Starting an online business is very easy nowadays. With a few dollars one can get his self -hosted website up and running within minutes. If one doesn’t want to spend even that much then there are many free options to choose from. So let’s say you have started a website and you are in for serious business. One of the most important things you need to run a website is quality photographs. Just imagine what would all the newspapers and magazines of the world look like if you detach them off of their images.
Hiring a photographer is getting old fashioned now because of the emergence of stock photo agencies. If you are working with a photographer then you have access to only a limited number of images while if you are going with a stock photo agency, where many photographers come together to share their work, you get access to literally thousands of images.
Our recommendation is that you go for Depositphotos.
Depositphotos was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Florida, USA. Their customers belong to varied parts of the world spreading to 192 countries. Depositphotos provides support in 14 different languages and allows people to buy and sell stock photos, vector images and videos.
As of writing of this article it had more than 13 million files, more than 900 thousand satisfied customers and a rating of 4.7 stars based upon the feedback of nearly 400 thousand people!
All the files stored on Depositphotos are “stock files” and “royalty free.”
By stock files I mean the photography and videos that are meant for the purpose of commercial or editorial usage such as advertisements, brochures, articles, and product packaging. Such files are most commonly used by graphic designers and artists.
By royalty free I mean that once you buy a file, you can use it lifelong for any purpose you choose as long as you abide by the terms and conditions imposed on you by the seller. You will have to pay only once and there will be no hidden monthly or annual fees.
Talking of payments there are two methods to buy files. One is to choose a subscription plan out of the four plans available and the other one is to purchase credits and use the pay-as-you-go offer. Click this link for details on the subscription plans and prices.
The main difference between the subscription plans and pay-as-you-go credits is that the former allows you to download only a limited amount of images per day and your subscription ends after your prescribed months are over while the latter allows you to download any number of images at any time for a period of one year.
Depending upon your chosen plan the price of an image can go as low as 0.36$.
See the screenshot below for details on plans and pricing.
Go and check out the website, they offer a free signup, and let me know what do you think in the comments below.
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