In case you've been wondering how you can use your stock photos from WSS, I'm here to clear things up with some savvy tips.
Wellness Stock Shop was created to make the lives of wellness bloggers and business owners easier - and to uplift your brand.
So, today I'd like to clear up any hesitations you have for using your WSS stock photos by quickly sharing our total transparency standards (aka the "rules" for using your WSS images)... AND.... Give you 10 inspirational tips on how to put your stock photos to use to start benefiting your business.
Sound good? Let's go...
How Can I Use My WSS Stock Photos?
Tapping into stock photography can be expensive and complicated with many stock sites catering to big companies with corporate budgets. This means that many sites are strict about how you can use their photos. The stock photo you purchased may come with a usage expiration date and - depending on how and where you want to use the image - you may be required to purchase extended usage rights.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Don't get stuck using imagery improperly. There is a strong probability of getting "caught", and the consequences for using imagery "illegally" on your website, blog or any other platform could cost you a lawsuit of up to $8,000 per image.
Wellness Stock Shop is not like many big, stuffy stock sites with tons of rules and fine print... my goal is total transparency and simplicity by offering usage terms that make sense for entrepreneurs and which cover your most common daily usage needs.
Let me just speak from the heart and tell you this... I never want you to worry about whether you can use an image you purchased (or were gifted) from Wellness Stock Shop - and I never want uncertainty to hold you back from using WSS stock photos to elevate your business.
I pulled together this photo library specifically for wellness entrepreneurs like you... so that you have all the imagery you need, when you need it, to use across all marketing and social media platforms... and so that you never have to settle on sub-par imagery that could hurt your branding.
So... let's clear up your hesitations now and get you leveraging your imagery to boost your business. How can you use your WSS images? Here’s the easy answer… You can use these photos practically however you want! Whew!
You can use WSS imagery on your blog, social media, website and in printed marketing materials.
It's easier for me to tell you how you can't use the imagery, because there are few of those, while there are SO many ways you can.
The only boring no-nos. Here are the only things you can NOT do with these photos: Claim ownership of them, sell them, give them to others to use, print in magazines (unless it’s your personal advertisement), print in books or other "for sale" products, print on billboards. (Pssst... if you would like the rights to use these images for any of the above listed items, contact me for info on extended usage rights.)
What About Cropping, Adding Text & Photo Credits?
Please feel free to crop these stock images, overlay your text and logo, and use them in any way that helps you brand and promotes your business. That’s what they’re for!
All WSS stock photos are royalty free, which means you don’t need to credit me, tag me, or include an active link to my site.
That said, I pour so much love into all these images that I hand craft for you … if you want to return the love by tagging me so that I can see how you’ve used your awesome photos and for a possible re-share, use #wellnessstockshop @wellnessstockshop).
I wanted to create a resource to 100% promote and support you… and that’s what this is all about.
10 Ways To Use Your Stock Photos
- Social media - FB, Instagram, Pinterest, etc
- Your Website
- Your Blog
- Printed Promotional Materials
- Personal Ads
- Business Cards
- Product Labels
Did This Help You?
I'd love to hear from you! Did you have any a-ha moments? What helped you? What would you like to know more about? Let me know in the comments below....