As bloggers blogging for business - selling services, ad space or working towards Brand partnership - we all need our sites to be visually appealing.
A great theme is a must, but what about your posts and pages?
If you haven't noticed, my posts are pretty wordy. The use of visual elements, images, videos and polls help to break up my text and give it an appealing look.
A year ago my blog posts didn't have images other than the ones I took myself (which weren't good). Sure there are a lot of freebies on the web, but frankly, I didn't want to try and decipher the legal jargon to use them.
Also? My blog WAS just my blog. It didn't make me a profit in any way, and I didn't have intentions to do so, so I didn't see a reason to invest money in Royalty Free (RF) stock photos. But now that this blog has morphed into something else, being visually appealing is a must . . .
I've been using Fotolia.com for the past 30 days. I was offered a free 30 day subscription to review their service and ten 14 day subscriptions of 3 free downloads per day (quantity does not apply to vectors) to offer my readers. After using the site for 4 posts, I was hooked and I'm planning on staying a member.
If you'd like a chance to win a 14 day trial, please read this informative post Royalty Free Images for Business Blogging - Review & Giveaway
Photocredit: © konradbak - Fotolia
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