But where do you find all those images? And, can you really get great images for free?
Yes, you can! Read on and we’ll share everything you need to know about finding great, free images you can use to promote your therapy practice.
Finding Images 101
The key is choosing images that are relevant to what you’re talking about. You want the image you choose to give people a hint at what they’re about to read about, making them excited or curious about what you have to offer.
For example, if you were sharing a post on social media about social anxiety, you might choose an image of a crowd of people or someone standing in a doorway. Or, if you were looking for an image to add to your contact page, an image of someone’s hands on a keyboard or someone using a tablet would be good.
The images you choose should be chosen to inspire people to take action, whether that is to email you, share your social media update, or click through to read your blog post.
A Note About Licensing
The beauty of being online is that you can access almost any information you need, but that also means that you might be using someone’s image without their permission.
Anytime you use a free image website (like the ones we share below), make sure to check what their Permission and Attribution or Citing rules are. These rules will outline what ways you’re allowed to use their images (maybe on your blog, but not in an ad) and if you need to attribute or cite the source of the image (often a line of text below the image, linking back to where it came from).
Taking a few minutes to double-check this information can save you a lot of headaches down the line, and ensure that you’re supporting other small businesses appropriately.
Where to Find the Best Free Images
Here it is – our master list of the best websites to source free images for your therapy or coaching practice: