One of the questions I’ve been asked a lot is “what can I do with my BBS stock photos?” The short and sweet answer is ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE. The list is pretty much endless.
If you’re stuck for ideas, though, here are some really easy, quick ways to use your stock photos right now:
1. OPT-IN DOWNLOADS
As a business owner, you must have an email list started up. Why not use your new BBS images to spice up your freebie and make it look a little more pretty? One really easy way to do this is just place an image onto your welcome PDF that you send to your clients and maybe overlay some text.
2. SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
Social media is something we’ve all got this love/hate relationship with. Don’t you agree? I know it’s so hard when you feel like you need to keep up and post something, but you don’t have any good photos on your phone. That’s where BBS comes on handy! Save a few of your BBS images to your phone for those tight times when you need to make a quick post online.
Check out how our member Nicole from @bizmuses uses her images on her instagram account:
I just love Pinterest. With 250 million monthly users, you want to be on there pinning away and attracting your dream clients and customers. Pinterest images that grab the most attention are usually tall and eye-catching with easy to read, clear text. Using a BBS image in the background of your pins is a quick way to ensure your pins are going to be top-performers.
I use my own BBS images in pin designs for our site, you can check some of them out here.
Automated Instagram stories may just become your next favourite thing. I know I’m not alone in the world when I say I don’t like being on my phone all day every day.
An easy way to get around creating too many stories (on your phone, in real-time) is preparing some story graphics to post and schedule in advance for those times when you want a little social media detox. I love using later.com for this.
Check out some that I created and schedule our in advance so I don’t need to go on my phone to do this:
5. PRODUCT/ SERVICE SHOWCASE
If you run an online product / service based business like web-design, social media management or blogging, an awesome way to showcase that is to use our BBS images as mockups and add your product into the scene.
Here’s an example:
Online ads help you reach your target market quick, and having the perfect images to use in your add could easily make your target goals become a reality.
Here’s an example of how you could use our images:
7. BLOG GRAPHICS / THUMBNAILS
When it comes to creating blog post graphics stock photos are a game changer. Using BBS images will make it so easy to create high-quality, “Pinterest-worthy” graphics that your audience will love to share.
Sarah Baker and Alexa Weeks love using BBS images on their blogs:
8. WEBSITE HEADERS / HEROES
Those pretty horizontal sliders on your website that you don’t know what photo to use? Beach Babe Stock photo. Our photos are quite unique and lifestyle based, you will be able to sleep happy knowing that your site is distinctly one of it’s kind.
Check out Erika’s website for some ideas:
9. FACEBOOK PAGE / GROUP COVERS
Easily create your own facebook covers with our stock photos and make it your own by overlaying a colour, and some text with your branding and logo. It’ll be a matter of minutes and you’ll have a new cover ready.
Here’s my current Facebook Page cover:
10. PRESENTATION / WEBINAR SLIDES / VIDEO CALLS
Using stock photos on your presentations will save you so much time and make your brand look spankin’ gorgeous while you’re at it.
Nicole from Biz Muses used one of our images during one of her webinars.
11. SALES PAGES
Whether you’re DIY-ing or you’ve hired a professional to help with your sales page, you’re most likely going to need a range of photos to make the design and written content work well together.
Check out our BBS image on Sabrina Philipp’s sales page for “Launch Baby Launch”.
12. EMAIL CAMPAIGNS / NEWSLETTERS
Your email list is your baby, right? You want to look prefessional for your tribe and you want them to love opening up and reading your emails, don’t you? One of the simplest and easiest ways to solve the what-image-should-I-put-in-this-months-email dilemma is to use stock photos!
BBS member Nicole of Biz Muses uses our images in her newsletter, see below:
Did you find this post helpful? Can you think of another way you use stock photos? Let me know what you think in the comments section below!