Tips for Using Images off of the Internet

Obviously, I’m a writer, not a designer. So while I’d love to stick a wicked cool graphic I designed into every blog post, I can’t. In fact, I usually trot over to Google whenever I need something. If you’re in the same boat, then this post is for you.

Google makes it so easy to find images online. And while you may be aware of copyright laws, it often seems like they go out the window in this wild, wild West called the Internet.

However, that’s not always true. Many of the images on the Internet are protected by copyright of some kind, and you can get into serious trouble for not adhering to those rules. But if you’re smart about it, you can avoid trouble before it happens by following these key steps, Searching and Documenting.

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