Fantastic places to find content resources for communities
Coming up with constant new content can be a challenge so we’ve put together a helping hand in the form of a list of resources. We’ve prioritised the free or free if you register resources. Let us know if you find these useful.
Great stock photos for free and mostly with no attribution required, these are our favourite sites for photos that will give your content the necessary wow factor:
https://pikwizard.com/ – a nice mixture of stock, including some beautiful patterns and images that work well for backgrounds
https://unsplash.com/ – photos on every topic
https://pixabay.com/ – mixed site with some very nice countryside photos
https://gratisography.com/ – the place to go for the weird and wonderful photos of people
https://picjumbo.com/ – some beautiful free images with the aim of selling your collections
https://www.rawpixel.com/ – good site, check out the theme packs to save search time
https://www.pexels.com/ – a popular site that includes some good humorous images
https://www.reshot.com/ – a little toned down vs competitors, but some nice images
Text + graphics tools
If you want to combine images and text without firing up Photoshop we recommend these free tools (both require a log in).
Vector can give your content a distinct clean look. It is a good general vector graphics and Pimp my Drawing offers more unique images.
Inspiration, humour or to make a point, quotes come in handing for almost instant content.
Not for every community, but good for the odd Friday laughs – we’d suggest sticking to clean ones.
These lists are for blogs and Facebook content, but there are hundreds of ideas many of which will work well in communities.
One way to get interaction is to have quizzes or ask questions. We’ve found that this or that type questions are good for discussions:
Music for video or podcast content:
A interesting way to represent less visual products or make announcements more fun is to place them in a mockup:
Regular or festive contests will help get members excited and apps buzzing, just make sure that the prize is attractive and that the contest is fair.
Interesting trivia and fun facts from your field are nice easy piece of content.
Hopefully, all of these resources will help you build content for your online community. These should help you keep up to date with providing your community with fun things to explore. Keep it up and get those members involved!