Blogs without images are boring. Adding images make your posts easier to read, help you make your point, and allow you to pin your posts to Pinterest. We recently discussed why you shouldn’t use Google images to get your images.
The best option is almost always to buy stock photos from a site like DepositPhotos, but I know that’s not always possible, especially when you’re first getting started online.
I’ve come across quite a few sites where you can get images with a creative commons license. That means you can use their images as long as you follow their terms, which are normally simply to link back to the source. The issue with these is that if the image is pinned to Pinterest you’re breaking those rules because the link to their site isn’t included on the pin. Instead I prefer to use public domain images. They can be modified if you wish and don’t require any attribution.
Here is my favorite site for finding them:
It’s really easy to use. You search for your keyword and look through the images to find what will work for your needs.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, try Public Domain Photos as well.
Tomorrow I’ll talk more about creative commons photos. They can be a great option in some situations so I don’t want to leave them out!
Have you ever used public domain images?