Producing compelling creative content plays a very important part in appealing to your user base, keeping them hooked and building a lasting relationship with them. In order to create this content, you need resources like music, pictures, sound themes and more. It seems like there are only two choices for content creators, free but bad quality resources and expensive but high quality ones. But there are a few resources that you can tap into to get high quality, relevant content that is free from copyright issues of any kind.
The free themes of WordPress are a great help for someone who has minimal coding or designing know-how. There are tons of responsive designs to choose from which are even customizable to a certain level. These themes span a variety of styles and you are sure to find one that fits your tastes and the image of your business.
Pixlr is a free, browser-based photo editor that you can use to fix images that you have procured and would like to use. It is much more effective than image editing programs like Macintosh Preview or Microsoft Paint. Pixlr can be used to lighten, darken, tint, and crop images. You can also add layers, text, effects, borders, stickers and even touch up blemishes and correct red-eye. There are 3 versions of Pixlr in the market which varies based on difficulty level and control over edits and effects. Many have likened Pixlr to Photoshop, except it is a free version of an otherwise costly application.
With Free Music Archive, you can search by instrument, artist, genre, style, and music to find the right soundtrack for your promotional video or video blog. This application is very similar to Freesound, but it deals with arranged and composed music as opposed to sound effects.
Freesound is a massive library of sounds effects and that you can use in a video blog, a company podcast or a promotional video. Sometimes it is a bit time-consuming to sift through. You need to register to use this application as well as to share sounds yourself. You can find a wide array of everyday sounds as well as professional and commercial sounds like musical compositions and more.
Creative Commons is a blessing in disguise for creative content creators and bloggers who want to intersperse their text-heavy offerings with appropriate images. This free application is free to use copyright free. It can also be tweaked or edited to match your communication. All you need to ensure that the image you choose is copyright free is to check the two boxes underneath the search bar when you are looking for images. Some polite bloggers add a credit to the image at the end of their blog post.