The more and more I learned about styled stock photography, the more I fell in love. They are so versatile! This was a primary reason that I decided that I wanted to begin selling styled stock photos myself…to help bloggers and entrepreneurs with their business. Without further ado, here is my top 10 reasons why you should invest in styled stock photos.
1. Styled stock photos make you look more professional.
I am all about budding bloggers and entrepreneurs trying to DIY as much as possible. However, there comes a point in time where the low resolution photos you took with your iPhone will just not cut it. If you want your viewers and customers to take you seriously, having professional photos is the first step in making this happen.
2. Styled stock photos will make you look more like an expert.
People tend to be very visual. The photos that your potential customers initially see on your website will be instantly judged. If they look more professional, then that will also set you apart as an expert. People don’t want to take advice from amateurs. They want to know that they advice they are taking is from an expert. By having professional looking photos on your website, you instantly begin to look like and expert even if you are not.
3. Use styled stock photos to help promote your own products.
One of the amazing things about styled stock photos are their versatility. One of the most versatile are photos that have been converted to PSD filed with Smart Objects in place. If you are not sure what that is, check out this one I have in my store here. By using the Smart Object feature, users can show what their digital products might look like being used on various devices. Plain JPGs can also be used in photo editing software for users to add a copy of their physical product to a professional looking background. Win-win!
4. One styled stock photo can be use multiple times.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. You can use styled stock photos as many times as you want!!
5. Styled stock photos allow you to easily keep to one cohesive look.
If you find a style you like, be sure to buy as much as possible with that look. For example, if you can use each photo 10 different ways, and you bought 10 photos, that means that you have 100 similar photo styling options!!
6. Styled stock photos allow you to easily change your look.
If you are anything like me, you get bored with things easily. This is part of why I love decorating my house to match the seasons! You can totally do this with styled stock photos as well. By incorporating styled stock photos that change with the seasons, you prevent your viewers from getting too bored with your style.
7. Styled stock photos are a cheap alternative.
Ideally, every business owner would own a set of images that were branded just for them and no one else would have any like it. However, these branding photography sessions can be expensive for businesses just starting out. Styled stock photos are a MUCH cheaper alternative for those bloggers and entrepreneurs just starting out.
8. Styled stock photos are high quality images.
Many creative people probably have the eye to take photos with their iPhone. As much as I love my iPhone, it just does not provide the same quality as professionally shot images.
9. Styled stock photos can be huge time savers.
Mylie James Design styled stock photos are already pre-formatted to provide you with the quickest way to use them for social media. This allows you to go and focus on the areas that you are best at such as creating your posts or products.
10. You are supporting other small businesses.
I am a big supporter of small businesses. We all have a dream and by helping each other out instead of giving our money to larger corporations, we help families provide for their children as opposed to a large CEO’s pocketbook. Who DOESN’T want to help our their fellow neighbor??
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