Making Money

Sell Photos You Take and Make Money with 3 Websites

Make money with the images and videos on your smartphone

You take pretty pictures but it brings you nothing? There are apps and sites where everyone can post and sell photos or illustrations.

How it works

Just create an account in a few minutes and post your most interesting images.

You can sell photos that you have already taken, according to current trends (summer, spring, winter …) or targeting a particular category.

The revenue per download varies from one site to another. It also depends on the type of content and the size of the image.

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Suppose a download pays 50 cents; with 1000 downloads, you make $500.

Sure, to make 1000 downloads you need to have good pictures and love to take photos or create images (illustrations, vector images).

Let’s check 3 websites where you can make this happen.

1. Sell Photos on Shutterstock

Shutterstock has more than 88 million images available on the site. Tens of thousands are added every week.

It is possible to sell images (photos, illustrations, vector images), videos and music that you created.

You will earn a minimum of $ 0.25 per download if your buyers have a monthly subscription. For images on demand it starts at $ 0.81 up to $ 2.85 per download.

The more money you earn, the more revenue per download you make.

When you sponsor someone else, you will receive $ 0.04 each time one of his images are downloaded (for 2 years) and 10% of the sale price of his video clips (for 1 year) .

If you are sponsoring someone who buys images on Shutteshock, you will receive 20% of their first payment (limited to $ 300).

You can be paid either by bank transfer or via the Paypal account associated with your Shuttershock account.

2. Sell Photos on Fotolia

Fotolia is a website with over  57 million images.

You can buy or sell photos, videos, illustrations or vector images.

The currency of the site is the credit, the price of the credit varies between 1.40 € and 0.74 € according to the quantity bought.

What is interesting is that the more you sell photos, the more you increase your ranking and your commissions increase.

Earn 15% when someone (an affiliate) buys a file, 20 credits when buying a daily subscription and 5 to 10 credits when buying a monthly pack.

Convert your credits into cash when you reach 50 credits. Get paid by bank transfer, Paypal or Moneybookers.

3. Sell Photos on 123RF

123RF is now one of the world’s leading providers of digital content. There are more than 57 million images.

It is also possible to sell videos or audio clips, it pays a little more than the images.

Earning will depends on your level of contributor (1 to 10) based on the number of downloads in the previous 12 months.

Upload more photos to raise your commission rate (from 30 to 60%). The price per download is $ 0.21 to $ 0.43.

Sponsorship allows you to get 25% of the amount of the first purchase of the person you sponsor, limited to $ 300 of earnings.

Paypal and Moneybooker are means of payment and you can get paid from € 50 accumulated on the site.

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