If you enjoy taking photos or if photography is one of your hobbies, then you could turn your hobby to a money making project. Though it is true that most people enjoy taking photos for personal use or for uploading on their own website, you can decide to do it for monetary gains. You then get paid every time someone downloads your image from a website.
The following is a list of websites where you can submit your images/photos and get paid;
Istockphoto is a place for stock images, media and design elements. It is a market place for artists, designers and photographers from all over the world. You can find vector based arts, illustrations, music and sound effects on their website.
To submit any work on Istockphoto, you need to go through 3 steps; First you need to register, take a qualifying quiz and submit 3 samples of your work. Once you are approved, you can start submitting more photos.
You then get paid based on royalty rate which is 15% for each file downloaded and up to 45% for exclusive contributors, plus other royalty and subscription benefits.
GettyImages is one of the best and well known website where you can sell your photos. They buy different types of images, including; creative, footage, news, sport, entertainment and archived. Before you submit your work, you should first visit their website to find out what type of images they accept and what other requirements you may need to fulfill before your submit your work.
Your images are exposed to a wide audience and potential buyers. You can earn $0.25 to $75 or more, depending on the type of images that a buyer downloads. You also get access to their earning schedule where you can find more information about their payment.
Fotolibra is another website where you can sell your photos and get paid. They usually have images of recently sold photos on their display. You can be able to know whether someone has bought your photos even before you login. They have minimum upload requirements which include the following;
- The images must be uncompressed, jpegs or tiffs
- The image’s shorter dimension must be at least 1750 pixels.
- Images file size must be greater than 1024Kb (1mb) and less than 100mb.
- Images must be in rgb or grey scale
- Images must be 8-bit
- Images must be 300ppi
Veer is not only a place for selling photos, you can also sell stock illustrations, fonts, templates, brochures, letterhead or even other creative works. The following is their payment rate for photos;
- X-small photos - .35 per download
- Small - $1.05
- Medium - $2.10
- Large - $3.50
- X-large - $5.25
- Xx-large - $7.00
You can upload and sell your photos on this website. They have various tools that you can use to promote your work. You keep 85% of the profit that your downloads make. You can sell your image over and over or raise/lower prices. You maintain all rights to your photos but unlike other websites where you can sell your photos for free, here you will have to pay pro member fee;
- $24.95 a month - 300 Mb account (Up to 3,000 compressed event images).
- $34.95 a month - 2 Gb account (Up to 20,000 compressed event images).
- $49.95 a month - 10 Gb account (Unlimited event images).
- $99.00 a year - 300 Mb account (Up to 3,000 compressed event images).
- $199.95 a year - 2 Gb account (Up to 20,000 compressed event images).
- $499.00 a year - 10 Gb account (Unlimited event images).
Other websites where you can sell your photos are;
These are some of the websites where you can submit your photos and get paid. Feel free to visit them in order for you to decide which one is the best for you.