15 FREE sources for online images

You needn’t break the bank to illustrate your content, even if your needs are hyper-specific.

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The ancient saying that a picture is worth 1,000 words comes as no surprise to content marketers. Images arouse emotions, set the tone for your writing, help you tell a better story, and aid your readers in “seeing” what you’re trying to convey in words.

You can buy images; it’s easy. However, it can get expensive pretty quickly, especially if you’re committed to delivering high-quality visual content. If your budget is tight, you’ll be thrilled to learn that there are places to find images online for free.

Are you wondering where and how to find free images for your blog? Just use the websites below to begin discovering and downloading cost-free content in seconds.

Let’s get started:

1. Google Advanced Search

Even some of the sharpest content marketers have no idea that Google Advanced Search exists. You’ll be asked to specify “usage rights.” Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know on this front:

These images are for using and sharing on non-commercial websites, like personal blogs.

These images can be used or shared on all websites—including commercial ones.

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