I had a question arrive in my email box that I wanted to answer and share with you:
“I am working on my PLR website and I had a question. Where do I find graphics to represent my different PLR content? I did a Google/Bing search and I could not find them.”
There are several ways to obtain images for your website and/or PLR store. Here are some of the best image resources:
The Logo Creator
You can easily create great-looking graphics using the Logo Creator software. I shared How to Make a Quote Graphic for Your Facebook Fan Page that walks you through the ease of creating graphics with the program.
When I create PLR graphics for PLR Productions, the Logo Creator is my tool of choice, but you can also use the online editor at Pixlr.com, Gimp and Photoshop.
- Click here for more information about the Logo Creator.
Hire a Graphic Designer
Whether you hire Rich from Quick Site Studio or a freelancer from Elance.com, using a professional designer can get expensive but a necessary evil if you need graphic content. Likewise, if you can spare the expense, it’s an option to consider.
At the moment, Rich’s October schedule is booked. I placed an order two days ago and he’s unable to start on them until November 7th – that’s a man who is in demand!
- Click here for more information about Rich Pargeter
Buy Through Fiverr.com
Fiverr.com is a website server that brings designs and customers together where you pay a mere $5 for each order. You can easily spend an entire day there so be sure to limit your time searching through the opportunities.
Depending on how many custom graphics you need, the cost can add up fast even though the $5 price tag isn’t that high. You can easily go over your budget if you aren’t careful.
- Click here to check out Fiverr.com
Use Stock Images
There are countless royalty-free “stock photo” services available to you with various price ranges. The top 3 (most popular) are:
I started out using iStockPhotos.com in my early years of Internet marketing, but after they started offering video content and multiple licenses (creative, editorial and print), I stopped buying from them because the prices weren’t comparable to other services.
I never used Dreamtime or DepositPhotos, but DepositPhotos is the all-time favorite for most of my online friends. Take a moment to perform research and carefully weigh the pros and cons to determine which service fits your budget.
Free with Attribution
There are plenty of paid options, but what about free graphic services?
If you prefer to save money and select images offered under a creative commons (CC) license, visit Pixabay for graphics. A creative commons license requires you to provide acknowledgment (near the photo) to the person offering the graphic.
MorgueFile.com contains high-resolution digital stock photography for both personal and commercial use. I realize the name sounds corny, but the name does fit the website’s theme of stashing files for later retrieval.
Google and Bing Images
Beware if you use images from Google.com or Bing.com! Be certain you’ve read, Are You Stealing Images from Google so you stay out of hot water! It’s illegal to use images without permission.
Free Folder Image
To the person who asked the original email question (or anyone else who needs a folder for their PLR store), feel at liberty to grab this yellow folder image and use it.
If you’re lacking images for each type of PLR in your store, simply copy the folder multiple times and add an appropriate heading to it, like the Baby PLR folder shown below in Figure 2.
How to Download the Folder Image:
1. Place your mouse over the image and right click
2. When the window pops up, choose “Save As” or “Save Image As”
3. Name and save it to a folder on your computer
Where do you get images for your website? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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