How to Find & Use Free Stock Media for Your Business
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This guide provides you—the small business owner, enterprising blogger or bootstrapped entrepreneur—with a springboard for finding and making use of public domain and Creative Commons photos, clip art, fonts, maps, music, sound effects and more (if you don’t know what public domain or Creative Commons means, don’t worry, I explain it all in the course).
Opting to use free digital assets can save a fledgling startup hundreds if not thousands of dollars (to say nothing of the hours saved as well); that money that could be well spent growing other facets of your business.
Course materials include a multi-part video series that walks you through the basics of using free online assets legally in your commercial projects. I'll also tell you how to avoid expensive legal hassles resulting from improper use of copyrighted material.
In addition to the screencasts, the course includes a comprehensive E-book reference guide that lists over 300 quality resources for free and inexpensive digital media.
By the time you complete the course you will understand:
Most importantly, you'll be equipped to be able to quickly find any imaginable media asset that you might need in the future. The veritable treasure trove on free online media will be at your fingertips.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
What is Stock Media?Preview
|Section 2: The Basics (Part 1)|
Why Use Stock Media?Preview
Options for Obtaining Media
Copyright and LicensingPreview
How to Provide Proper Attribution
Review of the Basics
|Section 3: The Stock Media Resources (Part 2)|
Introduction to the Stock Media Resources
Google Image Search
The Amazing Flickr
Large Photo Collections
Small Photo Collections
Graphics, Icons, Fonts, Maps
Low Cost Stock Photo Sites
Stock Music (a.k.a. Production Music)
Stock Video (a.k.a. Stock Footage or B-Roll)
Reference List of Resources Covered in the Videos
|Section 4: Course Wrap-Up|
About the E-book
|Lecture 22||124 pages|
This is my big, useful reference book containing over 300 high-quality free stock media resources. This book has it all: photo sites, images, music, video, sound effects, loops, patterns, vectors, graphics, icons, fonts and more.
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I'm an entrepreneur living in San Francisco who loves to create online businesses and digital media products. I started my entrepreneurial journey in 2006 when me and a good buddy created Fanpop, a network of fan clubs that connects people with their passions. Together with our dedicated but small team, we grew Fanpop from nothing more than an idea into a popular web destination that draws over 15 million monthly visitors and generates 7 figures in annual revenue. Prior to Fanpop, I worked as a product manager at Yahoo!, Yodlee and Ziff Davis Media. I have nearly two decades of experience working on online products and services.
I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Hawaii. I moved to the “mainland" to attend college in Los Angeles, California and Cambridge, Massachusetts. At one point in time I was working on a Ph.D. in music and did an abrupt u-turn when I moved to California to work for a variety of tech firms during the first dotcom bubble. I'm happily married to my high-school sweetheart and wife of 20 years. We have three lovely, rambunctious children ages 13, 9 and 3. When I'm not driving my kids to soccer games, swimming and music lessons, I enjoy cooking, reading, exercising, playing the ukulele.