When writing a blog, you want to illustrate it in the best possible way. Your featured image is going to be the first thing people see when they’re scrolling, so you want it to be both eye-catching and relevant to your content.
With this in mind, it’s important to find images that are licensed under ‘Creative Commons’, which essentially means you can use the image for free without having to credit the creator. This avoids issues such as copyright claims and potentially hefty fines.
Even though you don’t necessarily have to, it’s best practice to credit the original source of the image as it helps the creator out. These details can be found easily when you are searching for a photo on any of the below sites.
Here are 5 top sites for sourcing relevant, high-quality images for your blog!
Unsplash is a great resource with a wide variety of images available online that aren’t just your everyday stock photos. Some images on the site can be quite large file sizes, so you can downsize them using free sites such as TinyJPG.
Pexels is another great site with very high quality images available. This site is particularly good for finding images for beauty/makeup related blogs.
With over 300,000 free images listed on this site, you’re highly likely to find something suited to your needs. These are broken down into different categories as you scroll down the page.
Public Domain Pictures
The photos that are available on Public Domain Pictures are slightly more on the stock photo side, but if you’re looking for something sophisticated this is probably the website for you.
Finally, our last suggestion is StockSnap. These have some great scenery images if you are ever writing about nature or travel.
By Lydia German