One of the most common misconceptions about creating a successful digital products business is that you need to have graphic design skills. Nope! You absolutely do not need to be a designer with any impressive tech skills.
There are all kinds of places where you can find commercial use graphic images that you can use in the digital products that you buy.
This is important because you can’t just use any images you find on the internet. Without the correct licensing, you could get fined or sued which would be no bueno.
So let’s look at some of my favorite places to find commercial-use graphic images.
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Creative Fabrica has a super simple commercial license and a massive amount of graphics at great prices. Everything you buy from them automatically includes the commercial license. You can purchase individual products one at a time or get a monthly subscription.
If you choose to go with the monthly subscription, once your subscription ends, you can’t create new products with the graphics you’ve downloaded, but you can keep selling whatever you created while you had an active subscription.
There’s a “discount deals” section where you can get a bunch of graphics at a crazy low price. And if you want all of the deals, the whole bundle is even cheaper.
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All paid graphics and weekly freebies at The Hungry JPEG come with their “Complete License” which is their version of a commercial license.
The license is quite simple and easy to understand. You can create an unlimited amount of digital products with their fonts and graphics.
You can buy some pretty amazing product bundles as well.
PrettyGrafik offers super cutesy graphics that all have a fairly consistent style. Their PRIME license comes with everything you purchase and includes making your own digital products with their graphics.
You can actually make a one-time payment and get lifetime access to all current and future designs which is pretty amazing. This makes each design far less than 1 cent each. There are payment plans available if you can’t pay the whole amount up front (though I think you’ll be shocked at how affordable it is).
You can also just purchase individual designs or discounted bundles if you’re not interested in lifetime access.
If you’re looking for a free way to get graphics to use in your digital products, Pixabay’s assets are free for commercial use with no attribution required.
On the site, you’ll find photos, graphics, vectors, and more. Since all of these assets are created and submitted by different artists and designers, you’ll find a huge variety.
Not everything is of as high of quality as you find on some of the paid sites, but there are still some amazing graphics to be found!
Creative Market offers a few different licenses for each product, so if you’re going to use a graphic on a digital product that you intend to sell, it’s important to make sure you purchase the commercial use license.
You can purchase what you want individually or sign up for a monthly membership where you’ll get a certain amount of credits to spend each month as well as bonus assets each month.
Creative Market is a bit more expensive, but they have high standards for their designers, so you’ll find a high concentration of quality graphics without having to dig.
Kittl is a unique platform that provides you with customizable graphics as well as the ability to create your designs with their editing tools. It’s kind of a one-stop-shop for getting graphics and creating your own products with them.
While there is a free monthly plan, you’ll want to upgrade to a paid subscription to get the full commercial license and access to more tools, like their premium templates.
Kittl offers some great tutorials and templates to help you jumpstart the design process. I love Kittl for designing t-shirts and word-based designs because of their extensive font library and the ability to customize them according to the design style.
Wrapping It Up:
So many great options, right? Depending on your budget and the style of graphics you’re looking for, you can find commercial graphics to suit your needs.
Most of the sources on this list give you the option of purchasing one graphics pack at a time or setting up a monthly membership to give you access to more.
You don’t need to be a designer to sell digital products online. You don’t even need a lot of money to make it happen.