What You Must Know About The Images You Use Online

If you create web pages (or have these created for you) or if you have a blog or post to social media sites, chances are you often use images within this content. If you don’t, you certainly should start doing this.

But where do you get those images from?

small business resourcesSo many people will go to a search engine such as Google and find images there or will find images on other websites.

As easy as this is to do, you may be breaking the law in doing so as these images will be protected by copyright. Although the copyright owner is sharing their photos on the internet, that doesn’t mean they are happy for others to use them.

So… how can you source images that you are allowed to use?

One way is to use your own images as long as you’re happy for your images to be shared on the internet.

Another way is to source your images from online image directories.

There’s a number of different types of image directories and it’s worth knowing the difference.

1. Some image libraries charge a membership fee and then allow members to use any of the images for no cost.

2. Others offer free membership, but then charge a small fee to purchase a license to use images. This fee may vary depending on the size of the image and how you’re going to be using it.

3. Some other sites are completely free – there’s no membership fee nor no fee to use the images.

4. Others may ask that you include a link to their site or to the photographer’s site in exchange for using their images.

One other thing it’s important to check is this…

Check the site’s license terms to ensure that you’re allowed to do whatever it is you want to do with this/these photo(s).

Some will offer images for a low or no cost for personal use only or for website use. But if you want to have the image printed on t-shirts that you’ll then sell or for posters or calendars and such, then they may charge a royalty fee.

I’ve listed below some sites where you can source images for use within your business:

There are dozens more, I’ve only listed a small selection here.

Remember … make sure you read their terms of use and/or license terms to make sure they allow what you want to use these images for.

When you find a site you like, save it in your internet browser’s bookmarks so you can refer back to it regularly.

 

 

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How To Attract Customers

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “How can I attract more customers?”

This might be for a website, a product, a business or store in general or for services.

There’s a couple of things you MUST do before you can attract customers and I share these in this very quick video below.

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Doing More Than Just Backing Up Your Computer Files

As a business owner in this day and age, most likely you have a computer that you use for some aspect of your business.

Something that is critical is to make sure you regularly and consistently do back-ups of your computer files. This is something I discuss in more detail in The Importance Of Backing Up Your Data Effectively and Backing Up Your Emails.

This is something I’m on top of … my backups and their security is a very high priority for me.

However last week I encountered a situation I’ve not been in before and discovered that I could do this even more effectively.

Want to know what I discovered? Watch this quick video below to find out…

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Do You Know The Ideal Location For Your Business?

The location of your business could make a HUGE difference in whether your business thrives or struggles.

These days, technology makes it easier than ever to run your business from your home but it’s super-important for you to fully assess your business requirements – and your customers’ requirements – before taking this plunge.

In the quick video below I explain the main factors you need to consider when choosing the right location for your business.

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Download The Ideal Business Location Checklist

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What Type Of Business Owner Are You?

Do you know what sort of business owner you are?

The reason this is so important is that when you understand what sort of business owner you are you are able to run your business more effectively.

Two books that I found helpful in this area are Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki and The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber.

These books taught me a lot about business management but one of the most important lesson was about the type of business owner I am.

In the video below I explain more about the different types of business owners I’m referring to and why I choose to be the type of business owner I am.


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These are the two books I recommend in this video:

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