Getting Images for Your Website or Blog

Running a website really means you need access to all kinds of images. If you can make them yourself, that is really cool. They are yours, and you can copyright them with your site name using a watermark or other method. Most websites, however, get their images from other websites that sell images. Some others go for the free images that can be found. Others may take images they do not own hoping to never get caught doing it. That is not wise. Let’s take a look at an example. Say you want a picture of payment with $100 bills for your website. That would be an image of one person exchanging $100 bills to another indicating payment. This could be used for a financial or retail sales website. You might need an image like that for a blog post. Where you get it is important.

There are some giant image banks out there that sell you pictures for website use of practically anything you would ever need. With the millions of pictures that are available, you will not likely have a hard time finding an image, but you may have a hard time choosing. Some of these image banks charge top dollar for their pictures. Can you imagine just doing a daily blog post for your site’s SEO and page ranking and having to fork out $30 or more for an image to compliment your post? Even if your site is making you a fortune, who would want to do that? Now you could go to one of those image freebie sites, but many of them have lame images. You do not want to do that either.

I think Flickr is a good option. For example, take a look at this image of payment with $100 bills. Great quality and perfect for website, flyer and brochure use. You do not have to pay a fortune for images for your website or blogs, and you do not have to be worried about getting sued for absconding with another person’s images. There are options available to get all the quality pictures you need for your website or blog at very little cost.