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11 Favorite Images for Coaching Websites
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They will look grainy if used in any bigger way – like for ebook covers or banner images. And for print, these would look terrible.
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1. Beautiful Green Grass and Blue Sky
This image just breathes a fresh day ahead with a world of possibility. If you blurred it or fade it, this image would be great to cover with inspiring words.
To find this image, go to BigStockPhoto and search “beautiful landscape, green grass, blue sky.”
2. Woman with Arms Up in Nature
This image works great for a woman who is overcoming just about anything. She’s open-armed and ready to embrace great things.
To find this image, go to BigStockPhoto and search “Young woman arms raised enjoying the fresh air in green forest.”
3. Confident Friendly Businesswoman
This woman has a look of calm but inspired confidence. Such a powerful expression. This is perfect for career or business success.
To find this image or similar, go to BigStockPhoto and search “confident black businesswoman.”
4. Successful Woman Jumping
Definitely great for fitness and health but also the simple joy of success. This could make a great ebook cover or freebie graphic.
To find this image or similar, go to BigStockPhoto and search “successful woman jumping, dancing sunset”.
5. Woman Spreading Hands With Joy and Inspiration
I see a young woman entering the workforce. I see a new, first-time mom (fertility coaching?) ready for a family. Or even a woman taking care of herself and primed for a new love (the red in shirt).
To find this image or similar, go to BigStockPhoto and search “woman girl spreading arms joy.”
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6. Successful Man Looking Up to Sunset Sky
This guy could be a Christian male – lots of Christian coaching these days. This could be the welcoming of a new career or even traveling the world. Maybe this image is used for a fresh start of the day – productive energy. I’ve always thought about coaching men around finding their productive groove.
To find this image or similar, go to BigStockPhoto and search “man arms sun peace back view.”
7. Man With a Laptop on the Beach and Sun
This is the total entrepreneur, small business guru, or blogger who is succeeding with just a laptop. Sounds familiar. It could be any sort of online, business, marketing, or career success.
To find this image or similar, go to BigStockPhoto and search “man laptop water back view.”
8. Man on the Peak of a Mountain
The person atop a mountain or some high point is the classic coaching image. I love how the mountain and person are just a silhouette. This image is blue and black, great for the feelings of trust and strength. This image I can see on an ebook or infographic.
To find this image or similar, go to BigStockPhoto and search “man arms sky sun mountain.”
9. Hiking Helping Hand
What kind of coaching would this image be great for? Parenting? Youth in careers? Teens? College students? Expats? You’ve gotta love a big, genuine, bright smile. They are priceless.
To find this image or similar, go to BigStockPhoto and search “woman hike walk nature helping hands.”
10. Beach Drive Thumbs Up
I used this image for a client in Germany. He was all about helping male architects escape the overwhelming work-life and restore balance in family life and fulfilling pursuits.
To find this image or similar, go to BigStockPhoto and search “beach drive thumb.”
11. Cheerful Business Meeting
This image would per perfect for a small group coaching program, perhaps an in-person group targeted to a diverse crowd, creative souls, or young entrepreneurs.
To find this image or similar, go to BigStockPhoto and search “cheerful young people business meeting.”
More Tips to Help Find the Perfect Image
Tip 1 – Don’t spend hours looking for the best picture. It’s too easy to want a better image and you’ll always wonder if there’s another one that’s “even better”.
Tip 2 – Match your image with your article’s or blog’s title. Your image will most often appear right next to the title and so it needs to work with it.
And 2 handy articles:
- 7 Tips for Finding Great Images on BigStockPhoto for Your Coaching Website.
- Sweet Free Stock Photos and Images for Your Coaching Website
What are your favorite kinds of images? Just comment below.