You need the perfect picture for your blog post. A picture speaks a thousand words. The right picture will make all the difference in your post. You remember seeing one on google a couple months ago. Let’s just do a search on Google and grab that image. It’s online so available for anyone to search and use, right? Wrong!
Just because it is online does not mean it isn’t copyrighted or that you have any type of permission to use. The owner of the picture has a copyright whether they have it printed on their photo or not.
In my book, 52 Tips To Turn Your Website Into A Sales Machine we discuss using the work of others in your blogposts and on your website.
To use photos in a blog or on your website you have a couple options:
There are many more, but these are the ones that come to mind. My favorite is www.bigstockphoto.com.
Everyone likes different things, so check them out and find one you like best. I sometimes use different sites depending on the type of photo I am looking for.
Just make sure you read the fine print and know what you are getting and what rights you have. Also any rules you need to follow when using the photo.
If you are using your own photos, there are some rules you should follow.
Using photos and graphics add a great deal to your blog posts but make sure you have the proper permissions or you could end up with some legal issues.
Check out the 51 other tips in my book, 52 Tips To Turn Your Website Into A Sales Machine.