Blogging,  Content and Copywriting

20+ Free Ways to Get Photos and Multimedia Content for Blog Posts and Articles

Search engines love when you use more than just text in your website content. Plus, media makes your content much more appealing to visitors, which is even more important. You don’t want people to come to your posts, see nothing but boring text and click away!

Think creating multimedia content takes too much time? Don’t worry. There are plenty of websites out there that help you make your own GIFs, maps, charts, memes and more for free, in just a few minutes. There are also plenty of sites that let you use their multimedia content on your site.

Here are 20 of my favorites:

  1. Giphy for GIFs
  2. Creative Commons for Creative Common photos
  3. YouTube for embeddable videos
  4. for infographics
  5. Meme Generator
  6. Pablo for quotes
  7. PhotoPin for Creative Commons photos
  8. DaFont for fonts
  9. Office Sway for presentations
  10. Pond5 for historic media files
  11. Survey Monkey for surveys
  12. NVD3 for charts
  13. Mapbox for maps
  14. OpenClipArt for clip art
  15. GetEmojis for emojis
  16. Pexels for modern, clean photos
  17. PhotoPin finds Creative Commons photos
  18. MapBox for maps
  19. Microsoft Sway online visual creator for newsletters and more
  20. Pexel Videos for free stock videos
  21. is a free stock photo website

Also, here’s a nifty way to make YouTube videos into GIFs:

Do you have any sites that you really like? Don’t be shy! Share those suckers!


I've been a DIY, lifestyle, tech and health writer for two decades. Dang, that makes me sound old...Anywhoo, feel free to follow me on Twitter. I'm @alinabradford. Real original handle, huh?

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