Has anyone found success selling stock photography online?
Selling stock photography is another passive income stream i'd like to investigate. There are so many options for making money in this field. Where have you found success? Is it even worth uploading photos to stoco photography sites?
If you can produce good quality editorial photos, you could probably make a little money. There are so many other people trying to do this that you need to produce photos which "stick out" and are more prominent than your competitors. You need a certain amount of luck also, because when someone searches for an image with a keyword on a stockphoto website, several pages of images may appear which the user has to trawl through, and you could be bottom of the list. This is why tagging with relevant keywords is so important. Don't try selling photos of pretty flowers or your pet. Many of the agencies will reject these (unless "Spot" is doing something spectacular!).
Personally I've only made about $100 selling photos. One photo in particular has sold about 10 times, this was a still life image of a group of electrician's tools. So possibly this was for editorial use on an article about DIY or similar.
I read somewhere that business photography does well. Eg corporate boardrooms and handshakes etc. Employers want lots of choice with that.
by D22314 4 years ago
Has anyone had any success with stock photography?I've been thinking of investing in a cheap SLR camera and shooting some stock photos. Has anyone had any success with this? I know it can be a great way to earn some extra cash from images.
by ryankett 7 weeks ago
Now that I have a camera with a half decent resolution I am considering making some of my pics available for microstock sites, I am attracted to the idea of another residual income, even if that income is modest.I would be interested in hearing whether or not anybody else has used microstock sites...
by Patrick Kamau 4 years ago
I want to try my hand on selling photos. Which is the best stock photography site I can go for?
by cjcarter 4 years ago
I have sold my paintings on ebay before, and I was wondering if etsy.com might be a better way to go? Has anyone else had success on this site or could offer advice as to how to sell paintings online?
by Emma Kisby 4 years ago
Has anyone had any success selling on ebay?I have heard of people who make money on the side on ebay or become power sellers. I was wondering if any has had any experience with this. I have just listed some items and want to get into it more.
by HuiArt 3 years ago
Do you think is still possible to earn extra income by selling stock photos ?I took photography as a hobby and it would be great if I can earn some extra income to supplement my hobby
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