As an owner of multiple web sites and blogs it’s important for me to have an excellent collection of stock photo images that I can pull up whenever I need to publish a new blog post. There are many ways to get photos for your blog posts, but not all of them work in your favor.
Here are two of the most used methods for finding images and photos for your blog posts.
- Search Google Images and steal and image then upload it to your site
- Find an image on Flickr than link back to them as credit source
- Purchase stock photos at a low price and own the usage of them
Of the three methods listed above, I personally prefer and recommend buying your own stock photos. I absolutely love Depositphotos and have been using them for the past few years. I already have 500+ stock images in my portfolio that I can download to my computer and use in blog posts at any time.
Now the question you might be asking is why would I want to pay for stock photos when I can get them for free through Google Images or Flickr?
The answer for me is easy… the last thing I want is to grab some image on Google Images and place it on my site and then get sued for using a picture I don’t own the rights to. This actually happens all the time and site owners have no idea on what to do or how to get out of it. After all, you did do a Google Image search and take the photo from somewhere else, right?
As for using Flickr images, sure they are a great source for finding new and original images, but then you also have to add a “Credit Source: URL” by the image. Not only does this mess with the content and flow of the article, but you are also passing link juice away from your site.
How Does Depositphotos Work?
It’s extremely easy to use Depositphotos.com. All you need to do is visit their site and search the type of images you are looking for. Once you find the images you like, you click it then download the file size you like. You will need to add funds/credits to your account to download images (through Paypal or credit card). I usually go with the smallest size available, as it’s the cheapest and usually more than big enough for blog post content.
You can download the files right to your computer for immediate use and they can be used on as many sites as you like. Best of all, the images are also stored in your DP account so you can download them at any given time.
Free Stock Photos for Bloggers!
Depositphotos is currently running a bloggers program for any site owners who are looking to use their premium images on their site in exchange for some promotion and reviews. This is an excellent opportunity for any bloggers out there who would like to start using stock photos but don’t have the fund to pay for the images on an individual basis.
In addition to setting your own blog up stock photo image use from Depositphotos, you can also setup a contest promotion to give away free trial accounts with DP. Come up with something creative for your blog audience and Depositphotos will gladly entertain your offer. For more information on setting this up, just refer to their bloggers program on their site.
Promoting DepositPhotos Affiliate Program
In addition to the bloggers program, Depositphotos also has an affiliate program that pays you for referring photographers and stock photo buyers to their site. As mentioned, I’ve been using Depositphotos for a few years now and can’t say anything bad about their site and their collection of stock photos is top notch. All of this comes into play when promoting Depositphotos’ affiliate program as you can actually promote a program that you use and trust in.
Whether you are looking to add some new life and creativity to your blog content or want to see if you can run a contest promotion and give away some free trial accounts to Depositphotos, be sure to check out their site and see what they have in store for you.