5 places to get free stuff for your online business


Don’t rely solely on what you have available internally to market your business. You don’t need to hire a photographer or buy a fancy camera to get professional and interesting photos for your business ads. You don’t need to pay a graphic designer to create you a custom font, and you don’t need your nephew to record a song on GarageBand for your Facebook video ad.

Score some free stuff, you work hard and you deserve it. Check out this month’s Top 5 list below, and get some free stuff for your business!


Royalty-free music to jazz up your ads

Free music is hard to come by, BenSound.com has a number of tracks that are available Royaty-free as long as you provide proper accrediation to the artist in your video. I find that a 3-second credit at the end of the video is worth using a song that doesn’t sound like a stock song. If you are looking for something a bit less commercial sounding, Audio Library on YouTube has a load of funky Royalty-free songs. Some of these are only for YouTube videos, so make sure you read the description of the video.


Copyright-free Photos for stunning visuals

My favourite place to look for stock photos is Unsplash, they have a large diversity in style and not many look like a typical stock photo. Shopify’s stock photo site, Burst, also has some gems. 

For icons and vector graphics, try PixaBay where you can set a filter to search for PNGs or vectors.

Downloadable Fonts for better branding

Can’t find the font you want in the default list your program provides you? Not a problem. Search through hundreds of unique and brandable header fonts at UrbanFonts.

Project Management & Budget templates

You may have used Google Docs as an online word document, but Google Docs also has a bunch of useful templates for running your business. Most of them will need customization, but it is so much easier to change a document than to create one from scratch.

Graphic design at your fingertips and in your pocket

Make your content stand out and make it recognizable as your brand right away! The app Canva has a lot of features that you can use to create your very own graphic design and marketing team - right in the palm of your hands!


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