We hear it all the time. “I love your SC Stockshop & Social Squares photos and want to use them, but I just don’t know if styled stock is right for my business.”
Well friend, we are going to let you in on a little secret...it is!
We truly believe that any business can benefit from using styled stock photography and today we are breaking down the 3 main ways that your business, whatever it is, can benefit from incorporating styled stock photos!
3 Ways Your Business Can Benefit From Styled Stock Photography:
Benefit #1 - You will increase your brand’s perceived value by using styled stock photography.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has a famously been quoted saying, “Your brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room.” Basically, what that means is your brand images are speaking for you.
In the eyes of your potential client or customer your product or service is only worth the quality of the images you’re using to showcase it.
This means that all of the hard work you’re doing to create and promote your amazing products and high quality content could be wasted if you’re poorly representing your products and services with bad photos. People may never experience what you have to offer because they can’t see the worth of your offer being represented.
Styled stock photography can immediately increase your brand’s perceived value by taking your quality product or service and giving it the perception to match! We have seen businesses triple their revenue once they start using styled stock because the value of their offerings was finally being recognized!
Benefit #2 - You will save yourself time and money by using styled stock photography.
Now that we’ve established that using quality photos to sell your quality product or service is essential, let’s address why you should use stock photos rather than taking your own photos or hiring a personal brand photographer.
For those of you who have been trying to find the time to shoot your own product and branding images, let me drop some hard truth on you: You need to be devoting your limited time and energy to the things only you can do. If there are tasks on your list that can be outsourced, do it! We are willing to bet that even if you are a photographer (and we have tons of photographers as customers), the best use of your time is not styling and shooting product and/or branding images for your business!
With styled stock photos you can choose one image or several that work together, drop your products in with a few clicks, upload them to your website and be done with it!
For those of you looking to hire a brand photographer to shoot images for you, you can absolutely go this route - but it’s going to cost you! Brand shoots like these can cost thousands of dollars. Plus we can bet that you’re going to need images regularly for your business (or at least more than once). Friend, that adds up! If you’re looking to get the most for your investment, with images at price points like $19 or less, styled stock is the way to go!
Benefit #3 - You will give your brand a cohesive presence by using styled stock photography.
As a small business ourselves, we know the terms “marketing” and “branding” can feel daunting. There are so many "rules", expectations and trends to keep track of across all of the different platforms and it can feel like too much. Especially when you really need to focus on actually doing your craft and creating the thing that you’re promoting!
What if we told you that with just a few styled stock images you could create a brand presence across all of your platforms? With 1-5 styled stock photos you could have cohesive imagery for:
In fact, you could purchase a set of styled stock images and create a complete, intentional, cohesive and beautiful brand like in the example below!
We truly think any business can benefit from increasing their perceived value, saving time and money, and creating a cohesive brand presence. We know that all of this can be done by using professional, high quality styled stock images from the SC Stockshop! We cannot wait to see how you're going to benefit from using styled stock in your brand!
Do you currently use styled stock images? What benefits have you experienced? Not familiar with styled stock but ready to start seeing the benefits we mentioned for yourself? Click that button below and let's get started!
With this transaction Buyer acknowledges that the purchase comes with a non-exclusive limited use license so that the Purchaser may use the image for personal or professional use in the normal course of Purchaser's business.
Purchaser may crop the image and overlay the image with text or pdfs of product designs as fits Purchaser's needs, but Purchaser may not otherwise alter, edit or manipulate the image.
Shay Cochrane remains the sole and exclusive owner and holder of the copyright in the image and the Purchaser may not sell, lease, loan, transfer, assign, or give away the image or a derivative thereof or otherwise allow a third-party to use the image in any way.
The Purchaser may not use SC Stockshop images to promote styling related workshops, webinars, classes, how-to-style blog posts or newsletters, or any styling related training.
These images have been designed to become a part of your branding just like a logo or font choice.
As an entrepreneur yourself, you know how frustrating and discouraging it can be when people misuse, steal, giveaway or alter your work. With that in mind, please don't change the colors or move the props around - it just doesn't look as good (and infringes on the usage terms)!
Feel free to crop the image any way that you want and overlay it with text or designs to help you to promote your brand and sell more products!
By purchasing the image you are agreeing not to give the image (or a part of the image) away to anyone else in ANY way even if you turned it into a beautiful free e-book cover, or snazzy desktop screen savor.
It would also be just plain wrong to re-sell the image in any form such as turning it into an art print or including it in a website or other template design.
Lastly, using an SC Stockshop image to sell your styling course, webinar or other styling related training is sort of false advertising. Show them the styling that YOU have done so that they know exactly what they are in for and can get excited! This is not meant to scare you.
If you have any questions or concerns about the legal use of our images please don't hesitate to shoot us an e-mail! We don't bite!