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5 Free Royalty Free Stock Photo Sites

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If you explored any of last Monday's websites, you probably came across a lot of posts on blogging and how important relevant images are to your post. But where do you find these images? There are scores of stock photo sites out there and plenty of them offer free images. Keep in mind that you need to find free royalty free images.

When looking for free stock photos, make sure to check the terms of use. The image may be free to use but attribution is required. Also be aware that many of the free stock photo sites also display premium images from other stock photo sites like iStock as well as search banners that belong to premium stock photo sites.

Here are 5 websites that offer free royalty free stock photos you can use for your website or blog.

FreeImages (formerly stock.xchng)

Photo Pin

Wikimedia Commons

morgueFile

Free Pixels

Don't forget you can also create your own images. I try to create my own web graphics whenever possible. You don't have to have Photoshop to create your own graphics or edit images. On Monday June 16th, I'll be posting about author websites and blogs, including a few online sites where you can edit your images for free.


photo credit: Kaptain Kobold via photopin cc

5 Fab Websites for Writers

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Hello all! I'm always coming across great websites on everything from social media and marketing, to scheduling and creativity, so I thought I would share some sites I've found especially helpful.

As an author, you never stop learning or growing, so there's always something you can take away from what may seem like yet another article on author marketing. You may already be familiar with a site or two, but hopefully you'll find a new one in this list for you to explore.

Your Writer Platform - A fantastic and easy to follow site with great tips on everything from choosing your Facebook banner to building your author platform.

Terribleminds - If you haven't already heard of author Chuck Wendig, you should definitely check out his blog. With humor and creative language, Chuck Wendig posts cover a wide range of topics from creating compelling characters to getting that swift kick in the keister you might be needing to finish that story.

Social Media Examiner - A great site that covers social media and how best to use those tools for effective marketing.

The Write Life - Helping writers with posts on marketing, blogging, publishing, productivity, craft and more. Also has a great list of websites and resources, including The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2014.

Kristen Lamb's Blog - author and founder of WANA International, Kristen's blog offers some fantastic tips and advice on writing. From creativity to social media, it's a fantastic site for authors.

Next Monday: 5 Free Royalty Free Stock Photo Sites


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