Have you had any success selling stock photos? If so what service do you use?

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  1. Tjphilz5 profile image72
    Tjphilz5posted 2 years ago

    Have you had any success selling stock photos? If so what service do you use?

  2. ronbergeron profile image86
    ronbergeronposted 2 years ago

    I'm an exclusive contributor for iStock (now owned by Getty Images). I only have 94 photos on the site right now and haven't added any in a few years. I've had 575 sales during that time. The single biggest seller sold 75 times so far.

    94 images isn't nearly enough to be successful, but I lost interest for a while and never quite got back to it. It's on my list of things to do.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm...maybe I should look into that instead of or in addition to writing.  Maybe it pays at a better rate??

    2. ronbergeron profile image86
      ronbergeronposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Do both!

  3. Tjphilz5 profile image72
    Tjphilz5posted 2 years ago

    What type of pictures did you use? And how much does that 94 pictures typically make? I'm not looking at doing it to make a full time job or anything just looking to make a nice side income from it.

    1. ronbergeron profile image86
      ronbergeronposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I've made less than $1,000 from it. I'm not sure if this URL will work here, but this is a link to the photos so you can see the types of images:

      https://secure.istockphoto.com/portfolio/ronbergeron

    2. Tjphilz5 profile image72
      Tjphilz5posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That link worked great. Thanks for the great idea's I'm looking into buying a new camera after realizing that the one I have isn't good enough

    3. ronbergeron profile image86
      ronbergeronposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      FYI - The image that sold 75 times (so far) is the one with the row of grave stones with with flags on them.

 
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