Free Stock Images for Your Websites, Ebooks & More!

Did you know that one of the most common reasons website owners get sued or face legal troubles is due to the improper use of stock images on websites? The problem is most website owners and Internet marketers do not know what images they can legally use. Many simply go to Google Images and find suitable images (which is a big “no no”!).

The best way to ensure you have the proper right to use an image is either to purchase it at a stock photo site (such as BigStockPhoto.com, iStockphoto.com, etc.) or to use an open source photo site.

Below is a list of my favorite free open source or public domain stock photography sites:

Wikimedia Commons Search – Over 17 million freely usable media files that you can use! Some photos might require attribution. Check each file individually to see if any restrictions apply.

The Stock.XCHNG – this is one of the oldest and best known resources for free stock photos. You just need to read the individual licensing terms for each image before you download. The vast majority do not require any sort of attribution.

Morgue File – this is another classic resource for finding high resolution stock photos for illustrations or design needs. All of the images are completely free for personal or corporate use.

Pixabay – An outstanding resource for finding high quality stock photos you can use for any purpose without any sort of attribution!

Open Stock Photography – a huge collection of stock photos released under wikimedia creative commons licensing. There are practically no restrictions on how you can use the images!

Flickr Creative Commons Search – This is a great place to search for photos but you need to read the licenses for each image to see what it can be used in legally.

Stock Photos for Free – Over 100,000 images are available to download from around the world. All images come with a royalty free license so that they can be used in all types of media (including commercial!).

Public Domain Photos – This site features more than 5000 free photos and 8000 free clip-art files that can be used for both personal and commercial designs.

Free Digital Photos – Download free and premium stock photos and illustrations for websites, advertising materials, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, book covers and pages, music artwork, software applications and much more.

Free Media Goo – A very nice collection of royalty free photos, textures and digital background images for use in print, web, TV and more.

Public Domain Pictures – another nice repository of free public domain images. Most are free for commercial use.

USA Government Public Domain Photo Index – this is a great place to find images from the United States government. Most of the images will be either public domain or US government works (which can be used without permission or fee).

Free Pixels – Over 5000 free stock photos and images that can mostly be used for commercial purposes.

Open Clipart – A very nice collection of public domain clip-art images you can use.

Every Stock Photo –  A search engine for free photos. Not all are free for commercial use. You need to read the individual license on each photo before using.

Free Range Stock –  a nice collection of high resolution photos submitted by photographers that can be used in commercial projects.

Pixel Perfect Digital – A huge collection of images released under creative commons that can be used for any sort of work (some attribution may be required).

FreeStockPhotos.com – has been a provider of free photography for personal or commercial use since 1999.

Historical Stock Photos – this is a great place to find old public domain photos of historical figures.

Creative Commons Photo Search Tool – this is an incredibly easy way to search for open source images from all of the web’s top resources (Google, Flickr, Wikipedia, etc.)

Find Legal Disclaimers & Forms for ALL of Your Websites

>>Click here to download the PDF version of this cheat sheet! 

Does your website have the proper legal disclaimers? What types of disclaimers do you need? These are common questions I get during meetings with new (and seasoned) online business owners.

My official answer is you should consult with an attorney or lawyer to determine exactly what you need. However, below is some additional information that could be helpful. Here’s a list of the most common types of legal forms that are typically seen on websites:

Privacy Policy – these policies help build trust with your website visitors and are now required by main affiliate networks and Google products (AdSense, Adwords, etc.). The Privacy Policy outlines what personal information and cookies are collected and how they will used by your website or company.

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Terms & Conditions (of Use) – this is an important legal form for your site that spells out the rights and obligations of your website visitors for using your website. This could include how they can consume content, videos, audios and software that you have for download.

Disclaimer – The disclaimer form is usually a shorter version of the terms of conditions. It outlines the license of copyright and how content can be used plus it provides a disclaimer of liability (hence the name of the document).

Copyright Notice – This should be in the footer of your site when you publish the site. It should include the word “copyright” or the © symbol plus the year of publication and the name of the copyright holder. Having this notice on your website may help deter infringements and it could also help build a legal case should you have to sue someone for copyright infringement.

Anti-Spam Policy – If you request your visitors email addresses for any reason including email newsletters, account creation, RSS syndication or any other reason you will want an anti-spam policy. This will help you build trust with your visitors as you state your position on illegal junk email.

External Links Policy – If you link out to any other site you will want this type of disclaimer on your site. You do not want to be responsible for any viruses, spyware or illegal materials on sites that you do not own. Having an external links policy will help prevent you from being liable in these cases.

DMCA Notice – One of the most common reasons for litigation with website owners is due to the illegal use of a photo, video or other piece of intellectual property. Having a DMCA Notice on your site gives you an easy way to handle potential copyright complaints.

Earnings Disclaimer (If applicable) – If you create any sort of product that shows people how to make money doing something you need an earnings disclaimer. These disclaimers state that any earnings claims made on the website are for representation only and do not represent typical earnings (plus a lot of other legal mumbo jumbo!).

Affiliate Compensation (Earnings) Notice (If applicable) – A few years back, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began requiring affiliate marketers to disclose their affiliate status or material connection to products or services they promote. If you can earn a commission on anything you do on your website, you’ll want one of these!

Health Disclaimers (If applicable) – This is a lot like the earnings disclaimer, but deals with results shown on a website related to dieting, exercise, weight loss, etc.). These statements help prevent lawsuits from customers who were injured or didn’t get the results they expected. If you own or promote anything in the diet, exercise or weight loss niche you’ll want a good health disclaimer.

Affiliate Agreement (If applicable) – this form only pertains to businesses or individuals who own products or services that offer an affiliate (or reseller) program. This policy will outline the rules of the program that affiliates must follow.

Refunds Policy (If applicable) – One of the most common reasons consumers leave bad reviews online about products and businesses is when have unsatisfactory results and can’t get a refund. Having a refund policy on your site allows you to easily spell out exactly how long customers have to request a refund and if you charge any restocking fees (for physical products).


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Premium Website Legal Forms Generator

Now that you know the most common types of legal forms and disclaimers you’ll need for a website, let’s discuss where you might get legal forms. Legal Forms Generator  is the software I’ve used now for several years to create ALL of my website legal disclaimer forms.

It lets you quickly and easily build ALL of the most common legal forms you’ll need (pretty much everything listed above!).

I personally like it because of all my legal forms are uniform in nature. You can see exactly how the legal forms look by reviewing the links in my website footer.

With Legal Forms Generator, you simply fill out a form and the software builds your forms for you.

–> Click here to learn more about Legal Forms Generator


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Free Warrior Special Offers WordPress Theme

IMPORTANT LAUNCH REMINDER:

OFFLINE LEAD PIPELINE Launches May 30th at 9am EST

Our HUGE offline WSO – Offline Lead Pipeline – launches next Wednesday May 30th at 9:00 AM EST. We’d love to have you on board!

This is a jam-packed WSO with a high price point. Earn awesome EPCs and up to $47 per sale! There are also thousands of dollars in contest and bonus money at stake!

This WSO will be processed by Clickbank so NO PayPal concerns! 

Go to http://offlineleadpipeline.com/jv/ to Sign Up Now!


 

Free Warrior Special Offers WordPress Theme

Hello Warriors! 

Recently I’ve seen questions on some of the groups I’m in asking how to create those high quality graphics-intensive WSO sales pages. A year ago I was asking the same question.

I decided to create my own solution. I developed a specific WordPress theme that matches the width and colors of the Warrior Special Offers thread. I have since used this theme to create several of my WSO sales pages.

I’m pleased today to offer this as a completely FREE download to other warriors. Feel free to use it on your own sales letters.  Down below you will find the download link and below that is a video I made showing exactly how to use the theme and set it up on the Warrior Forum.

Good luck!

WSO Sales Letter Theme


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VIDEO: How to Use the Theme & Setup Your WSO Thread:


 


 

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How to Make Money with WordPress: WP Cash Machines

Well my third WSO on the Warrior Forum in under three months just went live today. It’s called WordPress Cash Machines.

I think this one is going to be very popular. It contains over 50 money-making ideas for WordPress. In it, I cover everything you think plus more.

One thing different about this one is that I am offer master resale rights to customers who buy it.

This is the first time I’ve offered MRR on any of my products. It was a tough decision to do so, but I had made the decision that I wasn’t going to sell it on its own.

Anyway, if you’re interested in grabbing your copy, click the link below:

WordPress CASH Machines: 50+ Strategies for Making Money with WordPress

 

UPDATE: WordPress Cash Machines is doing great! So far, over 800 total sales in just a few weeks…

 

Link Building Blackbook WSO Now Available

I’m really excited today because I just clicked the publish button on my latest product offering over at the Warrior Forum.

This new product is called The Link Building Blackbook. It contains over 100 of my personal favorite link building strategies for search engine optimization.

If you need help with SEO, you will want a copy. Even if you’re a seasoned link builder, you’re sure to find a new technique.

If you decide to buy, there is an offer to upgrade to my link building resource directory. This is my personal toolbox of link building resources.

The great thing is the price is just right. You get all 100 techniques for under $10…maybe even less if you hurry!

Click here to grab to learn more about the Link Building Blackbook.

 

UPDATE: We’ve now eclipsed 600 sales of the Blackbook and another 300 customers to the lifetime link directory!

AdSense Niches Exposed Product Released on Warrior Forum

I’m very excited today to launch my latest Warrior Special Offer of a product called AdSense Niches EXPOSED.

This brand new product features 1750 of the most profitable keyword niches for building profitable AdSense websites from my personal keyword research database. I have never shared data from this before.

I am running this website on the Warrior Forum for the next few weeks to test responsiveness and see if I want to expand it to a full-scale product. I will probably put it on ClickBank if it proves to be a winner.

I’m starting the price out dirt cheap so grab it now if you want it before the price hike.

Click here to learn more about AdSense Niche EXPOSED on Clickbank.

 

UPDATE: Total sales are now over 600 sales. Time for volume 2?

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