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How to Blog without Breaking the Bank - Part 4: Decorate a Blog with Photos


Well, we've made it to the end of the How to Blog without Breaking the Bank series and Part 4 is a subject everyone is always asking about: royalty free stock photos.

Royalty Free Stock Photos

There are plenty of places to find royalty free stock photos: Bigstock, Adobe Stock, Shutterstock, Fotolia, and iStock, but all of these sites require you to pay for the photos and sign up for a monthly plan. That can get pretty pricey. But thankfully there are FREE sites where you don't pay for anything and get to use their stock photos.

12 Websites for Awesome Free Stock Photos

The following are some of my favorite stock photo sites, in no particular order.

1. Unsplash


2. Pixabay


3. PicJumbo


4. DesignersPics


5. Kaboompics


6. StockSnap


7. Pexels


8. AllTheFreeStock


9. Life of Pix


10. Picography


11. Re:splashed


12. Magdeleine


Extra: Free Vector Images

FreePik


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Always be sure to check the license on each photo. Most are usually listed as creative commons, which means you can modify, copy, and distribute the photo without asking for permission. You can not sell the photo, though. Some sites require that you add a credit to use the photo. It is best to always check the permissions on any photo you want to use.

There you have it! I hope you have enjoyed this mini blogging series and hopefully learned something new about how to blog without breaking the bank.

Missed any of the series?
How to Blog without Breaking the Bank - Introduction
How to Blog without Breaking the Bank - Part 1: Start a Blog
How to Blog without Breaking the Bank - Part 2: Design a Blog
How to Blog without Breaking the Bank - Part 3: Embellish a Blog
How to Blog without Breaking the Bank - Extra: Make a Blog Button
How to Blog without Breaking the Bank - Part 4: Decorate a Blog with Photos

1 comment

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