are feeling nice and grateful for everything they have helped you with, you could also choose to donate a few bucks.
There isn’t too much there in terms of support, there are a few FAQ, they do have a blog and they have social media pages. This really isn’t a problem because there is not much to the website, either they have the picture you need or they don’t. If there is a problem with your payment, well I am sure you can talk to someone then.
RECOMMENDED? OF COURSE!
I personally have not paid into pixabay quite yet because I am a little tight on money, but as son as I get back on my feet, that is the first thing I am going to do. This site has helped me so much. I do not live in a very picturesque environment that allows me to take pictures that are related to my particular niche. Because of this I have been relying heavily on pixabay, except for a few random pictures here and there, and our Gallery of course.
The only baby complaint I have is that one can’t put too many words in the search engine or else it won’t be found. This is honestly a more personal complaint. I am sometimes too specific and like to put too many words in. But this is nothing compared to the amazing photographs I have been able to acquire for my website.
The only pictures that I actually took are those in the Gallery and few sprinkled throughout the website. The rest are those created in Canva (here is our review) using photographs from pixabay, which account for about 70% of the images on freefinallyfree.com.
Anyway, this is a pretty amazing product. I definitely recommend it if you are starting out your own business online, or if you plan to start one in the near future. If you would like to know more about working at home, check out our review on Wealthy Affiliate (here). It is a pretty freaking awesome web host (What is Web Hosting?) with so many classes, courses, tutorials, and so much more.
Don’t be scared to leave a comment below on your experience with pixabay or any other free tool out there that could help out an up and coming online entrepreneur.