In a world of flashy phones, how do you sell best taken photos online? Every year, manufacturers are releasing new phones that can take better photos than previous models. After some time of using a new phone, you honed your skills on photography but wouldn’t it be amazing to make money selling those photos online.
Below, we will take a look at a list of websites where you can upload your best taken photos for extra income.
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Shutterstock is an online marketplace for contributors to upload their photos and make extra income. Since their launch in 2003, Shutterstock has paid out more than $1 billion to the worldwide contributor. To become a contributor, you simply have to produce the high-quality images or videos for customers to download. Shutterstock contributor app makes it easy to upload your images straight from your mobile devices where it is also possible to track your earnings. Shutterstock’s the shot list also offers an insight on in-demand items around the world.
Freepik is the dedicated platform for sharing vector images, stock photography, illustrations and PSD files. To begin with Freepik, contributors have to upload 20 resources exactly to be for the revision. The first upload is reviewed by the Freepik and if it meets the Freepik quality standard, then contributors can start uploading contents. All resources uploaded by contributors are marked as premium. Contributors earning is based on the number of downloads. Freepik also has their own designers who create and upload contents on their sites.
Gettyimages help contributors bring home earnings from photos, videos and illustrations. It serve over 1.5 million customers worldwide. You have to upload a minimum of 3 to 6 sample images for review. Once you clear the review, you’re able to upload as many photos as you prefer. Contributors also have inside access to creative briefs which describe customers are looking for. Contributing based on inside briefs by Gettyimages leads you to extra earnings. Earnings depend on the content, high number of content leads to higher earnings; generally Gettyimages pays 20 to 30% of the actual value of the image.
Adobe Stock was previously known as Adobe Fotolia. Stock artists are in a complete control of their work. Impressive machine learning and creative cloud brings fastest workflow for stock artists. You can import your work to Adobe Stock directly from Adobe Lightroom. Once you join Adobe Stock, you can earn 33% royalty from your work. Adobe stock artists can also create Adobe portfolios for a beautiful custom website.
Tips to be successful
Although it seems easy to upload your work to stock websites and think about making money with selling photos but more work is needed to be successful. Every site is different, work accepted by one site, may not be acceptable to other sites. Your photos need to be unique from the others. Here are some of the ideas to follow
- Uniqueness – It is needless to say your photos need to be unique and need to stand out from the other people.
- Be in Trend – Upload the photo of what people are looking for. Sites such as Shutterstock provides great insight on trending ideas.
- Snapshot your work – Although you don’t need to publish till you’re satisfied with your work, but snapshotting your work in-between gives you insights on your work habits which later can be published on social media to gain followers.