In the post ‘How Important are Visuals in Online Marketing?‘ Megan explained how using images and colour can make your blog or website vibrant and more engaging for your visitors… but where do you get those graphics from?
If you grab a picture off the Internet you could be opening yourself up to a hugely expensive lawsuit if the copyright holder decides to sue you.
So how can you find colourful images without putting yourself at risk?
You can buy royalty free images from websites such as Fotolia and iStockPhoto. Their images have licenses for commercial as well as non-profit use.
But if you want to use a lot of images, perhaps in blogs or video clips you are creating, then even with their cost effective solutions it can become expensive.
That’s when finding images that are free to use can be a huge help. You can get these under the Creative Commons License.
Don Crowther explains more about finding these free and legal pictures on his blog. Take a look at How to find pictures online – scroll down to the comments from other readers for additional suggestions on where to find pictures and license-free music for videos.