Blog posts have changed a lot over the past years. That’s mostly because a lot of people have smartphones and producing images and video hasn’t been that easy before.
So, bloggers have started to combine different types of media:
- and much more
We don’t read blogs that have thousands of words of plain text anymore, we look for different types of media.
Visitors are looking for more engaging and complex content – especially content that’s rich in photos and videos.
But still, how could you apply that to make your blog stand out and where can you get images that look really good?
I want you to become a better blogger, so I’m going to share with you the resources that I use, most of which are free or budget-friendly…
And without the risk of copyright issues!
The second reason I’m giving the list away is this: most stock photos are awful – smiling people behaving unnaturally. I’d like to help you avoid these 😉
Most Recommended Photo Library
Let’s start with my #1 resource for photos – this is the first place I go to whenever I write a new post.
It’s a library of images called DepositPhotos, and I almost always prefer to use them for the following reasons:
- Their images look great – tons of eye-catching photos on every possible topic you’d ever need
- Budget friendly – it’s cheap but surprisingly, their quality often exceeds the most expensive stock photo libraries!
- User friendly – easy to search, examine images and download them
Click here to go to the DepositPhotos site and check out their cool images and pricing plans.
Here are some FREE resources that have amazing images
Even though DepositPhotos are budget friendly, if you’re still looking for resources that are totally free and don’t mind the hassle – the libraries listed below are free to use, and in most cases without copyright issues.
Some of them require you to link to the source of the image and give appropriate credit.
The disadvantage of these free libraries is that they usually don’t have a selection of good images on most topics.
Sometimes it’s challenging to find a good looking image, and the good ones have usually being used already on 1000 other blogs…
But still, it’s worth it to try your luck with these:
As always, if you have any questions, just let me know.