Vecteezy operates under a “freemium” business model. “Freemium” is an industry term from the blending of the words “free” and “premium.” This is the same model that other large companies like LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Spotify use. Vecteezy is proud to be a pioneer in our industry by being one of the first companies to operate under this business model.
Free images were designed to be ideal for personal use or smaller low-visibility commercial projects. Our mission is - and always will be - to make beautiful and legal creative assets more accessible to everyone.
All images on Vecteezy have been created by a verified professional artist from our team of contributors. Artists get paid for their work by earning a percentage of the revenue generated via Advertising, Subscriptions, or Credit Purchases.
Even if you only use Free images from Vecteezy, you can have the confidence that the artist is still getting paid for their work, and that the image you downloaded is legal and clear of any copyright infringement.
Premium images on Vecteezy took more time and effort to produce so they are unable to be offered for free. They were designed to be more broadly used for business and advertising so they all come with additional benefits such as increased legal protection.