Whether you’re a social media marketer looking for some images to share on Facebook or a virtual assistant looking for icons to place on your client’s website the options that pop up in a Google search can be overwhelming. I’m going to break it all down for you and tell you the best places to find social media clipart and icons.
First, let me get something straight. I talk a little bit about licensing in this article. I’m not a lawyer and this is should not be considered legal advice. I’m just a marketer sharing her knowledge and experience. You should consult an attorney if you have any questions.
Keep in mind, the information I give regarding licensing assumes that you are not planning to resell the images or graphics in anyway.
Social Media Clipart & Icons
I’m basing my suggestions on a small list of criteria.
- Options – How big is the social media clipart catalog?
- Quality – How likely would I be to share these images on my own social media accounts?
- Price – Where do they stack up compared to the rest?
- Licensing – Are the licensing requirements confusing or difficult?
Creative Market – BEST OVERALL
Creative Market gets my vote for best overall pick for social media clipart, because they have a huge catalog of high quality, valuable images. Although they aren’t free, the prices are more than fair and the licensing requirements are straightforward and easy to understand.
Canva – Most Convenient
If you’re looking for images to include in any kind of marketing material, like an infographic or blog cover, it doesn’t get any more convenient than Canva. You’ll have everything you need in one place. They have a decent selection of free and paid clipart with simple licensing requirements.
We use Canva every single day at Kurrently.com.
PNG Images – Best Selection
PNG Images has a ton of awesome social media icons and graphics. You get two free downloads per day, but attribution IS OFTEN REQUIRED, unless you purchase the premium version for around $100 per year. I found their licensing page to be a bit confusing, so make sure you read through it thoroughly if you choose to use their images.
ETSY – Best Quality
You’ll find gorgeous, hand-crafted images on Etsy, making it perfect for any marketer looking to reach the female demographic. In some cases, Etsy may be a bit pricier than the other options, but at least you know the money spent is going to an actual human being who worked hard on the design. It just makes you feel good.
Pixabay – Best Free Option
Pixabay has a slightly more limited catalog, but the graphics you find are completely Free with no attribution required. I use it often, because I don’t have to worry about breaking the rules or illegally using one of their images. In fact, the top image of this article is from Pixabay.
If you aren’t sure if you can legally use an image or not, this video is explains what you need to know about image licensing better than I could.
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