Yes, I use images from Amazon and using the Site Stripe tool. It’s the safest way in my opinion without violating any copyright issues or Amazon Associate Operating Agreement.
Some people complain about having small images and claim it really hurts their conversions. My conversion rate is pretty high, over 10%.
Here are the rules and guidelines described by Amazon. They really emphasize respecting the copyrights of image owners so just keep that in mind as you use images.
They specifically point out that you cannot just Google images and use whatever you find.
I use a lot of images from Flickr Creative Commons and a few other free sources with minimal attribution rules. I like Flickr images because they look amateur and that adds authenticity. I like that better than stock images that look too polished.
Here are a few other places you can check out:
- Startup Stock Photos – Office images
- Magdeleine – Free images to use, some are public domain and others require attribution.
- Pexels – Free stock photos.
- Unsplash – Free stock photos.
- ISO Republic – Mostly free stock photos and some premium ones too.
- MMT – Free stock photos.
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- Do you cloak Amazon affiliate links?
- What is the Amazon Associate Disclaimer that I should use?
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- The Amazon Associate Report looks wrong or hasn’t been updated — what gives?