One thing you need is some clip art and photos that are in the so called public domain.
It got to the point I would have to stop with what I was doing and I had to redo searches for public domain clip art or photos. After a while, I was spending more time looking for these than I was writing in my blogs. So I decided to put this resource on my site to save me some time. And believe me it speeds things up, because I didn't have to keep repeating these steps over and over.
One thing that I learned very quick is to make a directory to where you can store these pics. Another thing I found out is some of these pics may be in bitmap format. If these are in this format, it take longer to load or they may not load. So what I do is edit the pic with the paint program and then save them as a jpeg format. They load faster and it works every time. One other thing you need to look out for is if the pics have a copyright on them. I try to find pics that are free and doesn't have a copyright.
For more information about Public Domain :
The presence of a resource on this list does not guarantee that all or any of the images in it are in the public domain. You are still responsible for checking the copyright status of images
The pics used on this site are either ones that came with the site. But a lot was from searches on Google for public domain pics. Usually you can find something by searching: public domain <topic>, be it pictures or clip art.
Some good search terms I use is:
more links public domain pics
affiliate marketing pic public domain
training picc public domain
microsoft office pics public domain
microsoft pics public domain
utube pics public domain
fishing pics public domain
shopping pics public domain
social pics public domain
webpage pictures public domain
traffic pictures public domain
public domain membership site pictures
This usually finds some good pics.
This one has some public domain animations!
This site I found has some good information about setting up blogs and pics.
Here is more information:
50 Places To Find Web Photos For Next To Nothing
The Free Site
But if you are looking for more specialized pics these may be harder to find and may need to be bought. It does take some work but you will find something that might fit. One site that I found is on Wikipedia and that link is shown below.
From Wikipedia:Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources
- Public Domain Photos - PublicPhoto.Org - All photographs available on this site are 100% free for use, including private and commercial use. The site has more than 2,200 galleries consisting of over 20,000 unique photos (including the old gallery). At least three galleries--that is, up to 30-40 photos--are added to the site daily. Each image can be downloaded in at least four dimensional sizes: thumbnail, normal, large and very large. Photos are up to 4752 x 3168 maximum resolution. (old domain launched in 2008: moka.t2i.info - Moka Gallery; As of January 1, 2011, public-photo.net contents were moved to a new domain: publicphoto.org) !
- Photos Public Domain Thousands of high quality public domain photographs free for any use, with no restrictions. Collections included are: textures, animals, nature, and a variety of stock images for any use, including commercial.
- Free Photo Gallery Public Domain Images - Free stock and recreational photos licensed under Creative Commons; may be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
- Free Stock Image Site Collection of public domain stock images.
- BestPhotos.us Search millions of public domain photos or browse the best
- PD Poster Public domain posters]
- Ars Publik - A great collection of public domain images from around the web, hand-selected for use in web and graphic design
Here are some from a Google Search:
So it will take some work and I hope this will point you in a direction for your searches!