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3 FREE Sources of Images for Your Dropshipping Business Blog

 
free image sources dropshipping blogIf you read the last post, you now know how risky it is to use images that are copyrighted for your dropshipping business blog, so now you can take a look at these 5 sources of high quality images that can be used without fear of being sued.

Images in your blog add a lot as far as engaging your audience, so you don’t want to not use them. On the other hand, the extra business you generated with your bog could be wiped out in one fell swoop if you use an image you aren’t supposed to use and find yourself getting a nasty letter from a lawyer letting you know you’re being sued for copyright infringement.

Ouch!

Use images, by all means. But, use them wisely. The following 3 sources of free images have a treasure trove of high quality photos and clip art that are yours to use absolutely free. It is important to note that some might ask you to link back to the site or credit the owner of the images. Do NOT ignore this request! Do exactly as you are asked to do and all will be copacetic. Fail to heed them at your own risk and on your own head be it.

I. Karen’s Whimsy: This site is chock full of all kinds of interesting images. They are all in the public domain, which means they are not protected by a copyright. The images are from the website owner’s personal collection of collection of old books, magazines, and postcards and are all from material printed prior to 1923. Some sites like this one don’t allow you to use the images for commercial use, such as a business blog, but it’s fine and dandy here.

II. Free Stock Photos: This great website has more than 15,000 images there for the taking. Whatever it is you are looking for, chances are high that you can find it here. All of the images are free, but some have special image license terms that you must adhere to. For example, with a Creative Commons Attribution licensed image, you might be required to give attribution to the author. This is no big deal and certainly a small price to pay to have access to fantastic images that won’t get you sued for thousands of dollars.

III. Wikimedia Commons: Another veritable goldmine of non-copyrighted images, all from contributors, bless ‘em. Like the other two sites, there may be certain specific guidelines you need to go by in order to use an image, so abide by the terms. There are almost 18,000 images to choose from! You can use the search box or just browse images until you something that strikes your fancy.

Images add value to your dropshipping blog content and with the wealth of free sources on the internet, there is no reason to risk being sued, so check out the sites mentioned above and start protecting yourself from a potential lawsuit by only using completely free-to-use images!  Check out dropship source to get started with your dropship business.

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