How to Use Styled Stock Photos on Social Media
Most of our members are business owners or bloggers who are posting on social media multiple times a day. And multiple times a day usually means needing multiple images. Oftentimes, your visuals are the first thing a potential client or customer sees, so we believe that you should always be putting your best photo forward.
Using styled stock photos can make it so much easier to have images ready to go on a daily basis. But whether you are posting images “as is” or creating social media graphics, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:
Using styled stock photos to create social media graphics
An easy way to customize styled stock photos so that they stand out on social media is to create branded graphics. By adding branded elements (colors, fonts, patterns, etc.) to the images, they are more likely to stand out and be a more memorable representation of your brand.
To make our members’ lives easier, we have a collection of social media graphics templates in the Styled Stock Society library. The templates were designed by our talented friend Kathie of Bluchic and can be easily edited in Canva! You can swap out the colors, switch out the fonts, change the text, and update the background images to customize the templates to your brand.
Here’s a peek at some of the templates inside the library:
All of these templates (and more!) are included in your Styled Stock Society membership, but if you’re not a member yet, Bluchic also sells a set of Canva Social Media Templates in their shop for just $67 (PLUS the templates come with 10 bonus images from the Styled Stock Society)! The Canva templates are so easy to use and are the perfect way to keep your social media graphics looking professional on a DIY budget!
If you’re still not sure how to use styled stock photos to create social media graphics for your business, here are some specific ideas:
- Use graphics to share new blog posts on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter
- Use graphics to create “pin-worthy” blog post images (perfect for sharing on Pinterest)
- Use graphics to announce sales or special promotions
- Use graphics to promote free resources like downloads / workbooks/ cheat sheets or other freebies to help grow your email list
- Use graphics to share inspirational quotes or testimonials from your happy customers / clients
- Use graphics for the cover / header images on Facebook and Twitter to draw attention to specific calls to action