10 Ways to Use Stock Photos to Grow Your Brand


Styled stock photography is a huge part of the online community and rightfully so! I use styled stock photos throughout my whole blog and business...well it is my stock photos after all. However one thing I do know is my business and blog has grown so much because of it! Also see 5 ways to customize your stock photos too!

Using styled stock photography not only helps your business grow but let's be honest it saves you so much time. I can just go right to my dropbox and pull a new stock photo straight from my style stock library. It's so convenient for me! I know longer have to do photography every single week nor do I have to search for stock photos all over the place. Take it from me creating and editing photos is time consuming which is why I decided to help you and I both out when I started She Bold Stock!

Not everyone is a photographer, you have your own skills, business that need tended too. Why waste more time getting frustrated and more time honing in on your own craft. Stock photos take the frustration away!

There are so many ways for you to use styled stock photos to grow your brand and business so here are 10 amazing ways to do just that!

0.1 Beautify your Website Design

I use my styled stock photos all over my website. Use them on your blog posts like I did above, about me page, services page, sidebar, and homepage banner if you have one!

0.2 Go viral with your Pinterest Images

Pinterest is a share worthy platfrom that puts visuals over anything else. Image quality is crucial. Stand out among everyone with stunning images and text to communicate your brand. Keep your pinterest sizes at 700 wide and 1200 on up in height. Check out this pinterest graphic at 700x1200 and this image that went viral! Also check out this Pinterest graphic below where I made use of all of the white space!


0.3 Save time on your Instagram Feed

Now this really saved up my time this past month when I finally rebranded! By scheduling out my post using stock photos it made it much easier to focus on engaging. Instagram is all about drool-worthy imagery and if you are not so great at photography that's when stock photos can help out. Here I create 3 different insta-grids



  • Play with different backgrounds that fit your brand
  • Add Quotes to break up your feed
  • Create overlaying filters to create a consistent theme.
  • Play up negative space by adding text 

0.4 Sell more with Promotions and Advertising

Focus more on promoting rather than creating by using stock photos for your promotional graphics. You can use them for social media ads, website ads, to print materials such as flyers, business cards, etc. I used my stock photos to promote...well my stock photos haha, see below!





0.5 Beautify your Social Media

This is probably the easiest way to incorporate stock photos. Here are several ways to use stock photos on your social Media

  • Facebook posts
  • Facebook covers
  • Facebook Group Promo graphics
  • Twitter posts
  • Twitter header
  • Youtube header
  • Youtube outtros
Below I used a stock photo from my January collection to create my youtube outtro!



0.6 Get more clicks on your Emails

I love seeing a well developed email with images to entice my reading. I like to keep it simple with just an email header. This will let people know who is all up in there inbox lol! For my Style stock Members I like to change up the theme for each email depending on the latest stock photos for the month!

January's email to She Bold Stock Members

February's email to She Bold Stock Members

0.7 Make people click buy on your Sales Pages

I love when I see a good sales page! I did that with my own sales pages for my styled stock membership and custom stock  page. Add attractive images that match your brand to your sales pages. 


0.9 Entice people with your Lead magnets

To get people to click on your freebies make your graphics enticing by adding images. You can use this on ebooks, workbooks, checklists, work cheats, slides the list goes on and on. Whatever you are creating for freebies think about  how you can incorporate a stock photo. 


10. 0.1GgggeeeGet more subscribers with your Sign-up pop ups!

I have several pop ups with my stock photos in them. From my homepage to a popup when someone clicks on my page, you may have noticed it if you are new to my blog. I also use them for my pop ups for my shop too for people to get 20% off in my shop.

In the Comments
Are you using stock photos to streamline your business or brand? How has it helped you?


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5 comments

  1. some great tips here!! You have such a beautiful site!

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  2. I agree creating the perfect image is super time consuming and still have yet to accomplish. While I know about stock photography, struggle with searching for one that fits my brand and content. Will be checking out She Stock soon.

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  3. Stock photos are a life saver for me in my business, that's for sure.

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  4. I love your photos and your site!! The pinks and whites just light up my brain! Thanks for sharing the free stock photos, I love them so much and will definitely take all this advice into consideration when I write my next post!!

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  5. I am not opposed to stock photos at all. And I love this idea! Especially if you're a fresh blogger. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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