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10 Places to Sell Your Photos Online

Updated on September 13, 2011

Selling photos has become simple and a growing craze over the past few years. Below are 10 of the larger site on which you can sell your photographs. If you are looking for many other ways to make money online check out our hub 55 Ways To Make Money Online.


iStockPhoto is the most well known site on which people can sell their photographs. The website contains almost 4 million photographs, they normally pay 15% royalties for non exclusive and up to 45% if you sign an exclusive contract. If you are an artist that works in other forms they also allow you to sell videos, illustrations and flash.


Shutterstock contains almost 16 million+ photos for sale and has 300,000+ photographers signed up. They sell video as well as illustrations. Even if you are not into selling photos they have a referral program where you can make money referring other photographers.


Fotolia is a site that has been around for awhile. They boast 14 million+ photographs and their pricing is slightly less than others. This may decrease the amount you can make but on the other hand the lower prices may be what attracts more customers to the site. Fotolia pays 20 - 63% when your photos sell.


This site contains 11.5 million+ photos and they pay from 30% - 60% for each photo sold. They currently have 100,000+ photographers work on their site.


BigStockPhoto also has millions of photos on their site. They pay you 30% of each sale made and allow you to withdraw your earnings once you have reached at least $30.


123RF has 10 million+ photos on their site and pay 50% per sale. They also have referral programs where you can make money referring either customers or photographers looking to sell their work.


CanstockPhoto has 5 million+ photos on their site and pay 50% per sale and 25 cents for a subscription download.


ShutterPoint has set itself from a lot of it's competitors with a very high payout rate to it's contributor a big 85%. Certainly one to try out.


Veer accepts photos but also other art and fonts.


PhotoStock Plus is newer on the block but says that they work with their sellers to make sales to buyers.

If selling photos isn't your thing than try out our other hub 55 Ways To Make Money Online it will give you quite a few more legitimate ideas for making money online.


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      Candle Hour 6 years ago from North America

      Au fait - did my best glad it helps :)

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      Candle Hour 6 years ago from North America

      GiftedGrandma - It can sometimes be difficult to be accepted as many of the larger ones have photos of just about everything. It has to be unique with them, but there are sites that want newcomers.

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      C E Clark 6 years ago from North Texas

      Great to have all this info in one place. Thanks for doing the research. Very helpful.

      And thanks for SHARING.

      Voting you UP and useful.

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      GiftedGrandma 6 years ago from USA

      Wonderful hub with lots of information. I love photography but it is very hard to get accepted on stock photo sites...then have the photo sell :o)

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      Candle Hour 6 years ago from North America

      mquee - well it is time to turn your hobby into a full time job, one that you love!

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      mquee 6 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Very informative. Photography has always been one of my favorite hobbies. Thanks for sharing.

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      Candle Hour 6 years ago from North America

      time2rite thank you for reading :)

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      Kathryne Waller 6 years ago from Knoxville, TN USA

      Thank you for sharing this information with us; very useful!

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      Candle Hour 6 years ago from North America

      no problem glad to be of service :)

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      Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Thanks for the info

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      Naomi's Banner 6 years ago from United States

      Informative and helplful, thanks!