Just clicking photographs for personal use is not the case these days. You can take your photography passion as a career and make money out of it . Webmasters and businesses use images for their websites and marketing materials. As a freelance photographer, you have now numerous options to sell your photos online.
Sell your photographs
There are several websites that sell stock photos and vector images to webmasters and business owners. These photos can be sold over and over again providing long-term residual income.
Shutterstock – Contributors can earn 20-30%. Payments are made monthly with a $75 minimum. Shutterstock does not insist on exclusivity. You are free to sell your stock elsewhere.
Dreamstime – Earn 20-60% from each sale and it has an active community.
iStockphoto – Contributors earn 15% from each download. Exclusive Contributors earn 22-45%. Payments can be requested up to twice per week by PayPal, Moneybookers or Payoneer Mastercard with a $100 minimum balance.
FreeDigitalPhotos.net – Keep 70% of your sales revenue. Payments are made via PayPal with a $10 minimum.
Bigstock – Earn 30% from individual downloads and up to $0.38 royalty on subscriber sales. Payments are processed once per week upon request with a $30 minimum balance. Receive payment by check, PayPal or Moneybookers.
Demand Media offers freelance positions to photographers. Payment is like clockwork twice per week. Rates will vary by assignment. These must be exclusive photos and you give up all rights to the work upon sale.
Sell Your Images on Tangible Items
There are also a number of websites that will allow customers to print your photos on everything from coffee mugs to canvas.
CafePress offer several options for selling. List your creation on their site or set up your own shop. Regular listings earn you 8%. Payments are made monthly by check or PayPal with a $25 minimum.
Redbubble is similar to CafePress in the items they sell. Contributors set their price, earning everything above the predetermined base price. Payments are sent by PayPal monthly with a $20 minimum for US contributors.
Shutterfly –Pro Galleries run $99 to $199 per year plus 15% commission on each sale. Shutterfly does take care of customer service issues. Payments are made monthly by direct deposit.