Any website owner knows the struggle of trying to find the perfect image to pair with their content. We especially want to be mindful that we are not using any images illegally.

Here are 8 of my personal favorite websites to acquire license free images:

Most of these websites operate the same where you can download the images in different sizes, donate and attribute the artist. But there are a few that are unique and stand apart from the rest.

How to Get Free Copyright Images Legally

There are many websites you can use to get license free images, but here is an example using Unsplash.

  1. Search the keyword of the image you needUnsplash homepage
  2. Select the image you want to download
  3. Select the file size and dimensions you want to downloadImage of man on laptop
  4. Optional – Donate or Attribute the Artist

How to Use Google to Search for Copyright Free Images

Google is actually a great resource to search for images you can (legally) use for free!

There is a nifty setting called “Creative Commons license” which displays only images that are free and legal to use! No need to worry about any copyright issues. The final step we suggest is to double check and read the copyright language on the website you download the image from.

Here are the steps below to on how to get free images to use from Google:

  1. Go to Google Images and search for an imageScreenshot of searching in Google Images
  2. Click on “Tools” then on “Creative Commons licensesScreenshot of selecting creative commons license on google images website
  3. Do your due diligence and read the copyright language on the websiteScreenshot of copyright description of a free image
  4. Choose an Image to Use

As you can see, it’s pretty easy to find free images that aren’t copyrighted. Engaging images are one way to make sure your content is good to succeed in affiliate marketing. 

Our last and final tip is to be mindful of the image size and optimization. We avoid using the original size of the photo as that can be very large and may slow your site down. We suggest a few of these websites to resize and optimize your images: