Is it worth it to buy a membership for stock images or buy them one at a time?

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I am a web designer that is getting into internet marketing and email list building and affiliate marketing. I am building a few websites to use for affiliate marketing and list building and lead generation.

One thing I often struggle with in web design is having nice looking images for the websites. Would it be worth it to buy a membership at a stock image website or would you recommend to buy them one at a time? Or should I try to use royalty free images that are free instead? What do you internet marketers use on your websites and in your marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I use https://www.canstockphoto.com/ as the free services usually don't have what I'm looking for. They seem to have pretty much the same inventory as other paid services but charge less.

    Getting a membership/plan kind of depends on how much business you expect to have / your finances.
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  • Profile picture of the author manonpoint
    Membership to a good quality stock photo site saves a ton of time. What I do is get the big membership (like $200/month for 350 images) and download in bulk what I think I'll need and then cancel.
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  • Profile picture of the author codyhay
    Well, Is all depends on what sort of images you are looking for in general. I most often use images available at pixabay or some similar sites. But still, You will not get that amount of quality & uniqueness on free image hosting sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author redexclub
    Originally Posted by TheTwoPointZero View Post

    I am a web designer that is getting into internet marketing and email list building and affiliate marketing. I am building a few websites to use for affiliate marketing and list building and lead generation.

    One thing I often struggle with in web design is having nice looking images for the websites. Would it be worth it to buy a membership at a stock image website or would you recommend to buy them one at a time? Or should I try to use royalty free images that are free instead? What do you internet marketers use on your websites and in your marketing?
    It depends on your need, and the need of your client. You can ask your client to provide with images that they want you to utilize in the website. In the other hand, if it is your own project, it all depends on you, your need, and your work ethics.
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  • Profile picture of the author NaellaVictory
    I bought a membership and it's good to have the greatest quality at disposal instead of always looking for different free sources.
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