Images are an important part of blog posts.
They grab the attention of your visitors, look more professional, and can help to get your point across better.
The problem, is that not all images are free to use, and if you haven’t noticed, stock images don’t come cheap. If you want to know how to find free pictures for your blog, you’re in luck! There are some great places to find that perfect image that you’re after!
Watch this video to see my two favorite websites to find free images to use in my blog posts.
As you can see, finding free images to use in your blog posts is actually pretty easy. You just need to know where to look! Are there other good places to find free images? Yeah, of course. There are tons of websites that you can use, but these are the ones that I have grown to love, and use on a regular basis. To recap, I use the following sites:
1. FreeDigitalPhotos.net – This site has some really high quality photos, but you must give them credit, or leave their watermark on the image. This is by far my favorite choice for finding legal / royalty free images for blog posts!
2. sxc.hu – This site has a lot of free images, some of them are really good, and some of them look kinda amateur in nature. Overall, it’s a great place to start. i have personally been using sxc.hu for about 6 years now, so they must have something good right? 🙂
3. And for paid images, I like to use Shutterstock. There are a lot of stock photo sites that offer high quality images for a fee, but this is the one I like the most. Keep in mind though, it’s kinda pointless to buy an image from a stock photo site when there are so many great FREE image choices out there ;), and Shutterstock does not come cheap! It costs about $10 per photo (If you buy 5 at a time), so be sure you have a REALLY good use for it!
Please feel free to share what sites you are using to find free images for your blog posts in the comments below!
I’d love to know, and I’m sure everyone else would benefit from knowing which sites you use as well!
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net