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Earn Money Selling Your Photographs on the Internet - 7 Web Pages

Updated on July 7, 2018
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My name is Esthephani Vargas, I am 24 years old and I have a degree in social communication. I have 2 years of experience writing.


Good camera and good ideas

Currently in the digital market there are too many opportunities to earn money. One of them is with the sale of photographs and for this it is not necessary to be a professional photographer. It would be enough to know how to manipulate a camera and have great ideas, would you like to sell some photos with just one click?

What is the best you can do? What do you like more? I know you can make very good photos of what you like most.

You must bear in mind that to start taking photos, you need a good quality camera, which allows you to take the photos you want. The quality of photography is what distinguishes it from a free image on the Internet and becomes the photograph that a company wants to pay to use it.

So, how do you do it? This step is very simple. In this part I will show you 7 incredible websites that allow you to sell many photographs, so you only need to dedicate a few hours and let these pages take care of the rest.

7 Pages to sell your photos

1. iStockPhoto.

Created in the year 2000, initially started as a photo bank for free, nowadays it is through a paid subscription. Similarly, it is one of the Internet sites with the largest number of users that generate a large amount of content to sell.

To register, you must complete a form for free, meet a series of requirements, once approved, they will allow you to enjoy all the benefits offered by the page and you can start selling your photographs.

In general, you can pay between 15 and 45% for each download made with credits, this may vary depending on the users and how they use the keywords, this will make a difference and you will have a better chance to be found and thus be able to buy your Photos

2. Bluemelon

It is a photo exchange website that offers you to store and sell your photographs online. It was created in 2009, it is a Premium image service that is divided into customers with a basic account and customers with a standard account.

The difference between both accounts is that the standard allows you to personalize the photos with watermarks, links that describe the photos, impressions, among other things that in the basic account is not possible. Another benefit that the page allows is that you can place the price you consider in your photos.

3. Shutterstock.

It is a page that has been in the market for 15 years and has many images of different themes. It also gives you tools, tricks and tips to improve your photographs. Although it is a site that is not very popular, it has 8 million users and customers, including magazine editors.

Shutterstock works in the following way: customers pay a monthly fee, which allows them to download content on the page, then pay between 25 and 30 cents per download for customers to take their photos, to have a greater opportunity to generate income that you. Photos.

4. Dreamstime

It is one of the photography agencies with much boom in the present due to the clarity of its design, structure and payment system. Also because registration is free and you do not have to pay anything to receive your benefits. The page requires certain requirements to load an image, for example, it must have a minimum of 3mpx.

On the page you will find tables explaining how much they pay per photo, this will depend on factors such as, if it is not exclusive content, you will receive a lower payment to an exclusive image, you can receive commissions of up to 50% if your image receives many downloads within the page.

5. Fotolia

It is also a page that has been on the market for many years, it is not very popular despite being similar to Shutterstock. It can become a great page if it is the first time you will sell your photos, because it is very simple and you receive all kinds of photos. They offer between 30 and 65% profit from sales of their unpublished images.

6. 500px

It is mainly for professional photographers, since the clients that enter look for images of excellent quality. The difference with other pages is that you put your photo and the client who is interested in your work will contact you personally and thus know what the client really wants and will take the best picture for him.

7. Snapped4U

It is a relatively new page, it allows you to register and mount your photos totally free. It is designed to sell images of social events, you choose the price that will be placed on the photo and you will only be charged 10% for each photo you buy on this website.

Go ahead and be your own boss, earn money simply by doing what you like most. Who says you can not?

Which platform do you think is the best?

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    • dredcuan profile image

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila


      It's an action cam. Actually, I'm planning to buy one of it, but don't know if it's good though. Thanks for sharing!

    • csdlavv profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Vargas 

      2 years ago from Venezuela

      Hello Dred Cuan! I could not tell you exactly which is the best, but I could recommend one of the best ones for me. It is a compact and small camera that fits everywhere (ideal for travelers), 1080p resolution and works perfectly at night thanks to its high sensitivity sensor. This camera is called YI Compact Dash Cam. Here I leave the link so you can see more details of its functions and especially its price. It has no equal!

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      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila

      I'm only familiar with istockphoto, but they have a high standard when it comes to photo details. I have a question though, what is the best affordable camera thatcan be used for food or travel?

    • csdlavv profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Vargas 

      2 years ago from Venezuela

      Hi, RTalloni! Of course, the fotolia website is one of the best for beginners. Thanks to you, I hope you find the article useful.

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      2 years ago

      It is nice that you included the site for beginners, Fotolia, though some of the others are good considerations. Thanks!


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