Last week I shared how you could whip up a super easy opt-in page in Squarespace. Opt-in pages are perfect for building your email list and email lists are perfect for growing your business. This week I wanted to share how you can utilize your FREE stock photos to continue to build your email list around your opt-in page all while creating a beautiful online business. 


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If there is one thing we can all attest too is that often times there just isn't enough time in the day to do all the things. Whether it's in life or business, we don't have enough time or brain power to do everything that life often throws our way. The great thing about using styled stock photos is that it gives us back time. You can save time and look amazing when using styled stock photos. 

So, let's get to it. Here are 10 ways to use your styled stock photos.

1 | Create a pop-up or opt-in page to grow your email list. Find out how to create a super easy opt-in page here

2 | Refresh your website with a hero image or a wall-to-wall banner. You'll knock the socks off all the new traffic landing on your site.  


3 | Create stunning blog posts images, perfect for Pinterest too. Remember that teachable content is ideal for getting people on your email list. The image is going to draw them in and you're going to hook them with your amazing content. 


4 | Refresh old content by updating your blog post with a new pin-worthy image. Creating vertical images is ideal for Pinterest as they draw the eye and are more clickable. Often times some of our oldest content is driving a majority of our traffic. Refreshing that content will create a lasting impression for your new audience. 


5 | Add multiple places for new traffic to sign up for your email list including your blog sidebar with a beautiful sidebar image. 


6 | Create an eye-catching header image for your newsletter. Now that you've worked hard on creating your opt-in page, refreshing your website, and adding multiple places for new people to sign up for your email list, you can now create a stunning newsletter. 


With your email list in place, you can focus on; 

7 | Announcing your next big sale or an upcoming holiday promotion. This is perfect for Instagram and Facebook too.


8 | Add your designs, ebook, or service product for a beautiful mockup. Ideal for showing your customers how your products will serve them.

9 | Tee up your next few Instagram posts with Later. There's nothing better than saving time and looking amazing while you're at it. 

10 | Being able to serve your audience in more ways then one way is perfect for building brand trust. Share your favorite resources or podcast on Instagram to help serve your audience.


BONUS: Bring your customer's experience full circle and refresh all your social sites; Facebook, Twitter, any platform you can think of with a new banner image. 

Adding styled stock photos to your brand is the perfect way to save time and looking amazing! Share how you are using your styled stock photos and tag us with #elahtree. xoxo! Samantha