These are some of the tools I use and recommend. Just to let you know, I am an affiliate of these products. As an affiliate I’m paid to share these tools with you. While you won’t pay any more for them, I’m paid a commission to share these tools with you. Rest assured, I’ve used each of these tools and wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t believe in them.

Dropbox – Cloud storage for your site backup documents.
Constant Contact -Email Service Provider
GetResponse – Email Service provider, webinar room, landing pages, email marketing automation. This is the service I use.
iClipArt – This is a subscription image and photo site.
Hootsuite – Hootsuite allows you to share your social media and blog posts automatically or on a schedule.
WordPress.Com – Cloud plugins for your site.
Feedly – An RSS Reader for subscribing to other blogs in one place.

Images

Free stock photo sites

Freerange Stock

Freerange Stock is a completely free stock photo community, supported by advertising revenue and showcasing photographs from talented photographers. Community members can browse the site, download photos for personal and commercial use and sign up to contribute their own work for a share of ad revenue. Create a free account and you can take advantage of their photo tutorials section, browse thousands of royalty-free images and download high-quality photos immediately. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email their support team and they’ll search for the image in their offline archives!

morgueFile: Comb through free 200,000 images

The morgueFile is home to a very user-friendly stock photography database of more than 200,000 images spanning a wide variety of subjects. Anyone can visit the site, browse and instantly download photos and participate in community bulletin boards, all for free. The morgueFile license lets you download and adapt photos for personal or commercial use without attribution, and all contributors to morgueFile agree to this license. Register with morgueFile to upload your own work and take advantage of their Portfolio and Organize features.

stock.xchng: A free service from Getty Images

Sign up for a free account at stock.xchng and begin browsing more than 350,000 free photos provided by more than 30,000 photographers. These numbers are constantly growing, making SXC one of the leading sites for free stock photography. Community members take part in frequent discussions to tackle site problems and collectively improve the website. Owned by Getty Images, SXC is tied to prominent names in photography and strives to remain ahead of the pack for royalty-free images.

Flickr: Creative Commons

This is where we always start: Arguably one of the most valuable resources for a nonprofit, Flickr: Creative Commons boasts more than 100 million Creative Commons licensed images. These images are divided into different CC licenses (explained here) — we recommend nonprofits use the Attribution, Attribution-NoDerivs or Attribution-ShareAlike license. Once you’ve picked your images, you can optionally return the favor by adding a Creative Commons license to your own works.

Stockvault.net: No registration needed

Easily search more than 18,000 high-quality stock photos at Stockvault.net. The website’s design is appealing and its image library is easily searchable, bringing you one step closer to finding the perfect photo for your project. No registration is necessary to download these free images and to use their section of helpful Adobe Photoshop tutorials, though creating a free account will unlock special features like organizational lightboxes, photo comments and emailing options.

Pexels

It’s hard to understand complex licenses that is why all photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.

  • The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use.
  • You can modify, copy and distribute the photos.
  • All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So,attribution is not required.

The only restriction is that identifiable people may not appear in a bad light or in a way that they may find offensive, unless they give their consent.

The CC0 license was released by the non-profit organization Creative Commons (CC). Get more information about Creative Commons images and the license on the official license page.

Wikimedia Commons

a database of 33,855,584 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute

Unsplash
Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.

1Million Free Pictures
Alternative Source of Free Pictures

StockSnap
Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. Free from copyright restrictions.

Subscription Image Site

iClipArt – I subscribe to this site for all my clipart and photo needs.

Ebooks and Documents on Blogging

Web with Deb Shares a Social Media Sharing Template

Recommended Plugins

WordPress SEO by Yoast – SEO plugin
Google Analytics by Yoast – Google SEO Analytics
UpDraft Plus – Backs up your site to several services.
Meta Slider – Create slideshows with this plugin

Ebooks and Documents on Blogging

Web with Deb Shares a Social Media Sharing Template

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