If you’ve got a website, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a personal blog or a business, you’ll have come across the need for images.
And it can be damn hard to find images that work with what you’re writing about.
Of course, if you’re running a photo blog then you’ll be fine 😉 but for the rest of us, we need to find images regularly.
There’s a huuuuuuge temptation to use images that we find on the web.
But you shouldn’t!
Because… most of them belong to someone, and that someone can charge you for them.
“How would they ever know?” you may be thinking.
They know because images can have tracking embedded in them.
This tracking means that the owner can get a report of every website where the image is published, and if your website is on the list without their permission, you may get a knock on the door, or an email you don’t want.
To get around this you can use sites like 123rf.com which provide cheap images. They’re good, but if you’re going to use a lot of them or have a zero budget then it’s going to be a problem.
So… here’s where to go to get images, with full permission of the creator to use them on your website, for FREE!
1) Pixabay / Canva
2) Free Range Stock
3) Snappy Goat
7) Free Images
There you have it, the top seven free image websites. Between these websites you can grab millions and millions of images.
***UPDATE May 2018***
While this isn’t included in the list above, Canva have contacted me and asked if I would add them to the list above. Since they’re a great site, I’ve included them as joint first 🙂
***UPDATE November 2018***
Pikwizard has contacting me asking to be included in the above list. I’ve taken a look at them and their site is easy to navigate, has some great images and is quick to download. I’ve put this in at number two.
See you soon,
What do you think?