When it comes to selling crafts, it’s important to understand that you need to find free fonts that come with commercial use rights. Why is that important? If you are building a business or making money, you will want to have commercial use meaning the designer is allowing you to create products that you can sell or make money with. If you do not have these permissions, you run the risk of serious legal trouble. We have all heard of the horror stories of big corporations bringing the hammer down, well designers also have those rights! It’s important as artists and creators that we build each other up.
For that reason, I am bringing you some of the best places that you can visit right now and download 100% free fonts with commercial use. These sites offer the BEST quality and are totally trusted. As I mentioned ina previous blog ” Best Places For Free Files “, if you have a FAVORITE font designer, keep in mind that on Fridays, they often have a freebie available for a limited time! I also know an incredible designer that offers “$2 – Tuesday!” Although not free, her fonts are ah-mazing!
Please check each site for their own specific terms and conditions in regards to their files as some may have a limit on the number of products that you can make with each file.
*Disclaimer, some of the following links may be affiliate links. They do not cost you anything extra, they give me a small portion of anything you buy as a thank you. I don’t make enough to drive a Lambo, BUT I can splurge at the dollar tree on an extra craft item.
Font Bundles is the sister site of Design bundles. They offer FREE fonts every Wednesday. One font is available for a limited time, while others are added and never leave the free spot. You have to check them out by using this link here!
While SF offers a lot of free craft files, they sometimes have a free font thrown in the mix. It’s certainly worth checking out! They are released every Friday and last until the following Thursday.
I found Creative Fabrica when they were hosting their Daily font giveaway. It was SO amazing collecting a new font every day. While they don’t have that program available anymore, they did up the game by hosting their “Daily Gifts”. Daily gifts allow designers to download a free font, SVG, and clip art EVERY day! On top of that, they also have a regular free section (linked below). Creative Fabrica is one of my first stops in the morning when I sit down and you should check it out also.
Font Squirrel was one of those go-to places in college. My prof. raved about it and after a few months, I was hooked on their free section. These files are of high quality and they are free.
Some Cool Font Tools
Now that you have these fonts, I need to share with you two awesome places to go. The first one is a way to see all of your fonts! Word Mark It allows you to view all of your fonts by typing in a letter, word, or phase. It uses Flash to sort through your fonts, shows you what you have, and you can even click to “hold” the font and compare it against others. This tool has saved me numerous times and I know what it will be a favorite of yours once you check it out.
The next cool font tool is called What The Font. You can upload just about any photo and get an idea of similar fonts from the photo. Now, this doesn’t always work, but it’s a good spot to start your search when you spot a font you love.
Proceed With Caution!
These next sites you will need to proceed with caution, however, they are still great sites to have on your list of hot font spots.
Da Font is a HUGE site with a lot of free fonts, but not all free fonts are created equally! You will want to filter out your search results to make sure that if you are selling you are ONLY getting the ones that are 100% free! “Free for personal use” is not okay if you are selling the end product. As tempting as it is to download it, don’t. Unless you are really good at remembering what was commercial or person fonts, it’s best to just leave it be.
1001 Free Fonts
Another site like “dafont”, 10001FreeFonts is a site that you really want to check out. Make sure you are looking at the licensing for each file before you download it. If in doubt, LEAVE IT OUT!
Well guys, that about sums it up for now on some of the best places to get FREE fonts. Now, this list is not the end all be all, so if you know of any that I missed, leave it down below. I am a firm believer in we grow by helping each other!