Finding great images for your social media is tough when you don't have a big budget for photo shoots or buying stock photography. Luckily there are many generous people out there who are giving small business owners FREE and inexpensive access to libraries of stock photography. Since I get asked on a regular basis where to find images for social media, I thought it was high time I put a list together for you. So, here are my favourite sites for FREE and inexpensive stock photos for you!

A list of my favourite places to get free stock photography (or nearly free) for your social media posts.

Influencer marketing is the buzzword of the year...and maybe even the past couple of years. It is most often associated with professional bloggers, but that's not the only type of influencer out there. Influencer marketing is also often thought to be expensive, and something only large companies can employ, but that's not the case at all. via @anitakirkbride

Influencer marketing is the buzzword of the year...and maybe even the past couple of years. It is most often associated with professional bloggers, but that's not the only type of influencer out there. Influencer marketing is also often thought to be expensive, and something only large companies can employ, but that's not the case at all. via @anitakirkbride

A question new-to-social-media-entrepreneurs often ask is "How do I keep my personal life separate from my business life?" They usually understand the need to provide some personal content, but often wonder just how much personal content is still professional, and how to keep global customers out of their very personal life. Some people opt to simply not use social media personally, but many entrepreneurs do want to keep in touch with family and friends at a personal level on Facebook.

A question new-to-social-media-entrepreneurs often ask is "How do I keep my personal life separate from my business life?" They usually understand the need to provide some personal content, but often wonder just how much personal content is still professional, and how to keep global customers out of their very personal life. Some people opt to simply not use social media personally, but many entrepreneurs do want to keep in touch with family and friends at a personal level on Facebook.

Social media is an effective, low-cost and low barrier marketing tactic. Perhaps because the barrier to entry is so low, the risk is quite high. As a social media consultant I firmly believe the benefits of social media marketing outweigh the risks. Here are a few of my best tips for managing the risks a small business owner might encounter in social media marketing. via @anitakirkbride

Social media is an effective, low-cost and low barrier marketing tactic. Perhaps because the barrier to entry is so low, the risk is quite high. As a social media consultant I firmly believe the benefits of social media marketing outweigh the risks. Here are a few of my best tips for managing the risks a small business owner might encounter in social media marketing. via @anitakirkbride

Facebook contests are fun. They're engaging. And they can garner a lot of attention for your growing small business. It's not even difficult to host a Facebook contest on your Business Page, since Facebook changed the rules a few years ago. The question is, "Do you know what you're allowed to do for a Facebook Contest?" Or are you simply following the crowd and doing what everyone else is doing? Find out if you're putting your Page at risk.

Facebook contests are fun. They're engaging. And they can garner a lot of attention for your growing small business. It's not even difficult to host a Facebook contest on your Business Page, since Facebook changed the rules a few years ago. The question is, "Do you know what you're allowed to do for a Facebook Contest?" Or are you simply following the crowd and doing what everyone else is doing? Find out if you're putting your Page at risk.

Should you pay a service to help you promote your blog post? I tested two blog promotion programs, Quuu and DrumUp. Click here to see which one performed best. via @anitakirkbride

Should you pay a service to help you promote your blog post? I tested two blog promotion programs, Quuu and DrumUp. Click here to see which one performed best. via @anitakirkbride

As someone who manages social media for small businesses, I’ve seen it all when it comes to complaints, ridiculous to incoherent. Many times I myself have taken to social media to complain about poor customer service received, and many times I have found a resolution that way. Because social media is so very public, it’s easy to see why many companies want to resolve your complaints on social media quickly. Here are some tips on how to complain on social media when your goal is resolution.

Tips on how to complain on social media when your goal is resolution, not creating a spectacle.

Social media is a great avenue for customer service. Your social customer care policies and processes should follow the same basic principles your in-store or telephone-based policies do. Your customer doesn't want to feel less important because they've chosen to contact you on social media. Here are a few tips for implementing your social customer care program.

Social media is a great avenue for customer service. Your social customer care policies and processes should follow the same basic principles your in-store or telephone-based policies do. Your customer doesn't want to feel less important because they've chosen to contact you on social media. Here are a few tips for implementing your social customer care program.

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