One of the questions I come across frequently is: “Where can I find good stock images for free?”
Whether you’re making inspirational quote memes, marketing images for your book or product, social media cover image, or a book cover, you need quality images. Preferably for free. And, if you’re like me, you need them to be available for commercial use without having to pay huge subscription or licensing fees.
Over the years, I’ve accumulated a huge list that I barely use and 5 that are my go-to sites, because they’re easy to use and usually have what I need.
Public Domain Sites:
Royalty Free Sites:
Update: Need a bigger variety of stock photos? Check out Rosa’s List of Stock Photo Sites (pdf here). The list includes no-fee, paying, public domain, and royalty free. Be sure to double-check the licensing terms of each site before using their images.
Don’t see your fav on the list? Drop me a link in the comments!!
If you don’t have the time or skill to create your own memes from scratch, Pablo is easy to use and produces gorgeous results.
I received a beautifully worded response to my post, “Dear Author Who Got a Bad Review” that I just had to share because it is so important for us to remember:
You can learn a lot about a person by what they say about others. Take notes 🙂
And, for my author friends who are sometimes baffled by reviews, I offer this slight alteration: What a reader says about your story reveals more about their mind than it does about yours. Write on, my friends 😉
“It is far more helpful to support your children with their own decision making and problem solving than to do these things for them. The outcomes might not always be the best possible ones but the benefits to their resilience and confidence make up for it.”
– Dr Kaylene Henderson, Child Psychiatrist
“Unconditional Love is a perpetual emotion machine. It inspires us to include others. The longer I am bathed in its radiance, the more I find myself looking at others with an open heart. I can look past their faults and love them. I can say, “I may not like the things you do, but I love you.”
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