UPDATED: February, 26th 2019 - Changed my Alamy Portfolio link.

As a WordPress consultant, I regularly need images for my clients. I am using these 8 11 free stock photos bank as a start:

  1. Pexels - https://www.pexels.com/
    Number one free stock photos our web agency, WP Expert is using. As they said: "Best free stock photos in one place".
  2. Pixabayhttps://pixabay.com/
    Second best free stock photos we are using. "Over 1,030,000 free stock photos, vectors and art illustrations"
  3. Focus Fitnesshttps://www.focusfitness.net/stock-photos/
    Free health and fitness stock photos
  4. Compfighthttp://compfight.com/
    photo search images based on Flickr but only looking for Creative Commons images.
  5. Unsplash - https://unsplash.com/
    Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution stock photos. Download 10 new free stock photos every 10 days.
  6. PicJumbo - http://picjumbo.com/
    Totally free photos for your commercial & personal works
  7. StartupStockPhotos - http://startupstockphotos.com/
    Take 'em, these things are free. Go. Make something.
  8. Albumarium - http://albumarium.com/
    Find and share beautiful photos.
  9. Gratisography - http://albumarium.com/
    Free high-resolution pictures for personal and commercial projects. All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design.
  10. LifeOfPix - http://www.lifeofpix.com/
    Free stock photos, high-resolution, for personal and commercial uses. New pictures added weekly! High-resolution images, pix & photographs for free for U.
  11. Canva blog post: https://designschool.canva.com/blog/free-stock-photos/ (added on April, 7th 2015)
    Free Stock Photos: 74 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images

And if I really need a specific one, I am using to Alamy. I used to be a contributor a few years ago and my images are still there. You can seem my portfolio on Alamy.

For Icons, I am using mainly this 3 4 free bank icons:

  1. Iconfinder - https://www.iconfinder.com/
    Iconfinder provides beautiful icons to millions of designers and developers. Iconfinder now hosts the worlds largest collection of premium icons.
  2. IconArchive - http://www.iconarchive.com/
    Search through more than 555000 free icons. Browse icons by category, artist, popularity, date. Organize and share your favorites.
  3. TheNounProject - http://thenounproject.com/
    Thousands of glyph icons from different artists. Some icons are free and some for a fee.
  4. FlatIcon - http://www.flaticon.com
Enjoy!

We wrote this quick article for your new ebook called "WordPress Security for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses". We are compiling the best plugins for entrepreneurs that have a limited budget for their website.

BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin

The backup plugin BackWPup can be used to save your complete installation including /wp-content/ and push them to an external Backup Service, like Dropbox, S3, FTP and many more, see list below. With a single backup .zip file you are able to easily restore an installation.

WordPress Backup & Security Plugin – BlogVault

BlogVault is the most reliable backup and restore plugin. Trusted by 220,000 sites and counting, it ensures a stress free WordPress backup and security solution in a single dashboard.

BackUpWordPress

BackUpWordPress will back up your entire site including your database and all your files on a schedule that suits you. Try it now to see how easy it is!

UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin

UpdraftPlus simplifies backups and restoration. It is the world’s highest ranking and most popular scheduled backup plugin, with over a million currently-active installs. Backup your files and database backups into the cloud and restore with a single click!

There are many different aspects of social media and it can get very overwhelming. Let’s make your workload easier by sharing our top 6 Social Media Marketing Tools to help you organize!

Here’s our list of the top social media marketing tools every marketer should be using in 2018.

1. Hootsuite

Hootsuite is the best scheduling platform. It allows you to schedule posts for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can create, manage, schedule, and publish your posts using this platform. If you are a social media manager, you can add all your accounts you manage to Hootsuite.

Even though it can cost money, it is worth it. It also provides analytics for you to take into consideration before continuing to create more content. By looking at the analytics, you can see which type of posts did well and which didn’t. Hootsuite is very well known and many big businesses like Herschel, WWF, and David’s Tea use it.

2. Canva

This FREE platform is a go-to for many social media marketers as it’s an easy platform to make graphics. They have different templates, fonts, colours, images. It’s as simple as dragging the item onto the page and sizing it correctly.

3. Evernote

Stay focused and on top of things! Evernote allows you to create lists and check them off as you go. You can create different notebooks to keep your professional and personal life separate

4. Slack

Slack can be your virtual office. These days, so many of us work on our laptops and don’t physically go to an office. Slack allows you to communicate with your colleagues.

It isn't only for internal communication, but to create online groups as well. To be in a group, you have to be invited and then you can chat with the people within that community.

5. Grum

Instagram is very popular right now. It has integrated business tools and allows businesses to promote their service or/and goods. Grum is the best scheduling tool for Instagram and allows you to plan and create multiple posts in one sitting. Now you never have to worry and turn on your phone alarm to post on time.

6. Quuu

Want to populate a feed and not let it waste your precious hours?

Quuu will create and post content for you. All of the content has been hand-curated by real people to make sure it’s legit. Get more followers by letting Quuu fill up your profile with quality content.


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