We love content! It’s just a fact of life. Whether it’s words, images, sounds, or videos, we love it all. There are those that consume it (AKA all of us), and there are those that make it (soon to be you). Let’s get you started and introduce you to a few places that will help you be the content maker you were always meant to be.
Canva is an easy-to-use, powerful tool that automates many parts of content creation. Start by stating what type of business you are. It recommends common projects for your business like social media posts or marketing imagery for websites/emails and more. Choose from tons of templates. Replace the image and text if you’d like and download your file or publish to numerous sites where the content will live. One of the best parts, of course, is it’s a free tool. You can upgrade to a paid professional plan as well.
Fiverr has become an incredibly popular freelance resource for lean entrepreneurs trying to get their endeavors off the ground. You can hire out creative services like graphic design, video/animation, writing/translation, digital marketing, web development, and more at affordable prices. Because the services are offered for low prices, we will add the disclaimer that you get what you pay for. For many, it’s the perfect option to get things rolling for your business.
Need icons? The Noun Project is the place to go. Just search your keyword and find tons of icons in various styles available for download. It’s actually free under a creative commons license. All you have to do is provide attribution wherever you’re using the icon. Even if you’re creating your icons elsewhere, The Noun Project is a great place to see how others have interpreted concepts into icons.
Despite the name, Icons8 offers a lot more than just beautiful, free icons. They offer a one-of-a-kind photo creator that’s super fun to use, a collection of various beautiful illustration styles, and a side project for finding great sounds for your videos. Overall, Icons8 is a high quality place for creative assets with tons of free offerings.
It’s all in the name. You need creative assets? There’s a marketplace full of them at Creative Market ranging from vector patterns, icons, photography, mockups, fonts, web themes, UI kits, etc. The creative quality is usually much higher here than it is on Fiverr, which means the cost is a little higher as well. We’ve used creative market assets on numerous occasions and have been very satisfied.
This site is a personal favorite. They have a lot of free, quality resources including fonts, mockups, text effects, UI kits for web designs, icon sets, and background images. They continually add resources, so always check to see if they have something you might need before having to pay for it elsewhere.
Envato is the largest, most comprehensive digital creative asset offering. Their quality is also consistently great. If you can’t find it somewhere else, Envato definitely has it. They offer the basics of icons and logo designs to more involved assets like themes and templates for numerous projects from landing pages and web pages to development projects. Seriously, they’ve got it all.
Content creation is a necessary part of the world we live in these days. Our rate of consumption is ever increasing as well. Luckily, these 7 sites will allow you to create more than enough content for your business to strengthen its online presence. If you're looking for great places to find free, high quality photos and videos, check out our blog post Great Free Stock Photo and Video Websites. Have fun creating!