Photography is the passion of many people across the world and most of them are also the owner of high-quality digital cameras. Many of these individuals have not stepped into photography business yet but have great hands at capturing high-quality images. So, what if these people can sell their creativity and earn money?
Yes, you heard it right. Even if you are not into professional photography business but, if you fall into the category of the above-mentioned people, you can definitely earn some good bucks selling your photographs online. The following 5 websites are the best platforms to sell your photographs.
This is a great platform to share your photos and get reactions from people across the world about its quality and creativity. You need to license your photos with the distribution partner of this website to earn from your pictures. By licensing you will be maintaining copyright of your photographs and each time your license photos get sold, you earn 70% of the net value. There are both exclusive and non-exclusive licensing options. In the former, your license will be exclusive with 500px distribution partners and no one else while in the latter you sell all your copyright images through other commercial vendors as well.
It is an amazing platform to let your images shine across the world. SmugMug’s professional version allows you to make money from your photos once you hit the subscription plan. It allows to set your own prices keeping 85% of the markup value and once it gets sold, the profits are yours. Forex- if the default price of a photo is $0.79 in Smugmug and you sell it for $10, you earn $8 as profit. From optimized modern design templates to custom themes, drag and drop editor, integrated shopping cart, the website act as a true e-commerce solution.
This website has been in popularity from 15 years for selling stocked images, videos, and even music tracks. It has got plenty of customers and every day features tons of uploaded photos for sale. So if you want to sell your images, this is undoubtedly the biggest platform. The site asks you to fill up a form to let you be its contributor and have monthly payments of your sold photographs from the platform. It also gives your picture copyrights so that no one else can use it. You can also make money from referrals through Shutterstock.
It is one of the easiest platforms to sell your photos online. The site offers nine website templates to create your own site easily and then allows you upload your clicked creativities to form a gallery. From integrating shopping carts to payment gateways, the site creates a perfect e-commerce platform and allows you to sell your works in 23 global currencies with worldwide shipping. It also lets you set your own price limits for different clients with discount codes, coupons as required for a perfect selling platform.
This is another easiest website to sell photos without copyright issues or license. You just need to be the site’s contributor by signing up in the contributor page and then upload your creativities with description. Your images will be checked for approval and then the site publishes them within 24 hours. Once the customer pays for the image, the site pays you immediately where you can make around 50% profit for each sale.