My Favorite Websites to Find Free Images for My Blog
As a blogger, you know that Content is KING- but what’s a King without a QUEEN? (Just some vulnerable chess piece waiting to be overtaken by a pawn!) While great content is essential for bloggers, let’s face it, you can’t really grab your reader’s attention without good visuals to accompany your posts. So here is a list of my Favorite FREE IMAGE Websites along with my secret weapon for editing those images to make them fit perfectly into my website.
If you’re looking to download free images with no copyright attachments, these are the websites that offer the best quality and most variety.
My Top 5 Choices
I based my selection on a few different preferences I have.
These sites did not require me to ‘sign-up’ or give out my email address
They all state that their pictures can be used for blogs for free and that you can edit them
I found the websites easy to navigate and use
Here is a list of my top 5 choices (only 5 because I find that most websites usually offer the same pictures.)
MMT (a good variety of nature and landscape)
Splitshire (most unique photos)
Bonus Ninja! Branding Your Images
My absolute favorite website for editing my free images is CANVA!
Canva does require you to sign up for a membership BUT it is free. (They do have a paid version, but I have only used the free site).
They offer drag and drop layout designs that are easy to edit.
Canva offers different layouts: from blog titles, social media graphics, LinkedIn Banners, eBook covers, and much more!
If I can’t find a free image or layout inside CANVA, then I
upload a free image from one of my top websites listed above.
EVERY blog image I use for my Blog Titles are edited with MY BRAND NAME. Think of Pinterest. How many posts do you save or click on based on the images associated with the title (and really don’t even read)?
I already have access to these awesome images and when people Re-Pin my posts, they are also re-pinning my brand name (even if they don’t read the article, there’s more of a chance that someone else will come across their pin and read it)!
It’s just an easy marketing step to continually get your brand in
front of fresh eyes!
What’s your favorite free image site? Let me know in the comments below! If you have a favorite other than listed above, comment with the name below and we can spread the word!
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