14 Responses to How to find free and cheap #images for your blog

  1. I’d like to suggest Dollar Photo Club to the list at http://www.dollarphotoclub.com. They’re new like Canva and provide a low cost membership with access to lots of images.

    Membership is only $10 a month which includes 10 image downloads and then other images are only $1 an image. The 10 credits included per month also roll over so you’re not wasting your money in quieter months which is a very good customer loyalty bonus.

    Dollar Photo Club to me is like istock used to be in 2006 when they first started and before Getty spoiled everything. I’ve previously bought over 2,000 images from istock but now I can get all I need at DPC.
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Colin, appreciate your comment. We hadn’t heard of the Dollar Photo Club before so thanks for letting us know about it. Sounds like a great and cost effective site 🙂

  2. Hi Lilach,

    This is an excellent resource for bloggers hungry to find solid eye candy sources on the cheap. I always use travel photos for my blog, so that’s easy, but will keep this list in mind for my client’s articles.

    Always good to have some quality Go To resources to find inspired images.

    Thanks Lilach!

    Tweeting from Fiji.

    Ryan
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  3. Lilach says:

    Thanks Ryan 🙂 Yes it can be hard to find images all the time. Although pictures of Fiji never get boring 😀

  4. Viv says:

    Hi Lilach

    Many thanks for the really useful post – I also came across these free resources to add to your list: http://www.morguefile.com, http://www.unsplash.com

    Continued success

    Viv
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  5. OOh super post Lilach, thanks so much! Many resources I’ve never thought of and oh I love my images I love Canva a LOT and use it daily x
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  6. Helene says:

    Here’s why you should NOT even consider using free, cheap images for your blog: While its proven that Blogs that post with images get 94% more total views than articles without using images, it is also proven that when everyone markets the same- it all becomes just noise.

    Right now there are about 160 million blogs online so you need to find a way to Stand Out. Nobody will be able to tell your apart from your competitors if you use the same images as everyone else .

    Bottom Line: If you are taking the time to write original content (which is that I hope you are doing), why would you even consider using cookie-cutter images to differentiate it? Just slapping a logo on a image is not branding.

    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Helene for your comment. Completely agree that that it is important to stand out and differentiate yourself, particularly from your competitors. That said, there is a demand for many bloggers to be able to source free or create cost effective images, the post was aimed at those that don’t have a big budget and is a good starting point. For Comms Axis we use a combination of Canva and our graphic designer to create our images.

  7. Erik says:

    Hi Lilach,
    great post and useful list of resources!

    My favorite places to get free images for my blogs are Stockvault, MorgueFile, Pixabay and Photopin.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge,
    have a great week!
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Erik, appreciate your comment and also sharing those sites. I must admit we are starting to use images from when we’re in sites like MavSocial and Canva for ease!

  8. Freeikon says:

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