GraphicRiver is a premier source for royalty-free stock images and other design elements. All bloggers know “content is king,” but visual interest is crucial to catching — and keeping — the attention of readers. GraphicRiver is a marketplace of high-quality graphics that can be used for backgrounds, infographics, logos and more. Browse their extensive collection and piece together a graphics package that’s right for your blog. Vloggers — or bloggers looking to expand their content to include blogs — will love the presentation templates available at GraphicRiver, too.
Canva — to get this out of the way — is fun to use. From the minute you check out the design site, you’re going to want to make everything just a little prettier. Canva lets you upload images from your computer or find what you need online, and then you can use their (free!) design tools to edit your photos, add text and design elements to your images and create presentations and collages that visually pop. The best part about Canva is you don’t have to be a professional designer or photographer to make gorgeous images, so try it, and see the visual appeal of your blog skyrocket.
Bigstock offers a comprehensive library of stock images, available by subscription. Sign up for an image subscription, a video subscription or a credit bundle, and let Bigstock become your go-to library for high-quality images for your blog. With over 23 million photos, videos and vectors, you’re sure to find the images you need.
Flickr might already be on your radar — it’s a fabulous place to store your photos. Look beyond your own files, and there’s a wealth of material you can access for your blog, via the Flickr Creative Commons. Creative Commons images have a few difference license types, but you’ll find a wide variety of spectacular photos of all different types that you can use. Some Creative Commons licenses even allow you to adapt the images for personalized use.
Photodune knows images are an important part of connecting with your audience. If you’re not a photographer, or you’re looking for a specific image you know you can’t easily take or edit, using stock images can help. Photodune offers high-quality images, starting at just $1 — royalty free. That means even if your post goes viral, your rights to the photo are in the clear, no matter how many times it’s viewed.