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13 Ways to Locate Copyright Free Images

If you’re looking for images that you can use without copyright infringement there are several sites that offer copyright free images or images with usage rights.

The list below has not been completely vetted but you can look through them. Obviously some of these sites come and go and some are easier to navigate than others. Be careful with the word copyright free, and stick to reading the usage rights.

I find that using images from the Microsoft site, especially for use in office docs and presentations is fairly a good source and easy to navigate.  If using any of these sites, be sure to read their terms and usage rights for any photo you download or intend to use personally (blogs, social sites, etc.) or commercially (whether electronic or print format you must read all the usage rights).

  1. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/?CTT=97
  2. http://www.sxc.hu/
  3. http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp
  4. http://www.morguefile.com/
  5. http://www.photorack.net/
  6. http://www.unprofound.com/
  7. http://freerangestock.com/
  8. http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
  9. http://www.freepixels.com/
  10. http://www.public-domain-photos.com/
  11. http://www.designpacks.com/
  12. http://www.everystockphoto.com/

The last way is probably one of the easiest and best in my opinion to find images with specific usage rights.  Many people use Google to search for a phrase or term and see what images show up by clicking the “image” link but many of these images have copyright claims.

It’s better to use the Google Advanced Image Search to locate images so you won’t be concerned about getting a copyright infringement letter (aka Extorsion letters).

If you are using Google to search for images you can’t simply use any image you find.  You need to use the Google Advanced Image Search Tool and then you need to change the “usage rights” at the bottom of the Google Advanced Image Search Form.

The settings to use if you plan to use images on a website newsletter or commercially would be: “Labeled for reuse:”

Learn About a Potential Business Partner

Learn About a Potential Business Partner with Private Investigator Services

The decision to enter into business with other people is a big commitment. Both you and your business partners are counting on each other to create a profitable company.

What if someone is not telling you something you should know?

Before you enter into business with any individual or group of people it is wise to conduct a background check. Learn about a potential business partner with private investigator services offered from SearchBug. This service was added to the website to help people in your position make informed decisions before committing to establish a relationship with an individual.

You may want to check into a potential business partner’s bank account and credit score. Figure out if he or she actually has enough money to invest; or if the investment might put them at financial risk.

It’s not a good idea to enter business with someone that has a lot to lose. Try to start a business with someone that can financially manage to lose from the initial business investment and commit to seeing results. A good indicator of a person’s ability to commit is his or her credit score. Credit scores say a lot about how a person manages money and paying bills on time.

Never enter business with someone that has a poor credit score. This means they do not know how to manage funds and pay bills on time. You could put your own credit score and finances at risk if you decide to enter into business with a person that is not responsible. A private investigator can figure these types of things out about one of your potential business partners and help save you time from committing to someone that is only going to cause you headaches.

Criminal records are also a big indicator of the character of a person. Private investigators can search into an individual’s past and check to see if any criminal records exist. Depending on the severity of a crime might make you rethink whether or not you want to proceed to work with someone.

You may want to hear what they have to say about the crime, but chances are if it is something serious you want nothing to do with him or her. A private investigator can check all sorts of things and bring to light something that could change the way you view a person.

Finding someone with business experience that wants to become your partner sounds like a good idea, but what if they are not telling the truth? Have an investigator verify a person’s place of employment and previous employment history. Check to see if they have all their cards on the table. In addition to work history, have an investigator look into education as well. Both of these subjects can prove to inform you on the credibility of any potential business partner.

Search Bug allows you to figure out good information to start, a private investigator just takes it a step further. There is nothing wrong with hiring someone to do a little research on someone you might call a business partner one day. A private investigator will help you determine the credibility of an individual. Hire investigation services so that you do not commit to someone that is not reliable.